Newbury

  • 21:05 Donnington Grove Veterinary Group Handicap 7f

  • Winner £3,752 2nd £1,116 3rd £558 4th £300
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.00s
  • Off time: 21:07:52
21:05 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Nicklaus 5/2
2nd Vincenzo Coccotti (USA) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (5) 101241 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Harry Beau 9 (ex6)
Distance Winner
4 10-6 vt P D Evans Rossa Ryan (3) 75 1001
2 (2) 3-22922 Dark Green, White stripe, sleeves and diamond on cap Nick Vedder 16
4 9-10 b M Wigham Donagh O'Connor (3) 71 1001
3 (1) 46-9581 Dark Blue, Mauve stars on sleeves Island Sound 14
Distance Winner
3 9-7 Mrs H Main Cameron Noble (5) 76 1001
5 (6) 651-754 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Nicklaus 7
3 9-5 W J Haggas Tom Marquand 74 1001
6 (7) 49306 Beige, black disc and armlets, quartered cap He's One Of R Own 29
3 8-13 h J Tuite Nicola Currie (3) 68 1001
7 (3) 040212 Royal Blue, White hoops, Red and White striped sleeves, quartered cap Vincenzo Coccotti (USA) 20
Distance Winner
6 8-11 p K O Cunningham-Brown Joshua Bryan (5) 58 1001
Non runners
4 (4)0424Skydiving39-5Eve Johnson HoughtonCharles Bishop74

Verdict

Despite the best attentions of the handicapper, Harry Beau continues to improve at a rate of knots and slammed his field by 7l at Chepstow this month. Rossa Ryan takes 3lb off his hefty burden but he has his conditions again and could well defy an 8lb rise. Nick Vedder, unlucky to go under in photos the last twice, is another well suited to trip, ground and track, whilst Skydiving is coming along steadily and is interesting dropped back to 7f off a handy mark. However, NICKLAUS is gradually coming to the boil and is also expected to be all the better for moving down in trip. Only beaten just over a length here last time despite coming home in fourth spot, he can make the most of the considerable weight received from the in-form and well respected topweight.