Newbury

  • 14:40 Betfred TV Geoffrey Freer Stakes 1m 5f 61y

  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 54.77s
  • Off time: 14:40:14
14:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Seismos (IRE) 11/1
2nd Willing Foe (USA) 7/1
3rd Seal Of Approval 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 1-22331 Red, Black spots and sleeves, Red cap Pether's Moon (IRE) 15
Nag me
4 9-6 b1 R Hannon R Hughes 112 9/25.50
2 (11) 52-6133 Dark blue, yellow seams, yellow cap, dark blue spots Cafe Society 15
Nag me
4 9-4 D M Simcock Jim Crowley 102 12/113.00
3 (4) 411-708 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Camborne 56
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-4 p J H M Gosden W Buick 109 10/111.00
4 (6) 343-743 Grey, Black, White and Green sash, Black cap Girolamo (GER) 44
Nag me
5 9-4 P Schiergen A de Vries 107 11/112.00
5 (10) 7-35244 Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap Rawaki (IRE) 49
Nag me
6 9-4 A M Balding L P Keniry 107 16/117.00
6 (2) 2424-60 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Cadeaux 104
Nag me
8 9-4 E A L Dunlop G Mosse 118 7/18.00
7 (7) 30-1064 yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap Seismos (IRE) 34
Nag me
6 9-4 M Botti Martin Harley 111 11/112.00
8 (1) 4130/2- Light blue, maroon chevron and sleeves, white cap Triumphant (IRE) 124
Nag me
5 9-4 G L Moore David Probert 101 50/151.00
9 (3) 31338/1- Royal blue Willing Foe (USA) 455
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-4 Saeed bin Suroor James Doyle 111 7/18.00
10 (9) 11F1-48 Red, Yellow hooped sleeves and cap Seal Of Approval 42
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 9-1 h J R Fanshawe G Baker 110 6/17.00
11 (8) 9-53733 Maroon, Black epaulets Somewhat (USA) 17
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-7 M Johnston J Fanning 110 5/16.00

Verdict

Pether's Moon still boasts a remarkably consistent record despite not always looking the most straightforward and was more than good enough to land the Glorious Stakes at Goodwood last time. The first-time application of blinkers could well aid his cause and a strong performance is anticipated. However, SOMEWHAT receives narrow preference in receipt of 13lb as the Dynaformer colt's surprise Eclipse third at 100/1 is looking no fluke in the light of a subsequent close third to Snow Sky in the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood. Cafe Society is one to note despite being held by Pether's Moon on latest running, while it would be folly to exclude the claims of the globe-trotting Red Cadeaux now that the Ed Dunlop yard is back in form.