Newmarket

  • 13:50 Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes 1m

  • Winner £56,710 2nd £21,500 3rd £10,760 4th £5,360
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.56s
  • Off time: 13:51:14
13:50 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Roaring Lion (USA) 11/4
2nd Nelson (IRE) 5/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
2 (3) 321662 White, black cross of lorraine Midnight Wilde 11
2 9-0 b1 J Ryan Josephine Gordon 76 1001
3 (2) 1131 Silver, tassel on cap Mildenberger 36
Distance Winner
2 9-0 M Johnston James Doyle 104 1001
4 (1) 6211 Dark Blue Nelson (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
2 9-0 A P O'Brien R L Moore 110 1001
5 (4) 41 Pink and purple (quartered), halved sleeves Petrus (IRE) 85
2 9-0 B J Meehan J P Spencer 1001
6 (6) 11 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Roaring Lion (USA) 22
Distance Winner
2 9-0 J H M Gosden Oisin Murphy 91 1001
Non runners
1 (5)1Herculean29-0R CharltonNon Runner

Verdict

NELSON looks the one to beat in the opener. The Frankel colt showed further progress when landing a Group 3 at Leopardstown last time and will be difficult to peg back if allowed to dominate at the head of affairs. Mildenberger came up short in the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood before picking-up a Listed race over today’s trip at Salisbury but has plenty to find with the Ballydoye colt on these terms and one of the less exposed types may prove a bigger threat. Herculean is another of Frankel’s offspring and made a winning start at Ascot while Roaring Lion remains unbeaten having defied a penalty to land a novices’ race at Kempton by six lengths.