Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 20:10 Sportingbet Handicap1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 31.48s
  • Off time: 20:13:17
20:10 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Spirit Is Needed (IRE) 5/1
2nd Sierra Alpha 9/4
3rd Granny McPhee 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 2-12090 Light Blue, Light Blue and White check sleeves, White cap Spirit Is Needed (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-0 b1 M Johnston Greg Fairley 89 5/16.00
2 (10) 9/007-84 LIGHT GREEN Strategic Mount 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-13 P F I Cole K Fallon 88 13/27.50
3 (5) 41-1203 Black, Red triple diamond, Red cap Aurorian (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-11 Richard Hannon R Hughes 86 5/16.00
4 (2) 575131- Royal Blue, Red sash, White sleeves Clear Reef 206
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-10 p Jane Chapple-Hyam Lewis Walsh (7) 85 20/121.00
5 (6) 0060-60 BLACK and RED (quartered), BLACK sleeves, RED seams, RED cap Magicalmysterytour (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-9 W J Musson S Donohoe 84 16/117.00
6 (4) 311251 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Granny McPhee 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 A Bailey A Kirby 80 12/113.00
7 (9) 9712-62 White, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap Eton Fable (IRE) 56
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 p W J H Ratcliffe T Block 79 25/126.00
9 (7) 981111 Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Captain John Nixon 23
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 Pat Eddery Andrea Atzeni 85 4/15.00
10 (1) 1-532 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Sierra Alpha 44
Nag me
3 8-7 Mrs A J Perrett P Robinson 80 9/43.25
Non runners
8 (8)363015Archie Rice (USA)49-1T KeddyS Drowne76

Verdict

SIERRA ALPHA is taken to land this handicap at the main expense of Strategic Mount and Spirit Is Needed. Trainer Amanda Perrett has come into some form and we saw some improvement from her charge when stepped up to this trip at Kempton last time. The three-year-old should come on for that, and with that good form of the yard auguring well for his chance we will give him the nod. Strategic Mount ran well here in a competitive contest at the July Meeting and remains on the same mark today. Kieren Fallon is booked and this race does not look quite so tough, so he is entitled to go close. Spirit Is Needed goes well over this trip and on the ground, but he is weighted to the hilt, and connections will have to hope for better than he has shown from similar marks now that blinkers are fitted. Captain John Nixon has had a massive hike in the weights since winning easily at Kempton and will find this tough from a new mark of 85 and Sierra Alpha gets the nod.