Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 15:40 Haafhd E.b.f. Maiden Stakes7f

  • Winner £5,181 2nd £1,542 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 30.13s
  • Off time: 15:44:42
15:40 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Loving Spirit 10/1
2nd White Frost (IRE) 4/1
3rd Bridgefield (USA) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (7) Red, white star, red sleeves, white stars, old gold cap Black Cadillac (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 A M Balding J Fortune 20/121.00
2 (15) Royal blue Bridgefield (USA)
Nag me
2 9-3 M Al Zarooni Ahmed Ajtebi 11/112.00
3 (9) Red, Green hoops, Yellow cap, Green hoop Canna (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 B W Hills D Holland 25/126.00
4 (11) White, Grey sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Encore Un Fois
Nag me
2 9-3 B W Hills S Drowne 25/126.00
5 (20) Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Figaro
Nag me
2 9-3 W J Haggas J P Murtagh 7/18.00
6 (14) Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Garde Cotiere (USA)
Nag me
2 9-3 J Noseda R L Moore 3/14.00
7 (18) Brown, beige hoop, beige sleeves, brown armlets, striped cap Greenhead High
Nag me
2 9-3 P Howling J-P Guillambert 100/1101.00
8 (8) Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Groomed (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 W J Haggas N Callan 50/151.00
9 (4) 0 Orange and White check, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Kuala Limper (IRE) 22
Nag me
2 9-3 D R C Elsworth E J McNamara (3) 66/167.00
10 (19) Pink, White hooped sleeves, White cap Loving Spirit
Nag me
2 9-3 J A R Toller R Havlin 10/111.00
12 (1) 0 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Misk Khitaam (USA) 13
Nag me
2 9-3 J L Dunlop R Hills 16/117.00
13 (10) Emerald Green and Yellow diamonds, Emerald Green and White halved sleeves Quails Hollow (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 W J Haggas K Fallon 10/111.00
14 (12) Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Short Takes (USA)
Nag me
2 9-3 J H M Gosden William Buick 15/28.50
16 (17) Red, Pink star and sleeves, Orange cap Tommy Tiger
Nag me
2 9-3 S C Williams Saleem Golam 100/1101.00
17 (6) 2 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap White Frost (IRE) 14
Nag me
2 9-3 B W Hills M Hills 4/15.00
18 (3) Royal blue, white stars, red sleeves, white armlets, white and royal blue striped cap Any Odds (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-12 t1 J Ryan M Halford 100/1101.00
20 (16) Orange, black inverted triangle Lady Gabrielle (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-12 M L W Bell J P Spencer 25/126.00
Non runners
11 (2)4Marden (IRE)29-3B J MeehanR Hughes
15 (5)0Snow Hill29-3C F WallT E Durcan
19 (13)8Escala28-12M D SquanceNon Runner

Verdict

Barry Hills would surely love to win this race, one named in honour of his 2004 Guineas winner Haafhd, and has live claims of doing so in the shape of White Frost, who showed when second on debut that he should pick up a race soon. However, in MARDEN he may bump into a smart rival. Brian Meehan's juveniles always improve for a run so the fact that this well-related Danehill Dancer colt took fourth on his debut, showing he copes with cut, suggests he should be hard to beat here. It's significant that he holds an entry in the Racing Post Trophy and he can go some way to justifying it. Of course there are a host of newcomers to consider including the other Hills runners Canna and Encore Un Fois alongside the William Haggas-trained trio of Garde Cotiere, Groomed and Quails Hollow. Likewise Short Takes and Bridgefield need noting in the market and an improved display from Misk Khitaam would come as no surprise, but Marden's experience may prove telling.