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15:30 Newmarket

Unicorn Asset Management Handicap (Class 3)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 32.02s
  • 9 Ran
2(10)
Silk - Red, White epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap
  • Form 038394/
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 90

steadied start, always in rear

3(6)
Silk - Pink, Maroon spots, Pink sleeves, Maroon cap

Lets Roll

9 D
11/4
  • Form 106-652
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 91

close up, chased winner 8f out, joined winner halfway, ridden over 2f out, outpaced by winner over 1f out

4(8)
Silk - MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
7/2
  • Form 212-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 88

made virtually all, ridden clear approaching final furlong, ran on

5(2)
Silk - Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond
  • Form 51/2-24
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 85

tracked winner to 8f out, remained prominent, ridden over 3f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner

6(11)
Silk - Purple, Mauve chevron, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap
20/1
  • Form 11/800-7
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 84

held up in rear, ridden 4f out, some headway over 2f out, never nearer

7(3)
Silk - Purple and Yellow check, Yellow sleeves, Purple armlets
12/1
  • Form 05/79-51
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 78

mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out

8(9)
Silk - BLACK and RED (quartered), BLACK sleeves, RED seams, RED cap
  • Form 431830-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 79

held up towards rear, never troubled leaders

9(4)
Silk - Yellow, mauve spots, yellow sleeves

Akritas

9 C
11/1
  • Form 453/704
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 79

held up, ridden and weakened well over 2f out

10(7)
Silk - Royal Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, quartered cap

Alessano

20 b
25/1
  • Form 32315-0
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 76

tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, one pace final 2f

11(5)
NR
  • Form 332-363
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 74

Withdrawn

1(1)
NR

Young Mick

20 v D
  • Form 111234
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 90

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

The lightly raced Signatory has to be of interest on his reappearance but lack of a recent run for John Gosden's colt has to be of some concern and a safer option looks to be River Alhaarth, who is preferred to Lets Roll. The selection looked more than a shade unlucky behind Stretton at Chester last time when tackling this trip for the first time and Peter Chapple-Hyam's colt is taken to gain compensation here. Feed The Meter is more exposed than many of these and a bigger threat may come from Young Mick, who has been in fine form on the all-weather all winter and has carried on in the same winning vein since returned to turf since; however he may now be in the grip of the handicapper. Sunisa was good value for his win last time but this looks tougher, while Alessano needs to improve considerably on what he showed on his reappearance to take a hand. Lets Roll lost nothing in defeat at York last time and has an obvious chance on that showing but River Alhaarth caught the eye at Chester and is taken to make amends today.

Formwatch

Wavertree Boy (IRE) 5-2 (8-7) Settled 3rd, driven 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 8l behind Supremacy (9-3) at Ascot 2m lst stk (A) frm in Sept '03.

Lets Roll 12-1 (8-13) Led for 2f, tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, led final 100 yards, caught post, 2nd of 16, hd behind Millville (9-4) at York 1m 4f hcap (3) gs.

Signatory (USA) 2-1fav (9-4) Always prominent, driven along final 3f, stayed on under pressure to chase winner final furlong, never quite able to challenge, 2nd of 9, nk behind Alessano (8-6) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp (4) gd in Oct.

River Alhaarth (IRE) 7-2jt-fav (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, lost place over 3f out, headway over 1f out, struck by rival's whip inside final furlong, ran on, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Stretton (8-10) at Chester 1m 4f hcap (4) gs.

Balyan (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 9f out, tracked leader, challenged over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 13l behind Greenwich Meantime (8-11) at Ripon 2m hcap (2) gd in Apr.

Sunisa (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, switched left, headway over 1f out, ran on well to lead close home, won at Salisbury 1m 4f fll hcp (4) gs beating Maystock (8-11) by 1l, 8 ran.

Sweet Indulgence (IRE) 50-1 (7-12) Held up in touch, effort over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 29th of 34, well behind Sergeant Cecil (9-8) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs in Oct.

Akritas 28-1 (8-4) Hampoered after 1f, took keen hold in touch, ridden over 3f out, hung left over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Millville (9-4) at York 1m 4f hcap (3) gs.

Alessano 8-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, shaken up over 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 15, 9l behind Top Seed (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.

Feed The Meter (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Prominent, driven over 3f out, ridden and one pace final 2f, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Sphinx (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcap (4) sft.

Young Mick 10-1 (8-9) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden and edged right to chase winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, short of room near finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Wild Savannah (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.