Royal Musketeer finishes 3rd at Newmarket

Royal Musketeer finishes 3rd at Newmarket Steph Hollinshead Racing

Royal Musketeer (Acclamation x Queen’s Pearl) was back in the winners enclosure, finishing 3rd in the ‘Sky Bet Build A Bet Handicap’ (Class 4), (0-80, 4yo+) over 7 furlongs on good to firm ground at Newmarket yesterday (Sunday 19th May 2024).

Back on the racetrack following 68 days off and under the stewardship of Group 1 winning jockey Hayley Turner, our lad was prominent from the start getting himself into a handy position and was pushed along 2 furlongs out, briefly going 2nd before the finish.

“Hayley has ridden Musketeer once before and gave him a lovely ride establishing a handy position before he eventually ran out of steam in the last furlong. He seems to really like the Newmarket Rowley Mile course having previously finished 2nd and 1st there. I’m really pleased with his return to form and he should definitely come on for that run,” said Steph.