Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 16:40 bet365.com Fillies' Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £9,057 2nd £2,695 3rd £1,347 4th £673
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 39.73s
  • Off time: 16:40:51
16:40 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Melrose Abbey (IRE) 9/4
2nd Seagull (IRE) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 121556- Beige, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Kikonga 240
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-0 L M Cumani James Doyle 91 10/111.00
3 (5) 5213-9 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Empress Adelaide 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-8 W J Haggas R L Moore 85 8/19.00
5 (3) 124-731 Yellow and White (halved), halved sleeves, quartered cap Rosehill Artist (IRE) 18
Nag me
3 8-11 C Hills L Dettori 88 8/19.00
6 (6) 012 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Seagull (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-9 J H M Gosden William Buick 86 11/82.38
7 (7) 89-5231 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Bureau (IRE) 6 (ex6)
Nag me
3 8-6 M Johnston R Ffrench 77 14/115.00
8 (1) 3-12 Bottle Green, White cap, Lime Green star Melrose Abbey (IRE) 44
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-5 R M Beckett Martin Lane 82 9/43.25
Non runners
2 (8)51317-0Phaenomena (IRE)49-12Lady CecilJim Crowley89
4 (2)2113-11Nullarbor Sky (IRE)49-7Mrs L WadhamNon Runner84

Betting

Forecast

Seagull (11/8), Melrose Abbey (9/4), Empress Adelaide (8/1), Rosehill Artist (8/1), Kikonga (10/1), Bureau (14/1)

Verdict

Kikonga makes a belated seasonal return but is 6lb higher than when scoring at Ascot last term. Phaenomena disappointed at York on her reappearance and Empress Adelaide returned a losing favourite on her seasonal debut at Chester. Rosehill Artist just got the better of Seagull at Salisbury last time and that pair are hard to separate while Bureau is upped in class after scoring at Pontefract. MELROSE ABBEY is also taking on better company but has plenty of scope over this longer trip after going close on her handicap debut. Ralph Beckett's filly gets the speculative vote to come out best.