Newmarket

  • 16:10 bet365 Old Rowley Cup Handicap 1m 4f

  • Winner £74,700 2nd £22,368 3rd £11,184 4th £5,592
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 32.15s
  • Off time: 16:10:18
16:10 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rock Eagle 3/1
2nd Astronomer (IRE) 4/1
3rd Ben Vrackie 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (8) 41111 Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap Astronomer (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
3 9-7 A P O'Brien D O'Brien 106 1001
2 (11) 721203 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Ben Vrackie 15
Distance Winner
3 9-5 J H M Gosden L Dettori 104 1001
3 (1) 1-13221 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Breath Caught 15 (ex6)
Course Winner
3 8-12 R M Beckett Oisin Murphy 91 1001
4 (10) 1214 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Rock Eagle 71
3 8-7 R M Beckett Harry Bentley 92 1001
5 (7) 211311 Dark Blue, Gold hoops, White sleeves and cap Artarmon (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
3 8-5 v M L W Bell George Wood 90 1001
6 (6) 621241 Red, large white spots, black cap Jack Regan 13
3 8-3 Ian Williams K T O'Neill 88 1001
7 (5) 5-24331 ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped sleeves and cap Baritone (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
3 8-1 Sir Michael Stoute David Egan 86 1001
8 (2) 241223 Red, white epaulets, diabolo on sleeves Berkshire Royal 34
Distance Winner
3 8-1 A M Balding F Norton 86 1001
9 (3) 052316 Royal Blue, White hollow box, checked sleeves and cap Soto Sizzler 34
Distance Winner
3 8-0 W J Knight J Quinn 85 1001
10 (4) 127222 Brown, light blue seams and armlets, light blue and brown hooped cap El Borracho (IRE) 4
3 8-0 S Dow Levi Williams (7) 77 1001
11 (9) 8-81226 Yellow, emerald green sleeves, yellow armlets, emerald green cap Blooriedotcom (IRE) 14
3 8-0 p1 P W Chapple-Hyam Noel Garbutt (3) 76 1001

Verdict

Astronomer easily landed the odds over 1m2f at Dundalk last time but had won a decent handicap over today’s trip in soft ground at Listowel before that. Artarmon also arrives in winning form having notched-up a double over 1m6f and is raised 6lb for his latest success at Musselburgh while Baritone was beaten in handicaps before winning a maiden in testing ground at Pontefract. Ben Vrackie has only won a novices' race so far and was beaten over 2m here recently while the less exposed Rock Eagle has something to prove stepping up in trip. Breath Caught carries 6lb extra after winning at Kempton and is raised in class but BERKSHIRE ROYAL was placed behind a subsequent winner when third over 1m4f in this grade at Ascot last month and Andrew Balding’s charge gets the nod on that form.