Newbury

  • 15:45 Berry Bros & Rudd Handicap6f 8y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.66s
  • Off time: 15:46:44
15:45 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Main Aim 2/1
2nd Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 4/1
3rd Nightjar (USA) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 11/60-43 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Exclamation 13
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-4 B J Meehan J P Spencer 100 10/34.33
2 (7) 61150/4 Emerald Green, Black and Yellow hooped sleeves Drawnfromthepast (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
4 9-4 t1 J A Osborne S J Drowne 100 40/141.00
3 (14) 113108- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Main Aim 189
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 99 2/13.00
5 (1) 3140-60 Mauve, Light Blue cross belts Spanish Bounty 13
Distance Winner
4 8-10 J G Portman T P Queally 92 20/121.00
6 (4) 7017-88 Emerald Green, Grey star, striped sleeves and cap Phantom Whisper 7
Distance Winner
6 8-10 B R Millman A Munro 92 16/117.00
9 (10) 811197- Dark Green, Grey epaulets, Orange and Grey striped sleeves, Orange cap Perfect Flight 189
Distance Winner
4 8-9 M Blanshard Kirsty Milczarek 91 14/115.00
10 (5) 3/04900- White, Orange Cross of Lorraine, Orange and White striped sleeves, Orange cap Sundae 244
Distance Winner
5 8-8 C F Wall M Dwyer 90 12/113.00
11 (12) 4060-06 Pink, Royal Blue cap Good Gorsoon (USA) 10
Distance Winner
4 8-6 B W Hills R Winston 88 18/119.00
12 (13) 5750-31 Dark Blue, Pink hoops, armlets and cap Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
4 8-6 H Candy F Sweeney 88 4/15.00
13 (9) 2170-05 Red, Yellow chevron, chevrons on sleeves Esteem Machine (USA) 24
Distance Winner
5 8-5 R A Teal David Probert (3) 87 25/126.00
14 (11) 810983 ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN stars Nightjar (USA) 7
Distance Winner
4 8-4 M Johnston F Norton 84 12/113.00
Non runners
4 (6)1/1100-Musaalem (USA)58-11W J HaggasR Hills93
7 (2)6908-06Mac Gille Eoin58-10J GallagherT P O'Shea92
8 (8)11/122-1High Standing (USA)48-9W J HaggasR Hughes91

Verdict

Aye Aye Digby is now 5lbs higher than when landing a Goodwood handicap at the beginning of the month and Henry Candy's gelding looks booked for a place at best in a race taken to go to EXCLAMATION, who is preferred to High Standing. A narrow victory over Solar Spirit at Doncaster on his belated return following a 10 month absence, the William Haggas-trained gelding has to be respected racing off a 6lb higher mark. Mark Johnston's Nightjar made a satisfactory return to form when a close third behind Striking Spirit at Ascot earlier this month and he has claims off the same mark today. Sir Michael Stoute's Main Aim was beaten a long way in his last two starts last season and may do better on his reappearance today but he is hard to back with confidence, comments that also apply to Musaalem. The vote then goes to Brian Meehan's Exclamation, who has run well in defeat in both starts this term in a Listed race and a handicap and he is taken to gain a deserved success.