Qatar Racing Newmarket Stakes (Listed) 1m 2f
- (3yo, 1m 2f, Class 1, 6 runners)
- Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144 5th £1,076 6th £540
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 5.48s
- Off time: 17:00:19
|3||124 8-12||M Botti||Martin Harley||83||15/2|
High Octane 20
|3||124 8-12||J J Murphy||J A Heffernan||102||7/2|
Hoarding (USA) 10
|3||124 8-12 p||J H M Gosden||W Buick||92||18/1|
Maxentius (IRE) 28
|3||124 8-12||P W Chapple-Hyam||R Hughes||100||16/1|
Unsinkable (IRE) 28
|3||124 8-12||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||100||10/1|
|3||124 8-12||M Johnston||J Fanning||104||4/5f|
||3||8-12||Sir H R A Cecil||T P Queally||7/4|
Only half-a-dozen entries but all have some sort of chance. WINDHOEK was reported to be well short of fitness when landing the Tattersalls Millions here so his victory was a tremendous effort. He hung left through greenness, as he had on his debut almost a year earlier, and the Dante entry should have come on enough to take this stronger contest. Centurius will need to improve from his Nottingham victory but is certain to do so and High Octane will find this trip much more to his liking after staying on strongly in a Listed contest over a mile at Leopardstown. Hoarding hasn't quite matched his juvenile form so far nor has Maxentius, who has been beaten in a couple of Polytrack Listed contests and was behind Unsinkable at Lingfield last time. The latter is a really nice prospect for Richard Fahey and looks the main threat as he will have needed the run on his reappearance.
Windhoek 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged left over 1f out, soon led, just held on post, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gf in Apr beating Greatwood (9-3) by shd, 15 ran.
Centurius 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway 3f out, chased clear leader 2f out, led inside final furlong, won at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr beating Sublimation (9-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Hoarding (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Keen close up, not handle hill over 4f out, short of room and lost place over 3f out, kept on towards rear, 5th of 8, 11l behind Mirsaale (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo stk (2) gd in Apr.
Unsinkable (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Van Der Neer (9-0) at Lingfield 1m Listed Stakes (3yo) (1) pol in Apr.
High Octane 16-1 (9-3) Held up behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, under pressure in 6th over 1f out, kept on final furlong to 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Fort Knox (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo lst stk (1) sft in Apr.
Maxentius (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Close up, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Van Der Neer (9-0) at Lingfield 1m Listed Stakes (3yo) (1) pol in Apr.