Newbury

  • 17:30 Tom Mitchell 'Diamond' Birthday Celebration Apprentice Handicap 1m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 1.27s
  • Off time: 17:30:10
17:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wordismybond 13/8
2nd Celestial Bay 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 5270-21 White, Red chevrons, Light Blue sleeves and cap Wordismybond 13
5 9-12 P J Makin Mr Chris Meehan (5) 70 13/82.62
4 (2) 8-98468 Grey, Green sleeves, Cerise cap Speedy Writer 23
4 9-7 H Candy M J Kenneally (5) 65 6/17.00
5 (5) 7-11343 Maroon and yellow diabolo, quartered cap Megalala (IRE) 8
Course WinnerDistance Winner
13 9-5 J J Bridger Shelley Birkett 63 7/24.50
6 (9) 999-604 WHITE, RED star, BLACK and WHITE hooped sleeves, RED cap, WHITE star Celestial Bay 16
5 9-4 S Kirk D A Parkes (5) 62 7/18.00
7 (6) 79-5446 White, two Cerise hoops, Blue sleeves, White cap Beep 23
4 9-1 Mrs L Richards Ned Curtis (3) 59 6/17.00
9 (3) B90169 Red, royal blue chevrons and sleeves, quartered cap Roxy Lane 23
5 8-8 P W Hiatt Noel Garbutt 52 7/18.00
Non runners
2 (1)365733Gracious George (IRE)49-11J C FoxM M Monaghan69
3 (4)2/620-28Princess Icicle69-8Miss Jo CrowleyTim Clark66
8 (8)4-39143Elle Rebelle48-8W M BrisbourneE J Walsh52

Verdict

Wordismybond and Speedy Writer both represents stables in good form. The former has the better recent efforts to his name having won on Turf at Lingfield at the start of the month, though the runner-up did nothing for the form next time. Veteran Megalala is running well and should get a good ride from Shelley Birkett while Gracious George and Elle Rebelle have place claims again. But we'll take a chance on CELESTIAL BAY, who was slowly away at Sandown last time. Her rider also dropped his whip but the mare still got to within a length-and-a-half of the winner and is a pound lower here.