• 15:50 - Virtual Racing, Real Excitement Maiden Stakes 1m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.98s
  • Off time: 15:50:33
15:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Skanky Biscuit 5/1
2nd Bothy 25/1
3rd Tactic 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2 (1) Bottle Green, White cap, Lime Green star Bothy
2 9-3 R M Beckett G Baker 25/126.00
3 (2) LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Brunston
2 9-3 R Charlton R Kingscote 40/141.00
4 (9) White, Red cross belts, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap Cousin Charlie
2 9-3 S Kirk L P Keniry 66/167.00
5 (3) White, Emerald Green hoop Decorum (USA)
2 9-3 J H M Gosden J Fortune 6/17.00
6 (11) Red, large White spots, halved sleeves, White cap, Red diamond Eastern Warrior
2 9-3 C Hills E Ahern 66/167.00
7 (5) ORANGE, MAROON hoop and armlets, BLACK and ORANGE quartered cap Final Victory
2 9-3 A M Balding W Buick 50/151.00
9 (17) Light Blue, Purple epaulets, quartered cap Hope Junior (USA)
2 9-3 B J Meehan Hayley Turner 25/126.00
10 (10) 7 Black, Red diamonds on sleeves, Red and White check cap Lava Steps (USA) 15
2 9-3 P F I Cole S W Kelly 40/141.00
11 (4) Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Mehendi (IRE)
2 9-3 B J Meehan M Dwyer 50/151.00
12 (12) DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Roman Republic (FR)
2 9-3 M Johnston R Ffrench 11/82.38
13 (8) Red, Dark Green chevron Rowan Tiger
2 9-3 J R Boyle P Cosgrave 66/167.00
14 (6) Orange and White (quartered), Orange sleeves Skanky Biscuit
2 9-3 B J Meehan R Hughes 5/16.00
15 (18) 4 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Tactic 19
2 9-3 J L Dunlop R Hills 7/24.50
16 (7) 6 Orange, Black stars, halved sleeves Whisky Galore 22
2 9-3 C G Cox A Kirby 11/112.00
18 (14) Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Going For Gold
2 8-12 R Charlton S J Drowne 25/126.00
Non runners
1 (16)Advisor (FR)29-3M L W BellJ P Spencer
8 (13)8Gibb River (IRE)29-3P W Chapple-HyamA Munro
17 (15)6Clinging Vine (USA)28-12R HannonR L Moore


Tactic is the obvious one but it may pay to be brave and give ROMAN REPUBLIC the vote. Around half of this field can be ruled out but that still leaves us with around nine contenders to sift through with few clues available to decipher. Tactic's claims are glaring as he went into every notebook following his fast finishing fourth over course and distance; he's a son of Sadler's Wells and has a Racing Post Trophy. He'll be short enough as a result though so an each-way interest on Roman Republic is suggested instead. He lacks a run but has an entry in the same juvenile contest as well as the Dewhurst; he's a half-brother to a juvenile winner, should handle cut in the ground and hails from a yard that does well with its two year olds at this track. Spencer presumably has the choice between Advisor and Brian Meehan's three and the chosen one must be worth keeping an eye on whilst it's probably safe to discard the others. The other four to have raced all did enough to think that they can get involved if making the expected improvement whilst Decorum's dam was top class in Argentina and she can already count a champion two year old filly amongst her offspring. This race should provide a few future winners, as far as today's concerned though we'll be hoping that Roman Republic prevails.