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15:10 Newmarket

Igloos Bentinck Stakes (group 3) (Class 1)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £50,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.89s
  • Off Time: 15:10:50
  • 14 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(14)
Silk - Red, Yellow hoop, halved sleeves, Yellow cap
16/1
  • Form 155943
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 109

mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on one pace

2(13)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE and LIGHT BLUE diabolo on sleeves
  • Form 024100
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 107

chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace

4(4)
Silk - Royal Blue, Light Blue star, Light Blue and Royal Blue halved sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star
18/1
  • Form 043682
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 114

broke well, soon held up towards rear, ridden halfway, not clear run 2f out, never dangerous

5(1)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap

Baltic King

19 t BFD
4/1
  • Form 615012
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 112

in rear, ridden halfway, never dangerous

6(12)
Silk - Royal Blue, Maroon stars
7/1
  • Form 142126
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 106

tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, hung left and led inside final furlong, headed post

7(6)
Silk - Royal blue
7/2
  • Form 1-32721
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 107

steadied start, held up in rear, headway from over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead post

8(3)
Silk - WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap

Eisteddfod

18 D
12/1
  • Form 587273
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 107

mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out

9(16)
Silk - Red and White (halved), White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star
14/1
  • Form 101101
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 104

held up, never near leaders

10(15)
Silk - Pink, Black spots, armlets and spots on cap
25/1
  • Form 515212
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 95

held up, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders

11(10)
Silk - Royal blue, royal blue cap
25/1
  • Form 14-6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 100

led over 4f, held when hampered near finish

13(5)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap

Quito (IRE)

17 b CDD
11/1
  • Form 182178
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 114

held up, ridden and weakened over 2f out

14(11)
Silk - Black, Yellow Cross of Lorraine
13/2
  • Form 305411
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 107

tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held when hampered near finish

15(8)
Silk - Light Blue, Yellow spots, armlets and diamond on cap
  • Form 111
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 88

chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

16(2)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap

Tawaassol (USA)

48 t BFD
40/1
  • Form 212437
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 106

held up, ridden and some headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

3(7)
NR

Yomalo (IRE)

76 CDD
  • Form 261546
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 102

Nonrunner

12(9)
NR

Kodiac

12 b D
  • Form 032490
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 109

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Ashdown Express has solid claims at the weights but would prefer a faster surface and preference is for Eisteddfod, who is taken to reverse Hamilton form with Bygone Days. The last mentioned put up a decent performance on his return to the UK when landing that conditions race last month by beating Fonthill Road by three-quarters of a length. The selection was a further two lengths further back in third place but is now 7lbs better off at the weight so has every chance of reversing form under ground conditions that suit ideally. Baltic King is back in his grade having run creditably in the Group 2 Diadem Stakes last time and makes more appeal than Tax Free, who has yet to recapture his best form. Fantasy Believer has been in the form of his life of late and has to be respected although this looks tougher for him, while Borderlescott has done little wrong of late and will relish any further rain that falls. The old campaigner Quito can be expected to run his usual good race but Eisteddfod may be worth another chance judged by his Hamilton run and he is preferred.

Formwatch

Fayr Jag (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression final furlong, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Red Clubs (8-12) at Ascot 6f Grp 2 (1) gs in Sept.

Presto Shinko (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Held up, always in rear, last of 10, 7l behind Red Clubs (8-12) at Ascot 6f Grp 2 (1) gs in Sept.

Ashdown Express (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Held up, smooth headway over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 5, nk behind Tax Free (9-0) at Goodwood 6f lst stk (1) gd in Sept.

Baltic King 4-1jt-fav (9-0) In touch, headway when not clear run approaching final furlong, ran on to take 2nd final strides, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Red Clubs (8-12) at Ascot 6f Grp 2 (1) gs in Sept.

Borderlescott (8-11) Led far side, came centre over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Strike Up The Band (8-11) at Chantilly 5f stk.

Bygone Days 3-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, quickened to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Hamilton 6f stk (2) gs in Sept beating Fonthill Road (8-9) by 3/4l, 9 ran.

Eisteddfod 5-2 (9-2) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Bygone Days (8-9) at Hamilton 6f stk (2) gs in Sept.

Fantasy Believer 12-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, switched left over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead post, won at Newmarket 5f lst stk (1) gd in Sept beating Prince Tamino (8-11) by a shd, 13 ran.

Fullandby (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) In touch on far side, not clear run 2f out, switched left over 1f out and ran on, 2nd of 18, 1 1/2l behind All Ivory (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcap (2) gs in Sept.

Great Britain 8-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, chased leaders 2f out, soon ridden, one pace final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind New Seeker (9-0) at Redcar 7f lst stk (1) gd in Sept.

Quito (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Stumbled start, held up, short-lived effort 2f out, eased final furlong, last of 8, 20l behind Stronghold (8-12) at Goodwood 7f Grp 3 (1) gd in Sept.

Tax Free (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, led over 1f out, driven and ran on under pressure final furlong, won at Goodwood 6f lst stk (1) gd in Sept beating Ashdown Express (9-0) by a nk, 5 ran.

Bustin Justin (USA) 11-8fav (9-4) Led after 1f, pushed along over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, soon challenged, stayed on strongly, won at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp (4) gf in Aug beating Ceremonial Jade (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.

Tawaassol (USA) 3-1fav (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 13l behind Appalachian Trail (9-0) at Newmarket 6f lst stk (1) sft in Aug.

Yomalo (IRE) 15-2 (9-9) Slowly into stride, soon outpaced, stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 3l behind Wyatt Earp (8-8) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.

Kodiac 40-1 (9-11) Always behind, last of 14, 9l behind Desert Lord (9-11) at Longchamp 5f Grp 1 (1) gd.