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14:15 Newmarket

Ngk Spark Plugs Abernant Stakes (Class A) (Listed Race) (Class A)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 11.02s
  • 9 Ran
2nd
Silk -
9/4

    3rd
    Silk -
    1(8)
    Silk - Maroon, grey epaulets
    • Form 410121-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-9

    held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish

    2(3)
    Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
    • Form 261210-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-7

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

    3(7)
    Silk - BLACK, WHITE chevron hoop and cap
    9/4
    • Form 0013-02
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-3

    held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed and no extra close home

    4(9)
    Silk - Black and White (quartered), Emerald Green collar and sleeves, White cap
    12/1
    • Form U3052-2
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-3

    prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on

    5(2)
    Silk - Maroon, Yellow spots, Yellow cap, Maroon spots
    7/1
    • Form 55223-3
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-3

    held up mid-division, effort 2f out, stayed on same pace

    6(10)
    Silk - Royal Blue, Red star, Red sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Red stars
    • Form 02566-1
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-3

    in touch, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on well to lead close home

    8(1)
    Silk - Yellow, Black diamond on cap
    • Form 23/5-4
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-12

    prominent and raced wide, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong

    9(5)
    Silk - Brown and Purple diabolo, Brown cap
    • Form 054400-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-12

    held up, always in rear

    10(6)
    Silk - Brown and Light Blue diabolo, Light Blue sleeves, Brown cap, Light Blue star
    8/1
    • Form 0610-10
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-10

    soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

    7(4)
    NR
    • Form 04000-4
    • Age 10
    • Weight 9-3

    In depth

    Verdict

    A good sprint race, with many of the field in with a chance. Orientor is just about the overall pick on official ratings, but his best form has come with a bit of cut in the ground and he has a little to find to reverse Doncaster form with both Needwood Blade and Falcon Hill. The latter failed to stay a mile at Kempton but will be seen to much better effect back over today's trip. Invincible Spirit will not mind the ground and has a good chance on his best form, but although the stable is going well at present this horse had tended to need or race or two to reach full fitness in the past. Reel Buddy prevailed in a great battle with Continent at Kempton and has decent claims but the selection in a tricky race is Roger Charlton's Welcome Friend. The Kingmambo horse improved throughout last season and is a horse who tends to go well. Although his best form may have been over seven furlongs, he has won at this trip and a decent pace looks assured so he may just be able to pick them off inside the final furlong.