Newmarket

  • 14:25 sportingbet.com Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner £31,125 2nd £9,320 3rd £4,660 4th £2,330
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 6.26s
  • Off time: 14:26:41
14:25 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fulgur 7/1
2nd Mijhaar 13/8
3rd Labarinto 11/1
4th Malthouse (GER) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 411582 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Malthouse (GER) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 M Johnston S De Sousa 98 16/117.00
2 (9) 2-14 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Mijhaar 20
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 R Varian N Callan 96 13/82.62
3 (2) 21-2319 Royal Blue and Grey stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, Grey cap Glencadam Gold (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 9-4 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 95 22/123.00
4 (5) 1-213 White, Emerald Green hoop Seelo (USA) 22
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-3 J H M Gosden N Mackay 94 22/123.00
5 (14) 91-311 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Club Oceanic 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 p J Noseda M Barzalona 94 9/110.00
6 (12) 16-3238 Dark Blue, Light Blue triple diamond Azrael 28
Nag me
3 9-2 A J McCabe Martin Harley (3) 93 100/1101.00
7 (16) 641-42 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Labarinto 54
Nag me
3 9-1 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 92 11/112.00
8 (10) 19-3613 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Well Sharp 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 M Dods P Makin 91 12/113.00
9 (17) 33-140 Maroon, Grey armlets, Grey cap Discoteca 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 v1 A M Balding J Fortune 90 40/141.00
10 (13) 714-303 Maroon and Royal Blue (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap, Maroon star Star Surprise 26
Nag me
3 8-13 M L W Bell J P Spencer 90 25/126.00
11 (3) 231-735 Light Blue, Yellow hoop and armlets, Yellow cap, Light Blue diamond Fulgur 20
Nag me
3 8-12 L M Cumani K Fallon 89 7/18.00
12 (6) 0121-12 Navy Blue, Red and Light Blue hoop and armlets, White cap Tullius (IRE) 26
Nag me
3 8-11 P Winkworth L Morris 88 20/121.00
14 (15) 556-973 Black and White stripes, checked sleeves, White cap Waltz Darling (IRE) 26
Nag me
3 8-10 R A Fahey T Hamilton 87 40/141.00
15 (11) 81-3 Green, Pink sash, White sleeves, Green cap Rain Mac 57
Nag me
3 8-10 J H M Gosden R Havlin 87 12/113.00
16 (8) 1-22220 Dark Green, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green armlets, Dark Green cap Mica Mika (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 8-7 R A Fahey P Hanagan 84 40/141.00
17 (18) 6-126 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Fadhaa (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 8-6 B W Hills R Hills 83 20/121.00
18 (4) 31-1442 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Swift Alhaarth (IRE) 5
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-5 M Johnston Martin Lane 82 18/119.00
19 (1) 71-2 Yellow, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, armlets and cap Swindy 91
Nag me
3 8-0 P F I Cole David Probert 77 33/134.00
Non runners
13 (19)3233-11Halfsin (IRE)38-11M BottiAndrea Atzeni88

Verdict

This has proved to be a tremendously competitive handicap in the past and this season's renewal is no exception. There have been six double-digit winners in the last 10 years and only one successful favourite but punters should get a run for their money out of Rain Mac. This is only his fourth start and he's entitled to reverse York running in May with Mica Mika. John Gosden's colt also beat Halfsin, who is chasing a hat-trick here, and Fulgur over a mile here in September and meets both on better terms today. Malthouse and Swift Alhaarth are at opposite ends of the handicap but both of Mark Johnston's runners can be given some sort of chance, while Club Oceanic is still on the up and Labarinto was second on the Rowley Mile course here last time. The consistent Tullius should also go well but Roger Varian has wasted no time putting MIJHAAR back over 1m2f after he apparently failed to get home when fourth in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot. He is potentially a Group-class horse running against handicappers so gets the vote.