Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 15:20 Adnams Ghost Ship Fillies' Handicap7f

  • Winner £16,172 2nd £4,812 3rd £2,405 4th £1,202
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.69s
  • Off time: 15:21:51
15:20 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bragging (USA) 5/1
2nd The Gold Cheongsam (IRE) 10/1
3rd Wedding Ring 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 143-085 White, Red hoop and sleeves, quartered cap The Gold Cheongsam (IRE) 43
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 10-0 t J Noseda S Sanders 98 10/111.00
2 (8) 133/5 Royal blue, white cap Desert Blossom (IRE) 54
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-13 C Appleby R Havlin 97 50/151.00
3 (1) 36144-1 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap Athenian (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-12 Sir Mark Prescott L Morris 96 8/19.00
4 (5) 144111 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Kosika (USA) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-12 M Johnston Michael J M Murphy (3) 96 10/34.33
5 (11) 1-14643 Royal blue Wedding Ring 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 C Appleby S De Sousa 97 7/18.00
6 (3) 140-712 White, Red sash, Yellow cap Remember 15
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-5 Richard Hannon K T O'Neill 96 13/27.50
7 (10) 128-225 White, Maroon and White quartered cap Musicora 28
Nag me
3 9-1 Richard Hannon P J Dobbs 92 20/121.00
8 (9) 0150-01 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Stealth Missile (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 t C E Brittain T P Queally 89 33/134.00
9 (4) 312 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Bragging (USA) 52
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-10 Sir Michael Stoute T E Durcan 87 5/16.00
10 (7) 4211 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Laftah (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-6 h R Varian Cam Hardie (5) 83 8/19.00
11 (6) 21-32 Grey Perfect Persuasion 9
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-5 W J Haggas C D Hayes 82 13/27.50

Verdict

This looks a cracking contest with yet another Mark Johnston improver in Kosika arriving in spectacular form after her best performance yet at Newbury. She's down a furlong here but will prove a tough nut to crack at her best but LAFTAH and Perfect Persuasion, first and second at Leicester last time, are preferred in receipt of so much weight, especially as both should progress further after a mere handful of outings. There is a case for suggesting that the Haggas filly could turn the form around with the selection, but the 5lb claim of Cam Hardie is taken to prove the decisive factor and the Varian inmate can complete the hat-trick. Bragging needs to come forward to contend but was pulled out of a hot handicap at the July meeting on account of the soft ground and is clearly well regarded. Athenian is of interest on her first stab at this trip, with Remember, progressing nicely, also likely to deliver a prominent account.