13:15 Newbury

Energy Check Handicap (Div 1) (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £9,250 added
  • Winner: £5,208
  • 2nd: £1,550
  • 3rd: £774
  • 4th: £387
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 12.86s
  • Off Time: 13:15:26
  • 9 Ran
Silk - Black, orange seams and sleeves, black cap
  • Form 11-8204
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 84
  • Trainer M Appleby
  • Jockey P J McDonald

mid-division, headway on outside chasing leaders over 3f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, soon ridden and stayed on same pace, no chance with winner

Silk - Black, pink sleeves, black armlets


116 D
  • Form 92551-5
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 83
  • Trainer M Meade
  • Jockey Rob Hornby

mid-division on inside, weakened 3f out

Silk - Royal blue, orange star, orange sleeves, royal blue stars, royal blue cap, orange star
  • Form 842
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 81
  • Trainer Tim Vaughan
  • Jockey Tom Marquand

led and brought field off far rail in straight, ridden and headed over 2f out, lost 2nd inside final 2f, weakened soon after

Silk - Dark blue, white star, striped sleeves
  • Form 5-57830
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 79
  • Trainer G L Moore
  • Jockey S De Sousa

raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside, ridden and unable to quicken inside final 2f, soon weakened

Silk - ROYAL BLUE, white stars, white cap, royal blue star

Qarasu (IRE)

28 BFD
  • Form 2-315
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 85
  • Trainer R Charlton
  • Jockey Jason Watson

raced keenly, tracked leader 2f, remained handy, 2nd again 3f out, led over 2f out, clear when hung right over 1f out, stayed on well

Silk - MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
  • Form 73253-1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 83
  • Trainer J H M Gosden
  • Jockey R Havlin

raced keenly towards rear, pushed along and struggling 3f out, ridden and beaten 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, went modest 4th towards finish

Silk - Maroon and Royal Blue (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap, Maroon star
  • Form 242
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 81
  • Trainer H Palmer
  • Jockey James Doyle

raced wide early, prominent, went 2nd 8f out until pushed along 3f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, went modest 3rd towards finish

Silk - Dark blue, light blue hoops, diabolo on sleeves
  • Form 413606
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 73
  • Trainer J S Moore
  • Jockey J P Spencer

held up towards rear, headway on outside, over 1f out, plugged on in 3rd inside final furlong, weakened and lost 2 places towards finish

Silk - Red, White cross belts, halved sleeves
  • Form 22218
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 75
  • Trainer S Kirk
  • Jockey L P Keniry

held up last, headway on inside chasing leaders 3f out, plugged on final furlong

  • Form 12-3363
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 78
  • Trainer Eve Johnson Houghton
  • Jockey Andrea Atzeni


Previous results

In depth


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.


Sputnik Planum (USA) 6-1 (9-6) Led early, chased leaders, effort 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no impression towards finish, 4th of 6, 3/4l behind Benadalid (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jul.

Monoxide 5-2 (9-5) Led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 21l behind Stealth Fighter (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Apr.

Hazm (IRE) 50-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Global Hunter (9-8) at Salisbury 1m 2f stks (5) gf in Jul.

Secret Art (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Went 2nd 8f out, led field towards near side rail in straight, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 12th of 13, 32l behind Badenscoth (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (3) sft in Jun.

Qarasu (IRE) 7-4fav (9-6) Close up, switched wide 5f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, lost action and eased approaching final furlong, last of 5, dist behind Ironclad (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (3) gd in Jul.

Murray River (USA) 10-11fav (10-0) Held up last, improved on outside to take slight lead 3f out, ridden over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Feb beating Debbonair (9-7) by 4l, 4 ran.

Caravan Of Hope (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Disputed lead until led 7f out, ridden 2 lengths clear over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 5, shd behind Trueshan (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f stks (5) pol in Aug.

Uther Pendragon (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up in last pair, outpaced 3f out, never a threat, 6th of 7, 5 1/2l behind Time Change (9-4) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (3) gf in Aug.

Sashenka (GER) 14-1 (9-10) Led after 1f, clear 6f out to 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 11l behind Ritchie Valens (9-9) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Fearless Warrior (FR) 7-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, wide and headway 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Jersey Wonder (9-7) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (4) gf in Jul.