Newbury

  • 19:15 Newbury Weekly News Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner £6,404 2nd £1,906 3rd £952 4th £476
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.74s
  • Off time: 19:15:10
19:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Match Maker (IRE) 9/2
2nd Starfighter 7/1
3rd Miss Blondell 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 30/1 Black, White disc, striped sleeves and cap Match Maker (IRE) 20
4 10-0 t S Crisford James Doyle 80 9/25.50
2 (3) 675-665 Maroon, black epaulets, maroon sleeves, black stars Escape The City 14
4 9-8 H Morrison Tom Marquand 74 16/117.00
3 (8) 4-71552 Purple, pink stars, pink sleeves, purple spots, pink cap, purple stars Carp Kid (IRE) 7
4 9-7 p J L Flint Finley Marsh (3) 73 10/111.00
4 (6) 25-1240 White, Maroon disc Star Of War (USA) 20
3 9-6 R Hannon S M Levey 82 16/117.00
5 (4) 53-32 Yellow, royal blue seams and sleeves, red cap Rhythmic Intent (IRE) 27
Beaten Favourite
3 9-5 S C Williams Jason Watson 81 7/42.75
6 (2) 52-846 Royal Blue, White sash, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Red cap Horatio Star 14
Beaten Favourite
4 9-4 p1 B J Meehan P J McDonald 70 11/112.00
7 (1) 423-3 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves Ambling (IRE) 54
Beaten Favourite
3 9-2 h J H M Gosden R Havlin 78 7/18.00
8 (5) 62/4274- Royal Blue, White sleeves, Royal Blue and White check cap Miss Blondell 217
6 9-1 M P Tregoning Nicola Currie 67 33/134.00
9 (7) 437-21 Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star My Dear Friend 148
3 9-0 R M Beckett S De Sousa 76 12/113.00
10 (10) 332-735 Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Starfighter 12
3 8-11 Ed Walker R Kingscote 73 7/18.00

Verdict

Match Maker is intriguing having only taken part in three races over three seasons and now finds himself burdened with topweight in a competitive heat. He'll need to improve on his recent Ayr success but that was a first run in two years and this will provide a better indication of his talent. Carp Kid wins in his turn and is respected but some promising three-year-old handicappers line-up and RHYTHMIC INTENT makes appeal on just a fifth career start and on the back of a very narrow defeat the last day at Sandown over this trip for which he has been raised a rather harsh 4lb. Ambling and My Dear Friend are also of interest for the three-year-old brigade.