• 21:10 Handicap1m 4f 5y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.43s
  • Off time: 21:10:16
21:10 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Christopher Wren (USA) 5/2
2nd Valid Reason 9/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 4-1 White, black triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, white cap, black diamond Countess Comet (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
3 9-7 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 85 11/43.75
2 (6) 031-016 Black, maroon seams, black sleeves and cap Christopher Wren (USA) 14
3 9-3 J R Best S J Drowne 81 5/23.50
3 (8) 2221-95 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Fine Sight 26
3 9-2 R Hannon R Hughes 80 5/16.00
4 (3) 31-4 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Valid Reason 64
3 9-1 Mrs A J Perrett T E Durcan 79 9/110.00
6 (2) 100-902 Dark Blue, Emerald Green cross belts and sleeves, Pink cap Meglio Ancora 27
Course Winner
3 8-13 J G Portman Stephen Craine 77 14/115.00
7 (4) 51-0903 Red, Black stars, Red sleeves, Black spots and stars on cap Higgy's Ragazzo (FR) 6
3 8-10 R Hannon R L Moore 74 9/25.50
8 (1) 0-42441 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Heading To First 14
3 8-7 p C E Brittain Ahmed Ajtebi 71 14/115.00
Non runners
5 (5)154-458Missionaire (USA)38-13W J KnightW Buick77


CHRISTOPHER WREN ran a good race in defeat at Royal Ascot last time and is given the chance to get back on top in this handicap ahead of Countess Comet and Heading To First. A winner at Haydock two starts back the selection then ran better than the bare result suggests in the King George V Stakes at The Royal meeting. The form from both those runs looks good so he can go in off this mark. Countess Comet was an impressive winner of a maiden last time but it's difficult to suggest she's well in at the weights first time up in a handicap. Heading To First scored on his last start but after only narrowly hanging on the assessor now may be in charge. Fine Sight took five attempts to get off the mark and has so far been a bit unlucky to be in some warm looking handicaps and is given another chance with more weight removed while Valid Reason is unexposed and is better than his debut handicap run showed last time. A tough end to the day but the blueprint is there for a Christopher Wren masterpiece.