Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 15:10 Shadwell Middle Park Stakes 6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 9.56s
  • Off time: 15:15:49
15:10 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bushranger (IRE) 15/8
2nd Sayif (IRE) 5/1
3rd Huntdown (USA) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 12131 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Bushranger (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 D Wachman J P Murtagh 116 15/82.88
2 (9) 41119 White, Red inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and hooped cap Classic Blade (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 108 25/126.00
3 (8) 121 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Finjaan 66
Nag meCourse Winner
2 8-12 M P Tregoning R Hills 110 7/18.00
4 (4) 61222 Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Gallagher 13
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 8-12 B J Meehan J Fortune 114 13/27.50
5 (3) 31 Light Blue, Purple epaulets, quartered cap Galpin Junior (USA) 57
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 B J Meehan T E Durcan 87 40/141.00
6 (5) 21 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Huntdown (USA) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 J H M Gosden L Dettori 98 9/25.50
7 (7) 313 PINK, EMERALD GREEN cross belts, armlets and spots on cap Jobe (USA) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 K A Ryan N Callan 103 14/115.00
8 (6) 12331 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Prolific (IRE) 63
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
2 8-12 Richard Hannon R Hughes 107 11/112.00
9 (2) 2233 Dark Green, Beige Stars On Sleeves, dark green cap Sayif (IRE) 13
Nag me
2 8-12 P W Chapple-Hyam J P Spencer 110 5/16.00

Verdict

It's a shame that some of the bigger guns who were initially entered don't turn up to the party and in this smallish field we will side with the Group One-winning BUSHRANGER ahead of Finjaan and Gallagher. A winner of the Prix Morny at Deauville when last seen in August, the Danetime colt bounced back from a heavy defeat at the Curragh. On his previous jaunt to this isle he was only beaten by half a length in the Windsor Castle and it seems that the extra furlong has been the making of him; he looks worth a bet. Gallagher was in second place over in France and is a talented juvenile but connections may have been hoping that Bushranger wouldn┬┐t show for the gunfight, whilst Huntdown is a progressive colt who deserves his step up in class today. Finjaan has been given two months off since winning the Molecomb at Goodwood and he looks sure to run well, with this extra furlong likely to be no problem certainly on breeding. Prolific holds Gallagher on their Richmond clash a couple of months back and is another for consideration, however this looks a good opportunity for Bushranger to excel once again.