Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 15:25 Bet365 Hopeful Stakes 6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.33s
  • Off time: 15:27:06
15:25 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Palace Moon 9/4
2nd Swiss Diva 15/2
3rd Jimmy Styles 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (4) 16-2031 Royal blue Ancien Regime (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 105 17/29.50
3 (5) 320-759 Dark Blue, Yellow sash, White sleeves, Dark Blue and Yellow hooped cap Beckermet (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 R F Fisher C Catlin 101 28/129.00
4 (9) 1095-00 Royal Blue, Grey stars Fat Boy (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 t1 P W Chapple-Hyam R Hills 105 10/111.00
5 (8) 210504 Yellow, Red braces, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Jimmy Styles 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 C G Cox P Robinson 100 10/111.00
6 (1) 213-124 Lilac, Rose quartered cap Palace Moon 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 H Morrison S Drowne 107 9/43.25
7 (3) 11/1-877 Dark Blue, White cap Pointing North (SAF) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 B Smart R Mullen 105 16/117.00
8 (6) 5-44175 Pink, White star, White sleeves, Pink stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Strike The Deal (USA) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 v J Noseda S W Kelly 109 5/16.00
9 (7) 201202 Yellow, Royal Blue hoops, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap Tamagin (USA) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 p J Pearce S Donohoe 109 11/26.50
10 (2) 20-0301 Black and White stripes, Red sleeves, White cap Zidane 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 J R Fanshawe G Baker 102 16/117.00
11 (10) 1-31314 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Swiss Diva 50
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-6 D R C Elsworth A Munro 101 15/28.50
Non runners
1 (11)021317Doncaster Rover (USA)39-1D H BrownP Makin104

Verdict

Zidane, Swiss Diva and Ancien Regime should all go well again but this could be the right race for PALACE MOON. It wouldn't pay to get carried away with his run in the Hungerford where he ran on fairly well to finish fourth despite pulling for his head and there is a danger that he could be sent off at a false price. That run saw the handicapper raise his mark and he's now just rated a couple of pounds shy of the best in this field but he is still learning the game and could make further progress. A return to more positive tactics worked the oracle for Ancien Regime at Lingfield and his chance would be enhanced if he races just off the pace rather than being held-up. He's good enough to win this as is Zidane who bounced back to his best at Doncaster and who should get the decent pace that he needs. Swiss Diva was progressing rapidly when last seen and may be better served by this course than York as she is often asked to come from off the pace. She makes more appeal than useful handicappers Jimmy Styles and Tamagin who are worth trying at this level whilst the top-rated Strike The Deal has only won one of his seventeen starts on turf although in fairness he's been highly tried and hasn't had many opportunities at this level. The last two winners have been returned at double figure prices but Palace Moon is taken to provide some relief for punters.