13:05 Newmarket

bet365 Superlative Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £80,000 added
  • Winner: £45,368
  • 2nd: £17,200
  • 3rd: £8,608
  • 4th: £4,288
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 25.48s
  • Off Time: 13:05:49
  • 7 Ran
Silk - Silver, tassel on cap
  • Form 121471
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 95
  • Trainer M Johnston
  • Jockey James Doyle

with leader, driven over 2f out, soon ridden and lost place, weakened 1f out, eased inside final furlong

Silk - Dark Blue
  • Form 741
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1
  • Trainer A P O'Brien
  • Jockey R L Moore

led, driven over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on to take narrow 2nd inside final furlong, not pace of winner

Silk - Dark blue, large white spots, dark blue and white chevrons on sleeves, dark blue and white striped cap
  • Form 113
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 99
  • Trainer M R Channon
  • Jockey Charles Bishop

early to post, held up in touch, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on into modest 4th final furlong, never pace to threaten leaders

Silk - Royal blue, white seams, diamonds on sleeves and cap
  • Form 71
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1
  • Trainer J H M Gosden
  • Jockey Jim Crowley

held up in touch, outpaced 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never troubled leaders

Silk - White, Emerald Green hoops, Dark Blue sleeves and cap


17 h D
  • Form 41
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1
  • Trainer A M Balding
  • Jockey P J McDonald

took keen hold, held up in touch in rear, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, soon beaten

Silk - White, orange stars on sleeves, white cap, orange star
  • Form 51
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1
  • Trainer R Hannon
  • Jockey P J Dobbs

tracked leaders, effort to challenge 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon readily outpaced by winner, lost narrow 2nd inside final furlong

Silk - Royal blue
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1
  • Trainer C Appleby
  • Jockey W Buick

tracked leaders, effort 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, drew readily clear inside final furlong, ran on well

Previous results

In depth


QUORTO made a striking impression when eased down to win here on his debut and he could well prove to be the classiest of these. He looks the best bet ahead of Cape Of Good Hope, who won at the third time of asking and could come on again here. Certain Lad can’t be discounted, although he has already disappointed at Group level, while Daafr doesn’t quite look up to this class. Blown By Wind looks a little exposed, but Neverland Rock could be open to any amount of improvement and is an interesting each-way prospect.


Blown By Wind 4-9fav (9-2) Made all, ran on well, unchallenged, won at Pontefract 6f stks (2) gf in Jul beating Loch Ness Monster (8-9) by 3/4l, 4 ran.

Cape Of Good Hope (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) Made all, ridden to assert under 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Tipperary 7f gf in Jul beating Decisive Action (9-5) by 1l, 5 ran.

Certain Lad 6-1 (9-3) Soon raced in 2nd, pushed along from halfway, kept on without matching front pair from 1 1/2f out, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Van Beethoven (9-3) at Curragh 6f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Jun.

Daafr (IRE) 2-1 (9-2) Soon prominent towards stands side rail, driven to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Newcastle 6f stks (4) pol in Jun beating Federal Law (9-2) by 1l, 11 ran.

Forseti 2-1fav (9-5) Keen, made all, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Salisbury 7f mdn stks (4) gf in Jun beating Dombra (9-5) by shd, 9 ran.

Neverland Rock 11-8fav (9-2) In touch, headway to chase leader over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Newmarket 7f stks (4) gf in Jun beating Mordred (9-2) by 3/4l, 8 ran.

Quorto (IRE) 9-4 (9-2) Held up, headway 2f out, led approaching final furlong, quickened clear, won at Newmarket 6f stks (4) gf in Jun beating Handmaiden (8-11) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.