Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:40 Academy Insurance E.B.F. Maiden Stakes6f 8y

  • Winner £4,075 2nd £1,213 3rd £606 4th £303
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.78s
  • Off time: 14:41:06
14:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st First Flight (IRE) 5/2
2nd Ice Slice (IRE) 7/1
3rd Sandy Cove 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (2) Yellow, Black Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Yellow cap, Black star Charles Molson
Nag me
2 9-5 H Candy Dane O'Neill 12/113.00
3 (8) Dark Blue, Grey hoops Clodoaldo (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 B J Meehan L Dettori 25/126.00
4 (5) Red, large White spots, Red sleeves, White spots Decimus Maximus
Nag me
2 9-5 Richard Hannon S M Levey 20/121.00
6 (13) ETON BLUE Faure Island
Nag me
2 9-5 H Candy D Sweeney 22/123.00
8 (9) Royal blue First Flight (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 5/23.50
9 (6) Dark Green, Red hollow box, armlets and cap Groundworker (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 S Kirk L P Keniry 66/167.00
10 (15) Black, White hollow box, diabolo on sleeves Heska (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 M R Channon Martin Harley 50/151.00
11 (11) 302 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Ice Slice (IRE) 9
Nag me
2 9-5 Richard Hannon P J Dobbs 73 7/18.00
12 (7) 67 Dark blue, pink chevron, light blue sleeves, pink armlets, dark blue cap, pink star Mister Mayday (IRE) 52
Nag me
2 9-5 George Baker P Cosgrave 40/141.00
13 (3) 9 Royal Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, quartered cap Sandy Cove 20
Nag me
2 9-5 R Charlton J Doyle 8/19.00
14 (10) Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Telegraph (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 A M Balding David Probert 25/126.00
15 (14) White, dark blue star, dark blue sleeves, white stars, white cap, dark blue star Yaakooum (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 Richard Hannon R Hughes 7/42.75
Non runners
1 (1)8Beatabout The Bush (IRE)29-5C HillsWilliam Buick
5 (4)07Exceed And Exceed29-5Richard HannonS J Drowne
7 (12)07Fiftyshadesfreed (IRE)29-5George BakerNon Runner

Verdict

Ice Slice has arguably the best piece of form on offer with a second at Newmarket last week but Richard Hughes has deserted him for stablemate and newcomer YAAKOOUM. The 145,000gns purchase is a half-brother to the useful Breton Rock and the jockey's preference points to a big run on his debut. The Hannon team also run Exceed And Exceed and Decimus Maximus while Clodoaldo and First Flight are other newcomers to note along with Faure Island, a half-brother to smart stable companion Cape Peron. Mister Mayday looks next best of those with experience.