Newmarket

  • 14:05 Betway Fairway Stakes 1m 2f

  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 5.21s
  • Off time: 14:06:08
14:05 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Raise You (IRE) Evs
2nd Eightsome Reel 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 11-0 Royal blue Al Hilalee 14
3 9-3 C Appleby B Doyle 105 3/14.00
2 (1) 1-31 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Eightsome Reel 21
Distance Winner
3 9-3 M L W Bell C O'Donoghue 92 8/19.00
3 (6) 21- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Khuzaam (USA) 157
3 9-3 R Varian Dane O'Neill 9/25.50
4 (4) 2-1 Black and Yellow diamonds, Black sleeves, Yellow cap Raise You (IRE) 35
3 9-3 A M Balding David Probert Evs2.00
5 (5) 1-8 Royal Blue and Light Blue diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Stormwave (IRE) 36
3 9-3 R M Beckett Harry Bentley 25/126.00
6 (2) 5-2135 Royal Blue and Pink diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink armlets, Pink cap Target Zone 28
3 9-3 D R C Elsworth Hayley Turner 92 33/134.00

Verdict

Al Hilalee avoids a penalty as his Listed victory at Deauville came before the deadline. He was supported for the 2000 Guineas on his return but never really got involved. Eightsome Reel definitely has more to offer and was a very convincing winner over the trip at Ripon while Kempton winner Khuzaam has bags of scope and still has a Derby entry. RAISE YOU has a stayer's pedigree so the fact that he could win easily over a mile in a race that has worked out well at Newbury speaks volumes and he can remain unbeaten. Stormwave made a successful start at Salisbury in October but weakened very quickly over this trip on soft ground at Newbury.