Newbury

  • 20:55 Alexander Consulting Fillies' Handicap 7f

  • Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places in the back straight.)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.27s
  • Off time: 20:58:03
20:55 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Avonrose 16/1
2nd Rivas Rhapsody (IRE) 7/2
3rd Saratoga Slew (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 111- Red and white diamonds, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Rivas Rhapsody (IRE) 163
Distance Winner
4 9-10 I A Wood M Dwyer 71 7/24.50
2 (6) 2009-07 Yellow, Royal Blue spots and sleeves, Yellow cap Sonning Rose (IRE) 31
Beaten Favourite
4 9-9 M R Channon M Davies 70 10/111.00
3 (16) 214726- Light Blue, Golden Brown sash and sleeves Blue Maisey 206
4 9-8 P J Makin S Sanders 69 20/121.00
4 (15) 4674-52 EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap Scarlet Rocks (IRE) 5
4 9-5 p P D Evans Matthew Cosham (5) 66 20/121.00
5 (4) 421231 Purple, grey and purple striped sleeves, hooped cap Emman Bee (IRE) 7
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-5 J Gallagher F Sweeney 77 11/43.75
7 (10) 240546 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Avonrose 31
Distance Winner
5 9-4 v D Shaw G Baker 65 16/117.00
8 (7) 26150-6 Pink, Royal Blue stripe, striped sleeves, hooped cap Alice's Dancer (IRE) 20
3 9-3 W R Muir Jack Mitchell 75 25/126.00
9 (8) 758-14 White, Dark Blue and White check sleeves, Dark Blue cap Jumeirah Palm Star 23
Distance Winner
3 9-2 R Hannon P J Dobbs 74 11/112.00
10 (3) 788-2 White, Purple diamond, Purple sleeves, White diamonds, Purple cap Saratoga Slew (IRE) 25
Beaten Favourite
3 9-1 M Botti J P Spencer 73 7/18.00
11 (9) 017100- RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Aquasulis (IRE) 224
3 9-0 P D Evans L Morris 72 50/151.00
12 (12) 05-9 Light blue, maroon spots and sleeves, light blue cap Top Frock (IRE) 15
3 8-13 C G Cox A Kirby 71 40/141.00
13 (13) 3442-1 Grey By Invitation (USA) 143
3 8-13 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 71 16/117.00
14 (14) 31362 Royal blue, orange and royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue and orange hooped cap Bint Alzain (IRE) 12
3 8-12 h G A Butler Raul Da Silva (5) 70 14/115.00
15 (2) 064-45 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Amphora 25
3 8-10 A M Balding L P Keniry 68 20/121.00
16 (1) 22-2235 Dark blue, white cross belts, halved sleeves, white cap Tenbridge 32
3 8-10 p D Haydn Jones Andrea Atzeni 68 50/151.00
Non runners
6 (5)71-1424Cheers49-5O SherwoodJosh Baudains66

Verdict

The unbeaten Rivas Rhapsody scored at Kempton when last seen at the track in December and looks sure to be in the shake-up on her return despite a 5lb higher mark. SARATOGA SLEW has the more recent form, however, with a second at Lingfield to her credit and Marco Botti's filly is capable of going one better in this with that run under her belt. Jumeirah Palm Star and Bint Alzain should have more to offer and the same applies to By Invitation, a four-length maiden winner over 6f at Kempton in January.