17:20 Newmarket
Saeed Suhail Saeed Handicap (0-100) (2) 3yo+
Saeed Suhail Saeed Handicap (0-100) (2) 3yo+
Going:
Good To Firm
Good To Firm
Distance: 5f Runners: 8
Flat Turf
Good To Firm 5f
The 3yo SHAHEEN has been thriving of late over 6f/5.6f and he's been showing enough pace in those races to suggest he could be even better now back down to 5f. Recent C&D winner Leo Minor is feared most, while Arzaak arrives on a hat-trick and the front-runner Midsummer Knight could make a bold bid, especially if not taken on for the early lead by Gracious John.[Ben Hutton]
RP Ratings Compas Scoobie
SPOTLIGHT Shaheen
THE NORTH Shaheen
NEWMARKET Leo Minor
POSTDATA Duke Of Firenze
TOPSPEED Midsummer Knight
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
6 (2)
ShaheenD
A Atzeni/J J Quinn
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: -39121
107 10/3, 3/1
11/4
SP
3yo who has been on the up, winning at Pontefract (6f, good to firm) last month before a close second at Ayr (6f, good to firm), then another win at Doncaster (5.6f, good to firm); has been hitting the front over, or around 1f out in those races and he may be even better now back down to 5f.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/06/18
    DON 6GF 3yCl4Hc,6K
    9-3
    1/6 1 1/4l, Consequences[2/1F]9-11 t
    Callum Rodriguez
    81
    83
    89
  • 23/06/18
    AYR 6Gd Cl4Hc,7K
    9-7
    2/7 3/4l, Tommy G[15/8F]9-5 t
    Jason Hart
    79
    72
    83
  • 11/06/18
    PON 6GF 3yCl3Hc,9K
    8-6
    1/7 1/4l, Crotchet[7/1]8-7 t
    Joe Fanning
    75
    64
    83
  • 25/05/18
    HAY 6Gd 3yCl4Hc,7K
    9-7
    9/12 18l, Beyond Equal[12/1]8-12 t
    Jason Hart
    78
    13
    34
  • 18/05/18
    HAM 6GF 3yCl4Hc,7K
    9-0
    3/8 5l, Big Les[4/1]9-0 t
    Jason Hart
    78
    34
    71
  • 21/09/17
    Cfd 5St 2yCl4Hc,7K
    9-0
    4/9 2 1/4l, Encrypted[5/2J]9-6 t
    Frankie Dettori
    78
    64
    76
9 (4)
Midsummer KnightD
David Egan/K Burke
Age: 3
Weight: 8-4
Spotlight Form: 212332
104 7/2, 4/1
3/1
SP
Off mark at 12th attempt in AW novice in April and has continued in good form on his four starts since (all handicaps), finishing placed each time (5f/6f, good/good to firm); hard to get away from the suspicion that this front-runner will again be vulnerable but his claims will improve if he's not taken on early by Gracious John, his only obvious rival for the lead.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 20/06/18
    RIP 5Gd 3yCl3Hc,9K
    8-8
    2/6 1/2l, Roundhay Park[11/4]9-4
    Clifford Lee
    80
    81
    83
  • 16/06/18
    CHS 5Gd 3yCl3Hc,12K
    9-4
    3/10 2 1/4l, Gold Filigree[5/2]9-1
    Hayley Turner
    80
    74
    81
  • 28/05/18
    WDR 5Gd 3yCl2Hc,13K
    8-1
    3/8 1 3/4l, Cowboy Soldier[100/30]8-6
    David Egan
    80
    73
    82
  • 19/05/18
    NMK 6GF 3yCl2Hc,31K
    8-1
    2/14 1l, Yafta[8/1]9-7
    David Egan
    76
    64
    81
  • 05/04/18
    WOL 5St Cl5,4K
    9-2
    1/6 1l, Arden Pulse[13/8F]9-2
    Ben Curtis
    76
    78
    78
  • 30/03/18
    NCS 5St 3yCl3,10K
    9-2
    2/7 1/2l, Cowboy Soldier[7/2]9-2
    Ben Curtis
    76
    77
    78
3 (5)
Leo MinorCD
W Buick/R Cowell
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
Spotlight Form: 332241
105 3/1, 11/4
10/3
SP
Built on some solid recent form when winning over C&D (good to firm) a fortnight ago, benefitting from the strong gallop; could get another healthy pace today (there are a couple of front-runners in the line-up) and the win may have given his confidence a boost; respected up 6lb.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/06/18
    NMK 5GF Cl4Hc,6K
    9-11
    1/7 1 3/4l, Jashma[8/1]9-2
    William Buick
    84
    87
    93
  • 07/06/18
    HAY 5GF Cl4Hc,7K
    9-7
    4/9 4 1/2l, Harome[4/1]8-9
    Richard Kingscote
    84
    66
    81
  • 25/05/18
    BAT 5Fm Cl4Hc,6K
    9-3
    2/7 1/2l, Silverrica[7/2]8-4
    Eoin Walsh
    83
    50
    88
  • 05/05/18
    GOO 5GS Cl3Hc,10K
    8-11
    2/8 3/4l, Pettochside[10/1]9-6
    Tom Marquand
    82
    79
    88
  • 23/04/18
    WDR 5Gd Cl4Hc,6K
    9-7
    3/8 4 1/4l, Rebecca Rocks[8/1]9-0
    Oisin Murphy
    83
    65
    87
  • 12/04/18
    Cfd 5St Cl3Hc,10K
    9-0
    3/7 2l, Tavener[7/1]8-9
    Daniel Muscutt
    83
    49
    84
1 (1)
Gracious JohnD
A Kirby/P D Evans
Age: 5
Weight: 10-2
Spotlight Form: 161035
103 13/2, 7/1
13/2
SP
Better on AW but capable of going close today off his lower turf mark judged on his Listed third at Haydock (5f, good to firm) two starts ago; 6f stretched him subsequently, not for the first time; can make the running.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 02/07/18
    WDR 6GF Cl2Hc,13K
    9-12
    5/6 6l, Ice Age[11/2]10-0
    Fran Berry
    101
    47
    90
  • 09/06/18
    HAY 5GF Cl1 Lis,21K
    9-7
    3/10 2 1/4l, Muthmir[14/1]9-4
    Silvestre De Sousa
    101
    93
    104
  • 17/05/18
    YOR 5GF Cl2Hc,19K
    9-7
    10/18 5 1/2l, El Astronaute[14/1]9-4
    Fran Berry
    101
    82
    89
  • 20/04/18
    NBY 5GS Cl2Hc,16K
    8-11
    1/8 1/2l, Orvar[6/1]8-10
    Fran Berry
    98
    64
    105
  • 30/03/18
    LIN 6St Cl2,93K
    9-5
    6/8 6l, City Light[33/1]9-5
    Fran Berry
    110
    65
    98
  • 24/02/18
    LIN 5St Cl1 Lis,26K
    9-0
    1/8 Encore D'Or[8/1]9-3
    Fran Berry
    110
    60
    103
2 (7)
Duke Of FirenzeD
D Allan/D Griffiths
Age: 9
Weight: 10-0
Spotlight Form: -40670
108 8/1, 9/1
8/1
SP
Continues to drop down the weights and his sixth place (hampered) in the Epsom Dash shows that some spark still remains; however, he's been below that level in both subsequent runs and this 9yo has something to prove today.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/06/18
    CUR 5GF Hc,52K
    9-9
    17/17 8 1/4l, Battle Of Jericho[12/1]8-13
    Seamie Heffernan
    102
    56
    76
  • 09/06/18
    HAY 5GF Cl1 Lis,21K
    9-4
    7/10 4l, Muthmir[16/1]9-4
    William Buick
    104
    83
    95
  • 02/06/18
    EPS 5Gd Cl2Hc,62K
    9-10
    6/20 4 1/2l, Tanasoq[12/1]8-0
    David Allan
    107
    93
    104
  • 26/05/18
    YOR 5Gd Cl2Hc,31K
    10-0
    11/19 6l, Mr Lupton[7/1]9-10
    Harry Bentley
    107
    83
    93
  • 11/05/18
    CHS 5Gd Cl3,12K
    9-4
    4/8 11l, Kachy[9/1]9-10
    David Allan
    107
    57
    69
  • 01/10/17
    Cha 5Sft G1,171K
    9-11
    4/13 5 1/4l, Battaash[80/1]9-11
    Oisin Murphy
    102
    108
8 (9)
ShamshonCD
D Keenan/S C Williams
Age: 7
Weight: 8-9
Spotlight Form: 350735
104
Non runner
Even from 6lb out of the handicap he's 7lb lower than when winning this race last year; however, he'll need to better his recent form by some way if he's to be competitive on these terms; first-time cheekpieces added.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 06/07/18
    SAN 5GF Cl3Hc,11K
    8-9
    5/7 2 1/4l, Vibrant Chords[5/1]10-2 t
    Silvestre De Sousa
    75
    60
    75
  • 28/06/18
    NMK 5GF Cl4Hc,6K
    9-2
    3/7 2l, Leo Minor[7/2]9-11 t
    Richard Kingscote
    75
    70
    77
  • 16/06/18
    SAN 5GF Cl4Hc,6K
    9-6
    7/11 3 1/2l, Island Of Life[5/1]9-0 v,t
    Jim Crowley
    77
    46
    74
  • 02/06/18
    EPS 5Gd Cl2Hc,62K
    8-0
    11/20 7 1/4l, Tanasoq[25/1]8-0 bl,t(1)
    Raul Da Silva
    83
    58
    68
  • 26/05/18
    GOO 6Gd Cl4Hc,7K
    9-7
    5/6 1 1/2l, Englishman[11/2]9-7 h,t(1)
    Daniel Muscutt
    79
    59
    82
  • 19/05/18
    NMK 5GF Cl4Hc,8K
    9-3
    3/8 5l, Move In Time[13/2]9-6 v,t
    Gerald Mosse
    80
    64
    76
5 (8)
ArzaakD
L Edmunds/C Dwyer
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 448611
105 10/1, 12/1
14/1
SP
Narrow wins in small-field class 4 handicaps the last twice, and this is tougher; however, up 4lb for last time he remains feasibly treated on last year's best form, and he can give another good account; fast ground fine.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 26/06/18
    BRI 5GF Cl4Hc,6K
    9-10
    1/5 Jack Taylor[11/4]9-3 bl
    Lewis Edmunds
    81
    50
    89
  • 29/05/18
    LIN 5St Cl4Hc,6K
    9-7
    1/6 1/4l, Jack The Truth[6/1]9-5 bl
    Josephine Gordon
    78
    58
    85
  • 12/05/18
    NOT 5GF Cl4Hc,6K
    9-6
    6/15 2 1/4l, Jabbarockie[9/1]8-9 bl
    David Allan
    79
    73
    80
  • 17/04/18
    NMK 5GS Cl3Hc,13K
    8-7
    8/9 8 1/4l, Major Jumbo[14/1]9-1 bl
    Josephine Gordon
    81
    50
    62
  • 06/04/18
    LIN 5St Cl4Hc,6K
    9-5
    4/7 4l, Just That Lord[4/1]9-3 bl
    Silvestre De Sousa
    83
    65
    78
  • 08/03/18
    STH 5St Cl4Hc,6K
    9-4
    4/7 3 3/4l, Crosse Fire[11/4]8-7 bl
    Lewis Edmunds
    85
    74
    81
4 (6)
OutrageD
R Winston/D Kubler
Age: 6
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 3/8-89
104 18/1, 20/1
18/1
SP
Has won on turf three times (all on good to firm) and he won two in a row on AW in December 2016; now 2lb lower than for last win but, having been absent since February 2017, he finished down the field on his first two starts back last month; a revival is needed.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/06/18
    NCS 6St/Slw Cl2Hc,19K
    9-2
    9/13 6 3/4l, Solar Flair[66/1]9-10 bl
    Robert Winston
    89
    59
    76
  • 20/06/18
    Cfd 5St Cl2Hc,26K
    9-2
    8/10 8l, Storm Over[33/1]8-12 bl
    Harry Bentley
    93
    38
    73
  • 09/02/17
    Cfd 6St Cl3Hc,10K
    9-7
    8/9 6 3/4l, Boomerang Bob[10/1]9-3 bl
    George Baker
    95
    46
    82
  • 30/12/16
    NCS 6St Cl3Hc,9K
    9-3
    3/11 3/4l, Amazour[14/1]9-6 bl
    George Downing
    93
    63
    100
  • 20/12/16
    KEM 5St Cl4Hc,5K
    9-9
    1/10 1l, Come On Dave[5/1J]8-13 bl
    Richard Kingscote
    87
    90
    100
  • 16/12/16
    NCS 5St Cl4Hc,5K
    9-6
    1/13 1/2l, Foxy Forever[15/2]9-5 bl(1)
    George Downing
    82
    76
    93
7 (3)
Compas ScoobieCD
O Murphy/S C Williams
Age: 5
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 240080
111 18/1
20/1
SP
C&D winner who is 6lb lower than for his last win (last August), and mark also appeals on AW form as recent as April; however, he's struggled on his last three starts and needs to bounce back; some headgear swapped.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/06/18
    YOR 5GF Cl3Hc,16K
    11-3
    11/14 7 1/2l, Fendale[25/1]11-1 h,t
    Jack Quinlan
    84
    49
    67
  • 13/06/18
    Cfd 5St Cl2Hc,32K
    8-8
    8/9 7 1/2l, Tropics[25/1]9-7 h,v,t
    Andrea Atzeni
    87
    44
    71
  • 02/06/18
    EPS 6Gd Cl2Hc,31K
    8-9
    16/16 37l, Aces[40/1]8-7 h,v,t
    J F Egan
    89
  • 25/04/18
    EPS 5Gd Cl3Hc,16K
    9-6
    10/13 3 3/4l, Bahamian Sunrise[14/1]8-7 h,v,t
    Daniel Tudhope
    92
    78
    85
  • 12/04/18
    Cfd 5St Cl3Hc,10K
    9-6
    4/7 2 1/4l, Tavener[9/4F]8-9 h,v,t
    P J McDonald
    89
    54
    89
  • 15/03/18
    Cfd 5St Cl3Hc,10K
    9-1
    2/10 2l, Tropics[7/2F]9-7 h,v,t
    P J McDonald
    89
    59
    94
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