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13:50 Newmarket

Weatherbys General Stud Book Online Handicap (Class 2)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £20,000 added
  • Winner: £12,938
  • 2nd: £3,850
  • 3rd: £1,924
  • 4th: £962
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 11.02s
  • Off Time: 13:50:58
  • 8 Ran
2(3)
Silk - Dark Blue, White stripe and armlets
  • Form 921410-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 96

close up, pushed along halfway, ridden and headway to chase winner approaching final furlong, stayed on

3(4)
Silk - Red, White seams and armlet, Red cap

King Robert

20 v D
5/1
  • Form 547-712
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 95

led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

5(5)
Silk - Orange and emerald green diabolo, halved sleeves, orange cap, emerald green diamond
6/1
  • Form 735120-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 92

dwelt towards rear, pushed along 2f out, never nearer

6(2)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap

Moonraker

76 D
8/1
  • Form 000-070
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 91

in touch, ridden over 1f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish

7(10)
Silk - Dark green and pink (quartered), grey sleeves
11/2
  • Form 19080-8
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 90

took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden when rider dropped rein approaching final furlong, edged right and kept on one pace

8(8)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star
9/2
  • Form 11054-0
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 86

tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on

9(7)
Silk - DARK GREEN, WHITE spots on sleeves

Dark Defender

24 v D
16/1
  • Form 34100-9
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 85

tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong

10(1)
Silk - Grey, Pink chevron, Pink sleeves, Grey armlets, Grey cap, Pink star

Suqoor

11 p
9/1
  • Form 00-9343
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 83

dwelt in rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor

1(6)
NR

New Bidder

180 b D
8/1
  • Form 720010-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 98

NonRunner

4(9)
NR

Toofi (FR)

17 CD
10/1
  • Form 80000-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 92

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Normandy Barriere showed progressive form last season and New Bidder won a valuable handicap at the Curragh in September. Both should be winning again this year but blinkers replace the more usual visor on Leicester winner Reputation as he returns to action. King Robert and Suqoor have been competing at this level on the all-weather but the latter has yet to score on Turf so a speculative vote goes the way of GUNMETAL. A recent outing at Doncaster will have blown any cobwebs away and Charlie Hills’ grey colt is only 3lb higher than when scoring on the July course here last summer.

Formwatch

Normandy Barriere (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never involved, 16th of 20, 7 1/2l behind Intisaab (9-9) at York 6f hcp (2) gd in Oct.

King Robert 8-1 (10-0) Towards rear, headway approaching final furlong, rider dropped whip inside final furlong, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, nk behind Dubai One (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (3) pol in Mar.

Reputation (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Raced far side, in touch, effort 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 19th of 25, 8 3/4l behind Roudee (9-9) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.

Moonraker 33-1 (8-5) 10th of 14, 4 3/4l behind Speed Hawk (8-13) at Meydan 5f hcp gd in Feb.

Mont Kiara (FR) 9-1 (8-11) Slowly away keen in rear, ridden over 1f out, never nearer, 8th of 12, 4 3/4l behind Hakam (8-10) at Kempton 6f hcp (2) pol in Apr.

Gunmetal (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Led stands side group until merged with far side group over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 18th of 22, 6 3/4l behind Wentworth Falls (9-1) at Doncaster 6f hcp (3) gd in Apr.

Dark Defender 12-1 (8-12) Led and disputed, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 18, 5 3/4l behind Gymkhana (9-1) at Naas 6f hcp Soft - Heavy in Mar.

Suqoor 10-1 (9-3) In touch, switched right entering final 2f, headway inside final furlong, stayed on to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Take The Helm (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (3) pol in Apr.

New Bidder 25-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, always behind, 17th of 21, 9 3/4l behind Muntadab (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gd in Oct.

Toofi (FR) 33-1 (9-7) In rear stands side, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 15th of 22, 5 1/4l behind Wentworth Falls (9-1) at Doncaster 6f hcp (3) gd in Apr.