Newbury

  • 15:45 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes 1m

  • Winner £198,485 2nd £75,250 3rd £37,660 4th £18,760
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.09s
  • Off time: 15:51:25
15:45 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Night Of Thunder (IRE) 11/4
2nd Toormore (IRE) 10/1
3rd Arod (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 33920-2 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Aljamaaheer (IRE) 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-0 R Varian P Hanagan 115 16/117.00
2 (6) 12415-2 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Arod (IRE) 30
4 9-0 P W Chapple-Hyam Andrea Atzeni 110 16/117.00
3 (13) 131213- Purple and White (quartered), White sleeves Breton Rock (IRE) 211
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 9-0 D M Simcock Martin Lane 113 40/141.00
4 (10) 2/0662-3 DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap Cable Bay (IRE) 27
4 9-0 C Hills J P Spencer 109 66/167.00
5 (14) 12540-5 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Captain Cat (IRE) 63
Distance Winner
6 9-0 R Charlton G Baker 112 20/121.00
6 (17) 1590-4 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Cougar Mountain (IRE) 31
4 9-0 A P O'Brien Joseph O'Brien 111 25/126.00
7 (2) 11118-1 Red, White epaulets, White sleeves, Red stars Custom Cut (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
6 9-0 D O'Meara D Tudhope 117 7/18.00
8 (4) 15011-2 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Here Comes When (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
5 9-0 h A M Balding Jim Crowley 116 14/115.00
9 (7) 13253-2 Orange, White halved sleeves Hors De Combat 17
Distance Winner
4 9-0 J R Fanshawe F Tylicki 110 25/126.00
10 (16) 211300- Royal Blue, Maroon sash and star on cap Master Carpenter (IRE) 232
Distance Winner
4 9-0 B R Millman S J Drowne 107 100/1101.00
11 (12) 9125-31 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Moohaarib (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
4 9-0 M Botti W M Lordan 115 10/111.00
12 (3) 212832- Royal blue Night Of Thunder (IRE) 210
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 R Hannon James Doyle 121 11/43.75
13 (15) 176233- LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Toormore (IRE) 210
Distance Winner
4 9-0 R Hannon Richard Hughes 119 10/111.00
14 (11) 62402-4 Brown, Brown cap, Beige star Top Notch Tonto (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
5 9-0 B Ellison S De Sousa 110 33/134.00
17 (18) 23/1544- Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Yuften 275
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 W J Haggas L Dettori 116 25/126.00
18 (9) 211317- Red, white sash, royal blue cap Integral 210
Distance Winner
5 8-11 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 117 11/43.75
Non runners
15 (5)2137-20Trade Storm79-0D M SimcockOisin Murphy115
16 (1)2444-14Tullius (IRE)79-0A M BaldingJ Fortune117

Verdict

The largest field ever assembled for this Group 1 mile contest won by the Hannon yard with Olympic Glory last year. The stable have a couple of live chances this time around in NIGHT OF THUNDER and Toormore with the former preferred. Now racing in Godolphin's colours, last year's 2000 Guineas hero did nothing wrong in defeat after that and was arguably unlucky when runner-up in the QE11 at Ascot in October ahead of Toormore. Custom Cut was well beaten at Ascot but much better is expected on this faster surface having won a Group 2 at Sandown on his reappearance beating Here Comes When. David O'Meara's charge also has the beating of several of the others and looks sure to figure. Trade Storm is a Group 1 winner in Canada but Andrea Atzeni prefers Arod while Tullius finished runner-up last year and makes more appeal than Ballydoyle representative Cougar Mountain. Aljamaaheer finished third in the 2013 renewal and Group 1 Sun Chariot heroine Integral should also go well on her return to action while we may not have seen the best of Yuften yet.