Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 18:50 Orbital Foods Maiden Stakes1m 2f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 6.14s
  • Off time: 18:55:13
18:50 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gripsholm Castle (USA) 20/1
2nd Flame Of Gibraltar (IRE) 6/1
3rd Mared (USA) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 225-3 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Alhaque (USA) 42
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-3 P W Chapple-Hyam J P Spencer 81 7/24.50
2 (8) Yellow, purple hoops and armlets Danse On Wood
Nag me
3 9-3 J Noseda William Buick 33/134.00
3 (1) 5 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Golden Rock (IRE) 29
Nag me
3 9-3 R Charlton S Drowne 14/115.00
4 (4) 6 Royal Blue, White stars, Light Blue cap Mared (USA) 10
Nag me
3 9-3 J Noseda S W Kelly 4/15.00
5 (3) 52 Royal Blue, black sash, red and black checked Sleeves, Royal Blue Cap Ottoman Empire (FR) 15
Nag me
3 9-3 D R Lanigan T E Durcan 6/42.50
7 (6) Orange, Grey seams and star on cap Flame Of Gibraltar (IRE)
Nag me
3 8-12 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 6/17.00
8 (9) Red, Emerald Green chevron, Emerald Green cap Gripsholm Castle (USA)
Nag me
3 8-12 Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 20/121.00
9 (7) YELLOW, BLACK hoop and armlets, RED cap Xtra Special
Nag me
3 8-12 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 16/117.00
Non runners
6 (5)5-Twisted39-3J H M GosdenR Mullen

Verdict

A good quality maiden with OTTOMAN EMPIRE and Alhaque the form picks but there are a number of promising types in opposition. If Native Ruler goes close in the Dante on Wednesday then Ottoman Empire could be sent off at a short price as he made the Cecil Derby hope work fairly hard to land his maiden at Beverley. Alhaque has been burdened with a tall reputation that he has yet to live up to although he has had the misfortune to bump into some fair sorts during his career and may yet find a race or two with this drop back in trip seemingly in his favour judged on recent evidence. Flame Of Gibraltar is an expensive purchase from a very smart family, she has a Ribblesdale entry and is a fascinating contender although stablemate Gripsholm Castle wasn't exactly cheap at 260,000 euros and is the firs foal of a smart American mare. Xtra Special represents a top yard, Twisted made a promising debut behind a stablemate in a maiden that has worked out well whilst Golden Rock and Mared both did enough on debut to think that they'll be winning races. They've a deal of improvement to make if it's to be this one though and we'll stick with the form pick, Ottoman Empire.