• 16:05 J2o White Blend Handicap1m 6f 175y

  • Winner £9,066 2nd £2,698 3rd £1,348 4th £673
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 16.30s
  • Off time: 16:08:49
16:05 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Maxim Gorky (IRE) 11/4
2nd Plymouth Rock (IRE) 2/1
3rd Ocean's Minstrel 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (5) 276 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Kid Charlemagne (IRE) 29
7 9-13 W Greatrex T P Queally 93 10/111.00
3 (7) 805-720 Dark Blue, Yellow star, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Lethal Glaze (IRE) 6
4 9-12 R Hannon R Hughes 92 9/110.00
4 (9) 32-2423 White, Red hoop and sleeves, quartered cap Plymouth Rock (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
4 9-9 v J Noseda W Buick 89 2/13.00
5 (3) 22360-9 Pink, White star, White sleeves, Pink stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Wells Lyrical (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
5 9-8 B Smart T Eaves 88 14/115.00
6 (8) 962538 Red and Black (quartered), White and Black halved sleeves Hevelius 20
5 9-8 W R Swinburn A Kirby 88 14/115.00
7 (1) 609546 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean's Minstrel 34
4 9-6 J Ryan A Munro 86 16/117.00
10 (10) 80-1960 Black, Red epaulets, Grey sleeves, Red cap Hollins 7
6 9-0 Micky Hammond K Fallon 80 6/17.00
11 (11) 136 Dark Blue Maxim Gorky (IRE) 65
3 8-3 Sir Michael Stoute J Quinn 82 11/43.75
Non runners
1 (2)201-065Precision Break (USA)510-0P F I ColeJ P Spencer94
8 (6)449232Akbabend49-2M JohnstonNon Runner82
9 (4)13-2441Arab League (IRE)59-0R J PriceWilliam Carson80


Arab League may be flattered by the margin of his Salisbury win and looks to have plenty to do off 13lbs higher in a race taken to go to MAXIM GORKY. Sir Michael Stoute's well-bred son of Montjeu made a promising start to his career when winning an ordinary maiden at Leicester. He went on to struggle in a couple of strong handicaps but the 65-day break he's had since suggests there may have been something amiss, so with his ability to go well fresh proven and softer ground likely he makes plenty of appeal. Precision Break improved for the fitting of a tongue-tie at Chester and could progress again, Plymouth Rock looked to be found out by a lack of stamina over two miles last time and should do better here having missed a York engagement while Kid Charlemagne is hard to predict and Lethal Glaze disappointed last time. Both Hevelius and Akbabend have missed what appear easier opportunities and may once again struggle to pass the post first.