Newmarket

  • 16:05 Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa British EBF Fillies' Handicap7f

  • Winner £15,562 2nd £4,660 3rd £2,330 4th £1,165
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 22.78s
  • Off time: 16:07:18
16:05 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st California Love 8/1
2nd Salayel 7/2
3rd Dupioni (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 2131- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Chaleur 287
Distance Winner
3 9-7 R M Beckett Harry Bentley 98 6/17.00
2 (8) 413-170 Red, white sash, royal blue cap Ice Gala 22
Distance Winner
3 9-4 W J Haggas James Doyle 95 9/25.50
4 (10) 4366-49 Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Aim Power (IRE) 22
3 8-11 R Hannon Oisin Murphy 88 11/112.00
5 (11) 17761-6 White, orange sleeves, black stars, black cap California Love 22
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-10 Richard Spencer S Donohoe 87 8/19.00
6 (9) 2-54065 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Chynna 12
3 8-9 M R Channon C D Hayes 86 50/151.00
7 (4) 61-2 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Flarepath 35
Distance Winner
3 8-8 W J Haggas W M Lordan 85 9/25.50
8 (1) 9-213 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Salayel 113
3 8-8 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 85 7/24.50
9 (3) 174-3 Red, Purple cap Dupioni (IRE) 22
3 8-7 Rae Guest J F Egan 84 8/19.00
10 (7) 0126-55 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Strict Tempo 43
3 8-3 A M Balding Joey Haynes 80 16/117.00
11 (5) 34-2153 Light blue, brown chevron, light blue sleeves, brown spots, light blue cap, brown spots I Am Magical 29
Beaten Favourite
3 8-2 C Fellowes J Quinn 79 17/29.50
12 (2) 6212- Grey, red stripe, white sleeves, red cap Red Armour 277
Distance Winner
3 8-2 L McJannet E J Walsh 68 50/151.00
Non runners
3 (12)24-5453Model Guest39-0G G MargarsonS W Kelly91

Verdict

Chaleur sets the standard but the combination of topweight and an absence of nearly 300 days makes life demanding, although it will be interesting to see how strong market support is for her. Model Guest, turned over at odds-on earlier this week, returns to the fray quickly with cheekpieces added and will be a leading player if repeating her fifth place finish at Royal Ascot on her previous start. I Am Magical looks on a fair mark whilst Salayel is impossible to assess on this first start for Roger Varian having done all her racing at Jebel Ali this year. The market should provide the best guide to her chance. The choice is FLAREPATH who came up against a useful sort on reappearance, inhabits a reasonable mark on handicap debut and seems a definite improver for William Haggas after just three starts.