Newbury

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

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 13.07s
  • Off time: 17:35:49
17:35 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Automotive 20/1
2nd Capitol Gain (IRE) 14/1
3rd Supa Seeker (USA) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 7-58362 Dark blue, red spots, white sleeves Choral Festival 14
Distance Winner
7 11-7 J J Bridger Mr Chris Martin (3) 70 6/17.00
2 (3) 16-0969 Red, White seams, Red sleeves, White cap, Red stars Capitol Gain (IRE) 5
4 11-6 B J Meehan Mr O R J Sangster (7) 69 14/115.00
3 (7) 722311 Maroon, White epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White cap Balmoral Castle 5 (ex6)
Course and Distance Winner
4 11-6 J G Portman Mr J Harding (5) 63 13/82.62
4 (6) 6-73133 Orange, purple chevron, purple and orange chevrons on sleeves, purple and orange quartered cap If I Were A Boy (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
6 11-3 b D J S Ffrench Davis Ben Ffrench Davis (5) 66 7/18.00
5 (2) 801-007 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star Garrisson (IRE) 5
4 11-1 h C Hills Mr S Walker 64 4/15.00
6 (1) 214253 Black, Yellow hoops, Yellow and Black diabolo on sleeves, Black cap, Yellow star Mazij 13
5 10-13 P W Hiatt Mr P Collington 62 9/110.00
7 (4) 347562 Light Blue, White star, White sleeves, Light Blue stars, White cap, Light Blue star Automotive 12
5 10-2 Miss J Feilden Mr R Birkett 50 20/121.00
8 (8) 4-25550 Maroon, White stars, armlets and star on cap Merrjanah 5
5 10-2 N Bycroft Mr A French (7) 48 25/126.00
9 (9) 736328 Red, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets, White cap Supa Seeker (USA) 85
Beaten Favourite
7 10-2 A W Carroll Nico de Boinville 47 40/141.00

Verdict

James Harding has steered BALMORAL CASTLE to victories in similar races at Goodwood and here on Saturday and a 6lb penalty is unlikely to prevent a hat-trick. Garrisson wasn't too far behind on Saturday and Simon Walker can get him closer and though Choral Festival last won a year ago at Goodwood she's been generally consistent and, as she's only 2lb higher, looks the main threat. Automotive has been going well on Polytrack though is still a maiden after 14 starts but Mazij wins her share and her rider has plenty of success in these races.