Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 15:30 Chris Blackwell Memorial Hopeful Stakes 6f

  • Winner £17,013 2nd £6,450 3rd £3,228 4th £1,608
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.24s
  • Off time: 15:30:34
15:30 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Swiss Dream 11/2
2nd Son of The Cat (USA) 5/1
3rd Royal Rock 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 316/0-21 White, royal blue sash, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Capone (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 D Nicholls T P Queally 93 8/19.00
2 (8) 14-2833 Light Blue, Yellow star, Light Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Mac's Power (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-0 t J R Fanshawe P Cosgrave 100 10/34.33
3 (3) 38/4020 Yellow and White stripes, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 49
Nag me
4 9-0 Richard Hannon P Dobbs 115 10/34.33
5 (2) 60-6309 Terracotta, Black cap Royal Rock 42
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 C F Wall T E Durcan 100 12/113.00
6 (9) 5-19561 White, Black sash, Red and White hooped sleeves, Black and White hooped cap Son of The Cat (USA) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 t B Gubby F Norton 99 5/16.00
7 (5) 11-7113 Grey, Maroon triple diamond, White sleeves, Grey cap, Maroon diamonds Cinderkamp 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-11 E F Vaughan J P Spencer 88 9/110.00
8 (7) 62-6508 White, Dark Blue and White chevrons on sleeves Cochabamba (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-6 R A Teal Martin Dwyer 96 20/121.00
9 (1) 314818 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Swiss Dream 23
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-6 D R C Elsworth N Mackay 96 11/26.50
Non runners
4 (4)000515Prime Defender79-0C HillsNon Runner109

Verdict

Mac's Power may be using this Listed contest as a prep race for next month's Ayr Gold Cup and faces a stiff task at the weights against MONSIEUR CHEVALIER. The latter hasn't won since his two-year-old days and only beat one home in the July Cup over C&D last month. But his earlier second behind Society Rock in the Golden Jubilee at Royal Ascot is head and shoulders above anything achieved by his rivals and a return to that form would see him comfortably home in front here. Kempton winner Capone is only a handicapper, while Prime Defender tends to find this company too hot to handle nowadays. Royal Rock is capable of sneaking into a place at generous odds, however, while Swiss Dream is probably the pick of the three-year-olds and was taken off her feet over 5f at Deauville last time.