Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 17:05 Dodson & Horrell Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 28.72s
  • Off time: 17:06:37
17:05 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ex Oriente (IRE) 11/2
2nd Spanish Wedding 8/1
3rd Modernism 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 635115 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap Royal Straight 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 9-6 t Miss L A Perratt Charles Bishop (5) 76 20/121.00
2 (4) 223124 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial The Hero (USA) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 D M Simcock G Baker 84 4/15.00
3 (1) 62-2415 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Spanish Wedding 49
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 b M Botti M Barzalona 82 8/19.00
4 (3) 403344 White, Black spots, White sleeves, Red cap Ex Oriente (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 9-1 J H M Gosden N Mackay 81 11/26.50
5 (7) 045-131 Black and White diabolo, White sleeves, Black armlets, Black and White quartered cap Arch Villain (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 Mrs A J Perrett P Dobbs 76 5/16.00
6 (5) 1062 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Modernism 11
Nag me
3 8-10 M Johnston R Havlin 76 11/26.50
7 (2) 680113 Mauve, Purple armlets Ultimate Destiny 37
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-10 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 76 11/26.50
8 (6) 2-16240 Emerald green, white sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green and white quartered cap Hurricane In Dubai (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 8-9 D J Coakley E Ahern 75 8/19.00
9 (8) 221325 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Bathwick Street 21
Nag me
3 8-4 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 70 8/19.00

Verdict

A real headscratcher to finish upon with Arch Villain heading into the race with the best form, albeit on the Polytrack. We look elsewhere and offer a word in favour of SPANISH WEDDING. Marco Botti's gelding failed to stay the trip at Doncaster last time but he'd shown plenty of ability over this distance at York and Goodwood, and he can get back to winning ways. Gabrial The Hero won a Haydock maiden in the style of a smart horse and he should be forgiven a blip at Chester. Ultimate Destiny was beaten off today's mark at Doncaster though he'd won well on a softer surface at Leicester and Sandown. Ex Oriente ran well in an Ascot handicap last month and the form could be smart as the winner and second have gone on to register victories since.