Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 17:05 May Day Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 32.12s
  • Off time: 17:08:30
17:05 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Topolski (IRE) 15/8
2nd North Cape (USA) 13/2
3rd Peintre d'Argent (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 75131-8 Royal Blue, Red sash, White sleeves Clear Reef 8
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-9 p Jane Chapple-Hyam N Callan 83 25/126.00
2 (2) 09-6558 Navy Blue, Red and Light Blue hoop and armlets, White cap Topolski (IRE) 22
Nag me
4 9-8 p A M Balding J Fortune 82 15/82.88
3 (4) 3-60190 Emerald Green, Yellow stars, hooped sleeves, White cap Brett Vale (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 P R Hedger Dane O'Neill 80 20/121.00
4 (1) 3-88936 Black, Light Blue and White striped sleeves, Light Blue cap Monte Cavallo (SAF) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-3 M Wigham S W Kelly 77 9/25.50
5 (3) 3-04301 Grey, Green sleeves, Cerise cap North Cape (USA) 23
Nag me
4 9-2 H Candy Amy Scott (7) 76 13/27.50
6 (6) 312152 Purple, Yellow sash, Emerald Green cap Ghufa (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 J Pearce Simon Pearce (5) 74 8/19.00
7 (5) 085861- Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Spensley (IRE) 291
Nag me
4 8-11 J R Fanshawe P Cosgrave 71 14/115.00
8 (8) 134131 Lime Green, Orange sleeves and cap Peintre d'Argent (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 W J Knight Harry Bentley (7) 70 7/24.50

Verdict

Henry Candy has a great record here, and NORTH CAPE can follow up an apprentice handicap success last time out, but Ghufa and Peintre d'Argent should be considered too, although in truth it's a wide open event. North Cape won a shade cosily despite having got warm before his last race early in the month. When challenged late on he showed a good attitude for a duel and duly rewarded supporters. He's only gone up three pounds for that, but has a handy claimer on board. Ghufa has an excellent strike rate, but is due a win. He can at least usually be relied on for each way money, only missing the frame once in his last eight outings. Peintre d'Argent is the only filly here, and gets a chunk of weight from some but some from all, and has been a revelation since moving to Willie Knight's yard last year after previously showing little; three wins in seven after previously nought from eight tells its own story. Spensley's not been seen in public since winning at Leicester in October and support could be encouraging, but preference is for North Cape.