Newmarket

  • 13:50 Victor Chandler Challenge Stakes 7f

  • Winner £51,093 2nd £19,368 3rd £9,693 4th £4,833
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.04s
  • Off time: 13:51:23
13:50 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Red Jazz (USA) 5/1
2nd Cat Junior (USA) 14/1
3rd Main Aim 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 6-16510 Royal blue, white cap Shakespearean (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
3 9-5 t Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 116 18/119.00
2 (10) 948226 Light Blue, Purple epaulets, quartered cap Cat Junior (USA) 35
5 9-3 vt B J Meehan R Hills 113 14/115.00
3 (11) 82D35-1 Royal blue Delegator 29
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 121 6/42.50
4 (5) 333562 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Dream Eater (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
5 9-3 t A M Balding J Fortune 116 8/19.00
5 (9) 250264 MAROON Duff (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
7 9-3 v1 E Lynam P J Smullen 110 20/121.00
6 (13) 813601 YELLOW, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap Harrison George (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
5 9-3 R A Fahey P Hanagan 111 33/134.00
7 (2) 4-10235 Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star High Standing (USA) 35
Distance Winner
5 9-3 W J Haggas J P Spencer 109 20/121.00
8 (4) 234334 Purple, Grey seams and sleeves, Purple and Grey check cap Himalya (IRE) 20
4 9-3 J Noseda T P Queally 111 16/117.00
9 (1) 123713 Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Mabait 41
Distance Winner
4 9-3 L M Cumani K Fallon 114 25/126.00
10 (3) 4-31042 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Main Aim 49
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-3 v1 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 111 12/113.00
11 (6) 796928 Black, Pink braces, Emerald Green cap, Orange stars Sir Gerry (USA) 14
5 9-3 C A Dwyer G Baker 114 50/151.00
12 (7) 222853 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Jazz (USA) 21
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-1 B W Hills R Winston 120 5/16.00
13 (12) 0-62525 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Golden Stream (IRE) 63
Distance Winner
4 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute W Buick 103 50/151.00
14 (8) 874432 Dark blue, pink seams and sleeves, quartered cap Blue Angel (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
3 8-12 b R Hannon Johnny Murtagh 102 50/151.00

Verdict

It will be a little disappointing if DELEGATOR can't confirm Newbury form with Sir Gerry even though there was only a neck between them at the line. The Godolphin colt was reported to be likely to need that run and did everything easily enough despite the narrow margins at the post. Red Jazz was surely flattered by his run at Ascot but the best of the rest of his form gives him every chance of making the frame at a track he runs well although he could get some company up front with Duff in the line-up. Main Aim was beaten into fourth twelve months ago and connections now reach for a visor whilst Himalya, High Standing, Dream Eater and Cat Junior continue to frustrate despite performing creditably. Mabait is another with minor claims along with Shakespearean who needs to bounce back from a poor run.