Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 17:00 July Course Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner £9,066 2nd £2,698 3rd £1,348 4th £673
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 6.16s
  • Off time: 17:02:10
17:00 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Taqleed (IRE) 7/1
2nd Sharaayeen 8/1
3rd Sharedah (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 530051 White, black star, sleeves and star on cap Bencoolen (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-0 D Nicholls M O'connell (5) 91 16/117.00
2 (12) 410602 Red, Yellow seams, hooped sleeves, striped cap Moynahan (USA) 16
Nag me
5 9-13 P F I Cole N Callan 90 14/115.00
3 (1) 213147- Orange, Mauve chevrons, Orange sleeves, Mauve cap The Only Key 262
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-11 S W James William Carson 88 50/151.00
4 (10) 551559 Yellow, Red and Yellow halved sleeves, Red and Yellow quartered cap Reve De Nuit (USA) 11
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-10 A J Mccabe R Winston 87 14/115.00
5 (4) 805144 Red, Black chevrons, Black sleeves, Red seams, Red and Black quartered cap Cumulus Nimbus 7
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-8 Richard Hannon R Hughes 93 9/25.50
6 (6) 3133-53 Dark Blue, Red disc, Red cap Fanditha (IRE) 16
Nag me
4 9-6 L M Cumani Kirsty Milczarek 83 10/111.00
7 (13) 8200-02 Royal Blue, Yellow epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap Qalahari (IRE) 21
Nag me
4 9-3 D J Coakley J Quinn 80 20/121.00
8 (2) 0-1 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Taqleed (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-0 J H M Gosden William Buick 85 7/18.00
9 (5) 3-43511 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Christmas Carnival 22
Nag me
3 8-13 b B J Meehan C O'Donoghue 84 9/110.00
10 (8) 123460 Grey, Royal Blue star, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Red cap Sedgwick 10
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-11 S A Harris Declan Cannon (5) 74 33/134.00
11 (3) 3161 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Sharedah (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 Sir Michael Stoute R Hills 82 7/24.50
12 (7) 864421 Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap Bahamian Music (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 R A Fahey R Mullen 80 11/112.00
13 (11) 10-5244 Royal blue, white epaulets, pink cap Sharaayeen 23
Nag me
3 8-5 B W Hills Greg Fairley 76 8/19.00
14 (9) 1-92844 Royal Blue, White seams, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Essexbridge 23
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-4 Richard Hannon J F McDonald 75 20/121.00

Verdict

The pick of the more exposed runners here would have to be Christmas Carnival, who has progressed well of late and acts on the ground, but up another 4lbs he's taken on in favour of handicap debutant TAQLEED. John Gosden's charge clearly improved for a gelding operation when romping home at Nottingham. The handicapper has taken no chances with a rating of 85 but he is well bred and his dam won on soft ground; we're hopeful he can follow suit now stepped beyond a mile. Sharedah is already proven at the trip and is the choice of Richard Hills so must be considered the biggest threat but her maiden form hasn't really worked out and she might be vulnerable to her less exposed rival. Qalahari benefitted for dropping to a career-low mark last time and, although no match for the winner, must be considered off the same mark stepped up to 1m2f, along with Cumulus Nimbus who is closely matched with Sharedah although admittedly more exposed.