Newmarket

  • 13:50 Bahrain Trophy Stakes 1m 5f

  • Winner £85,065 2nd £32,250 3rd £16,140 4th £8,040
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 44.78s
  • Off time: 13:52:40
13:50 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wells Farhh Go (IRE) 7/1
2nd Loxley (IRE) 4/1
3rd Giuseppe Garibaldi (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (2) 41 Red, white epaulets, diabolo on sleeves Berkshire Blue (IRE) 10
3 9-1 A M Balding Oisin Murphy 1001
2 (6) 531 Light blue, light blue and black diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap, black star Caliburn (IRE) 29
3 9-1 H Palmer James Doyle 94 1001
3 (1) 962-213 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves First Eleven 21
3 9-1 t J H M Gosden L Dettori 97 1001
4 (3) 331132 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Giuseppe Garibaldi (IRE) 11
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-1 t A P O'Brien R L Moore 108 1001
5 (5) 31-555 Black, yellow braces, black and red hooped sleeves, black cap, yellow star Global Giant 21
Course Winner
3 9-1 E A L Dunlop G Mosse 101 1001
6 (8) 17-1 Royal blue Loxley (IRE) 20
Course Winner
3 9-1 C Appleby W Buick 105 1001
7 (7) 414 Dark Blue Victory Salute (IRE) 11
3 9-1 t A P O'Brien P B Beggy 102 1001
8 (4) 11-66 Royal Blue, Emerald Green hoop, Red cap Wells Farhh Go (IRE) 20
3 9-1 T D Easterby D Allan 105 1001

Verdict

Berkshire Blue, Caliburn and Loxley arrive on the back of victories in novice company with the latter preferred on last month’s convincing success over 1m2 here. Winning handicapper First Eleven also faces tougher opposition after placing at Ascot but will still prove popular given the Gosden yard has won four of the last seven renewals but GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI (NAP) has the proven form at this level. Runner-up in a Group 2 at the Curragh last time when well ahead of stablemate Victory Salute, Aidan O’Brien’s progressive colt had earlier finished in front of Wells Farhh Go when third in the King Edward V11 over 1m4f at Royal Ascot and looks the one to beat. Better was expected of the latter at Ascot but this longer trip should suit and he’s preferred to Global Giant.