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13:45 Newmarket

mazerattan.com Garden Furniture Specialists Handicap (Class 4)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
  • Winner: £6,469
  • 2nd: £1,925
  • 3rd: £962
  • 4th: £481
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 22.05s
  • Off Time: 13:46:13
  • 12 Ran
2nd
Silk -
16/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    1(1)
    Silk - Yellow, dark blue star, royal blue sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap, dark blue star
    • Form 3-29064
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 80

    raced alone in centre, prominent, led over 1f out, clear entering final furlong, soon eased, comfortable

    2(7)
    Silk - Grey, orange stars on sleeves, orange cap

    Kakatosi

    17 b D
    16/1
    • Form 1798-05
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 80

    soon led, clear halfway, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace

    3(13)
    Silk - Purple, emerald green sleeves, purple spots, emerald green cap
    33/1
    • Form 16118-0
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 79

    always in rear

    4(14)
    Silk - Light blue, light blue and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap
    13/2
    • Form 14532-7
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 78

    close up, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace

    7(6)
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sash, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star
    • Form 322-120
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 75

    in touch, ridden halfway, weakened and eased over 1f out

    8(10)
    Silk - White, black diamond
    15/2
    • Form 630-323
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 75

    close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace

    9(11)
    Silk - Dark Blue, Grey triple diamond

    Tarooq (USA)

    15 pt BFD
    6/1
    • Form 213113
    • Age 9
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 73

    held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd towards finish

    10(8)
    Silk - Pink and grey diamonds, white sleeves, grey armlets, grey and pink quartered cap
    • Form 331507-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 73

    towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out

    11(4)
    Silk - Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond
    9/1
    • Form 433121
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 73

    towards rear, never near leaders

    12(3)
    Silk - Beige, dark blue seams and sleeves, quartered cap
    20/1
    • Form 22151-6
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-9
    • Official Rating 68

    short of room start always in rear and soon pushed along

    13(2)
    Silk - Orange, white seams, white sleeves, orange stars, orange cap, white star
    12/1
    • Form 131415
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-9
    • Official Rating 68

    close up, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out

    14(12)
    Silk - Emerald green, white triple diamond, emerald green sleeves, white stars, emerald green cap, white star
    8/1
    • Form 514212
    • Age 9
    • Weight 8-7
    • Official Rating 66

    chased leader until halfway, soon ridden, weakened 2f out

    5(9)
    NR

    Great Fun

    20 D
    9/2
    • Form 1
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 76

    Nonrunner

    6(5)
    NR

    Trucanini

    252 D
    16/1
    • Form 0/00550-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 75

    Nonrunner

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    It's difficult to know what to make of Great Fun, who made a successful debut when making all at Wetherby. This is much tougher and the runner-up was beaten at Beverley on Tuesday. Tarooq had been in top form on the all-weather before placed at Chepstow though that was over the minimum trip. The veteran Jonnie Skull came close to making it 22 career victories on his 173rd start at Lingfield and has won off higher marks than this. See The Storm is a fast-ground specialist over this trip so it was no surprise to see him run poorly on his reappearance on soft going at Chepstow. BIG STORM COMING ended the last campaign with a narrow defeat in a class 2 handicap at Ripon and with a recent run at Thirsk behind him Ruth Carr's charge can get back to winning ways. Firmdecisions ran better than his finishing position suggests at Ascot and enters the equation despite his big weight.

    Formwatch

    Firmdecisions (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased near side leaders, ridden to lead group over 1f out, stayed on into 4th and edged right inside final furlong, 4th of 21, 5l behind Childesplay (8-10) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.

    Kakatosi 20-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, under pressure halfway, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 12, 10l behind Directorship (9-1) at Ascot 1m app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in Apr.

    See The Storm 33-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 30l behind Instant Attraction (9-0) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.

    Big Storm Coming 8-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace and no impression, 7th of 8, 8l behind Birdman (9-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.

    Until Midnight (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Chased leader, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 15, 12l behind Wilde Inspiration (8-10) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.

    Tommy's Secret 7-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ridden and every chance well inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 3rd of 8, hd behind Best Kept (9-1) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.

    Tarooq (USA) 15-8fav (9-5) Soon off the pace towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, never going pace to reach leading duo, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Powerful Wind (9-5) at Chepstow 5f hcap (5) gd.

    Ixelles Diamond (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 14l behind Maggie Pink (8-13) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Nov.

    Black Dave (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) In touch in 4th, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to lead close home, won at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr beating Buckland Beau (9-5) by 1/2l, 9 ran.

    Celestial Knight 11-4fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4l behind West Leake (8-10) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.

    Berrahri (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on, 5th of 11, 5l behind We'll Shake Hands (9-5) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.

    Jonnie Skull (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Led on rail, ridden and joined 2f out, narrowly headed over 1f olut, hampered and switched left inside final furlong, rallied, just failed, 2nd of 10, hd behind Freddy With A Y (10-8) at Lingfield 7f ladies hcap (5) gd.

    Great Fun 16-1 (10-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on, held on well, won at Wetherby 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr beating Dark Red (9-1) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

    Trucanini 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened, last of 10, 8l behind Compton (9-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.