Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 14:20 Nayef Joel Stakes 1m

  • Winner £56,710 2nd £21,500 3rd £10,760 4th £5,360
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 36.32s
  • Off time: 14:21:29
14:20 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Penitent 10/1
2nd Side Glance 6/1
3rd Premio Loco (USA) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 4-08018 Maroon and White diabolo, quartered cap Fanunalter 33
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 M Wigham S De Sousa 114 14/115.00
2 (11) 213-010 Orange and White (quartered), Orange sleeves Most Improved (IRE) 47
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 B J Meehan K Fallon 116 7/24.50
3 (4) 1-11855 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Penitent 13
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 D O'Meara D Tudhope 114 10/111.00
4 (2) 7-11891 Orange, Black diamond, halved sleeves Premio Loco (USA) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-3 C F Wall G Baker 111 16/117.00
5 (6) 531332 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Side Glance 35
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-3 A M Balding J Fortune 115 6/17.00
7 (7) 47-2103 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Joviality 41
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 J H M Gosden William Buick 112 6/17.00
8 (8) 673663 Pink, White hooped sleeves, White cap Saigon 7
Nag me
3 8-13 J A R Toller Kirsty Milczarek 105 25/126.00
9 (1) 0-21912 White, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Sovereign Debt (IRE) 43
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 M L W Bell J P Spencer 111 8/19.00
10 (9) 142246 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Stipulate 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
3 8-13 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 108 17/29.50
11 (5) 5-14015 Red, Black spots and sleeves, Red cap Trumpet Major (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-13 Richard Hannon R Hughes 114 5/16.00
Non runners
6 (3)4-65132Tazahum (USA)49-3Sir Michael StouteP Hanagan110

Verdict

The tough Premio Loco looks sure to be a factor again here as he had Trumpet Major more than five lengths behind in the Celebration Mile at Goodwood last month, though the latter possibly didn't have the race run to suit that day and Chris Wall's eight-year-old was also some way adrift of Side Glance in the Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot earlier. Something was clearly amiss with St James's Palace Stakes winner MOST IMPROVED in the Jacques le Marois at Deauville last time and he does appear to have two ways of running. He also has a Group 1 penalty in this but is probably the class act and is fancied to return to winning ways as Penitent, though improved this year, ideally needs more give in the ground. Saigon has still to convince that he truly stays 1m and Fanunalter disappointed when favourite for a Group 3 in Norway last time. Tazahum and Sovereign Debt may find this too tough and Stipulate is held on all known form but that's not the case with Joviality and John Gosden's classy filly ran a blinder in the Grade 1 Beverly D in the States last month. Her poor run here previously in the Falmouth Stakes can be put down to the soft ground and she'll be a big danger to the selection.