Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 16:45 Newmarketracecourses.co.uk Handicap1m 6f 175y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 7.59s
  • Off time: 16:46:55
16:45 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jadalee (IRE) 7/1
2nd Clear Reef 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 54-9571 Dark Green, Light Green diamond Sam Lord 20
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5 9-9 A King Dane O'Neill 83 5/23.50
2 (6) 453109 Royal Blue, Red sash, White sleeves, Red cap Clear Reef 8
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5 9-7 p Jane Chapple-Hyam Michelle Payne 81 11/26.50
3 (2) 91-2600 Dark Blue, White stars, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap Aegean Prince 10
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5 9-3 P Howling J Quinn 77 20/121.00
4 (5) 121232 Royal Blue, Red sash, White sleeves Saloon (USA) 21
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5 9-1 p Jane Chapple-Hyam J P Spencer 75 10/34.33
5 (3) 94-5946 Emerald Green, Red epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, White cap Jadalee (IRE) 3
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6 8-11 p G A Butler S W Kelly 71 7/18.00
6 (4) 187-393 Purple, Emerald Green star, diamonds on sleeves, Purple cap, Emerald Green stars Look To This Day 20
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4 8-11 p1 R Charlton Hayley Turner 71 7/18.00
7 (1) 394633 Light Blue, Light Blue and White check sleeves, White cap Solas Alainn (IRE) 10
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4 8-5 b M Johnston Greg Fairley 65 11/26.50

Verdict

Alan King's SAM LORD sets a decent standard here, and gets our vote ahead of Solas Alainn and Saloon. He's giving weight away all round, but is capable of defying that. A comfortable winner at Salisbury last time out, he's been hurdling too as recently as April, but he's had more success on the flat. If you really like him, you can buy him as he's up for sale, and if not bought beforehand will go to next month's Doncaster sales. The trainer describes him as a "fun horse". Any rain will aid his cause. Saloon hasn't been out of the first three in six runs since moving to Jane Chapple-Hyam's yard; he's not always the most straightforward of rides and if there's any trouble to be found in running he tends to do so. A front running display here though could see him miss any of the problems. Mark Johnston's Solas Alainn remains a maiden after ten runs but has shown some promise recently. However big improvement would be needed to get the better of Sam Lord.