Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 17:40 Robert Palmer Memorial Handicap1m 5f

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 45.87s
  • Off time: 17:40:49
17:40 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alcaeus 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 40-1111 Black, Pink star, Pink sleeves, Black stars, Pink cap Alcaeus 44
Nag me
3 9-7 Sir Mark Prescott C Catlin 80 6/42.50
2 (2) 5-21823 White, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Divergence (IRE) 37
Nag me
3 9-5 M L W Bell J P Spencer 78 5/16.00
4 (3) 8-137D1 PURPLE, pink disc, striped sleeves, quartered cap Pivotal Silence 37
Nag me
3 8-12 Mrs A J Perrett J Doyle 71 7/42.75
5 (5) 003421 Red, white epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Duke Of Yorkshire 19
Nag me
3 8-8 D Carroll Neil Farley (3) 67 11/26.50
Non runners
3 (4)85-8232White Month39-0A M BaldingK Fallon73

Verdict

In a style typical of one from his yard, ALCAEUS continues to defy the handicapper with each step up in distance and made it four in a row at Yarmouth last time. He's up another 5lb but Sir Mark Prescott has not been tempted to make use of an apprentice's allowance so there may well be more to come. Divergence hails from last year's winning stable but will need to improve on her latest third at Ripon while Pivotal Silence steps up a grade off a higher mark after scoring on the Polytrack. Recent winner Duke Of Yorkshire looks the chief danger as White Month has a bit to find with the selection.