16:25 Newmarket

Saturday 26 June 2021

All13:0013:3514:0514:4015:1515:5016:25

    Close Brothers Handicap

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 4  |   1m 2f  |   Good to Firm  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:27  |   Winning time: 2m 6.73s
1st
Horse silk
5
(7)
4/1
T: M JohnstonJ: Hollie Doyle
Restless in stalls, soon led and raced keenly, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, unchallenged op 7/1
2nd
Horse silk
½
9
(11)
10/3f
T: R CharltonJ: James Doyle
Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway out wide over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to challenge, just held on for 2nd op 11/4 tchd 7/2
3rd
Horse silk
nse
6
(10)
15/2
T: P J McBrideJ: Callum Shepherd
Raced keenly, held up in mid-division, headway out wide chasing leaders 3f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, just missed 2nd, not pace to challenge op 11/2
4th
Horse silk
1 ¾
10
(1)
11/2
T: M R ChannonJ: Oisin Murphy
Raced keenly towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace of leading trio op 5/1
5th
Horse silk
nk
4
(2)
28/1
T: R EdderyJ: S W Kelly
Mid-division on rail, switched left over 4f out, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong op 22/1
6th
Horse silk
1
2
(3)
14/1
T: D K IvoryJ: George Downing
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden to challenge inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong op 16/1
7th
Horse silk
1
8
(5)
11/1
T: R HannonJ: P J Dobbs
Mid-division out wide, headway chasing leaders 7f out, ridden over 2f out, outpaced soon after, never dangerous after op 10/1 tchd 9/1
8th
Horse silk
½
3
(9)
50/1
T: W JarvisJ: A Kirby
Started slowly, behind, never involved op 22/1
9th
Horse silk
½
7
(4)
11/1
T: J FergusonJ: Tom Marquand
Tracked winner on rail, pushed along and lost 2nd over 2f out, chased leaders, ridden and weakened op 9/1 tchd 12/1
10th
Horse silk
¾
11
(8)
7/1
T: Sir M ToddJ: George Rooke (3)
Raced keenly tracking leading pair, went 2nd over 2f out, lost 2nd inside final 2f, weakened and eased inside final furlong op 9/1 tchd 10/1
11th
Horse silk
7 ½
1
(6)
410-5
18/1
T: G BougheyJ: Nicola Currie
Upset in stalls and reared start, held up towards rear, behind final 2f, never a factor, tailed off op 22/1 tchd 25/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.10Pl:£1.50, £2.00, £2.30EX:£22.20Trifecta:£98.90Tricast:£96.27SF:£17.57Swingers:£3.40, £6.50, £4.20

Forecasts

Encourage (10/3), Mr Excellency (4/1), Greystoke (11/2), L'Operateur (7/1), Willyorwon't He (15/2), Grand Scheme (11/1), Fiordland (11/1), Pledge Of Honour (14/1), Khatm (18/1), Hotspur Harry (28/1), Wimpole Hall (50/1)

Verdict

ENCOURAGE has, on more than one occasion, left the impression there's a bigger effort in him and the return to this trip could be the catalyst for it, so he gets the nod in a wide-open event. The in-form Willyorwon't He is a clear threat and Khatm makes appeal switched to turf after a break.

  1. ENCOURAGE
  2. WILLYORWON'T HE
  3. KHATM

Prize Money

1st: £4,347.002nd: £2,041.003rd: £1,021.004th: £510.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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