Newbury

  • 13:15 Energy Check Handicap 1m 2f

  • Winner £5,208 2nd £1,550 3rd £774 4th £387
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 12.86s
  • Off time: 13:15:26
13:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Qarasu (IRE) 9/4
2nd Sputnik Planum (USA) 7/1
3rd Caravan Of Hope (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 11-8204 Black, orange seams and sleeves, black cap Sputnik Planum (USA) 28
Distance Winner
5 9-13 t M Appleby P J McDonald 84 7/18.00
2 (1) 92551-5 Black, pink sleeves, black armlets Monoxide 116
Distance Winner
4 9-12 M Meade Rob Hornby 83 12/113.00
3 (8) 842 Royal blue, orange star, orange sleeves, royal blue stars, royal blue cap, orange star Hazm (IRE) 21
4 9-10 Tim Vaughan Tom Marquand 81 14/115.00
4 (2) 5-57830 Dark blue, white star, striped sleeves Secret Art (IRE) 64
Distance Winner
9 9-8 G L Moore S De Sousa 79 20/121.00
5 (9) 2-315 ROYAL BLUE, white stars, white cap, royal blue star Qarasu (IRE) 28
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-7 R Charlton Jason Watson 85 9/43.25
6 (3) 73253-1 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Murray River (USA) 196
Distance Winner
3 9-5 b J H M Gosden R Havlin 83 4/15.00
7 (10) 242 Maroon and Royal Blue (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap, Maroon star Caravan Of Hope (IRE) 15
3 9-3 H Palmer James Doyle 81 4/15.00
8 (4) 413606 Dark blue, light blue hoops, diabolo on sleeves Uther Pendragon (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
4 9-2 p J S Moore J P Spencer 73 16/117.00
10 (6) 22218 Red, White cross belts, halved sleeves Sashenka (GER) 11
3 8-11 S Kirk L P Keniry 75 11/112.00
Non runners
9 (7)12-3363Fearless Warrior (FR)39-0Eve Johnson HoughtonAndrea Atzeni78

Verdict

Murray River won easily at Lingfield back in February but is upped in class off a 7lb higher mark on his return and SPUTNIK PLANUM is preferred. The top weight is still improving judged on a length defeat at Doncaster last time and can race off the same mark in this. Something went amiss with Qarasu when sent off favourite at Newmarket last month and he may bounce back today while both Hazm and Caravan Of Hope have scope for improvement now handicapping for the first time.