Racecards

17:25 Newbury

West Berkshire Racing Club Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race (Class 5)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 69y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,600 added
  • Winner: £2,339
  • 2nd: £687
  • 3rd: £343
  • 4th: £172
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 10.53s
  • Off Time: 17:25:38
  • 11 Ran
1
Silk - Dark blue, pink cross belts, striped sleeves
22/1
  • Form 56
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, 4th and one pace towards finish

2
Silk - Purple, white sleeves, check cap

City Diva

295
66/1
  • Form 6
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

chased leader, pushed along over 4f out, soon lost 2nd, hung left and weakened quickly over 3f out, tailed off

3
Silk - White and black check, yellow sleeves, black stars, yellow cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

held up towards rear, closer on outside 5f out, chased leaders on outside over 3f out, led over 1f out until ridden entering final furlong, lost 2nd and weakened inside final furlong

4
Silk - Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap
  • Form 44
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 3f out, plugged on into 3rd towards finish

5
Silk - Red, black spots, striped sleeves and spots on cap
  • Form 6
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

chased leaders on inside, ridden and weakened over 2f out

6
Silk - Light blue, dark blue triple diamond, hooped sleeves
25/1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

held up in last pair and pushed along at times, headway on inside chasing leaders over 3f out, weakened over 2f out

7
Silk - Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
  • Form 2
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

held up in last pair, headway chasing leaders 3f out, went 2nd and ran green inside final furlong, stayed on, not reach winner

8
Silk - Dark blue, white seams, diabolo on sleeves, red cap
  • Form 6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-3

tracked leaders in 5th, went 2nd 4f out until edged left 2f out, soon weakened

9
Silk - Yellow, dark blue seams, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, dark blue cap, yellow star
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-3

held up towards rear, smooth headway on heels of leaders 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, led entering final furlong, ran on

10
Silk - White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-3

chased leaders on outside, weakened over 3f out

11
Silk - Dark Blue, Pink cross belts, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-3

held up towards rear, headway towards inside chasing leaders travelling well over 3f out, ridden inside final 2f, soon weakened

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Flibinight and Genial Hawkstone are both likely improvers having had just the one run. Whiskey Lullaby has joined Paul Nicholls after finishing second between the flags at Toomebridge in October. Gran Luna represents Nicky Henderson but her pedigree is nothing special, though she shouldn’t be short of speed. Alan King runs three and Tom Cannon rides the twice-raced Didonato, who has shown ability, but preference is for THE KICKING QUEEN. She is out of a mare that has produced winning jumpers with three of her four offspring to so far race, including Grade 2 and Listed winners.

Formwatch

Cateline (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 14, 15 1/4l behind Hollymount Holly (10-12) at Hereford 2m (5) hvy in Dec.

City Diva 50-1 (10-7) Chased winner until over 3f out, soon ridden and weakened quickly, 6th of 11, dist behind Pink Sheets (10-11) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (5) gd in May.

Colours Of My Life (IRE) Arcadio M out of Lough Roe Lady.

Didonato (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 5f out, outpaced over 3f out, not clear run over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6 1/2l behind Fontaine Collonges (11-6) at Ludlow 2m (4) sft in Jan.

Flibinight (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Behind, headway over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 9 3/4l behind Martello Sky (10-1) at Fakenham 2m mdn (5) sft in Feb.

Outlaw Jesse James 9-2 (10-12) Raced on inside, chased leaders, weakened 3f out, tailed off, 10th of 14, dist behind Hollymount Holly (10-12) at Hereford 2m (5) hvy in Dec.

Whiskey Lullaby (IRE) 4-1 (11-11) Chsd ldr, 2nd 4out, ev ch 3out, sow frm 2out, nt mtch wnr bef last, ko, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Gale At Sea (11-11) at Toomebridge 3m mdn hvy in Oct.

Genial Hawkstone (FR) 8-1 (10-2) Behind, headway over 4f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 16, 20 1/2l behind Coquelicot (10-9) at Huntingdon 2m (5) gs in Feb.

Gran Luna (FR) Spanish Moon filly out of Coppena.

Southfield Lily Yeats filly out of Chamoss Royale.

The Kicking Queen (IRE) Beat Hollow filly out of Shivermetimber.