Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 13:50 Alex Scott Maiden Stakes7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.51s
  • Off time: 13:52:01
13:50 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Balducci 8/1
2nd Harvest Dancer (IRE) 2/1
3rd Count Of Anjou (USA) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (11) 2-3 Light Blue and Black stripes, Light Blue sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap Balducci 25
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 A M Balding William Buick 8/19.00
3 (10) 592- Pink, Black cap, Pink spots Count Of Anjou (USA) 139
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 Richard Hannon R Hughes 76 14/115.00
5 (2) 32- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Esaar (USA) 194
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 B W Hills R Hills 9/43.25
6 (9) Red, Royal Blue epaulets Excellent Aim
Nag me
3 9-0 Jane Chapple-Hyam S W Kelly 16/117.00
8 (7) 4- Silver, tassel on cap Harvest Dancer (IRE) 243
Nag me
3 9-0 B J Meehan Martin Dwyer 2/13.00
9 (3) Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Safwaan
Nag me
3 9-0 W J Haggas T P O'Shea 11/26.50
10 (8) 99- Red, White diamond, White sleeves, Red spots State Gathering 166
Nag me
3 9-0 H Candy Dane O'Neill 50/151.00
11 (5) Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Timeless Stride (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 12/113.00
Non runners
1 (1)0-Alkhataaf (USA)39-0J L Dunlop
4 (6)Craicajack (IRE)39-0E J CreightonE Creighton
7 (4)2-Fair Trade39-0D R C ElsworthJ Fortune

Verdict

Barry Hills has a good record in this race in recent times and Esaar is sure to be popular but the yard are struggling for winners whilst Balducci let down his supporters at Lingfield so the tentative suggestion is HARVEST DANCER. The selection still has an entry in the season's first Classic so will be needing to win his maiden with a degree of comfort if he's to take his place in the line-up next May. The Danehill Dancer colt shaped well on his debut at Newbury in a fair maiden and can be expected to improve this season. The vibes were positive surrounding Esaar last season and he just about sets the standard despite having failed to fulfil expectations. It would be no surprise to see him win but he was only just in front of the selection on debut and didn't make as much progress as might have been anticipated between his first and second start. Balducci was very well backed last time and his yard continues in fine form so he may be worth another chance whilst there are the usual host of likely looking types from top yards in opposition but a chance is taken with Harvest Dancer.