Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 17:35 Robinsons Mercedes-Benz Handicap1m

  • Winner £9,704 2nd £2,888 3rd £1,443 4th £722
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.63s
  • Off time: 17:38:27
17:35 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Basseterre (IRE) 7/1
2nd Fils Anges (IRE) 11/2
3rd Henry The Aviator (USA) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 416-706 BLACK and RED (quartered), BLACK sleeves, RED seams, RED cap Common Touch (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
5 10-0 p W J Musson K Fallon 89 20/121.00
2 (1) 042243 Yellow and Light Blue stripes, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue stars and cap Lord Ofthe Shadows (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-11 b Richard Hannon R Hughes 86 9/25.50
3 (6) 12-5743 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Basseterre (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-10 C Hills James McDonald 85 7/18.00
4 (3) 7/01-11 Terracotta, Black cap Bassara (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-10 C F Wall T E Durcan 85 4/15.00
5 (8) 021582 White, dark blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap Albaqaa 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-8 P J O'gorman J-P Guillambert 83 16/117.00
6 (5) 41-2302 Black, emerald green chevrons on sleeves Fils Anges (IRE) 7
Nag me
3 9-4 M L W Bell J P Spencer 88 11/26.50
7 (4) 12213 ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN stars Henry The Aviator (USA) 22
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-13 M Johnston S De Sousa 83 9/43.25
8 (7) 446361 Maroon, dark blue braces and sleeves Azma (USA) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-3 C Allen Andrea Atzeni 73 11/112.00
9 (2) 44245-5 White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Exotic Guest 102
Nag me
3 8-2 G G Margarson P Hanagan 72 33/134.00

Verdict

An absence of a year wasn't enough to stop Bassara from continuing to progress and Chris Wall's filly showed that seasonal reappearance to be no fluke when defying some seasoned handicappers at Doncaster last month. With just a 4lb rise for that victory, she has every chance of realising a fourth win on the bounce. Henry The Aviator ran too badly too be true at Leicester and is surely capable of better but FILS ANGES looks the better bet in what could turn out to be a tactical race. Formerly tried as a sprinter, she may be too quick for them if there is no early pace. Azma landed a huge gamble last month and Conrad Allen's filly is entitled to go close off a 6lb higher mark. Lord Of the Shadows fully deserves to win a race but his supporters have witnessed 17 races since he last did so.