Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 21:10 Smith & Williamson Handicap1m 4f 5y

  • Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 32.86s
  • Off time: 21:10:38
21:10 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chesterfield (IRE) 11/4
2nd Lady Pimpernel 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 3-41471 Purple, red hoop Alta Lilea (IRE) 5 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-12 M Johnston William Buick 83 7/24.50
2 (2) 16 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Premium 57
Nag me
3 9-7 C Hills L Dettori 84 2/13.00
3 (1) 126320 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Naru (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 J Tate Andrea Atzeni 84 15/28.50
4 (5) 1-3 Royal blue Chesterfield (IRE) 27
Nag me
3 9-6 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 83 11/43.75
5 (3) 21-35 Grey, Emerald Green sleeves, Cerise cap Lady Pimpernel 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-11 H Candy Dane O'Neill 74 8/19.00
6 (6) 0-626 Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets, Yellow and Dark Blue hooped sleeves and cap Musikhani 23
Nag me
3 8-10 A M Balding L P Keniry 73 25/126.00
7 (4) 05-3434 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Bursledon (IRE) 10
Nag me
3 8-9 Richard Hannon S M Levey 72 22/123.00

Verdict

A tricky affair to end proceedings as Alta Lilea posted her best effort so far to score at Newmarket last week but has a penalty to carry in this. She'd finished well behind Naru at Musselburgh earlier and the latter was well beaten at Ascot last month. Chesterfield ran well on his return from nearly a year off the track when third at Newmarket, though his pedigree gives mixed signals as regards his stamina over this longer trip. PREMIUM looks a safer bet to last home as she wasn't beaten that far in the Cheshire Oaks despite not threatening Banoffee and can end the day with a winner for Frankie Dettori.