Newmarket

  • 15:25 Chris Blackwell Memorial Hopeful Stakes 6f

  • Winner £18,714 2nd £7,095 3rd £3,551 4th £1,769
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.88s
  • Off time: 15:25:46
15:25 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hitchens (IRE) 7/1
2nd Markab 9/1
3rd Sirius Prospect (USA) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 212443 White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Hitchens (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-7 T D Barron M Dwyer 113 7/18.00
2 (7) 0204-41 Beige, dark blue hoops, dark blue and beige hooped sleeves, dark blue cap Markab 89
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-4 H Candy D Sweeney 109 9/110.00
3 (9) 1-98076 Black, orange star, orange and black diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Sirius Prospect (USA) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 hb D K Ivory S W Kelly 112 11/26.50
4 (5) 0-02081 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Desert Law (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 A M Balding S Sanders 105 8/19.00
6 (8) 105435 White, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves and cap Lui Rei (ITY) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 R M H Cowell R Mullen 103 9/110.00
7 (4) 565271 Royal blue Scarf (AUS) 51
Nag me
5 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 108 2/13.00
8 (6) 229070 ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN stars Es Que Love (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 M Johnston F Norton 106 6/17.00
9 (1) 510131- White, Emerald Green diamond and armlets, quartered cap Blanche Dubawi (IRE) 329
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 Noel Quinlan P Cosgrave 101 9/110.00
Non runners
5 (3)3-77940High Standing (USA)79-0J GaskD Holland101
10 (2)1/1-213Hallelujah48-9J R FanshaweMartin Lane97

Verdict

There are some old favourites facing the starter here and several would have leading claims if producing their best. Hitchens was only beaten half-a-length in a Listed race at Chester earlier month while Lui Rei has been running well in competitive handicaps, though was only fifth behind the back-to-form Desert Law at Ascot two weeks ago. Sirius Prospect and High Standing have been below par this term, however, and Markab and Scarf both need to step up on respective wins at Windsor and Newbury to follow up in this grade. ES QUE LOVE has been on the go since April but has plenty in his favour today and will bounce off this faster ground. If allowed to dominate, Mark Johnston's three-year-old may well be good enough. Hallelujah looks the best of the two fillies ahead of the returning Blanche Dubawi.