• 15:45 Standard Open NH Flat Race2m 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.80s
  • Off time: 15:45:30
15:45 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thomas Brown 15/8
2nd Maestro Royal 9/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 4- ORANGE, DARK GREEN chevrons, ORANGE sleeves, quartered cap Arthur Mc Bride (IRE) 231
4 11-0 F O'Brien P J Brennan 10/111.00
2 5-4 Yellow, Black Cross of Lorraine, Yellow sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Fred Le Macon (FR) 202
Beaten Favourite
4 11-0 A King R Thornton 14/115.00
3 Royal Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Maestro Royal
4 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 9/43.25
4 1-2 Light blue, maroon spots and sleeves, light blue cap Red Devil Lads (IRE) 30
Beaten Favourite
4 11-0 Miss R Curtis Nick Scholfield 3/14.00
5 Dark Blue, Yellow stars, striped sleeves and star on cap Run On Sterling
4 11-0 P R Webber R P McLernon 20/121.00
6 11-4 Red, royal blue cross belts, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Thomas Brown 47
4 11-0 H Fry N D Fehily 15/82.88
Non runners
7The Iron Maiden410-7Miss J S DavisNon Runner


Red Devil Lads was surprisingly beaten on his debut under Rules at Ffos Las and this is a better race. Thomas Brown, another winning pointer, may have more scope as he stayed on nicely when fourth at Chepstow despite pulling too hard. Fred Le Macon hinted at ability in the spring while Arthur McBride wasn't beaten far at Wincanton in April and hails from an in-form yard. He's preferred to newcomers Run On Sterling and The Iron Maiden but big things will be expected of MAESTRO ROYAL, who can make a successful debut. Nicky Henderson's gelding is a half-brother to three jump winners including the useful Barbers Shop and Heather Royal, who also won bumpers.