Newbury

  • 14:50 Christopher Smith Associates Claiming Stakes 7f

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.60s
  • Off time: 14:51:10
14:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Azrur (IRE) 10/3
2nd Langavat (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 7-92486 Lime Green Azrur (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
4 9-4 D H Brown M M Monaghan (5) 82 10/34.33
2 (1) 0606-04 Purple, emerald green inverted triangle, diamonds on sleeves, purple cap, emerald green diamond Chelwood Gate (IRE) 29
4 9-3 P R Chamings L P Keniry 72 9/110.00
3 (3) 2-13507 Grey, Emerald Green inverted triangle, sleeves and cap Hagree (IRE) 51
Distance Winner
3 9-3 p1 M Botti Martin Harley 82 11/43.75
4 (6) 87000-7 Yellow, light blue diamond, white and light blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap, light blue diamond Yair Hill (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 8-13 G Deacon T E Durcan 80 6/17.00
5 (2) 12-9094 Navy Blue, Red and Light Blue hoop and armlets, White cap Langavat (IRE) 13
3 8-12 R Hannon R Hughes 90 7/24.50
6 (8) 167277 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Solo Hunter 5
3 8-12 b1 P D Evans David Probert 75 8/19.00
8 (4) 96 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap House Captain 13
3 8-5 R Hannon M Dwyer 33/134.00
Non runners
7 (7)17-8200Desert Society (IRE)38-7R HannonS M Levey80

Verdict

According to official ratings, Langavat is the pick of the weights in this. But the recent Doncaster fourth has no form on ground with some give and neither has Azrur or Hagree. As well as Langavat, Richard Hannon also has Desert Society and House Captain in the line-up but they look nothing special. It's a while since Yair Hill showed any worthwhile form and he finished behind Azrur in a handicap at Newmarket at the start of the month. SOLO HUNTER has been largely disappointing since winning at Goodwood in May but he'll handle conditions and it's possible first-time blinkers will spark a revival.