17:40 Newmarket

Bollinger Champagne Challenge Series Amateurs' Handicap (Class 5)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 8.55s
  • 13 Ran
Silk - Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap
  • Form 1/7-40
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 75

slowly into stride, held up towards rear, effort and hung right 2f out, never troubled leaders

Silk - Light Green, Dark Green epaulets
  • Form 4350-51
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 74

led, headed over 6f out, remained prominent, ridden and hung right approaching 3f out, weakened over 1f out

Silk - Yellow, Black chevron, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Black star

Authority (IRE)

371 BFD
  • Form 4581/12-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 72

prominent, short of room and hampered over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong

Silk - Dark Blue, Grey seams, striped sleeves, Dark Blue cap
  • Form 517-454
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 71

steadied start, soon behind, switched left and hung left over 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer

Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow stripe, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap


128 D
  • Form 96/875-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 71

held up towards rear, not troubled leaders

Silk - White, Dark Blue chevrons, diabolo on sleeves, White cap


7 D
  • Form 22-8660
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 69

chased leaders, outpaced over 4f out, kept on final furlong, never dangerous

Silk - Royal Blue, White hollow box, checked sleeves and cap
  • Form 710-051
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 71

held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, ran on to lead post

Silk - Pink, Purple star, Pink sleeves, Purple spots

Akash (IRE)

266 D
  • Form 00/0099-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 68

held up, never dangerous

Silk - Black, Light Blue chevron, quartered cap

Wild Pitch

23 b D
  • Form 11090-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 64

slowly into stride, held up mid-division, headway when short of room approaching 3f out, soon lost place, ridden and ran on inside final furlong

Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green cross belts, hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form 500070-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 63

chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out

Silk - Red, Yellow sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Form 09-7707
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 57

chased leaders, led 3f out, ridden and hung right over 2f out, caught post

Silk - Yellow, Black star, Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Black and White check cap

Halcyon Magic

58 b D
  • Form 82-9750
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 52

prominent, led over 6f out, ridden and headed 3f out, weakening when short of room 2f out

Silk - Dark Blue, Maroon epaulets, chevrons on sleeves


  • Form 484055-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 46

held up, ridden and hung right from over 3f out, some headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out


Let Slip

18 D
  • Form 2341-10
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 75


In depth


Wild Pitch is 4lbs higher than when getting up close home at Kempton earlier this month but is still well treated back on turf so is taken to follow up at the main expense of Secretary General and Authority. The last mentioned has the assistance of leading amateur Simon Walker so has to be respected but lack of a recent run has to be of concern. Let Slip is better than his latest effort would suggest but he would not want the ground to dry out any further, while Top Spec could probably do with some help from the handicapper. Newbury winner Prime Powered may struggle to follow up under his 5lb penalty and makes less appeal than Secretary General, who took advantage of a favourable mark when winning at Folkestone last time and remains on a fair mark. Wild Pitch is similarly well treated though and he is marginally preferred.


Zarakash (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Started slowly, always behind, last of 12, 15l behind Lizarazu (8-0) at Warwick 7f hcap (4) gf.

Secretary General (IRE) 9-4fav (8-8) Chased leaders, chased leader over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, edged left, kept on well, won at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Alekhine (8-7) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.

Authority (IRE) 9-4fav (11-8) Led 1f, remained close up, ridden and every chance 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Anuvasteel (11-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f amt hcp (5) gf in May '05.

Top Spec (IRE) 11-4 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway under pressure on inside from 2f out, stayed on final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 11, 3l behind Secretary General (8-8) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.

Forthright 16-1 (8-1) Held up towards rear, ridden 4f out, weakened and well behind final 2f, last of 10, 19l behind El Tiger (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.

Fabrian 10-1 (8-9) Soon with leader, hung right over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 11th of 15, 9l behind Commitment Lecture (8-10) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.

Prime Powered (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, won at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Compton Court (9-2) by 1l, 15 ran.

Akash (IRE) 11-1 (11-9) Soon led, headed after 2f, remained prominent, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 12l behind Weet A Head (11-3) at Haydock 1m 3f amt hcp (5) gs in Sept.

Wild Pitch 20-1 (9-4) Held up, good headway on wide outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led last stride, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Seattle Robber (8-13) by a shd, 16 ran.

Entailment 25-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, ridden over 2f out, no progress, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 6l behind Captain Margaret (7-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.

Asaateel (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Prominent, came wide into straight, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 10, 14l behind Zinging (8-5) at Brighton 1m 2f app hcp (6) gs.

Halcyon Magic 20-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, last of 10, well behind High (8-10) at W'hampton 1m 4f banded stk (7) pol in Mar.

Russalka 25-1 (8-4) Prominent, ridden and edged right over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 9, 5l behind Corky (8-13) at Yarmouth 1m clm (6) hvy in Nov.

Let Slip 15-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, soon weakened, 15th of 16, 18l behind Cool Hunter (8-11) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.