Today's racecards

Newmarket

  • 15:45 Bet365.com James Seymour Stakes 1m 2f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 7.61s
  • Off time: 15:45:27
15:45 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Laaheb 3/1
2nd Prince Siegfried (FR) 10/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 11939-0 Royal Blue, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets Hebridean (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 L M Cumani K Fallon 110 18/119.00
2 (5) 507239 Black and Grey check, Black sleeves and cap Perks (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 J L Dunlop J Quinn 104 16/117.00
3 (6) 120068 Pink, Black epaulets, hooped sleeves and star on cap Suits Me 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 T P Tate M Fenton 108 25/126.00
4 (2) 72-3311 Royal blue Prince Siegfried (FR) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 114 10/111.91
5 (3) 01121 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Laaheb 37
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 M A Jarvis R Hills 103 3/14.00
6 (4) 03-5863 White, Light Green stars, Light Green sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Saphira's Fire (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-12 W R Muir Martin Dwyer 112 4/15.00

Verdict

LAAHEB's star is in the ascendancy and he's fancied to climb another rung on the ladder although it's offputting that over twenty representatives from the classic generation have run in this race since they were last responsible for the winner. Prince Siegfried or perhaps Perks may be the ones to profit if he fails to break the cycle. This does represent a step up in class for Laaheb but he was most impressive when comfortably accounting for a fair field at Pontefract and connections appear to hold him in some regard. Prince Siegfried has had a quiet season for his new connections but has been well placed to win both his starts and the form of his win at Ayr was given a boost when the runner-up comfortably landed a Listed race against her own sex at Lingfield on Thursday. He's the one to beat in this line-up. Hebridean has plenty to prove whilst the admirable Suits Me looks vulnerable to something with a touch of class. Saphira's Fire ran a blinder to finish just behind the principals in the Pride Stakes but the drop back in trip in a small field is by no means certain to bring out the best in her. Perks has been a trifle disappointing this season but in fairness to John Dunlop's gelding he's rarely had his ideal conditions and he looks unlikely to do so here unless the heavens open. Preference, therefore, is for Laaheb.