Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 16:40 Brigadier Gerard Handicap5f

  • Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 57.78s
  • Off time: 16:42:01
16:40 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Extortionist (IRE) 8/1
2nd Speed Hawk (USA) 11/4
3rd Stars Above Me 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 1934-00 Grey, purple seams, sleeves and cap Extortionist (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 O Stevens Jim Crowley 100 8/19.00
2 (6) 6347-59 Maroon, grey epaulets Ambiance (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 b R Varian Dane O'Neill 98 20/121.00
3 (4) 31-26 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Speed Hawk (USA) 7
Nag me
3 8-13 R M H Cowell S De Sousa 92 11/43.75
4 (8) 40-2491 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Peterkin (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 M Johnston J Fanning 91 7/18.00
5 (5) 2-21015 Light Blue, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green cap, Light Blue star Piazon 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 M L W Bell Louis Steward (5) 90 12/113.00
6 (3) 110-380 Dark Blue, Royal Blue epaulets and armlets, Pink cap Deeds Not Words (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 M R Channon L Morris 90 25/126.00
7 (7) 21-20 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Stars Above Me 35
Nag me
3 8-11 R Charlton Cam Hardie (7) 90 6/17.00
8 (9) 8-2221 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Soul Brother (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 T D Easterby B A Curtis 86 3/14.00
9 (1) 4119- Pink, black seams, striped sleeves and star on cap Fast Track 274
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-6 T D Barron R Ffrench 85 16/117.00
10 (2) 471 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Royal Seal 32
Nag me
3 8-6 Sir Michael Stoute S W Kelly (ex1) 85 16/117.00

Verdict

The drop to 5f worked the oracle for Peterkin at Chester last week. But he may struggle to make all on this stiffer track off a 6lb higher mark and is no certainty to confirm running with Piazon and Speed Hawk. Stars Above Me blew the start here last time and might be worth another chance while Yarmouth maiden winner Royal Seal could be feasibly treated. Soul Brother also looks to be on an attractive mark but EXTORTIONIST would take some stopping if recapturing his smart juvenile form. Jim Crowley looks an ideal booking for the top weight who has blistering speed as he showed when winning the Windsor Castle at Ascot last year.