Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 17:25 Jockey Club Cup 2m

  • Winner £32,359 2nd £12,266 3rd £6,139 4th £3,061
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 29.90s
  • Off time: 17:28:52
17:25 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tastahil (IRE) 10/3
2nd Motrice 7/4
3rd Buxted (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 1-07107 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Akmal 59
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-5 J L Dunlop R Hills 109 6/17.00
2 (3) 111568 Royal Blue, White hoops, Yellow and White halved sleeves, Yellow cap Buxted (IRE) 42
Nag me
4 9-0 R A Mills Jim Crowley 100 14/115.00
4 (7) 028624 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Tastahil (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 9-0 B W Hills William Buick 111 10/34.33
5 (4) 112531 EMERALD GREEN, red sash, halved sleeves, red cap Bramalea 22
Nag me
5 8-11 B W Duke K Fallon 85 20/121.00
6 (2) 144194 Brown, silver braid, white cap Lady Eclair (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 M Johnston J Fanning 97 13/27.50
7 (6) 19-1141 Mauve, Mauve and White check sleeves, White cap Lady Hestia (USA) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 M P Tregoning T E Durcan 76 33/134.00
8 (5) 728593 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Snoqualmie Girl (IRE) 22
Nag me
4 8-11 p D R C Elsworth J P Spencer 103 9/110.00
9 (1) 211133 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Motrice 36
Nag me
3 8-1 Sir Mark Prescott S De Sousa 108 7/42.75
Non runners
3 (9)114/122-Patkai (IRE)59-0Sir Michael StouteR L Moore117

Verdict

It would have been preferable had PATKAI had an outing this season but Sir Michael Stoute's charge defied an absence to make a winning reappearance last season and he can repeat the dose. Admittedly, this is tougher than the Ascot Group 3 that he picked up in April last year but he should still be able to outclass this opposition and connections are sure to have left little to chance. Tastahil is the next highest rated runner but Richard Hills prefers Akmal who recorded back to back successes here in October last year and is at his best when allowed to dominate. That seems unlikely given that Lady Hestia and Lady Eclair have both cut out the running in the past and it may be that Motrice and Snoqualmie Girl are better suited by the run of the race.