Newmarket

  • 15:30 Grants Whisky Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 29.62s
  • Off time: 15:32:18
15:30 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fleeting Image 22/1
2nd Maria's Choice (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 83-0950 Pink, Dark Blue cross belts Classic Punch (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-0 D R C Elsworth William Twiston-Davies (7) 85 14/115.00
2 (3) 523/611 Purple and white diabolo, white sleeves, purple armlets, purple and white hooped cap The High Man 29
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-13 Ed Walker Hayley Turner 84 4/15.00
3 (6) 61-3333 Black, Emerald Green sleeves, striped cap Knightly Escapade 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-8 J L Dunlop I Mongan 79 10/111.00
5 (9) 32776-2 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Huff And Puff 44
Nag me
5 9-8 Mrs A J Perrett A Kirby 79 14/115.00
7 (8) 205361 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Maastricht (IRE) 6 (ex6)
Nag me
3 9-2 M Johnston F Norton 77 4/15.00
8 (1) 016 Orange, Maroon disc, Maroon cap Maria's Choice (IRE) 22
Nag me
3 9-1 Sir Michael Stoute Jim Crowley 82 8/19.00
9 (7) 231542 Brown, White sleeves, quartered cap Fleeting Image 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 p A Bailey Natasha Eaton (7) 77 22/123.00
Non runners
4 (5)464-932Sohar49-8J A R TollerKirsty Milczarek79
6 (2)6-12462Gassin Golf39-4Sir Mark PrescottL Morris85

Verdict

This looks tricky as Gassin Golf is weighted to reverse recent running with Doncaster winner Maastricht and Maria's Choice has plenty of scope for improvement. Fleeting Image is another three-year-old with claims while Sohar went close in heavy ground over C&D last month. The High Man continued his good progress with a convincing victory at Doncaster last time and even a 10lb rise in the weights may not prevent another bold bid but CLASSIC PUNCH is given one more chance. The four-time course winner has struggled so far this year but David Elsworth's veteran may have one more big run in him as he's 9lb lower than last August's victory at this track and an apprentice takes another 7lb off his back today.