Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 14:40 Nayef Joel Stakes 1m

  • Winner £51,039 2nd £19,350 3rd £9,684 4th £4,824
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.20s
  • Off time: 14:41:57
14:40 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Soft Falling Rain (SAF) 13/8
2nd Montiridge (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 453222 Dark Green, Yellow star, Yellow and Dark Green halved sleeves, Dark Green cap, Yellow stars Boom And Bust (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-3 M P Tregoning Martin Dwyer 108 16/117.00
2 (6) 222139 Grey, Emerald Green inverted triangle, sleeves and cap Guest of Honour (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 p M Botti Martin Harley 112 5/16.00
3 (2) 772861 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Penitent 9
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-3 D O'Meara D Tudhope 115 11/112.00
4 (3) 672014 Orange, Black diamond, halved sleeves Premio Loco (USA) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-3 C F Wall G Baker 111 16/117.00
5 (5) 11-1112 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Soft Falling Rain (SAF) 41
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-3 M F De Kock P Hanagan 115 13/82.62
6 (7) 44-3254 White, emerald green epaulets Glory Awaits (IRE) 56
Nag me
3 8-13 b K A Ryan J P Spencer 112 16/117.00
7 (4) 312115 White, Red stars on sleeves, Emerald Green cap Montiridge (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-13 Richard Hannon R Hughes 115 5/23.50

Verdict

SOFT FALLING RAIN lost his unbeaten record to Gregorian in the Hungerford Stakes at Newbury last month but the winner is a very useful miler and third Tawhid has won easily since. That was the four-year-old's first run since March and he can get back on track in this. Penitent had conditions in his favour when successful at Sandown nine days ago and the ground may be a bit lively for him here but Montiridge has won a Group 3 this year and clearly didn't give his true running when beaten at odds-on at Haydock last time. Guest Of Honour, Premio Loco and Glory Awaits also have decent form in the book and should play a part but Boom Or Bust was beaten in an ordinary contest at Bath last time and has become expensive to follow.