Newbury

  • 17:35 WBRC Pam Le Mottee Memorial 'Junior' Standard Open NH Flat Race1m 4f 110y

  • Winner £1,711 2nd £499 3rd £250
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 59.60s
  • Off time: 17:35:41
17:35 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dubai Kiss 50/1
2nd Seedling 25/1
3rd Act Alone 10/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 19 Dark green, pink and white striped sleeves, pink cap Seedling 21
Distance Winner
4 11-5 C R Egerton Sam Twiston-Davies 25/126.00
2 Light Blue, Black stripe, White sleeves, Black cap Act Alone
4 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 10/111.91
3 Dark blue, pink hoops, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap Agincourt Reef (IRE)
4 10-12 G L Moore J E Moore 25/126.00
4 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Aldeburgh
4 10-12 J A B Old M D Grant 33/134.00
5 Pink, Royal Blue chevron, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap Amore Alato
4 10-12 Nick Williams T Scudamore 40/141.00
6 Dark Blue, White hooped sleeves, White cap Bay Fortuna
4 10-12 M D I Usher D Crosse 50/151.00
7 Maroon, light blue and white hooped sleeves Dubai Kiss
4 10-12 H Whittington Aidan Coleman 50/151.00
8 White, Royal Blue star and armlets, Emerald Green cap Green King (ITY)
4 10-12 F Sheridan Lee Edwards 14/115.00
9 21 Black, Red sash, quartered cap Ifits A Fiddle 49
Distance Winner
4 10-12 t R T Phillips R Johnson 8/19.00
10 Black, pink hoop, hooped sleeves, pink cap Major Martin (IRE)
4 10-12 C P E Brooks J McGrath (3) 50/151.00
11 White, black star, hooped sleeves Prouts Pub (IRE)
4 10-12 P Phelan Paddy Bradley (10) 40/141.00
12 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Simply A Legend
4 10-12 A King R Thornton 12/113.00
13 Pink, black epaulets, sleeves and cap Stereotypical
4 10-12 R M Beckett D A Jacob 14/115.00
14 2 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Willpower (IRE) 11
4 10-12 M Johnston D Bass 8/19.00
15 3 Emerald Green, White diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Zayfire Aramis 28
4 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (7) 40/141.00
16 White, Gold cuffs and cap Java Rose
4 10-5 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 20/121.00
17 4 Light blue, white collar and cuffs, quartered cap Nurse Ratched (IRE) 109
4 10-5 F O'Brien P J Brennan 50/151.00
18 307 Red, Green cap and striped sleeves Seedcracker 23
4 10-5 E Stanford Harry Skelton 50/151.00

Verdict

The market should be closely monitored for clues here with two thirds of the field seeing a racecourse for the first time. Willpower is a rare runner under NH Rules for Mark Johnston and was second on his debut at Wetherby. Ralph Beckett, another Flat trainer, runs Stereotypical while there should be more to come from the well-connected Wetherby third Zayfire Aramis. Simply A Legend also catches the eye on breeding while Ifits A Fiddle won at Wetherby in January and Seedling was successful at Lingfield before coming unstuck here three weeks ago. ACT ALONE is a half-brother to three winners on the Flat so shouldn't be lacking in pace. Barry Geraghty has stayed back to take the ride and the hint should be taken.