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15:55 Newmarket

Bettingmadeeasy At Stanjames.com Handicap (Class 2)

  • 23 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £50,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.50s
  • Off Time: 15:56:34
  • 23 Ran
2nd
Silk -
8/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    33/1

      4th
      Silk -
      1(24)
      Silk - Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap
      • Form 02-0755
      • Age 7
      • Weight 9-10
      • Official Rating 104

      always in rear

      2(25)
      Silk - Purple, Grey seams and sleeves, Purple and Grey check cap

      Genki (IRE)

      203 DCD
      16/1
      • Form 024103-
      • Age 6
      • Weight 9-9
      • Official Rating 103

      awkward start and slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders

      3(21)
      Silk - Black, White disc, hooped sleeves, White cap
      50/1
      • Form 211070-
      • Age 6
      • Weight 9-9
      • Official Rating 103

      in rear, ridden 2f out, keeping on when switched right 1f out, not trouble leaders

      4(20)
      Silk - Yellow, purple chevron, chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, purple star
      25/1
      • Form 4/07438
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 100

      in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong

      6(19)
      Silk - Royal Blue, Pink sash and sleeves

      Prohibit

      36 DCD
      25/1
      • Form 02-6491
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 99

      mid-division, ridden and headway and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

      7(9)
      Silk - Emerald Green and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Emerald Green diamond
      14/1
      • Form 009-102
      • Age 9
      • Weight 9-4
      • Official Rating 98

      towards rear, ridden 2f out, ran on, not reach leaders

      8(12)
      Silk - Black and White stripes, Red sleeves, White cap

      Zidane

      35 DCD
      8/1
      • Form 15000-7
      • Age 8
      • Weight 9-1
      • Official Rating 95

      in rear, ridden over 2f out, switched right inside final furlong, never going pace of leaders

      9(8)
      Silk - Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap

      Enact

      198 BFD
      8/1
      • Form 951223-
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-1
      • Official Rating 95

      tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, headed towards finish

      10(10)
      Silk - Dark blue, beige braces, hooped sleeves and cap
      25/1
      • Form 52420/1
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-0
      • Official Rating 94

      tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong

      11(18)
      Silk - Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap
      14/1
      • Form 0575-02
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-12
      • Official Rating 92

      intouch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

      12(13)
      Silk - Dark Blue, White cap
      • Form 3899-03
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-12
      • Official Rating 92

      chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out

      13(23)
      Silk - White, Red triple diamond, check sleeves, quartered cap
      12/1
      • Form 412-6
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-10
      • Official Rating 90

      never better than mid-division

      14(14)
      Silk - Orange, Dark Green disc
      • Form 23903-0
      • Age 6
      • Weight 8-10
      • Official Rating 90

      intouch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out

      16(11)
      Silk - Dark blue, grey star and armlets, hooped cap

      Medicean Man

      18 p D
      12/1
      • Form 1414-18
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-9
      • Official Rating 89

      intouch, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out until stayed on towards finish

      17(7)
      Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
      • Form 00705-6
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-9
      • Official Rating 89

      tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong

      18(6)
      Silk - Red, White star, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap, White star
      18/1
      • Form 11299-1
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-8
      • Official Rating 88

      dwelt, soon intouch, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong

      19(15)
      Silk - Red and White (halved), White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star
      33/1
      • Form 1232-09
      • Age 7
      • Weight 8-5
      • Official Rating 85

      intouch, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out

      20(1)
      Silk - Black, large Light Green spots, Light Green cap
      28/1
      • Form 303938
      • Age 7
      • Weight 8-2
      • Official Rating 82

      slowly into stride, always in rear

      21(4)
      Silk - White, red and white halved sleeves, red cap

      Angus Newz

      7 v DCD
      33/1
      • Form 3560-46
      • Age 7
      • Weight 8-2
      • Official Rating 82

      led, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, edged right and stayed on under pressure

      22(5)
      Silk - Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars
      • Form 31214-1
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-1
      • Official Rating 81

      tracked leaders, ridden and switched left to stand side rail over 1f out, driven to challenge inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish

      23(17)
      Silk - White, Purple hoop, armlets and cap

      Doric Lady

      169 D
      40/1
      • Form 199771-
      • Age 5
      • Weight 8-1
      • Official Rating 81

      intouch, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

      24(3)
      Silk - Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap

      Rapid Water

      261 D
      12/1
      • Form 8/15514-
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-0
      • Official Rating 80

      with leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

      25(2)
      Silk - Black, White, Yellow, Grey and Brown hoops
      • Form 324092
      • Age 5
      • Weight 7-12
      • Official Rating 77

      dwelt, in rear, never near leaders

      15(22)
      NR
      • Form 85063-1
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-10
      • Official Rating 90

      Nonrunner

      5(16)
      NR
      • Form 060135-
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 99

      Nonrunner

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      ZIDANE is capable of running a big race and heads a nominal short-list of three from Northern raiders Hitchens and Barney McGrew. The selection is versatile with regard to underfoot conditions which is a point in his favour given the unsettled weather forecast and he's become well handicapped following some modest runs at the end of last season. He made a satisfactory return to action at Doncaster in a race that also featured Saucy Brown, favourite Jonny Mudball and Courageous and he's fancied to step up on that performance. Barney McGrew proved that he can be competitive from this sort of mark when going close in the Ayr Gold Cup and he'll be better suited by the way that this race is run rather than the Abernant in which he made his reappearance. Philip Makin keeps faith with him rather than partner Hitchens for whom Jamie Spencer is an able substitute and Hitchens isn't too badly handicapped but may not appreciate any rain. Enact and Prohibit are others to mention in a race where any number hold live claims but we'll take Zidane to roll back the years.

      Formwatch

      Barney McGrew (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Equiano (9-5) at Newmarket 6f Listed stks (1) gf in Apr.

      Genki (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Mid-division, headway in 7th halfway, 4th 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression leaders, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Rayeni (9-2) at Curragh 6f Listed stks sft in Oct.

      Golden Desert (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, hampered over 5f out, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 17l behind Mia's Boy (8-11) at Doncaster 7f cond Stakes (2) gs in Oct.

      Rileyskeepingfaith 14-1 (9-9) Held up in mid-division, bumped and hampered and lost place over 5f, ridden and hung right over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Beauchamp Viceroy (9-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.

      Prohibit 6-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led over 1f out, hard driven, stayed on strongly, won at Kempton 6f stks (3yo+) (3) pol in Mar beating Elnawin (9-4) by 1/2l, 5 ran.

      Flipando (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong to go 2nd near finish, not reached winner, 2nd of 13, nk behind Secret Asset (8-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Apr.

      Zidane 12-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on near finish, 7th of 18, 2l behind Kaldoun Kingdom (9-3) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Mar.

      Enact 11-4fav (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, not reached leading pair, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Damaniyat Girl (8-12) at Newmarket 6f fll lst stks (1) gd in Oct.

      Secret Asset (IRE) 33-1 (8-1) Raced keenly, tracked leader after 2f, challenged over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Apr beating Flipando (8-13) by nk, 13 ran.

      Saucy Brown (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Close up, ridden over 2f out, effort inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 18, 1/2l behind Kaldoun Kingdom (9-3) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Mar.

      Courageous (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Disputed lead until overall leader 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Castles In The Air (8-13) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.

      Jonny Mudball 5-2fav (8-8) Held up, headway over 1f out ,soon every chance, not quicken inside final furlong, 6th of 18, 1 3/4l behind Kaldoun Kingdom (9-3) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Mar.

      Abraham Lincoln (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 16, 8l behind Lenny Bee (8-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.

      Medicean Man 9-2 (8-12) Slowly into stide, held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on, 8th of 16, 6l behind Lenny Bee (8-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.

      Parisian Pyramid (IRE) 28-1 (8-12) Towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 6l behind Lenny Bee (8-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.

      Mo Mhuirnin (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, good headway on outside over 1f out, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr beating Anne Of Kiev (8-10) by 1/2l, 11 ran.

      Fantasy Explorer 14-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 6l behind Secret Asset (8-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Apr.

      Orpsie Boy (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind Beat The Bell (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.

      Angus Newz 28-1 (9-0) Prominent, lost place halfway, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 9l behind Gilt Edge Girl (9-0) at Bath 5f fll lst stks (1) fm in Apr.

      Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 3-1fav (8-7) Held up behind, switched outside 2f out, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, readily, won at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr beating Green Park (8-13) by 2l, 12 ran.

      Doric Lady 14-1 (8-9) In touch, slightly outpaced 2f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, soon switched right, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Even Bolder (8-0) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.

      Rapid Water 5-2 (9-7) Led, strongly challenged from well over 1f out, headed just inside final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 3l behind Getcarter (8-9) at Newbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.

      Indian Skipper (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Slowly away, soon chasing leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed near finish, no extra, 2nd of 11, hd behind Sunrise Safari (9-3) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.

      Imperial Guest 6-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, won at Brighton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr beating Kerrys Requiem (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.

      Hitchens (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 4l behind Servoca (8-6) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Oct.