• 15:15 Betfred Hungerford Stakes 7f

  • Winner £56,710 2nd £21,500 3rd £10,760 4th £5,360
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.84s
  • Off time: 15:15:28
15:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gregorian (IRE) 3/1
2nd Soft Falling Rain (SAF) 9/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 111-111 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Soft Falling Rain (SAF) 140
Distance Winner
4 9-5 M F De Kock P Hanagan 115 9/43.25
2 (1) 91654-2 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Caspar Netscher 18
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-3 D M Simcock S W Kelly 114 7/24.50
3 (5) 12-2135 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Gregorian (IRE) 17
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-3 J H M Gosden R Havlin 115 3/14.00
4 (2) 404674 Yellow, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Libranno 18
Distance Winner
5 9-3 R Hannon K Fallon 109 12/113.00
5 (3) 11-4332 Royal blue Tawhid 15
Course and Distance Winner
3 8-12 Saeed bin Suroor Johnny Murtagh 111 5/23.50


SOFT FALLING RAIN has been a winner across two continents so far and Mike De Kock will be hoping to make it three as the colt makes his much anticipated European debut. Though his most recent successes have obtained on an artificial surface, he should be able to cope with a return to turf, as he was a Grade 1 winner on it in his native South Africa. Caspar Netscher ran a stormer in the Lennox Stakes on his first run since an abortive stud career and he would be a danger if in the mood. Gregorian takes a drop in class having finished third in the Queen Anne Stakes and a well-held fifth in the Sussex Stakes. Tawhid is a previous course and distance winner and in receipt of a valuable 5lb allowance, he cannot be dismissed lightly. Libranno was last in the 2012 renewal of this prize and he appears to be up against it this year.