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
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 50.43s
  • Off time: 14:40:20
14:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Royal Empire 8/1
2nd Red Cadeaux 13/2
3rd Lost In The Moment (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 1-23896 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Cadeaux 21
Nag me
7 9-10 E A L Dunlop G Mosse 115 13/27.50
2 (8) 111442- White, Emerald Green hoop Aiken 301
Nag me
5 9-4 J H M Gosden R Havlin 112 3/14.00
3 (6) 2121-42 Black, Yellow cap Biographer 42
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4 9-4 D R Lanigan T E Durcan 109 5/16.00
4 (3) 42-3202 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap Genzy (FR) 20
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5 9-4 Ian Williams P J Dobbs 100 25/126.00
5 (4) 14-5162 Royal blue, white star and diamond on cap I'm Your Man (FR) 49
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4 9-4 A de Royer-Dupre A Hamelin 109 5/16.00
6 (9) 8335-12 Royal blue, white cap Lost In The Moment (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-4 p Saeed bin Suroor P J Smullen 108 6/17.00
7 (5) 3-14375 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Model Pupil 42
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4 9-4 C Hills J P Murtagh 108 12/113.00
8 (2) 2-12201 Royal blue Royal Empire 28
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-4 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 112 8/19.00
9 (1) 7-21187 Black, Red epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Ralston Road (IRE) 49
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3 8-7 b J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 98 33/134.00
10 (10) 6144 Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Testudo (IRE) 17
Nag me
3 8-7 B J Meehan P Hanagan 105 16/117.00

Verdict

This race has been won by some redoubtable stayers in the past and it will be interesting to see how Testudo gets on as Brian Meehan's colt holds an entry for the St Leger at Doncaster next month. Aiken was a progressive individual before his absence and it wouldn't be the biggest of surprises were John Gosden to have him ready first time out but we'll err on the side of caution and stick with LOST IN THE MOMENT. The six-year-old accounted for I'm Your Man when they met in the Fred Archer Stakes, and if anything, today's step up in trip should suit. Royal Empire is a player if managing to stay the extra distance while Red Cadeaux is sure to run his race despite the 6lb penalty he accrues for his victory in the Hong Kong Vase.