• 14:40 - Virtual Racing, Real Excitement Maiden Stakes 1m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.84s
  • Off time: 14:44:43
14:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Palavicini (USA) 5/6
2nd Lasso The Moon 20/1
3rd Border Patrol 9/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2 (18) WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Border Patrol
2 9-3 R Charlton S J Drowne 9/110.00
3 (7) Pink, Black seams, White sleeves, Black seams, Black cap Canton Road
2 9-3 P F I Cole A Munro 28/129.00
4 (12) EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Conclusive
2 9-3 R M Beckett G Baker 10/111.00
5 (4) 7 Dark Blue, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue stars and cap Directorship 28
2 9-3 P R Chamings J Quinn 66/167.00
6 (17) Red, Black spots and sleeves, Red cap Great Western (USA)
2 9-3 P F I Cole S Donohoe 33/134.00
8 (16) 64 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Holberg (UAE) 27
2 9-3 M Johnston R Ffrench 5/16.00
9 (5) Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, Emerald Green and Red diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Lasso The Moon
2 9-3 M R Channon T P O'Shea 20/121.00
10 (8) White, Light Blue chevron and sleeves, Black cap Mystic Prince
2 9-3 B J Meehan J P Spencer 20/121.00
11 (3) 0 Grey, Maroon epaulets, Maroon cap Pagan Flight (IRE) 19
2 9-3 B J Meehan R L Moore 33/134.00
12 (6) 23 Red and Yellow (halved), White cap Palavicini (USA) 20
Beaten Favourite
2 9-3 J L Dunlop E Ahern 5/61.83
13 (11) 08 Dark Blue, White spots, Dark Blue spots on White sleeves and cap Saborido (USA) 8
2 9-3 Mrs A J Perrett Jim Crowley 40/141.00
14 (2) Pink and Purple (quartered), halved sleeves, Purple cap, Pink stars Sermons Mount (USA)
2 9-3 Mouse Hamilton-fairley L P Keniry 100/1101.00
16 (10) Black, Cerise hooped sleeves, check cap Zulu Moon
2 9-3 A M Balding W Buick 14/115.00
18 (9) 0 Royal Blue, Orange star, White sleeves, Orange stars, Orange cap, Royal Blue star Spinning Joy 23
2 8-12 J R Boyle P Cosgrave 100/1101.00
Non runners
1 (15)Bin End29-3M L W BellHayley Turner
7 (1)Hilbre Point (USA)29-3B J MeehanR Hughes
15 (14)Sopranist29-3J H M GosdenJ Fortune
17 (13)0Ditzy Diva28-12Jean-Rene AuvraySophie Doyle


PALAVICINI rates the one to beat and is consequently selected. Lasso The Moon, Sopranist and Conclusive are amongst some likely looking newcomers who could pose a threat. The John Dunlop trained colt will be short enough but his form entitles him to be sent off at cramped odds here. He shaped well on debut before being well supported to land a conditions race over this course and distance. He didn't do anything wrong that day, the form is strong and he may yet take up one of the big race engagements that he holds. Holberg and Saborido are from yards whose juveniles are running well but neither has done enough on the course to be put forwards with confidence. There are some choicely bred newcomers on display as one would expect; they include Sopranist, Conclusive and Lasso The Moon with the last two of particular interest being related to Royal Confidence and Simply Perfect respectively. Reference to the market is advised but Palavicini is likely to be a warm order on his return to racing in maiden company.