Newbury

  • 20:40 AJC Premier Fillies' Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £3,429 2nd £1,020 3rd £510 4th £300
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 36.22s
  • Off time: 20:40:23
20:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lightening Dance 4/1
2nd Shufoog 20/1
3rd Miss M (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 626-353 White, Royal Blue chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Lightening Dance 24
5 10-2 b Mrs A J Perrett Jim Crowley 71 4/15.00
3 (11) 7367-30 White, black sash and armlets, mauve cap, black stars Shufoog 21
6 9-10 M D I Usher Ellie Mackenzie (7) 65 20/121.00
4 (2) 24-3154 Pink, purple stars, white sleeves, purple stars, pink cap, purple star Miss M (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
5 9-10 W R Muir J F Egan 65 7/24.50
5 (3) 347/4-63 Light blue, maroon spots, maroon sleeves, light blue spots Harmonise 69
5 9-10 Miss S West Hector Crouch 65 3/14.00
6 (9) 511U3/7 Orange, Black seams, White and Black check sleeves, Orange cap Tobouggaloo 33
Distance Winner
8 9-8 W S Kittow William Cox (3) 63 14/115.00
8 (5) 622215 Red, dark blue epaulets, halved sleeves and diamond on cap Top Rock Talula (IRE) 50
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-6 p1 W Greatrex Oisin Murphy 61 7/18.00
9 (10) 434 Pink, emerald green and pink chevrons on sleeves, pink cap, emerald green diamond J Gaye (IRE) 27
3 9-2 R T Phillips David Probert 68 6/17.00
10 (4) 908-258 Dark blue, red chevron, armlets and diamond on cap Cwynar 22
4 9-2 t Miss R Curtis Rob Hornby 57 25/126.00
11 (1) 2166-78 Light green, orange star, light green sleeves, orange stars, light green cap, orange star Midnight Mood 10
6 8-11 D J S Ffrench Davis Callum Shepherd 52 14/115.00
Non runners
2 (7)113-122Kirkland Forever510-0Eve Johnson HoughtonGeorgia Dobie69
7 (8)430-1P4Raven's Raft (IRE)49-7David LoughnaneS Donohoe62

Verdict

The consistent KIRKLAND FOREVER has placed in more competitive races than this since making a winning reappearance at Windsor. The return to fast ground will also help her cause and she makes more appeal than Lightening Dance. The latter is back on a winning mark though both previous wins came over 1m2f but Harmonise was third over course and distance last time and should go well again. Top Rock Talula won over a longer trip at Bath earlier while Raven's Raft has proved best on the all-weather so far.