Newbury

  • 14:25 Betfred Geoffrey Freer Stakes 1m 5f 61y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 51.50s
  • Off time: 14:26:49
14:25 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Defoe (IRE) 13/8
2nd Wall of Fire (IRE) 14/1
3rd Frontiersman 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (6) 13120/4- Yellow, Red sash, Red cap, Yellow star Agent Murphy 539
Course and Distance Winner
6 9-5 B J Meehan J Fortune 109 1001
2 (5) 11-48 Black, white chevron, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Crimean Tatar (TUR) 92
4 9-5 b1 H Palmer M Harley 109 1001
3 (8) 16-4122 Royal blue Frontiersman 37
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 9-5 p C Appleby Jim Crowley 117 1001
4 (1) 6-31551 Black, Red epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star The Tartan Spartan (IRE) 22
4 9-5 J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 102 1001
5 (9) 11-6248 Dark blue, large yellow spots, halved sleeves, yellow and dark blue quartered cap Wall of Fire (IRE) 71
4 9-5 b H Palmer Josephine Gordon 107 1001
6 (3) 43330-9 Purple and pink diamonds, white sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star Harlequeen 16
4 9-2 M R Channon S De Sousa 107 1001
7 (7) 2212-1 Maroon To Eternity 14
4 9-2 J H M Gosden Fran Berry 103 1001
8 (4) 120-111 Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Defoe (IRE) 29
Course Winner
3 8-10 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 110 1001
Non runners
9 (2)41-144Horseplay38-7A M BaldingDavid Probert100

Verdict

FRONTIERSMAN looks the one to side with having proven himself above this level already this season. Defoe is clearly still on the upgrade and will enjoy conditions while Harlequeen may resume progress after a disappointing run last time out.