Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 15:30 Betfred Cesarewitch Trial Handicap2m 2f

  • Winner £32,345 2nd £9,625 3rd £4,810 4th £2,405
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 49.25s
  • Off time: 15:35:14
15:30 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cosimo De Medici 13/2
2nd Dark Ranger 16/1
3rd Gordonsville 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 2/121- Dark Blue, White chevron, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Big Occasion (IRE) 342
Nag me
4 9-10 b D Pipe Jim Crowley 95 6/17.00
3 (4) 871904 Dark blue, pink epaulets My Arch 22
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-3 Ollie Pears T P Queally 88 9/110.00
4 (12) 517-774 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Palomar (USA) 88
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 9-0 B Ellison J Quinn 85 22/123.00
5 (3) 510651 Emerald Green and White diabolo, Black sleeves, White cap Cosimo De Medici 22
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4 8-13 t H Morrison R Havlin 84 13/27.50
6 (8) 012193 Light blue, dark blue spots Rosewin (IRE) 28
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5 8-12 Ollie Pears B McHugh 83 20/121.00
7 (16) 06-0271 Black, Red epaulets, Grey sleeves, Red cap Hollins 52
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-10 Micky Hammond J Rogers (5) 81 12/113.00
8 (6) 039553 Light Blue, Pink sleeves, Mauve stars, Pink cap, Mauve star Gordonsville 15
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8 8-9 J S Goldie J P Fahy (3) 80 12/113.00
10 (18) 123122 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Mohanad (IRE) 9
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5 8-8 Miss S West J Doyle 79 17/29.50
11 (17) 6-57087 Emerald green, yellow diamond, halved sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green diamond L Frank Baum (IRE) 13
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4 8-7 Miss Gay Kelleway David Probert 78 16/117.00
12 (13) 034222 Emerald Green, Mauve stars, sleeves and star on cap Eshtyaaq 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-7 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 78 10/111.00
13 (14) 359111 Dark Blue, Yellow halved sleeves, quartered cap French Hollow 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-7 T J Fitzgerald James P Sullivan 78 7/18.00
14 (2) 1308/9-6 Red and Light Blue check, halved sleeves Secret Tune 36
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7 8-6 t S Lycett Ahmed Ajtebi 77 25/126.00
15 (1) 35132-0 Grey, Red star on body and cap, Red sleeves, Grey armlets Sea Change (IRE) 30
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4 8-5 J S Goldie R Mullen 76 33/134.00
17 (10) 1-51072 LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap Dark Ranger 46
Nag meDistance Winner
5 7-13 T J Pitt Martin Lane 70 16/117.00
Non runners
2 (5)3901-49Dayia (IRE)79-8Mrs L PearceJack Mitchell93
9 (7)290773Montparnasse (IRE)48-9M JohnstonL Morris80
16 (11)113-120Blackmore48-4Miss J FeildenNeil Farley75
18 (15)0441Palazzo Bianco37-12J H M GosdenJ F McDonald82

Verdict

MONTPARNASSE is 10lb lower than when a close-up fifth in this last year. Mark Johnston's gelding hasn't won this year but has gone close on a couple of occasions, including over 2m at Ripon in April, and could be the one today. Cosimo De Medici was given too much to do when fifth to Hollins at Goodwood in July but won over a shorter trip here next time and has to go on the short-list, while French Hollow deserves a try at this higher level having completed his hat-trick ahead of Eshtyaaq and Rosewin at Chester four weeks ago. My Arch has plenty of stamina but Gordonsville doesn't appear the force of old and Haydock winner Palazzo Bianco's stamina has to be taken on trust over this trip, though he does have plenty of scope. Mohanad is consistent but there are probably others better treated at the weights.