Newmarket

  • 17:20 Saeed Suhail Saeed Handicap5f

  • Winner £16,172 2nd £4,812 3rd £2,405 4th £1,202
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.87s
  • Off time: 17:21:44
17:20 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midsummer Knight 3/1
2nd Shaheen (IRE) 10/3
3rd Gracious John (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (1) 161035 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Gracious John (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
5 10-2 P D Evans A Kirby 101 1001
2 (7) 4-40670 Grey, white chevron, white and grey striped sleeves, red cap Duke Of Firenze 12
Distance Winner
9 10-0 D C Griffiths D Allan 99 1001
3 (5) 332241 ORANGE and PURPLE (quartered), EMERALD GREEN sleeves and cap Leo Minor (USA) 14
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-5 R M H Cowell W Buick 90 1001
4 (6) 113/8-89 Yellow, royal blue epaulets, royal blue and yellow chevrons on sleeves, red cap Outrage 12
Distance Winner
6 9-0 b D Kubler R Winston 85 1001
5 (8) 448611 Dark Green, Red epaulets and sleeves Arzaak (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
4 9-0 b C A Dwyer Lewis Edmunds (3) 85 1001
6 (2) 4-39121 Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Shaheen (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
3 8-10 t J J Quinn Andrea Atzeni 86 1001
7 (3) 240080 Yellow, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Compas Scoobie 12
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-10 vt S C Williams Oisin Murphy 81 1001
9 (4) 212332 Pink, emerald green epaulets and armlets, emerald green and pink hooped cap Midsummer Knight 22
Distance Winner
3 8-4 K R Burke David Egan 80 1001
Non runners
8 (9)350735Shamshon (IRE)78-9S C WilliamsDarragh Keenan74

Verdict

Shaheen is upped in class after scoring at Doncaster but is still improving but Arzaak will find this tougher than when scoring at Brighton last month. Midsummer Knight has been thereabouts of late but in his own age group while William Buick stays loyal to Leo Minor having won over track and trip a fortnight ago. Third-paced SHAMSHON has some improving to do to reverse running with the latter but re-opposes on better terms and given he won last year’s renewal off a 7lb higher mark, Stuart Williams’ charge could make another bold bid with an apprentice’s allowance further helping his cause. Gracious John and Duke Of Firenze are both capable at this level with the latter preferred having slipped down the weights this year.