Newbury

  • 14:30 Free Bets freebets.co.uk Maiden Stakes 1m

  • Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 48.42s
  • Off time: 14:36:02
14:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chatez (IRE) 8/1
2nd Observational 9/2
3rd Carthage (IRE) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (10) 08 Dark blue, yellow disc, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Bold Runner 23
2 9-5 S Curran J F McDonald 100/1101.00
2 (8) 62 Light Blue and Black stripes, Black sleeves and cap Carthage (IRE) 12
Beaten Favourite
2 9-5 R Hannon R Hughes 5/42.25
3 (6) 33 GREY and MAROON diamonds, GREY sleeves Chatez (IRE) 22
2 9-5 A King F Sweeney 8/19.00
4 (5) White, red bowtie, white cap, red star Epsom Hill (SWE)
2 9-5 T B Coles Jim Crowley 50/151.00
5 (1) 0 Emerald green, light blue and yellow striped sleeves and cap Express Himself (IRE) 27
2 9-5 E S McMahon S J Drowne 11/112.00
6 (7) ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped sleeves and cap Jefferson City (IRE)
2 9-5 J H M Gosden W Buick 4/15.00
7 (3) White, black hoop and armlets, red cap, gold tassel Moshe (IRE)
2 9-5 H Morrison J Fortune 33/134.00
8 (9) Pale Blue, Campbell Tartan hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Nabatean (IRE)
2 9-5 A M Balding David Probert 16/117.00
9 (4) LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Observational
2 9-5 R Charlton G Baker 9/25.50
10 (2) 90 Beige, Brown chevron, hooped sleeves and spots on cap Vaguely Spanish 16
2 9-5 A W Carroll Dane O'Neill 100/1101.00

Verdict

CARTHAGE handled the soft ground at Goodwood with no problem and ran well to finish runner-up despite returning a losing favourite. He looks up to going one better in this. Chatez has shown some ability in a couple of starts in fast ground but Bold Runner showed no improvement when encountering heavy going at Salisbury. Both Jefferson City and Nabatean are related to winners but fellow newcomer and 200,000gns colt, Observational, looks of more interest especially if the betting speaks in his favour.