Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:15 Grundon Recycle Nursery 7f

  • Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.97s
  • Off time: 15:17:25
15:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cricklewood Green (USA) 2/1
2nd Nezar (IRE) 7/4
3rd Sleepy Joe (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 31 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Downturn 51
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-7 Richard Hannon R Hughes 82 4/15.00
2 (4) 1 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap Cricklewood Green (USA) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-2 Richard Hannon P J Dobbs 77 2/13.00
3 (1) 1 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Nezar (IRE) 27
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2 9-1 W J Haggas William Buick 76 7/42.75
4 (7) 573 Dark Blue, Light Green sash, White cap Chance of Romance (IRE) 43
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2 8-2 C G Cox L Morris 63 20/121.00
5 (8) 854 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Aristocracy 15
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2 8-0 M R Channon Catherine Gannon 61 16/117.00
6 (6) 57563 Royal Blue, White stars, hooped sleeves, Royal Blue and Red quartered cap Dovil's Duel (IRE) 15
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2 8-0 p B R Millman K T O'Neill 60 10/111.00
7 (2) 808 Purple and White diabolo, White sleeves, Purple cap Mildenhall 40
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2 8-0 Richard Hannon J Quinn 60 50/151.00
8 (5) 10853 Black and royal blue stripes, black sleeves, royal blue stars, check cap Sleepy Joe (IRE) 17
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2 8-0 M R Channon Simon Pearce (3) 60 33/134.00
9 (9) 8666 Red, large Yellow spots, armlets and spots on cap Jana 48
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2 8-0 S Kirk Cam Hardie (7) 58 66/167.00

Verdict

The top three in the handicap all won maiden races last time and look to have this between them. Jockey bookings suggest Sandown winner Downturn is the stable choice ahead of Cricklewood Green but the latter beat a subsequent winner at Salisbury last month and isn't out of this. It's a tough call between the Hannon pair, so NEZAR may prove better value as he also beat a subsequent winner when scoring at Windsor on his introduction and this longer trip looks sure to suit. The remainder have shown nothing like the form of the principals and are hard to fancy as a consequence.