Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 19:35 Invesco Perpetual Handicap1m 5f

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 46.99s
  • Off time: 19:37:39
19:35 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Maid In Rio (IRE) 10/3
2nd Battersea 7/1
3rd Curbyourenthusiasm (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 81-3342 Light blue, dark blue cross belts, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue star Rite To Reign 16
Nag me
3 9-7 P J McBride R L Moore 78 9/43.25
2 (8) 18-8511 Royal blue, pink stripe, pink and royal blue halved sleeves, pink and royal blue striped cap Maid In Rio (IRE) 8 (ex6)
Nag me
3 9-7 M Johnston S De Sousa 72 10/34.33
3 (6) 93-5 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Battersea 69
Nag me
3 9-5 R Varian Freddie Tylicki 76 7/18.00
4 (3) 05-32 ORANGE, BLACK epaulets Curbyourenthusiasm (IRE) 36
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-3 D M Simcock D Sweeney 74 9/25.50
5 (1) 722- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Rawoof (IRE) 276
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-1 E A L Dunlop Dane O'Neill 72 12/113.00
6 (4) 89-2221 Dark blue, yellow disc, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Bold Runner 36
Nag me
3 9-0 J Santos L Dettori 71 7/18.00
7 (2) 8-853 Grey and White stripes, Red cap Cinnilla 28
Nag me
3 8-11 R M Beckett T P Queally 68 16/117.00
8 (5) 767059 Yellow, Dark Green stripe, striped sleeves, quartered cap Appellez Baileys (FR) 10
Nag me
3 8-2 C A Dwyer N Mackay 45 100/1101.00

Verdict

MAID IN RIO had never run beyond a mile before landing a Haydock handicap over 1m4f then absolutely sluiced up off a 7lb higher mark at Ripon. She's been hit with a massive 12lb rise but that's unlikely to prevent a hat-trick. Rawoof was always more likely to make a middle-distance handicapper so he didn't do badly in his first season and makes his handicap bow on what could prove a lenient mark. The latter remark also applies to the Galileo colt Battersea, who is a half-brother to the classy Gitano Hernando. Bold Runner has improved since facing soft ground but is unlikely to have those conditions here.