By Suffolk Gazette Racing Staff
One of the most anticipated events of the horse-racing calendar lived up to expectations today when Norma Snockers romped home to win the Suffolk Cup at Newmarket.
Despite looking too bouncy as she entered the stalls, the frisky filly soon settled down and seemed to enjoy the firm going.
And after much some jostling for position, Norma Snockers managed to keep Harass behind her as she crossed the line to wild cheers from the stands.
The one-mile race had got off to a flyer with rank outsider Hoof Hearted galloping into an early lead, causing misery for those behind her.
But the chestnut brown fans’ favourite ran out of gas six furlongs out and the field wafted passed with ease.
With Hoof Hearted resolved, Jack You’re Late came from behind to finish off on the back of Harass and Norma Snockers, while Drew Peacock was a non-starter.
Winning owner Mike Rafone said loudly: “Norma Snockers looked super perky in the cold conditions, and now everyone wants to get their hands on her.”
Result: Suffolk Cup, 2.30 Newmarket
1 Norma Snockers 6-1
2 Harass 12-1
3 Jack You’re Late 8-5
Drew Peacock, non-runner
Who is Norma Snockers?
Norma Snockers is a fictional character, loved by schoolboys and grown-ups with a lewd sense of humour. When you say Norma Snockers out loud it sounds, of course, like Enormous Knockers. Geddit?