Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 18:25 newmarketracecourses.co.uk Classified Stakes1m 4f

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.93s
  • Off time: 18:25:44
18:25 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Special Meaning 4/5
2nd Aficionado 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 2-6919 Beige, mauve sleeves and cap Aficionado 8
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 v1 E A L Dunlop J Fortune 69 6/17.00
2 (4) 554 Yellow, red sleeves, yellow stars, red cap Kingston Eucalypt 42
Nag me
3 9-0 E F Vaughan Andrea Atzeni 70 12/113.00
3 (5) 041-434 Royal Blue, large Red spots, sleeves and cap Magika 14
Nag me
3 9-0 t M Botti Robert Tart (5) 67 8/19.00
4 (1) 36-612 Yellow, Black hoop, Black Sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, black star Special Meaning 17
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 M Johnston F Norton 70 4/51.80
5 (3) 633213- Yellow and Light Blue stripes, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue stars and cap Stiff Upper Lip (IRE) 263
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 Richard Hannon William Twiston-Davies (5) 70 4/15.00

Verdict

As is the norm in these classified events only a few pounds separate the field on official ratings. Magika arrives out of sorts and the frustrating Aficionado returned to old ways when well beaten at Newbury last time having won at Beverley before that. Stiff Upper Lip makes a belated seasonal debut and steps up in trip along with Leicester winner Special Meaning. The latter has leading claims if lasting home but a chance is taken on KINGSTON EUCALYPT on her first start outside of maiden company. She wasn't beaten far in fifth over today's trip at Lingfield in March and Ed Vaughan's filly has plenty of scope for improvement.