Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 15:55 TurfTV Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.68s
  • Off time: 15:57:07
15:55 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Quick Jack (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 279-111 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW and ROYAL BLUE diabolo on sleeves, YELLOW cap Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE) 9 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-6 S Durack Daniel Muscutt (7) 79 11/43.75
2 (4) 36421 Royal Blue and Light Blue diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Nautilus 7 (ex6)
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-2 J H M Gosden R Havlin 71 4/61.67
3 (2) 58640-2 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Quick Jack (IRE) 20
Nag me
4 9-0 A J Martin R Hughes 65 7/18.00
4 (1) 030851 Yellow, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, armlets and cap Strawberry Jam 9
Nag me
3 8-3 P F I Cole Nathan Alison (5) 64 12/113.00

Verdict

Tony Martin, who was in brilliant form at the Galway Festival a couple of weeks ago, is a rare visitor for this meeting so Quick Jack, one of the few from the yard to be beaten at Galway, has to be greatly respected despite having never won a race. However, he faces a stiff task against two penalised entries who are both very well handicapped after easy latest victories. Bohemian Rhapsody has completed a hat-trick and has been raised 11lb for his latest success but can run here with a 6lb penalty under a 7lb claimer. That suggests he should be home and hosed but NAUTILUS is even better in. He won a handicap here by no less than 15l and was eased down in the process. Not surprisingly the assessor took a dim view and raised him an astonishing 18lb so it's no surprise to see him turning out here with 6lb extra. Strawberry Jam has been gradually improving and a regulation 6lb rise for his narrow Kempton victory looks fair.