• 16:55 John Smith's Conditions Stakes1m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 54.66s
  • Off time: 16:56:23
16:55 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Yaddree 2/1
2nd Cat Junior (USA) 5/1
3rd With Interest 9/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 03-4762 Yellow, Emerald Green sleeves, White cap Caldra (IRE) 26
Beaten Favourite
4 8-11 S Kirk D P McDonogh 99 16/117.00
2 (1) 512805 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Escape Route (USA) 36
Distance Winner
4 8-11 b1 J H M Gosden J Fortune 98 11/112.00
3 (7) 26-1362 Royal blue Igor Protti 30
Distance Winner
6 8-11 v1 Saeed bin Suroor D J O'Donohoe 108 12/113.00
4 (6) 412510/ Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Spectait 721
Distance Winner
6 8-11 Jonjo O'Neill Dane O'Neill 100 33/134.00
5 (8) 1/41142 Royal blue With Interest 10
Course Winner
5 8-11 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 107 9/25.50
6 (9) 1 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Acclaimed (IRE) 40
3 8-8 J Noseda R L Moore 5/16.00
7 (3) 15-0628 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Alfathaa 49
Course Winner
3 8-6 b W J Haggas Liam Jones 105 11/112.00
8 (5) 1-6449 Light Blue, Purple epaulets, quartered cap Cat Junior (USA) 28
Course Winner
3 8-6 B J Meehan J P Spencer 115 5/16.00
9 (2) 21-2132 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Yaddree 56
Beaten Favourite
3 8-6 M A Jarvis P Robinson 100 2/13.00


A trappy little affair but interesting nonetheless with some useful individuals on show. ALFATHAA is the tentative suggestion with the blinkers reapplied but official ratings give Cat Junior half a stone in hand of his opponents whilst Igor Protti made a satisfactory reappearance. Alfathaa's season hasn't gone according to plan but he has done enough on a couple of occasions to think that all may not be lost. Those performances coincided with him sporting blinkers which were left off last time when he raced too keenly. He has a bit to prove but, then again, so do most of these. Cat Junior was tailed off in the Juddmonte International and it remains to be seen whether he can recapture his early season form and Igor Protti may prove to be a bigger danger. He ran a pleasing race on his return from a lay-off at Great Leighs and could find further improvement for the fitting of a visor. It would be remiss not to mention Acclaimed and Yaddree. The former was an impressive winner on debut but the second is a serial loser and the rest were motley. Yaddree has been running really well in some competitive handicaps and fully deserves his place in the line-up; he has solid claims but the vote goes the way of Alfathaa.