Newmarket

  • 13:50 Alex Scott Maiden Stakes 7f

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.14s
  • Off time: 14:01:24
13:50 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Far Above (IRE) 11/8
2nd Franz Kafka (IRE) 13/8
3rd Qutob (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (14) 9 BLACK and RED (quartered), BLACK sleeves, RED seams, RED cap Broughtons Bear (IRE) 21
3 9-0 S C Williams S Donohoe 200/1201.00
4 (6) 04- Cerise and silver diagonal stripes, halved sleeves, cerise cap Entertaining (IRE) 112
3 9-0 R Hannon S De Sousa 50/151.00
5 (12) yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap Far Above (IRE)
3 9-0 J Tate P J McDonald 11/82.38
6 (3) 36-2 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Franz Kafka (IRE) 18
3 9-0 J H M Gosden L Dettori 82 13/82.62
7 (9) 4 Black, yellow braces, black and red hooped sleeves, black cap, yellow star Global Gift (FR) 21
3 9-0 E A L Dunlop G Mosse 33/134.00
8 (13) 56- BLACK, YELLOW braces, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Global Quality 206
3 9-0 C Hills David Probert 100/1101.00
9 (10) 23- White, purple diamond, sleeves and cap Greek Kodiac (IRE) 167
3 9-0 M Quinn P Cosgrave 20/121.00
10 (15) Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Joyful Mission (USA)
3 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 25/126.00
11 (8) MAUVE Lost In Alaska (USA)
3 9-0 J Noseda Jason Watson 66/167.00
12 (7) Royal blue Mohareb
3 9-0 S bin Suroor Harry Bentley 20/121.00
13 (5) 223- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Qutob (IRE) 187
3 9-0 C Hills Jim Crowley 80 8/19.00
14 (16) Pink, White sleeves Rum Baba
3 9-0 C Fellowes W Buick 28/129.00
15 (1) 0 Red, Pink star and sleeves, Orange cap Sandy Steve 13
3 9-0 S C Williams Daniel Muscutt 200/1201.00
16 (4) 32- Royal Blue and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap Sassoon 121
3 9-0 P F I Cole Raul Da Silva 20/121.00
Non runners
1 (2)45-Aluqair (IRE)39-0S CrisfordJack Mitchell
3 (11)Dutch Story39-0Mrs A J PerrettR Havlin

Verdict

John Gosden has won this prize three times in the last six years and FRANZ KAFKA looks to have leading claims. A runner-up at Doncaster last month, despite having to be switched for a clear run, he finished clear of the rest and makes more appeal than the returning pair Greek Kodiac and Qutob, both placed over 6f in soft going when last in action. The latter and Global Quality represent last year’s winning yard but Sassoon is preferred on a second in France at the end of last year. Lost In Alaska, a brother to the useful Abe Lincoln, Godolphin’s Mohareb and Joyful Mission, partnered by Ryan Moore, are all newcomers worthy of a second glance.