• 17:15 Eastern Daily Press Handicap2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 33.84s
  • Off time: 17:15:44
17:15 Yarmouth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stage Acclaim (IRE) Evs
2nd Purely By Chance 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 3-12669 Brown, Light Blue cross belts, Light Blue sleeves, Brown armlets, Light Blue cap Leyte Gulf (USA) 20
7 9-7 C C Bealby Dane O'Neill 62 20/121.00
2 (2) 05/6-532 Gold, aquamarine cross of lorraine and sleeves Stage Acclaim (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
5 9-0 p Dr R D P Newland J P Spencer 55 Evs2.00
3 (6) 4123-60 White, Red Cross of Lorraine, White and Red halved sleeves, quartered cap Extremely So 109
Course Winner
4 8-13 P J McBride Jack Mitchell 54 15/28.50
4 (3) 743452 Dark Blue, Red Cross of Lorraine, White sleeves, White cap, Red star Purely By Chance 18
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-11 v J Pearce Simon Pearce (5) 52 7/24.50
5 (4) 4-49867 Black and Red (quartered), White sleeves, White cap, Red star Dovedon Earl 37
4 8-9 T Keddy N Mackay 50 12/113.00
6 (1) 14-9464 White, Red inverted triangle, White sleeves, Red spots, quartered cap Snowberry Hill (USA) 14
Distance Winner
7 8-4 Lucinda Featherstone J Quinn 45 7/18.00


In a race lacking strength, STAGE ACCLAIM is preferred to Extremely So and Purely By Chance. Doctor Richard Newland is adept at placing his horses and looks to have found a fine opportunity for Stage Acclaim, who ran well over hurdles last time to advertise his wellbeing. Prior to that the gelding had finished second off this mark at Kempton and on his jumps rating he's thrown in. Extremely So is interesting as her course form figures are 2-2-1. The concern would be that she tries this trip for the first time on the back of a poor Wolverhampton run, so there's reason enough to take her on with stamina unproven. In contrast Purely By Chance has stamina in abundance and ran a fair race to take second at Folkestone recently. Jeff Pearce's mare races off the same mark of 52 but just lacks a change of gear and will suffer if this small-field event gets tactical. Leyte Gulf and Snowberry Hill would both be of more interest were this at Wolverhampton so with Dovedon Earl having done little to suggest he's up to winning a race like this, Stage Acclaim looks set to score.