Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 16:00 Treasure Beach Hotel Barbados Handicap1m 2f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 5.70s
  • Off time: 16:00:32
16:00 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alazeyab (USA) 6/1
2nd Wintercast 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 64/0871 Yellow, Black and Yellow striped sleeves, White cap Charlie Cool 127
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-0 v J H M Gosden R Mullen 100 5/16.00
2 (4) 750-094 Black, Yellow cap Proponent (IRE) 30
Nag me
5 9-7 R Charlton A Munro 93 9/25.50
3 (5) 7-32152 Purple, Yellow star and armlets Mystery Star (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 M H Tompkins M Hills 91 3/14.00
4 (8) 1/352 Emerald Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves and cap Wintercast 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-5 W R Swinburn T E Durcan 91 5/23.50
6 (6) 613-58 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Alazeyab (USA) 42
Nag me
3 8-12 M A Jarvis R Hills 96 6/17.00
7 (3) 1-33124 Black and Pink stripes, Black sleeves, Pink armlets, Pink cap, Black star Dream of Fortune (IRE) 103
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-9 M G Quinlan P Cosgrave 81 25/126.00
8 (7) 241632 Red, Emerald Green chevron and armlets, White and Emerald Green hooped cap Sri Kuantan (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-9 t R C Guest K Shea 80 14/115.00
Non runners
5 (2)6-53099Grand Passion (IRE)99-2C F WallI Mongan88

Verdict

MYSTERY STAR can take this handicap at the main expense of Proponent and Charlie Cool. The Mark Tompkins-trained selection put up a very good effort in context when runner-up to Seeking The Buck at Epsom last time, and although his conqueror has subsequently been beaten it was a very competitive contest and so the Epsom form should not be discredited. Charlie Cool won a decent turf handicap at Nad Al Sheba in February and has not been seen since. He has some very good form in context here, and John Gosden has returned to better form this week so he has a big chance. Proponent is slipping back down somewhere near his last winning mark, but he is not there yet and may again have to settle for a bit part. Dream Of Fortune is ultra-consistent on artificial surfaces but has never made the frame on turf. He might be short on class at this level too, and we will readily oppose. Sri Kuantan has generally been well placed to win a few quid and will want this to be a stiff test given his proven stamina, but again he might find it a bit too tough and likely improver Wintercast looks a better proposition. Mystery Star is given the vote.