Newbury

  • 20:00 Alder Ridge Vineyard Novice Stakes1m 2f

  • Winner £3,752 2nd £1,116 3rd £558 4th £279
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 9.37s
  • Off time: 20:00:59
20:00 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Al Kherb 33/1
2nd Skill Set (IRE) 33/1
3rd Armed (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey Sky Bet
1 (8) 1-4 Purple and white diamonds, purple sleeves Orange Suit (IRE) 20
Course Winner
3 9-9 R Hannon Tom Marquand 1001
2 (9) Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Al Kherb
3 9-2 R Charlton Adam J McNamara (3) 1001
3 (10) 23 Black, Yellow cap Armed (IRE) 38
3 9-2 Ed Walker G Mosse 1001
4 (7) 8 Black, Light Blue armlets Astromachia 84
3 9-2 Mrs A J Perrett P J Dobbs 1001
5 (3) Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Ben Vrackie
3 9-2 J H M Gosden K T O'Neill 1001
6 (11) 02 Purple, Mauve spots on sleeves, Mauve cap Dazzling Rock (IRE) 17
Beaten Favourite
3 9-2 R M Beckett Harry Bentley 1001
7 (13) ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stars, hooped sleeves and stars on cap Ensign Ewart
3 9-2 M D I Usher S W Kelly 1001
8 (4) 0 Black, orange disc, black sleeves, red armlets, red cap Mister Ambassador (USA) 84
3 9-2 J H M Gosden R Havlin 1001
9 (5) 92 Black, pink sleeves, black armlets Monoxide 26
3 9-2 M Meade Callum Shepherd 1001
10 (1) 5 Pink, Grey stripe, Grey and Pink striped sleeves and cap Tin Fandango 12
3 9-2 M D I Usher Ryan Tate 1001
12 (2) 76 Black, Orange spots on sleeves Lyn's Secret (IRE) 32
3 8-11 J W Mullins Liam Jones 1001
13 (6) WHITE, red stars, red cap, emerald green star Skill Set (IRE)
3 8-11 H Candy M Harley 1001
Non runners
11 (12)33Daisy Chain (IRE)38-11R HannonRossa Ryan

Betting

Forecast

Armed (11/4), Mister Ambassador (2/1), Monoxide (7/2), Daisy Chain (6/1), Orange Suit (8/1), Ben Vrackie (12/1), Astromachia (25/1), Dazzling Rock (25/1), Al Kherb (33/1), Skill Set (33/1), Lyn's Secret (100/1), Tin Fandango (125/1), Ensign Ewart (150/1)

Verdict

Plenty have displayed sufficient talent to deliver an ordinary maiden and the race is to be noted carefully with the future in mind. The sole winner, Orange Suit, may struggle to concede 7lb and upwards to some interesting types, of whom MONOXIDE is the preference. Martyn Meade's charge came home to good effect on just his second career start is a decent Sandown maiden over this trip and ground and can go one better. He should step up appreciably from the run. Armed is another from whom improvement is expected after two promising efforts along with twice-placed Daisy Chain. Mister Ambassador is presumably better than his lacklustre debut suggested and is one to note in the market alongside a couple of newcomers in stable companion, Ben Vrackie, and Al Kherb, a son of Al Kazeem.