Newbury

  • 17:30 Events Bar Management Apprentice Handicap1m 3f 5y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 30.57s
  • Off time: 17:30:25
17:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mistress Eva 14/1
2nd It's A Date 4/1
3rd Nawamees (IRE) 17/2
4th Force Group (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 715-53 White, Purple sash, Yellow cap Turban Heights (IRE) 12
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4 9-11 E J O'Neill William Buick 74 8/19.00
2 (17) 8/26-117 Dark blue and light blue (quartered), checked sleeves, dark blue cap Force Group (IRE) 20
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4 9-10 M H Tompkins Ashley Morgan (5) 73 4/15.00
3 (12) 119121 Light Blue, Maroon braces, striped sleeves and cap Nawamees (IRE) 24
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10 9-10 P D Evans Richard Evans (3) 73 17/29.50
4 (11) 1220 ROYAL BLUE, GREY cross belts, GREY sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, BLACK cap Outlandish 26
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5 9-10 Andrew Turnell David Probert (3) 73 10/111.00
6 (13) 068089 Yellow, Dark Blue hoops, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue spots, Yellow cap Tilapia (IRE) 15
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4 9-9 Miss Gay Kelleway Amy Baker (5) 72 50/151.00
7 (2) 082216 YELLOW, BLACK disc and sleeves Olimpo (FR) 45
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7 9-9 B R Millman J Millman 72 14/115.00
8 (8) 753-529 Royal blue and white check, royal blue sleeves Awatuki (IRE) 106
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5 9-9 J R Boyle D Nolan 72 40/141.00
9 (18) 1-42541 Royal Blue and Yellow (quartered), White sleeves Mr Napoleon (IRE) 38
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6 9-8 G L Moore Jemma Marshall (5) 71 16/117.00
10 (5) 765563 Purple, White seams and sleeves, Purple cap It's A Date 22
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3 9-6 A King Byron Moorcroft (5) 75 4/15.00
11 (15) 628724 WHITE, large DARK BLUE spots, RED cap Optimus (USA) 13
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6 9-6 B G Powell Kylie Manser (5) 69 14/115.00
12 (16) 213807 Red, Dark Green chevron, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Double Spectre (IRE) 13
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6 9-5 Jean-Rene Auvray Louis Beuzelin (3) 68 22/123.00
13 (6) 4822-98 Red and Black stripes, Black sleeves, Red stars, Emerald Green and Yellow hooped cap Can Can Star 21
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5 9-4 A W Carroll L Morris 67 33/134.00
14 (9) 174200 Light Blue, White star, White sleeves, Light Blue stars, White cap, Light Blue star Night Orbit 23
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4 9-3 v1 Miss J Feilden R Kennemore 66 25/126.00
16 (10) 8-01092 White, Red triple diamond, hooped sleeves, Red cap Serious Choice (IRE) 8
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3 8-13 J R Boyle Jack Mitchell 71 9/110.00
17 (1) 6-05435 Red, Black spots, Red sleeves, Black cap Mistress Eva 31
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3 8-12 P Winkworth William Carson (5) 67 14/115.00
18 (4) 4-64120 Pink, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves, White cap Captain Mainwaring 35
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3 8-9 N P Littmoden T Dean 64 20/121.00
Non runners
5 (3)5/1-0672Lunar Promise (IRE)69-9Ian WilliamsM Halford72
15 (14)573706Chicken George (IRE)49-1M F Harris64

Verdict

Turban Heights and Force Group make most appeal with the top-weight preferred but there are some interesting runners such as Serious Choice lurking further down the weights. The booking of one of the challengers for the apprentice title takes the eye, particularly given that he is a rare booking for the yard. The filly has only had five career starts and may just have needed her two runs this season following some time on the sidelines. She's related to a host of winners at around this trip and the limited evidence available suggests that she's more than capable of adding her name to the roster; this represents a decent opportunity to do so. Force Group is feared most as his recent run at this track over a furlong further came in a better quality race than this and he was far from disgraced. This shorter trip is very much in his favour and he is on an upward curve. Nawamees and Olimpo both warrant attention whilst David Probert had been asked to ride both Chicken George and Outlandish which ensures that they are worth a second look too. However, the final place on our short-list goes to Serious Choice who returned to form at Nottingham last time over ten furlongs. He's open to further improvement and has plenty of stamina on the dam's side of his pedigree. As far as the winner is concerned though, we prefer the claims of TURBAN HEIGHTS.