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13:25 Newbury

Olympic Glory Conditions Stakes (Plus10) (Class 2)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 6f 8y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £50,000 added
  • Winner: £32,345
  • 2nd: £9,625
  • 3rd: £4,810
  • 4th: £2,405
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 13.36s
  • Off Time: 13:25:11
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(7)
Silk - dark green, royal blue cap
12/1
  • Form 42
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left entering final furlong, hard ridden and edged right last 100 yards, soon headed, kept on

2(3)
Silk - Red, Red cap, White spots
11/1
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish

3(2)
Silk - Dark blue, beige chevron, sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 12
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

chased leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish

4(8)
Silk - Burgundy, Yellow rising sun, Burgundy cap
3/1
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace

5(1)
Silk - dark green, yellow cap
  • Form 31
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened towards finish

6(5)
Silk - DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond
  • Form 331
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

led, headed over 1f out, soon ridden and no extra

7(4)
Silk - Silver, gold braid, GOLD cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

slowly away, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon not much room, kept on towards finish

8(6)
Silk - Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

slowly away, went left start, in rear and keen, never dangerous

In depth

Verdict

HARVARD MAN made a winning start over 5f here last month when bursting clear a good way from home and just hanging on. Jimmy Fortune takes over the reins today and will likely hang on to him a bit longer over today's extra distance. Brian Meehan's colt had Sixth Sense a length behind on that occasion and connections of the latter will fancy his chances of reversing the form having subsequently won easily at Pontefract. He is preferred to stablemates Riflescope and Beaverbrook but Doncaster winner Birchwood can also figure with Ryan Moore on board today. Handytalk never threatened at Ascot despite finishing second while jockey bookings suggest Shalaa is preferred to the more expensive purchase Eltezam.

Formwatch

Beaverbrook 8-1 (9-5) Led and disputed, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and outpaced inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Steady Pace (9-5) at Ascot 5f 2yo mdn (3) gf.

Birchwood (IRE) 10-11fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, driven to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Doncaster 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Secret Ambition (9-5) by 3/4l, 6 ran.

Handytalk (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Close up in rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on to go 2nd towards finish, no threat to winner, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Log Out Island (8-11) at Ascot 5f 2yo stks (2) gf in Apr.

Harvard Man 7-1 (9-5) Dwelt, tracked leader, led over 1f out, just held on, won at Newbury 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Apr beating Ring Of Truth (9-0) by shd, 10 ran.

Riflescope (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Made all, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd beating Strong Challenge (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.

Sixth Sense (IRE) 10-11fav (9-5) Made all, clear over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Apr beating First To Post (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.

Eltezam (IRE) Kodiac colt out of Tymora.

Shalaa (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Ghurra.