17:30 Newmarket

Saturday 10 August 2019

All14:0014:3515:1015:4516:2016:5517:30

Stan Holdstock 80th Birthday Handicap

Class 3  |   2m  |   Good to Firm  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 17:33  |   Winning time: 3m 22.23s
Weighed In
1st
6
(3)
14/1
T: R EdderyJ: Darragh Keenan (5)
Raced keenly, tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 3f out, led over 1f out, went well clear final furlong, very easily
2nd
6
2
(7)
89-13
12/1
T: P R WebberJ: F Sweeney
Led 2f, led again 12f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, just held on for 2nd op 16/1
3rd
nk
1
(8)
11/4
T: Ian WilliamsJ: W Buick
Traced leader, led after 3f out until 12f out, tracked leader until pushed along 3f out, ridden and one pace in 3rd final 2f, kept on op 4/1
4th
2
4
(6)
4/1
T: Sir Mark PrescottJ: L Morris
Steadied and switched right start, pulled hard in rear, hung left under pressure and plugged on in 4th final 2f op 10/3
5th
3 ¼
7
(4)
13/2
T: M R ChannonJ: James Doyle
Held up in last pair, never on terms op 11/2
6th
nk
3
(2)
49-10
14/1
T: Robert StephensJ: P Cosgrave
Tracked leading pair until 5f out, chased leaders, weakened inside final 2f op 12/1
7th
2
9
(1)
7/4f
T: M JohnstonJ: F Norton
Never travelled in last trio, behind and struggling final 2f op 15/8 tchd 6/4 and tchd 2/1

Video Replay

Non-Runners

8
(9)
Imperial Court14
Weight: 8-13|  Age: 4
T: D M Simcock  J: Charles Bishop
5
(5)
Nuits St Georges1
Weight: 9-6|  Age: 4
T: D Menuisier  J: Non Runner

Betting

Forecast

Grenadier Guard (7/4), Ship Of The Fen (11/4), Nuits St Georges (7/2), Matchmaking (4/1), October Storm (13/2), Imperial Court (13/2), Gwafa (12/1), Graceful Lady (14/1), Toshima (14/1)

Verdict

There was plenty to like about the way GWAFA ran on his first start back following a long absence when fifth at Sandown recently. He should strip fully fit now and may just get the better of the still unexposed Matchmaking, himself returning from a long lay-off for a yard in cracking form at present. Imperial Court is interesting trying this trip and may improve, while Grenadier Guard is another who could be therabouts taking on older hosres for the first time. Hat-trick seeking Nuit St Georges and top weight Ship Of The Fen might also have their say in an intriguing finale.
  1. Gwafa
  2. Nuits St Georges
  3. Matchmaking

Previous Winners

2018
Jam Session
Weight: 8-12  |Age: 6
Weight: 8-12  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: P J McDonald
  |  
T: Ian Williams
12/1

Prize Money

1st: £9,704.002nd: £2,888.003rd: £1,443.004th: £722.00

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