Newmarket

  • 15:35 Princess Of Wales's Arqana Racing Club Stakes 1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 31.40s
  • Off time: 15:36:32
15:35 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Best Solution (IRE) 6/1
2nd Mirage Dancer 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
2 (1) 2/322-14 Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Barsanti (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
6 9-6 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 113 1001
3 (8) 51-3195 Royal blue Best Solution (IRE) 103
Distance Winner
4 9-6 S bin Suroor P Cosgrave 116 1001
4 (6) 1/315-53 Pale Blue, Campbell Tartan hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Duretto 26
Distance Winner
6 9-6 A M Balding G Lee 114 1001
5 (7) 1113-29 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Laraaib (IRE) 23
4 9-6 Owen Burrows Jim Crowley 113 1001
6 (3) 334-215 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Mirage Dancer 23
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-6 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 112 1001
7 (4) 1796-43 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Muntahaa (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
5 9-6 J H M Gosden Dane O'Neill 109 1001
8 (5) 2114 Red, yellow stars, halved sleeves and star on cap Raa Atoll 20
Distance Winner
3 8-8 J H M Gosden L Dettori 105 1001
Non runners
1 (2)6/237-65Algometer59-6D M SimcockJames Doyle108

Verdict

Barsanti was no match for Crystal Ocean in the Hardwicke at Ascot last month but meets nothing of that calibre here. Best Solution found last year’s winner Hawkbill too good in the Sheema Classic at Meydan when last in action but is not out of this while Duretto finished in front of last year’s third Algometer over a longer trip at York last time. Jim Crowley sticks with Laraaib despite the latter finishing behind Muntahaa in the Wolferton where Mirage Dancer ran into trouble. The latter is closely matched with Barsanti on earlier running and should figure with a clear run but a chance is taken on RAA ATOLL. John Gosden’s three-year-old showed further progress in a Group 2 at Ascot when finishing just behind third-placed Giuseppe Garibaldi and could go close getting plenty of weight from the older horses today.