Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 13:40 Vodafone E.b.f. Maiden Stakes 6f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.37s
  • Off time: 13:40:37
13:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Club Tahiti 16/1
2nd Sakhee's Pearl 66/1
3rd Dunes Queen (USA) 8/13

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (11) Red, Dark Green stars, sleeves and stars on cap Al Sayed
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2 9-3 Miss D Mountain P Robinson 25/126.00
2 (7) WHITE, EMERALD GREEN stars, sleeves and stars on cap Compton Blue
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2 9-3 Richard Hannon R Hughes 6/17.00
3 (4) Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Freedom Fire (IRE)
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2 9-3 J M P Eustace L Morris (3) 50/151.00
4 (3) 0 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Tarruji (IRE) 19
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2 9-3 P W Chapple-Hyam A Munro 10/111.00
5 (10) 76 Light Green and Yellow check, Yellow cap Winning Band (IRE) 13
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2 9-3 B J Meehan J P Spencer 15/28.50
6 (8) LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Club Tahiti
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2 8-12 R Charlton S Drowne 16/117.00
7 (1) 0 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Dicey Affair 39
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2 8-12 G L Moore R L Moore 33/134.00
8 (5) Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Dunes Queen (USA)
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2 8-12 M R Channon E Creighton 8/131.62
9 (2) 0 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Hekaaya (IRE) 20
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2 8-12 M P Tregoning Martin Dwyer 25/126.00
10 (6) 50 Dark Blue, White cross belts, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves and cap Katie Higgins 31
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2 8-12 J L Spearing T Dean (3) 66/167.00
11 (9) Yellow, emerald green cross belts,yellow and emerald    green hooped sleeves, light green cap Sakhee's Pearl
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2 8-12 Miss Gay Kelleway M Fenton 66/167.00

Verdict

COMPTON BLUE looks the part on paper and is selected in the hope that he also looks the part on the racecourse. If Tarruji and Wedding Band fail to improve on the modest form that they've shown to date then Club Tahiti and Dunes Queen may emerge as the biggest dangers. Club Tahiti boasts one of the more attractive pedigrees as she is a half-sister to the yard's talented three year old Clowance. The yard's runners often come on for the run though and she may not come into her own until next season. Dunes Queen is the third foal of the top class Queen's Logic, this filly's half-brother made a winning debut at this track in the same month of 2006; she has an entry in the Irish 1,000 Guineas. Tarruji and Winning Band have shown little but represent big yards and so are excused for the time being but Compton Blue may not have to be above average to land this. He's a half-brother to the stable's progressive sprinter Edge Closer who won his sole start at two. A little cut in the ground shouldn't be a problem, the trip looks fine and his stable saddles the odd winner in this division which all adds up to Compton Blue being the answer.