Newmarket

  • 16:25 Hastings Direct Sir Henry Cecil Stakes 1m

  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.79s
  • Off time: 16:25:29
16:25 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Table Rock (IRE) 4/1
2nd Pretzel (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 2327-17 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves Coulsty (IRE) 22
3 9-6 R Hannon R Hughes 103 11/112.00
3 (8) 154-4 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel God Willing 82
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 E A L Dunlop J P Spencer 104 20/121.00
4 (7) 3-54320 Red, Red cap, White spots Parbold (IRE) 22
3 9-3 R A Fahey Martin Harley 105 8/19.00
5 (2) 1-21 Pink, White sleeves Pretzel (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
3 9-3 J H M Gosden W Buick 101 2/13.00
6 (9) 7143-87 Yellow, Black cross belts, Halved sleeves, Black cap Sir Jack Layden 68
3 9-3 D H Brown L Dettori 105 33/134.00
7 (4) 221101 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Table Rock (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
3 9-3 b A P O'Brien R L Moore 107 4/15.00
9 (1) 41-225 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Zarwaan 21
3 9-3 E A L Dunlop P Hanagan 102 9/43.25
Non runners
2 (3)8114-50Anjaal39-3R HannonDane O'Neill109
8 (5)21-734Windfast (IRE)39-3B J MeehanJ Fortune108

Verdict

Pretzel made a successful debut on soft ground here in October and returned to winning form in an Ayr handicap on fast ground. He deserves a crack at this higher grade and has more scope than most. Coulsty followed a victory over 7f here with a fair effort in the Jersey Stakes though WINDFAST, who had finished behind him in that earlier run, reversed the form and can come out on top here. Parbold, who finished in the bunch in that event, steps up to this trip for the first time and should be suited as he was staying on at the finish. Table Rock landed a tough handicap at the Curragh and, though this is stronger, he has the scope to make his presence felt as has Zarwaan, who would have finished much closer in the Britannia Stakes but for being impeded at a crucial stage.