Newmarket

  • 17:50 Robert Palmer Memorial Handicap6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.30s
  • Off time: 17:54:11
17:50 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zero Money (IRE) 2/1
2nd Whozthecat (IRE) 12/1
3rd Hezmah 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (16) 68-0380 Navy Blue, Red and Light Blue hoop and armlets, White cap Fireback 21
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-12 A M Balding Thomas Brown (7) 90 9/110.00
2 (12) 900030 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Corporal Maddox 7
Distance Winner
4 9-11 J A Osborne Hayley Turner 89 16/117.00
3 (2) 131-278 Black, White stars, Red sleeves, Black armlets, Yellow cap Tagula Night (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
5 9-11 vt W R Swinburn P J Dobbs 89 25/126.00
4 (18) 20-0042 Purple, Grey seams and sleeves, Purple and Grey check cap Zero Money (IRE) 6
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-10 b R Charlton W Buick 88 2/13.00
5 (15) 62100-0 Red, Royal Blue epaulets Arteus 64
Distance Winner
5 9-10 b G G Margarson Martin Lane 88 66/167.00
6 (4) 930046 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Beat The Bell 28
Distance Winner
6 9-10 T D Barron Lee Newman 88 18/119.00
7 (9) 326610 Red, Yellow stars on sleeves New Leyf (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
5 9-9 b J Gask David Probert 87 14/115.00
8 (14) 745023 Maroon, Royal Blue chevron and sleeves, hooped cap Whozthecat (IRE) 15
4 9-9 v D Carroll S Donohoe 87 12/113.00
10 (17) 009610 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Below Zero (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
4 9-7 M Johnston N Callan 85 12/113.00
11 (13) 280950 Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds, royal blue cap Befortyfour 7
6 9-6 R C Guest A Culhane 84 25/126.00
12 (8) 100002 DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Bravo Echo 22
Course Winner
5 9-6 M J Attwater Jack Mitchell 84 9/110.00
13 (3) 4-37023 YELLOW, WHITE hoop and armlets, WHITE and YELLOW check cap Lujeanie 23
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-5 p D K Ivory S W Kelly 83 11/112.00
14 (6) 040045 Royal blue, yellow chevron and sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue diamond Jack My Boy (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
4 9-4 v P D Evans Catherine Gannon 82 22/123.00
15 (7) 147 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Hezmah 22
3 9-2 J H M Gosden T P O'Shea 85 11/26.50
16 (11) 157-203 Emerald green and yellow (quartered), orange sleeves, orange and white check cap Cloud's End 14
Distance Winner
4 9-0 R M H Cowell J P Fahy (3) 78 33/134.00
Non runners
9 (1)2316/0-2Capone (IRE)69-7D NichollsI Mongan85
17 (10)26-0542Quasi Congaree (GER)58-13I A WoodNon Runner77
18 (5)5-65254Cornus98-11A J McCabeMartin Harley75

Verdict

Dandy Nicholls is a master at sprint handicaps - especially on this track where he has an incredible record - so CAPONE, who had his first start for the yard when runner-up to today's opponent Below Zero at Yarmouth 11 days ago, will have been primed for this and gets the vote. Zero Money was having his first start over 6f since last May when narrowly beaten by Grissom at Pontefract where he was headed right on the line. He's certain to be prominent as is Brave Echo, another who has mainly raced over longer trips but couldn't be faulted with a fine run in a tough Ascot handicap last time. Lujeanie hails from a yard who do well in sprint handicaps and he's run really well over the minimum trip on this course recently. He rates a threat along with Whozthecat, who will be ideally suited by this very fast track.