Newmarket

  • 18:45 Unibet Handicap1m

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.35s
  • Off time: 18:47:39
18:45 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alfred Boucher 11/8
2nd James Park Woods (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 167-056 Royal blue, purple chevron, purple cap Athmad (IRE) 13
3 9-9 B J Meehan M Dwyer 86 7/18.00
3 (1) 321-64 Royal blue, royal blue and white hooped cap House Of Kings (IRE) 21
3 9-7 C G Cox A Kirby 84 7/24.50
4 (3) 422-361 Dark Blue and Yellow check, Yellow sleeves Alfred Boucher 20
3 9-3 H Candy R L Moore 80 11/82.38
5 (4) 526-736 White, emerald green cross of lorraine, armlets and cap James Park Woods (IRE) 20
3 8-13 R M Beckett Rob Hornby 76 7/18.00
6 (6) 3-33321 Pink, royal blue braces Saikung (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
3 8-9 C Hills S De Sousa 72 7/24.50
Non runners
2 (2)0621-55Big Baby Bull (IRE)39-9R HannonTom Marquand86

Verdict

Saikung won a lower grade contest at Haydock last time and has also been raised 3lb while ALFRED BOUCHER (NAP) won a novices race over 7f on the Turf at Lingfield last month for Henry Candy’s in-form yard. Pedigree and Ryan Moore’s presence suggest further progress is expected over this longer trip and he gets the vote with the rest of the opposition struggling to find their best. Of those, House Of Kings drops down in class and may get involved while Big Baby Bull won a nursery last season but has failed to figure so far this year. Athmad is upped in trip today while James Park Woods drops back down from 1m4f.