• 18:30 Newmarket Nights Handicap1m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.08s
  • Off time: 18:30:23
18:30 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sacrilege 8/1
2nd Wilfred Pickles (IRE) 6/1
3rd King Columbo (IRE) 11/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 18135-0 Emerald Green, Mauve star, striped sleeves and star on cap Rock Anthem (IRE) 74
Distance Winner
6 10-0 M Murphy Barry Adams (7) 75 25/126.00
2 (8) 3424-65 Emerald green and white diamonds, purple sleeves and cap Wilfred Pickles (IRE) 18
4 9-12 Miss Jo Crowley Dane O'Neill 73 6/17.00
3 (1) 2094-23 White, Royal Blue chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Saturn Way (GR) 18
4 9-11 P R Chamings L P Keniry 72 3/14.00
4 (7) 007657 Red, Royal Blue stars, Red cap, Royal Blue star Negotiation (IRE) 8
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-9 M Quinn S Sanders 70 16/117.00
5 (6) 33-9500 BLACK and RED (quartered), BLACK sleeves, RED seams, RED cap Emeebee 18
4 9-9 W J Musson R Hughes 70 9/110.00
8 (10) 600-801 Black, White hooped sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Aviso (GER) 81
Distance Winner
6 9-7 B Curley M Fenton 68 16/117.00
9 (11) 80-8033 Royal Blue, Red triple diamond, Red and Royal Blue chevrons on sleeves, Red cap King Columbo (IRE) 7
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-6 Miss J Feilden Adam Beschizza (7) 67 11/26.50
10 (12) 256832 Dark Green and Purple halved, White sleeves, Purple Diamonds, Purple cap Eastern Gift 7
Distance Winner
5 9-6 Miss Gay Kelleway R L Moore 67 9/25.50
11 (5) 895451 Emerald green, white hoops, white sleeves, emerald green armlets, red cap Sacrilege 7
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 p M C Chapman M Coumbe (5) 65 8/19.00
12 (4) 072894 Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red stars Orpen Wide (IRE) 7
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-2 b M C Chapman David Kenny (7) 63 16/117.00
Non runners
6 (2)525-089Captainrisk (IRE)49-8Mrs C A DunnettP Cosgrave69
7 (9)57869R-The Winged Assasin (USA)49-7M WighamStephen Craine68


As they did a week ago SACRILEGE, Eastern Gift and King Columbo can dominate this handicap with the former preferred, although all would change if support for Aviso arrived. Our shortlist all contested a course and distance amateur riders handicap last week with Sacrilege coming out on top. Unpenalised for that win, our pick looks worth sticking with as he was a worthy winner and, having had just 11 tries on turf, might be capable of progressing further. Eastern Gift is difficult to win with but Ryan Moore's booking almost convinced us; he's ridden the horse before without success but should inspire an improved performance. However, Gay Kelleway's charge has finished second on no fewer than 10 occasions, winning just twice, and can be opposed once more. King Columbo started favourite ahead of the aforementioned pair last week but had little excuse in third. He won this race last year though off the same mark of 67 and may have been primed for a repeat success. Aviso won readily at Yarmouth back in April and is only 3lbs higher here. A German Group Two winner in 2007, there's every reason to believe he remains well treated but he may prefer soft ground; the market will tell us all we need to know. Saturn Way has been bumped up another 2lbs for taking second last time but is in rude health and appears versatile ground-wise; he's expected to confirm form with maiden Wilfred Pickles despite a 4lb turnaround, with the latter appearing to have attitude problems and perhaps better over seven. Emeebee was further back that day but now races off a career low mark and has Richard Hughes on board for the first time but last week's course and distance contest can hold the key to this race, with Sacrilege taken to once more come out on top.