Newbury

  • 17:30 Robin J.W. Hall 60th Birthday Apprentice Handicap1m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 55.72s
  • Off time: 17:31:50
17:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hector's Chance 5/1
2nd Elsie Bay 25/1
3rd Balmoral Castle 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 455737 Maroon, light blue sleeves, maroon spots Dimitar (USA) 53
4 9-12 B G Powell Mr E D Linehan (3) 70 16/117.00
2 (8) 3507-23 Royal Blue, Beige epaulets, Beige cap, Royal Blue star Malih 25
4 9-10 J A Osborne Michael J M Murphy 68 7/24.50
3 (5) 223118 Maroon, White epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White cap Balmoral Castle 64
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-10 J G Portman Matthew Lawson 68 5/16.00
4 (3) 124257 Black, Yellow epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap April Ciel 45
4 9-9 R Harris Oisin Murphy (3) 67 5/16.00
5 (7) 200585 Red, Black chevrons, Black sleeves, Red seams, Red and Black quartered cap Poetic Lord 18
4 9-9 S Kirk Josh Baudains (3) 67 16/117.00
6 (4) 92-421 Black, Beige disc Fly Haaf (IRE) 48
4 9-9 t1 George Baker Thomas Garner (3) 67 7/18.00
7 (9) 6-76129 Maroon and white diamonds, white sleeves, light green diamonds Taro Tywod (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
4 9-4 W M Brisbourne Jack Duern (3) 62 9/110.00
8 (1) 2205-30 Dark Blue, Pink chevrons, armlets and cap Elsie Bay 163
4 9-4 J S Moore Charlotte Jenner (5) 62 25/126.00
9 (6) 032125 Dark Green, Red sleeves, hooped cap Fluctuation (IRE) 15
5 9-4 v Ian Williams Danny Brock 62 14/115.00
10 (2) 07-3143 Maroon and grey (quartered), maroon sleeves Hector's Chance 18
4 9-3 Mrs H Main Ryan Tate 61 5/16.00
Non runners
11 (11)87-9704Operettist48-7A W CarrollDaniel Muscutt50

Verdict

Fly Haaf has shown steady improvement but has only raced on Polytrack, though there's no reason he shouldn't be suited by Turf. Balmoral Castle won at Goodwood then over this course and distance before returning here with a very moderate effort. That wasn't his true form and, if back to his best, he'll take some beating. Malih has been running quite well without finding the necessary finishing burst but Fluctuation is best on Fibresand while Hector's Chance is another whose best form is on Polytrack. TARO TYWOD won a minor handicap at Bath then ran very well when just beaten at Redcar. He spread a plate at Pontefract last week so that run should be ignored and this looks a fair opportunity to get back on the winning trail.