Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 15:30 bet365 Criterion Stakes 7f

  • Winner £36,862 2nd £13,975 3rd £6,994 4th £3,484
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.78s
  • Off time: 15:34:35
15:30 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gregorian (IRE) 9/2
2nd Garswood 5/1
3rd Eton Forever (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 1-03617 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Penitent 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-8 D O'Meara D Tudhope 113 20/121.00
2 (8) 112-463 Brown, Brown cap, Beige star Top Notch Tonto (IRE) 30
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-8 B Ellison James Doyle 110 8/19.00
3 (1) 71/15-13 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Eton Forever (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-3 R Varian L Dettori 110 13/27.50
4 (3) 295-751 Royal Blue, White stars, White sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue and White quartered cap Gabriel's Lad (IRE) 49
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-3 D J Coakley G Baker 110 5/23.50
5 (9) 4163-54 Red, Red cap, White spots Garswood 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-3 b1 R A Fahey R L Moore 114 5/16.00
6 (5) 51386-5 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Gregorian (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 J H M Gosden William Buick 113 9/25.50
7 (2) 1412-45 White, red inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Highland Colori (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-3 A M Balding David Probert 109 8/19.00
8 (6) 32341-7 Royal blue Tawhid 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 p Saeed bin Suroor Harry Bentley 111 10/111.00
Non runners
9 (4)1029-01Indignant49-0Richard HannonP J Dobbs102

Verdict

Penitent beat a few of these including Eton Forever when landing a Listed race at Haydock last month. But he'd prefer softer ground and Garswood, sporting first-time blinkers, and Tawhid may turn the tables with David O'Meara's charge. Gabriel's Lad won the Victoria Cup at Ascot in good style and a similar effort would see him go close while Gregorian has leading claims on last year's win in the Hungerford at Newbury when Tawhid finished behind. The Hannon team bids for a fourth consecutive win with Indignant but she has a bit to find on today's terms and TOP NOTCH TONTO gets the vote. The latter has been competing over longer trips since beating Caspar Netscher in a Listed race at Redcar in October and should make a bold bid with a similar effort.