13:50 Newmarket

Godolphin Flying Start Zetland Stakes (Listed) (Class 1)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £40,000 added
  • Winner: £22,684
  • 2nd: £8,600
  • 3rd: £4,304
  • 4th: £2,144
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 7.87s
  • Off Time: 13:50:22
  • 6 Ran
Silk - Red, light green seams and armlets, light green cap, red star
  • Form 231
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

led after 1f, pushed along over 2f out, soon headed, weakened approaching final furlong

Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue epaulets, Dark Blue and Orange striped sleeves, Orange cap
  • Form 12351
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 100

tracked leader, pushed along to lead 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, one pace and lost 2nd towards finish

Silk - PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap
  • Form 531
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

keen early, in touch, switched to outer 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on

Silk - Dark Blue
  • Form 42152
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 99

led 1f, tracked leaders, not clear run from 2f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong

Silk - Red, Emerald Green chevron, Emerald Green cap


37 BF
  • Form 12
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

dwelt, pushed along early, close up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

Silk - Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves
  • Form 211213
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 99

close up, headway to chase leader entering final 2f, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, kept on to go 2nd towards finish

  • Form 147
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 96


Previous results

In depth


All of these step up in trip today. Kew Gardens had only won a maiden race before landing last year’s renewal for Aidan O’Brien and the same goes for SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE. The latter finished runner-up to stablemate Mohawk in the Group 2 Royal Lodge over a mile here a fortnight ago and the half-brother to Melbourne Cup winner Rekindling should get every yard of this extra distance. He preferred to stable companion and Naas maiden winner Norway but much better is expected from Waldstern now tackling middle-distances despite finding one too good under a penalty at Haydock. Nate The Great has placed in Listed company and won a novice event over 1m1f at Musselburgh recently but the remainder look to have a tough task in this company.


Flying Dragon (FR) 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and stayed on well, won at Sandown 1m stks (5) gd in Sep beating Damon Runyon (9-2) by 3/4l, 10 ran.

Nate The Great 1-9fav (9-6) Pressed leader, led 2f out, pushed clear over 1f out, unchallenged after, very easily, won at Musselburgh 1m 1f stks (4) gf in Sep beating Mister Chiang (9-2) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.

Norway (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Soon led, ridden to assert 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, easily, won at Naas 1m mdn gd in Oct beating Bellakris (9-0) by 6 1/2l, 9 ran.

Sydney Opera House 20-1 (9-0) Disputed lead until ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on one pace, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Mohawk (9-0) at Newmarket 1m Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Sep.

Waldstern 4-7fav (9-6) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, headed and no extra inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Kadar (9-0) at Haydock 1m stks (4) gs in Sep.

I'll Have Another (IRE) 11-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, short of room inside final furlong, not quicken close home, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Chaleur (9-3) at Newmarket 7f fll (2) gf in Sep.

You Never Can Tell (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Slow into stride, in touch towards rear, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 16 1/4l behind Arctic Sound (9-0) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Sep.