Newmarket

  • 17:15 Tamdown Group Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £9,704 2nd £2,888 3rd £1,443 4th £722
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 31.65s
  • Off time: 17:17:22
17:15 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Miner's Lamp (IRE) 5/2
2nd Alex My Boy (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 411-2 Royal blue Miner's Lamp (IRE) 13
3 9-10 C Appleby W Buick 98 5/23.50
2 (4) 9-31 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Talmada (USA) 21
Distance Winner
3 9-2 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 90 5/23.50
3 (6) 2-1 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Alex My Boy (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
3 8-9 M Johnston J Fanning 83 5/16.00
4 (3) 452-115 Maroon and White diamonds, halved sleeves, Maroon cap Rudi Five One (FR) 30
3 8-8 R Eddery J Quinn 82 11/112.00
5 (5) 3-22 Dark Blue, Yellow star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Cape Caster (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
3 8-8 R M Beckett S De Sousa 82 4/15.00
6 (7) 4436-18 White, Grey sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Rock 'n' Roll Star 31
3 8-6 P W Chapple-Hyam R Havlin 80 25/126.00
7 (1) 18721-3 YELLOW, WHITE hoop and armlets, WHITE and YELLOW check cap The Alamo (IRE) 13
3 8-5 R Hannon M Barzalona 79 14/115.00

Verdict

Miner's Lamp was a close second in a better race here on his reappearance, despite missing the break. It would be no surprise to see him go one better, though he has another 3lb to carry. TALMADA won her maiden at Haydock over this trip with the minimum of fuss and her third at Newbury is working out really well with the winner going close at Chester last week and the second and fourth both winning since. She can get the better of Musselburgh scorer Alex My Boy and the one-paced Cape Caster. The longer trip might suit Rudi Five One but he and The Alamo are already looking a little exposed.