Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 17:00 Frank Tait Memorial Handicap5f 34y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.17s
  • Off time: 17:00:34
17:00 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Solemn 11/2
2nd Desert Poppy (IRE) 3/1
3rd Cape Royal 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 102227 YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Solemn 7
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-10 b J M Bradley L P Keniry 81 11/26.50
2 (6) 51-195 Royal Blue, Pink stripe, armlets and star on cap Clifton Bridge 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 b1 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 81 7/18.00
3 (2) 409884 PURPLE and ORANGE stripes, PURPLE sleeves Equuleus Pictor 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 J L Spearing J Dean (3) 78 12/113.00
4 (5) 70-1075 Yellow and Royal Blue diabolo, Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap Efistorm 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 9-6 C R Dore Hayley Turner 77 16/117.00
5 (8) 451117 Dark Blue, White disc, diamonds on sleeves Brandywell Boy (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-5 D J S ffrench Davis Billy Cray (5) 76 13/27.50
6 (9) 62122-1 Yellow and red (quartered), yellow sleeves, red spots, yellow cap, red star Desert Poppy (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 W R Swinburn A Kirby 79 3/14.00
7 (3) 394195 Dark blue, orange epaulets, dark blue sleeves, orange stars, dark blue cap, orange star Ocean Blaze 10
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 B R Millman D Holland 75 10/111.00
8 (4) 7-62705 GREEN, WHITE cross belts, NAVY BLUE sleeves and cap Taurus Twins 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 b R J Price T P Queally 74 8/19.00
9 (1) 313352 Yellow, Black star, Yellow sleeves, Red cap Cape Royal 10
Nag meDistance Winner
10 9-3 bt J M Bradley P Cosgrave 74 10/111.00
10 (7) 255421 Yellow, Dark Blue star, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue seams and cap The Name Is Frank 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-8 t Mark Gillard D Sweeney 65 12/113.00

Verdict

DESERT POPPY is a filly on the upgrade and is worth keeping on the right side for the time being; Ocean Blaze is a threat at this level, while Equulus Pector has a bit to find with the selection but may get closer with if more patient tactics are employed this afternoon. Others with feasible chances include: Brandywell Boy, who will enjoy the conditions but does appear to handicapped to the limit after a successful period in June. A case can also be made for Cape Royal on these terms as the old-boy has a good habit of popping up when least expected. He can never be confidently ruled out at this level. However, they all lack the scope held by Desert Poppy and, as her form figures underline; this daughter of Oasis Dream is expected to be a real tough customer to deal with as she bids to follow up her smooth victory at Windsor at the start of this month - a 3lb higher mark isn't expected to be too much of a problem.