Newmarket

  • 15:40 Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Houghton Conditions Stakes1m

  • Winner £8,715 2nd £2,610 3rd £1,305 4th £652
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.63s
  • Off time: 15:41:48
15:40 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sudden Wonder (IRE) 8/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 1 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Cape Wrath 33
Nag me
2 9-3 R Hannon R Hughes 15/82.88
2 (3) 175 Dark green, white diamond, armlets and cap Noble Metal 67
Nag me
2 9-3 P W Chapple-Hyam S W Kelly 85 7/18.00
4 (2) 42 Royal blue Sudden Wonder (IRE) 68
Nag me
2 8-12 C Appleby M Barzalona 8/111.73
5 (1) 51 Pink, Black sash, White sleeves Kalon Brama (IRE) 15
Nag me
2 8-7 P Charalambous Rosie Jessop 65 50/151.00
Non runners
3 (4)1Spark Plug (IRE)29-3B J MeehanJ Fortune

Verdict

Despite winning at Wolverhampton last time, Kalon Brama will find life tough in today's company. Although well beaten on his last couple of starts, Noble Metal has actually improved on his winning debut at Leicester given both of his defeats came in pattern company. Sudden Wonder went close on decent ground over track and trip back in August and it was good going when Spark Plug made a winning start at Bath. CAPE WRATH is the only one with experience of soft ground and he handled it well, scoring over today's trip at Newbury on his introduction. Richard Hannon's colt gets the nod to continue winning ways in this.