Newbury

  • 16:15 Olympic Glory Conditions Stakes 6f

  • Winner £32,345 2nd £9,625 3rd £4,810 4th £2,405
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.23s
  • Off time: 16:16:36
16:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Temple Of Heaven 3/1
2nd Fort Myers (USA) 7/2
3rd Well Of Wisdom 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (1) 1 Burgundy, light blue diamonds and hoops, light blue hoops on sleeves, burgundy cap, light blue peak Joker On Jack (USA) 30
2 9-7 b Wesley Ward L Dettori 4/15.00
2 (4) 043 Mauve and white check, white sleeves, mauve armlets Dark Optimist (IRE) 16
2 9-5 P D Evans J F Egan 33/134.00
3 (5) 1 Black, White seams and armlets, Red cap Firepower (FR) 16
2 9-5 C G Cox A Kirby 7/18.00
4 (6) 1 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Fort Myers (USA) 24
Distance Winner
2 9-5 A P O'Brien R L Moore 7/24.50
5 (2) 1 White, Dark Blue cross belts, sleeves and cap Temple Of Heaven 28
2 9-5 R Hannon S M Levey 3/14.00
6 (7) 1 Royal blue Well Of Wisdom 30
2 9-5 C Appleby James Doyle 11/43.75
7 (8) Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Toro Strike (USA)
2 9-2 R A Fahey T Hamilton 33/134.00
8 (3) PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap United Front (USA)
2 9-2 A P O'Brien W M Lordan 12/113.00

Verdict

This could be a very informative contest with Wesley Ward testing the UK waters with Joker On Jack, though he just held on over a shorter trip at Keeneland. Richard Hannon has won two of the last three and runs Nottingham winner Temple Of Heaven. Firepower won at Salisbury but WELL OF WISDOM overcame inexperience to beat a more-fancied Godolphin runner at Newmarket and should be even better over this extra furlong. Dundalk winner Fort Myers will also enjoy the longer trip and Ryan Moore prefers him to the unraced United Front, though the latter and Toro Strike are definitely worth noting for future reference.