• 12:55 Burges Salmon Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £5,996 2nd £1,873 3rd £936 4th £468
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 51.24s
  • Off time: 12:55:36
12:55 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Top Dancer (FR) 15/8
2nd Susquehanna River (IRE) 11/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P64P-09 Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Cnoc Seoda (IRE) 55
8 11-12 t P Henderson Mr G Branton (7) 125 33/134.00
2 32-74F2 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Polisky (FR) 5
6 11-7 bt P F Nicholls Mr W Biddick 120 9/43.25
3 3223F-6 Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Milarrow (IRE) 37
Beaten Favourite
6 11-2 C L Tizzard Mr M Legg (5) 115 5/16.00
4 49431-4 Purple, Orange star and star on cap Top Dancer (FR) 22
6 11-1 W Greatrex Mr J J Codd 114 15/82.88
5 634-213 Red, royal blue star, red sleeves, royal blue spots Susquehanna River (IRE) 32
6 11-1 N A Twiston-Davies Mr B Gibbs (5) 114 11/26.50
6 28P16-3 Emerald Green, Orange triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and diamonds on cap Doubletoilntrouble (IRE) 10
Beaten Favourite
7 10-2 bt F O'Brien Harrison Beswick (7) 101 10/111.00


Polisky looked sure to win at Ascot last Saturday when hitting in the front. But, not for the first time, found little under pressure and was collared on the line by the rallying Kris Cross. He has an extra quarter-mile to cover here and could be vulnerable again. This may be too far for Milarrow while Cnoc Seoda is woefully out of form but Susquehanna River won over 3m1f at Wetherby before finishing third at Aintree and Doubletoilntrouble was well backed on his reappearance at Leicester, though well beaten. TOP DANCER won over a marathon trip at Cheltenham in April and ran well enough on his comeback at Warwick to suggest he'll be adding to his tally this winter. Jamie Codd is a very significant jockey booking and he gets the vote.