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15:05 Newbury

Betfred Hungerford Stakes (Group 2) (Str) (Class 1)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £90,000 added
  • Winner: £51,039
  • 2nd: £19,350
  • 3rd: £9,684
  • 4th: £4,824
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 22.96s
  • Off Time: 15:05:45
  • 9 Ran
1(8)
Silk - Red, black inverted triangle, black sleeves, red armlets, quartered cap
  • Form 1-40227
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 109

held up in rear, driven along and struggling over 2f out, never a factor

2(3)
Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap

Libranno

18 D
10/1
  • Form 0-50112
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 110

chased clear winner, ridden and no impression when lost 2nd inside final 2f, weakened soon after

3(7)
Silk - Emerald green, white hoop, yellow sleeves, emerald green and white striped cap
  • Form 7-32316
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 110

steadied start, took keen hold towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved

4(1)
Silk - Royal Blue, Cerise spots and sleeves, quartered cap
11/2
  • Form 51-6102
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 113

held up in last pair, headway 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, never in contention

5(2)
Silk - Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond
20/1
  • Form 2-31498
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 110

chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out

6(6)
Silk - Royal blue

Soul (AUS)

35 CD
2/1
  • Form 1-10641
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 117

steadied start, took keen hold and held up in touch, headway over 2f out, went well held 2nd inside final 2f until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

7(10)
Silk - Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel
9/4
  • Form 3110-08
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 123

took keen hold early, tracked leaders, effort 2f out, chased clear winner over 1f out, closing inside final furlong and going on strongly close home, never able to challenge

9(9)
Silk - Green, red epaulets
9/1
  • Form 116-317
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 109

held up in touch, headway inside final 2f, went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong

10(4)
Silk - Pink and Maroon stripes, Pink sleeves
25/1
  • Form 4-12342
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 107

made all, set strong pace and soon clear, still clear when hard driven and edged left inside final furlong, just lasted but unchallenged

8(5)
NR
  • Form 322-121
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 113

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

The ground has finally turned in STRONG SUIT's favour and he's the one to beat in this. Richard Hannon's charge was kept ticking over with an outing in the July Cup last month and last year's dual Group 2 winner is a cut above these if back to his best. The consistent Chachamaidee beat Libranno and Edinburgh Knight in the Lennox Stakes at Goodwood last time but couldn't get within four lengths of the selection at Newmarket last season and Pastoral Player could prove a bigger threat. He had Red Jazz behind when just failing in the Summer Mile at Ascot recently but won a Group 3 over today's trip at Haydock before that when Majestic Myles finished runner-up. The progressive sprinter, Soul, won over 7f when trained in Australia and makes more appeal than Irish raider Alanza.

Formwatch

Edinburgh Knight (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, hanging right over 1f out, never on terms, last of 7, 4 1/2l behind Chachamaidee (8-13) at Goodwood 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul.

Libranno 11-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, not clear run from over 1f out until entering final furlong, ran on to chase winner towards finish, no impression, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Chachamaidee (8-13) at Goodwood 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul.

Majestic Myles (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 4l behind Chachamaidee (8-13) at Goodwood 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul.

Pastoral Player 18-1 (9-1) Awkward and started slowly, held up in rear, switched right to inside over 1f out, chased winner final 100 yards, stayed on close home, always just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Fanunalter (9-1) at Ascot 1m Grp 2 (1) gs in Jul.

Red Jazz (USA) 16-1 (9-1) Held up in touch in last trio, effort on outside 2f out, soon ridden and weakened inside final 2f, last of 8, 5l behind Fanunalter (9-1) at Ascot 1m Grp 2 (1) gs in Jul.

Soul (AUS) 3-1 (9-4) Always prominent, led over 2f out, drew clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Newbury 6f Grp 3 (1) hvy in Jul beating Firebeam (9-4) by 4l, 9 ran.

Strong Suit (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Raced centre, held up in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 12, 15l behind Mayson (9-5) at Newmarket 6f Grp 1 (1) hvy in Jul.

Alanza (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Went right start, held up in rear, never on terms, 7th of 10, 10l behind Giofra (9-5) at Newmarket 1m flls Grp 1 (1) sft in Jul.

Lethal Force (IRE) 4-6fav (8-8) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, ridden to chase winner when rider dropped whip over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Rhythm Of Light (8-10) at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) gs in Jul.

Chachamaidee (IRE) 5-4fav (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed out, won at Goodwood 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul beating Libranno (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.