Newmarket

  • 17:20 Norfolk Racing Club M D Thompson Electrical Handicap2m

  • Winner £6,476 2nd £1,927 3rd £963 4th £481
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 39.46s
  • Off time: 17:21:33
17:20 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hawridge Star (IRE) 10/3
2nd Saborido (USA) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 31751/ Dark Blue, Light Blue star, stars on sleeves and star on cap Afsoun (FR) 181
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-0 N B King S Sanders 90 7/18.00
2 (5) 512550 BLACK and RED (quartered), BLACK sleeves, RED seams, RED cap Magicalmysterytour (IRE) 20
Nag me
7 9-12 t1 W J Musson S Donohoe 88 11/26.50
3 (4) 610-715 Emerald green, red triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap It's A Date 18
Nag me
5 9-8 A King D Sweeney 84 6/17.00
4 (7) 711501 Royal Blue, White hoops, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots Saborido (USA) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 Mrs A J Perrett Jim Crowley 75 11/26.50
5 (8) 374310 Black and Orange check, Black sleeves, white cap Hawridge King 54
Nag me
8 8-11 W S Kittow J Millman 73 12/113.00
6 (2) 1/49-125 Black and Orange check, Black sleeves and cap Hawridge Star (IRE) 30
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 8-10 W S Kittow R Hughes 72 10/34.33
7 (6) 5/00653 Royal Blue, Red sash, White sleeves Rock Soleil 22
Nag me
6 8-9 Jane Chapple-Hyam J P Spencer (ex1) 70 3/14.00
Non runners
8 (3)67610Cotton King37-13T B ColesNon Runner63

Verdict

With a lack of solid alternatives it might be worth keeping with SABORIDO in the closer. Amanda Perrett's charge needs a career-best to win from a handicapping perspective but the assessor could've applied more pressure than he has, given that the horse won by 13 lengths at Bath. The 6lb rise he's incurred wouldn't have stopped him that day and it may not here, providing the ground is no worse than good-to-soft. Hawridge Star was well-backed last time but confirmed the previous impression that he has little in hand of the handicapper and needs a bog to produce his best, as might Rock Soleil who ran well in a better race last time and looks on a good mark. The fascinating one is Afsoun, a formerly smart jumper who could be revitalised by a switch in yard, but he's a risky betting proposition now tried on the level.