Newbury

  • 15:05 Betfred Hungerford Stakes 7f

  • Winner £51,039 2nd £19,350 3rd £9,684 4th £4,824
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 22.96s
  • Off time: 15:05:45
15:05 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lethal Force (IRE) 25/1
2nd Strong Suit (USA) 9/4
3rd Alanza (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 1-40227 Red, black inverted triangle, black sleeves, red armlets, quartered cap Edinburgh Knight (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
5 9-3 P W D'Arcy S Sanders 109 18/119.00
2 (3) 0-50112 Yellow, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Libranno 18
Distance Winner
4 9-3 R Hannon J Fortune 110 10/111.00
3 (7) 7-32316 Emerald green, white hoop, yellow sleeves, emerald green and white striped cap Majestic Myles (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
4 9-3 R A Fahey F Tylicki 110 16/117.00
4 (1) 51-6102 Royal Blue, Cerise spots and sleeves, quartered cap Pastoral Player 28
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-3 H Morrison D Holland 113 11/26.50
5 (2) 2-31498 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Jazz (USA) 28
Distance Winner
5 9-3 C Hills Michael Hills 110 20/121.00
6 (6) 1-10641 Royal blue Soul (AUS) 35
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 117 2/13.00
7 (10) 3110-08 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Strong Suit (USA) 35
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-3 R Hannon R L Moore 123 9/43.25
9 (9) 116-317 Green, red epaulets Alanza (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
4 9-0 J M Oxx N G McCullagh 109 9/110.00
10 (4) 4-12342 Pink and Maroon stripes, Pink sleeves Lethal Force (IRE) 28
Beaten Favourite
3 8-12 b1 C G Cox A Kirby 107 25/126.00
Non runners
8 (5)322-121Chachamaidee (IRE)59-2Sir H R A CecilNon Runner113

Verdict

The ground has finally turned in STRONG SUIT's favour and he's the one to beat in this. Richard Hannon's charge was kept ticking over with an outing in the July Cup last month and last year's dual Group 2 winner is a cut above these if back to his best. The consistent Chachamaidee beat Libranno and Edinburgh Knight in the Lennox Stakes at Goodwood last time but couldn't get within four lengths of the selection at Newmarket last season and Pastoral Player could prove a bigger threat. He had Red Jazz behind when just failing in the Summer Mile at Ascot recently but won a Group 3 over today's trip at Haydock before that when Majestic Myles finished runner-up. The progressive sprinter, Soul, won over 7f when trained in Australia and makes more appeal than Irish raider Alanza.