Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 17:30 British Bloodstock Marketing Handicap1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 31.11s
  • Off time: 17:31:43
17:30 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Becausewecan (USA) 7/1
2nd Hevelius 9/2
3rd Final Victory 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (3) 418085 Emerald green, white sash, emerald green and yellow checked sleeves, white cap Philatelist (USA) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-12 M A Jarvis N Callan 97 16/117.00
4 (6) 157704 White, Red epaulets, striped sleeves and cap King Charles 13
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-7 b E A L Dunlop R Hughes 92 10/111.00
5 (13) 0-48074 Maroon, light blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, quartered cap Camps Bay (USA) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 p1 Mrs A J Perrett T P Queally 89 14/115.00
6 (5) 3-60424 Royal Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Dance The Star (USA) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 D M Simcock T E Durcan 88 14/115.00
7 (8) 440332 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond William Blake 22
Nag me
4 9-3 M Johnston J Fortune 88 13/27.50
8 (11) 21-620 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Meethaaq (USA) 111
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute T P O'Shea 88 12/113.00
9 (9) 61-268 Red and Black (quartered), White and Black halved sleeves Hevelius 82
Nag me
4 9-2 W R Swinburn A Kirby 87 9/25.50
10 (12) 12-49 Dark Blue Rendezvous (IRE) 63
Nag me
3 8-12 v1 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 90 8/19.00
11 (1) 5-50128 Orange, red seams, black cap Gifted Leader (USA) 98
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-12 Ian Williams E Ahern 83 12/113.00
12 (10) 216342 Royal Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Red armlets, Royal Blue cap, White diamonds Becausewecan (USA) 53
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 M Johnston J Fanning 85 7/18.00
13 (4) 113239 ORANGE, MAROON hoop and armlets, BLACK and ORANGE quartered cap Final Victory 56
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-6 A M Balding David Probert 84 11/26.50
Non runners
1 (7)416804Dansili Dancer710-0C G Cox99
3 (2)115-312Merchant of Dubai49-12G A SwinbankR Winston97

Verdict

Merchant of Dubai is bound to be popular with backers having run well in all three starts this term but Alan Swinbank's gelding has gone up another 2lbs since his latest effort when beaten behind Braveheart Move at Hamilton and preference is for Sir Michael Stoute's RENDEZVOUS, who is preferred to stable companion Meethaaq. The last mentioned probably found the ground softer than ideal in the Northumberland Plate when last seen in June and he has to be considered on a more suitable surface today. Walter Swinburn's Hevelius is less exposed than most of these and has to be considered but he may just be a shade high in the weights. Mark Johnston's William Blake has shown improved form of late and has to be respected but he has failed to trouble the judge since winning his first three career starts. Stable companion Becausewecan has been punished by the handicapper for his wins in November and latterly in June but he ran well at Kempton last time and has to be considered but a 6lb rise since that latest start looks harsh and preference is for Rendezvous. The son of Sadler's Wells has only had two starts since joining Sir Michael Stoute and looks worth chancing having been dropped 8lbs since his latest effort here in August.