Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 20:40 Newmarketracecourses.co.uk Maiden Stakes1m 2f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 9.96s
  • Off time: 20:41:14
20:40 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Centurio 5/2
2nd Nationalism 10/1
3rd Weathervane 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 32- Black, Yellow cap Centurio 253
Nag me
3 9-3 R Charlton T E Durcan 5/23.50
2 (7) BLACK, GREEN hoop and armlets, GREEN cap, BLACK spots Dance Tempo
Nag me
3 9-3 H Morrison T Block 16/117.00
3 (10) White, Emerald Green hoop Nationalism
Nag me
3 9-3 J H M Gosden R Havlin 10/111.00
4 (4) Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Sheklaan (USA)
Nag me
3 9-3 M A Jarvis R Hills 4/15.00
5 (3) 6 Burgundy, Yellow rising sun, Burgundy cap Surface Tension (IRE) 34
Nag me
3 9-3 L M Cumani K Fallon 15/82.88
6 (5) 06 Dark Green, Yellow hoop, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Tigranes The Great (IRE) 9
Nag me
3 9-3 M Botti J M O'Dwyer 33/134.00
7 (9) 4 Pink, purple disc and armlets Tower 71
Nag me
3 9-3 G Prodromou Richard Old (7) 66/167.00
8 (8) 30 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Weathervane 29
Nag me
3 9-3 J H M Gosden William Buick 8/19.00
9 (1) 0-6 Yellow, Dark Green cap Riccoche (IRE) 8
Nag me
3 8-12 E F Vaughan Hayley Turner 33/134.00
10 (2) 068-07 Red, White epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Wavertree Bounty 17
Nag me
3 8-12 J Ryan A Munro 48 100/1101.00

Verdict

CENTURIO has been found a chance to shine and gets the nod ahead of Weathervane and the well-bred newcomer Sheklaan. There is also likely to be more to come from Surface Tension, who was in need of the run on debut but can be expected to be a lot sharper on this occasion. Sheklaan is out of an Oaks winner so it's anticipated this trip won't be an issue on her racecourse debut. The betting market may be the best source to take some of the guesswork out of the equation about her manner in the minutes before the 'off'. Weathervane made a very satisfactory debut at Chepstow in May but was below that standard in a better race at Sandown last time out. It would be harsh to write him off just yet but he does need to post a better effort tonight. Therefore, it can pay to stick with Centurio, who showed great promise last season and, as the step up in trip is most likely to suit this son of his versatile sire, Pivotal; it would come as no surprise to see this Roger Charlton-trained colt take this in his stride before going on to better things.