Newbury

  • 14:55 Aon Greenham Stakes 7f

  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.95s
  • Off time: 14:55:40
14:55 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kingman 15/8
2nd Night Of Thunder (IRE) 11/4
3rd Master Carpenter (IRE) 80/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 16111- Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap Astaire (IRE) 182
3 9-0 K A Ryan K Fallon 114 11/26.50
2 (4) 311- Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Berkshire (IRE) 196
Distance Winner
3 9-0 P F I Cole Jim Crowley 113 9/110.00
3 (1) 41- Royal blue Golden Town (IRE) 232
Distance Winner
3 9-0 t Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 93 14/115.00
4 (8) 11- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Kingman 224
Distance Winner
3 9-0 J H M Gosden James Doyle 111 15/82.88
5 (6) 1- Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Lat Hawill (IRE) 192
Distance Winner
3 9-0 M Botti J P Spencer 8/19.00
6 (9) 310823- Royal Blue, Maroon sash and star on cap Master Carpenter (IRE) 203
3 9-0 B R Millman Andrea Atzeni 91 80/181.00
7 (7) 11- White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Night Of Thunder (IRE) 168
3 9-0 R Hannon R L Moore 109 11/43.75
8 (10) 21327- Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap No Leaf Clover (IRE) 147
3 9-0 Ollie Pears R Winston 99 66/167.00
9 (3) 251116- Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Supplicant 182
Course Winner
3 9-0 R A Fahey P Hanagan 110 25/126.00
10 (5) 21- Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Windfast (IRE) 326
3 9-0 B J Meehan J Fortune 97 33/134.00

Verdict

A highly competitive renewal. Kingman has been touted for the 2000 Guineas since winning the Solario Stakes in good style and he looks sure to figure. Berkshire won the Chesham at Ascot before adding the Group 2 Royal Lodge over a mile at Newmarket to his tally. He makes more appeal than Astaire, who won both the Gimcrack and Middle Park last year and is potentially a top-class sprinter if longer distances prove beyond him. The latter beat previous Mill Reef winner Supplicant at Headquarters in the Middle Park. The Hannon yard has won this in recent years with an impressive list of subsequent Group 1 winners. Paco Boy and Dick Turpin preceded last year's winner Olympic Glory and NIGHT OF THUNDER attempts to follow in their footsteps. He signed off last season with an easy victory in Listed company at Doncaster and gets the vote. The others have some catching up to do though Golden Town, Lat Hawill and Windfast all have plenty of scope.