Newmarket

  • 14:20 bet365 Mile Handicap1m

  • Winner £18,675 2nd £5,592 3rd £2,796 4th £1,398
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.12s
  • Off time: 14:21:02
14:20 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Motakhayyel 5/1
2nd Flashcard (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 483461 Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets Victory Command (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
3 9-7 M Johnston R L Moore 97 5/23.50
2 (2) 1-32 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Bayroot (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
3 9-7 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 97 3/14.00
3 (6) 1-12 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Motakhayyel 15
Distance Winner
3 9-2 R Hannon C D Hayes 92 5/16.00
4 (3) 112-65 Navy Blue, Red and Light Blue hoop and armlets, White cap Flashcard (IRE) 35
3 9-1 A M Balding Oisin Murphy 91 7/24.50
6 (5) 54-3311 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Akwaan (IRE) 9
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-7 p S Crisford Harry Bentley 83 4/15.00
Non runners
5 (4)1-1Honest Albert39-0J H M GosdenL Dettori90

Verdict

Flashcard is the only one not to arrive in high form but both efforts this term have been sound and he's not discarded. The choice is VICTORY COMMAND who came good the last day and looks like developing into one of Mark Johnston's tough as teak handicappers, having done really well to outpoint a field of predominantly older horses at Hamilton. Honest Albert, clearly far less exposed, is unbeaten and looks an interesting prospect for the Gosden team. He's a key player here and holds Bayroot on their recent running. Motakhayyel may just need to improve a little and it will interesting to see if the hat-trick seeking Akwaan can handle this substantial rise in class.