Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 16:10 Leslie Harrison Memorial Nell Gwyn Stakes 7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.43s
  • Off time: 16:11:35
16:10 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Music Show (IRE) 6/1
2nd Blue Maiden 12/1
3rd Principal Role (USA) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 1101- Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Music Show (IRE) 179
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-1 M R Channon K Fallon 110 6/17.00
2 (6) 105122- White, Purple stripe, check cap Atasari (IRE) 179
Nag me
3 8-12 J S Bolger K J Manning 109 7/24.50
3 (8) 2125- Red, Dark Blue hoop and armlets, hooped cap Blue Maiden 194
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-12 P J McBride R Hughes 102 12/113.00
4 (10) 3117- Grey, Royal Blue seams, sleeves and cap Distinctive 179
Nag me
3 8-12 B Smart T Eaves 102 16/117.00
5 (7) 3215- White, Emerald Green hoop Dyna Waltz 200
Nag me
3 8-12 J H M Gosden William Buick 103 10/111.00
6 (3) 121- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Hafawa (IRE) 183
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 M Johnston R Hills 90 9/110.00
7 (5) 217- Yellow, emerald green braces, yellow sleeves, black armlets, emerald green cap Jacqueline Quest (IRE) 172
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 97 14/115.00
8 (4) 1- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Principal Role (USA) 176
Nag me
3 8-12 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 82 13/27.50
9 (1) 8131- Black, Gold and White striped sleeves, Gold cap Queen's Grace 166
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-12 H Morrison S Drowne 100 9/110.00
10 (2) 3- Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Safina 165
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-12 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 8/19.00
11 (9) 11 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Srda (USA) 23
Nag me
3 8-12 C E Brittain Ahmed Ajtebi 86 14/115.00

Verdict

Music Show could be hardpressed to hold Atasari on these terms on a strict reading of the Rockfel form which sets the standard in this race but we're going to take a chance that HAFAWA can make the necessary improvement. Music Show is 3lbs worse off with Atasari for a neck on their running in October so has her work cut out in theory but much will, obviously, depend on how both fillies have wintered. Distinctive was readily held that day and has something to prove as a result whilst this is a big step up in class for the likes of Safina, Principal Role and impressive Wolverhampton winner Srda. This trip could be on the short side for Dyna Waltz whilst Blue Maiden may also come into her own once granted a stiffer test as the season progresses. The tentative suggestion is Hafawa who is one of the lowest rated runners in the field but she represents a trainer and jockey combination with a good strike rate at this track and she should be at home over this trip. This is a big step up in class but she should be priced accordingly and may be worth chancing.