Newbury

  • 16:10 John Sunley Memorial Handicap1m 3f 5y

  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 21.19s
  • Off time: 16:11:28
16:10 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arab Dawn 11/2
2nd Personal Opinion 4/1
3rd Notarised 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 521-1 Royal blue Personal Opinion 17
3 9-7 C Appleby S De Sousa 85 4/15.00
2 (1) 31-4 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Raven Ridge (IRE) 29
3 9-7 M L W Bell J P Spencer 85 9/43.25
3 (3) 19-7 White, Grey sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Farquhar (IRE) 21
3 9-4 P W Chapple-Hyam R Havlin 82 40/141.00
4 (8) 1-8 Dark Blue, Gold hoops, White sleeves and cap Mannaro (IRE) 21
3 9-4 b1 M Botti L Morris 82 20/121.00
5 (6) 71- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Hooded (USA) 170
3 9-2 R Charlton A Kirby 80 8/19.00
6 (4) 912-4 Emerald green and dark blue (quartered), emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue diamond Elysian Prince 10
3 9-0 P F I Cole P Cosgrave 78 20/121.00
7 (7) 5813-4 Emerald Green, Red sash, striped sleeves, quartered cap Notarised 47
Beaten Favourite
3 8-12 M Johnston P Hanagan 76 7/24.50
8 (5) 007-1 Dark Blue, White braces, diamonds on sleeves, striped cap Arab Dawn 13
3 8-11 H Morrison R Hughes 75 11/26.50

Verdict

Personal Opinion has now won twice on the Polytrack after making a winning return over 1m4 at Wolverhampton. He's upped 7lb for that while the handicapper has taken no chances with Arab Dawn raising him 9lb for scoring at Goodwood earlier this month. Hooded steps up in distance for his reappearance having won at Lingfield in November while Mannaro made a winning start at Yarmouth last year but was tailed off on his return. RAVEN RIDGE ran fresh on his seasonal debut at Newmarket and finished a one-paced fourth. He's crying out for this longer trip and Michael Bell's colt gets the nod dropped in class.