• 17:35 Wiser Academy Gentleman Amateur Riders' Handicap1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £2,496 2nd £774 3rd £387 4th £194
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.91s
  • Off time: 17:35:50
17:35 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Automotive 9/2
2nd Hector's Chance 5/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 513246- Red, white cross belts, striped sleeves and star on cap Mandy's Boy (IRE) 25
4 11-7 Ian Williams Harry Bannister 69 5/16.00
2 (6) 21035-7 Dark blue and pink diamonds, pink sleeves, dark blue armlets Whinging Willie (IRE) 132
Distance Winner
5 11-6 G L Moore Jason Nuttall (7) 68 8/19.00
3 (3) 32034-3 Maroon and grey (quartered), maroon sleeves Hector's Chance 75
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-5 Mrs H Main Mr S Walker 67 5/42.25
4 (1) 138-539 Light Blue, White star, White sleeves, Light Blue stars, White cap, Light Blue star Automotive 6
Course and Distance Winner
6 10-13 Miss J Feilden Mr R Birkett 61 9/25.50
5 (4) 6056-39 Black and Orange diamonds, Black sleeves, Black cap, Orange diamond Hallingham 15
4 10-12 J G Portman Mr J Harding (3) 60 9/110.00
6 (5) 404-835 Red and emerald green diamonds, red sleeves, emerald green seams, red cap, emerald green diamond Royal Etiquette (IRE) 101
Distance Winner
7 10-6 pt Mrs L Hill Mr Alex Ferguson (5) 54 12/113.00
7 (2) 694-475 Royal blue, orange cross of lorraine, striped sleeves Petrify 10
4 10-5 t1 B J Llewellyn Mr S P Bowen (5) 53 12/113.00


Automotive won this for Julia Fielden and Ross Birkett a year ago, their third victory in the race in seven years, and though it's difficult to have him onside after finishing tailed off at Goodwood last week he's much better than that and should be in the shake-up. He had Hector's Chance four lengths behind when scoring at Goodwood in August and should confirm the form on the revised terms. MANDY'S BOY looks the one to be on as he's obviously improved massively over timber recently and a strong gallop would play into his hands. He's probably better than a 69-rated handicapper nowadays and his rider has a very good strike-rate. Royal Etiquette doesn't win very often but has dropped in the weights accordingly and will get a strong ride from Alex Ferguson.