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17:50 Newmarket

Grants Whisky Handicap (Class 4)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,528
  • 2nd: £1,348
  • 3rd: £673
  • 4th: £337
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 39.23s
  • Off Time: 17:50:49
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(3)
Silk - Orange, White diamond, hooped sleeves, striped cap
7/1
  • Form 2568/8-9
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 78

chased leaders, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon hung left, quickened clear entering final furlong, eased heavily closing stages

2(4)
Silk - Purple, White triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap
7/4
  • Form 10-8165
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 80

tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on, not pace of winner

3(1)
Silk - DARK GREEN and WHITE check, DARK GREEN sleeves and cap
  • Form 22-5758
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 68

held up in touch, headway halfway, every chance 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, kept on closing stages

4(5)
Silk - Orange, Dark Blue stars, Orange cap, Dark Blue star
11/2
  • Form 881-147
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 64

tracked leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened

5(2)
Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
  • Form 310926
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 70

led, ridden and headed over 2f out, faded approaching final furlong

6(6)
Silk - Black and White (quartered), Scarlet sleeves and cap
  • Form 7-76933
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-3
  • Official Rating 63

tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon no impession

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Impossible to be confident about OLD ENGLISH as he's finished stone last in two of his last three runs but sandwiched in between was an excellent Beverley effort over this trip in useful handicap grade when reeled in late on by Toto Skyllachy. That was over a mile and he reverts to that trip here and is capable of scoring at his best. Joe Strummer is coming along steadily and was at his best yet when a fair third here last time and should be involved at the business end. Two Certainties has every chance if repeating the form that saw him account for Rough Rock over C&D in June and hasn't been disgraced since, whilst Aciano has found life tougher off higher marks since scoring at Doncaster, although not beaten that far the last twice.

Formwatch

Stevie Thunder 16-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 9l behind Art Scholar (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.

Aciano (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Directorship (9-10) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.

Inpursuitoffreedom 15-2 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Two Certainties (9-0) at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.

Two Certainties 9-2 (8-10) Raced stand side, held up, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Swiftly Done (8-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.

Old English (IRE) 9-4 (9-7) Tracked winner and keen, challenged 2f out, ridden and weakened when not much room over 1f out, last of 6, 12l behind Sabratha (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.

Joe Strummer (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led briefly inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Al Burkaan (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.