Newmarket

  • 13:55 Stanjames.com Suffolk Stakes 1m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 50.15s
  • Off time: 13:55:34
13:55 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tartan Gigha (IRE) 12/1
2nd Elliptical (USA) 14/1
3rd Riggins (IRE) 12/1
4th Viva Vettori 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (16) 31/8311- Royal Blue and Light Blue diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Shamali 279
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 W J Haggas R Hills 100 5/16.00
3 (10) 423-371 Royal Blue, Light Blue braces and sleeves, Red cap Albaqaa 18
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 R A Fahey T Hamilton 100 11/112.00
4 (4) 11/810- Purple and white diabolo, white sleeves, purple armlets, purple and white hooped cap Riggins (IRE) 294
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 9-1 A M Balding J Fortune 96 12/113.00
5 (15) 2-52762 Mauve, yellow star, armlets, black cap Tartan Gigha (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 M Johnston K Fallon 95 12/113.00
6 (14) 50-5070 White, Pink triple diamond, Pink cap Kaolak (USA) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 v J Ryan M Halford (3) 92 40/141.00
7 (8) 32011-0 Royal Blue, Red sash, White sleeves Big Bay (USA) 14
Nag me
4 8-11 Jane Chapple-Hyam I Milickova 92 40/141.00
8 (6) 15194-1 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Brunston 14
Nag me
4 8-10 R Charlton Hayley Turner 91 7/18.00
9 (9) 123150- Pink, Royal Blue triple diamond, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Pink diamond Sandor 253
Nag me
4 8-9 P J Makin N Callan 90 20/121.00
10 (12) 54-6633 Mauve, Yellow star, armlets and star on cap Tartan Gunna 10
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 M Johnston J Fanning 90 11/112.00
11 (11) 273-180 Yellow, Yellow and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, diamonds on cap Viva Vettori 14
Nag me
6 8-7 D R C Elsworth W Buick 88 16/117.00
12 (13) 523311- Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Ithinkbest 197
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-5 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore (ex2) 86 7/18.00
13 (7) 1360-02 Orange, White Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Elliptical (USA) 14
Nag me
4 8-4 G A Butler C P Lemaire 85 14/115.00
14 (3) 93-1187 DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Dalradian (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 8-3 W J Knight David Probert 84 5/16.00
15 (2) 71057-2 Black, Light Blue chevron and sleeves Marvo 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-1 M H Tompkins Simon Pearce (5) 82 20/121.00
16 (5) 1210-60 Red, Royal Blue stars, Red cap, Royal Blue star Negotiation (IRE) 12
Nag me
4 8-0 M Quinn Louis Beuzelin (3) 81 66/167.00
17 (1) 10750-0 Mauve, large purple spots Lord Theo 10
Nag me
6 7-13 N P Littmoden N Mackay 80 100/1101.00
Non runners
1 (17)27112-2Distant Memories (IRE)49-10T P TateJ P Spencer105

Verdict

Four year olds have won the last three renewals of this race and provided the first three home in 2008 so their generation appears to be the sensible place to start. Ithinkbest and Brunston may prove to be the best of them but we're going to buck the trends and side with SHAMALI. Confront proved last year that it's possible to carry a big weight to victory in this contest and Shamali also appears to have the scope to make up into a Pattern class performer. Willie Haggas' runner has needed a run on each of his two seasons to date which is a concern but he won his last two starts in the style of a smart performer and it looks significant that connections have kept him in training at five. Sir Michael Stoute four year olds are to be feared too but Ithinkbest has taken a while to get the hang of things and has to prove that he can survive at this level, although, it must be said, it would be no surprise were he to do so. Brunston was a surprise winner of the Spring Cup where there were plenty of hard luck stories in behind including turf maiden Dalradian who met with serious interference. Viva Vettori was second in this race last year from a 1lb lower mark and could figure as may Northern raiders Albaqaa and Tartan Gigha whilst the talented Riggins is a fascinating runner on debut for a new yard. This is a fascinating race with many angles but Shamali may be able to defy another absence and complete his hat-trick.