Newbury

  • 18:10 Mirage Signs EBF Novice Auction Stakes6f

  • Winner £3,429 2nd £1,020 3rd £510 4th £255
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.22s
  • Off time: 18:11:56
18:10 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hard Nut (IRE) 7/1
2nd Commit No Nuisance (IRE) 5/1
3rd Centurion Song (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (7) 51 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star Hard Nut (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
2 9-4 R Hannon S M Levey 7/18.00
2 (1) 7D Purple, white star, white sleeves, purple diamonds, white cap, purple star Jim 'n' Tomic (IRE) 55
2 9-0 D J S Ffrench Davis L P Keniry 3/14.00
3 (10) Yellow, Maroon epaulets Lin Chong
2 9-0 P F I Cole P J Dobbs 11/112.00
4 (5) Light Blue and Maroon (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap Master Spy (IRE)
2 8-11 P F I Cole F Sweeney 20/121.00
5 (9) 8 Cerise, Green check cap Max's Thunder (IRE) 30
2 8-11 J A Osborne R Havlin 28/129.00
6 (4) White, dark blue cross belts, striped sleeves, dark blue cap Born For Fun (IRE)
2 8-9 Ali Stronge Hollie Doyle 50/151.00
7 (8) 4 Beige, red epaulets, sleeves and diamond on cap Centurion Song (IRE) 24
2 8-9 B J Meehan M Dwyer 13/82.62
9 (2) Maroon, White stripe, halved sleeves Colonel Whitehead (IRE)
2 8-7 Mrs H Main William Cox (3) 20/121.00
10 (3) 4 Orange, Beige epaulets and star on cap Commit No Nuisance (IRE) 17
2 8-7 W J Knight Jason Watson 5/16.00
Non runners
8 (6)75Forgetful Agent28-9Eve Johnson HoughtonCharles Bishop
11 (11)2Smuggler28-7M P TregoningNon Runner

Verdict

Hard Nut had the run of the race when scoring on a synthetic surface but also displayed a likeable attitude and is sure to be in the shake-up despite the concession of weight all round. He faces a number of dangers though, of which COMMIT NO NUISANCE makes plenty of appeal. William Knight's charge came home in pleasing fashion when only beaten a length and a half on debut at Windsor and progression seems assured on that evidence. Jim 'n' Tomic posted a dramatically improved effort when filling the minor placing here last time and that run brings him bang into contention along with promising debutant Centurion Song.