Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 17:50 Bollinger Champagne Challenge Series Handicap 1m 2f 6y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.49s
  • Off time: 17:50:39
17:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bavarica 10/1
2nd Megalala (IRE) 13/2
3rd Alfredtheordinary 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 7627/33- Royal Blue, White stars, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White stars Black Coffee 27
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-7 p1 W M Brisbourne Mr Ben Brisbourne (3) 70 10/111.00
2 (8) 271112- Dark Blue, White cross belts, chevrons on sleeves Sircozy (IRE) 171
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-6 G L Moore Mr Joshua Moore 69 7/24.50
3 (13) 32260-1 Royal Blue, Yellow sash, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Royal Blue and Yellow hooped cap Lucayan Dancer 13
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-6 N Bycroft Mr Seb Spencer (5) 69 12/113.00
4 (3) 869354 Dark Green, Gold diamond, Light Green sleeves, Dark Green and Gold quartered cap Bavarica 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-5 Miss J Feilden Mr R Birkett (3) 68 10/111.00
5 (2) 51-5554 Gold, Red and Gold hooped sleeves, Black cap Daniel Thomas (IRE) 10
Nag me
8 11-5 p Mrs A L M Murphy Mr O J Murphy (5) 68 14/115.00
6 (1) 3338 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE DIAMONDS, halved sleeves, royal blue cap Gordon Road (IRE) 7
Nag me
4 11-5 p M G Quinlan Jack Quinlan (5) 68 33/134.00
8 (12) 3131-96 Light Blue, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green cap, Light Blue star Parc des Princes (USA) 20
Nag me
4 11-4 v1 A M Balding Mr A Rawlinson (7) 67 8/19.00
9 (9) 0606-21 Pink, Black triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Megalala (IRE) 6 (ex6)
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-1 J J Bridger Mr Jack Salmon (5) 58 13/27.50
10 (10) 3518-3D Red, Yellow disc, quartered cap Prince Golan (IRE) 13
Nag me
6 10-13 R J Price Mr M Price (3) 62 16/117.00
11 (14) 6-40306 Red, Yellow seams, hooped sleeves, striped cap Altimatum (USA) 8
Nag me
4 10-11 t P F I Cole Mr M Seston 60 33/134.00
12 (7) 3011-70 Red, White disc, diamonds on sleeves Lunar Limelight 61
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-10 P J Makin Mr S Walker 59 12/113.00
13 (4) 248535 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Alfredtheordinary 15
Nag me
5 10-8 M R Channon Mr C Bishop (7) 57 16/117.00
14 (16) 4618-86 White, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves, Red cap Lucy's Perfect 18
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-2 b B R Millman Mr P Millman (5) 51 14/115.00
15 (15) 7/900-45 Mauve, pink hoop and star on cap Django Reinhardt 6
Nag me
4 10-2 Miss S L Davison Mr David Turner (3) 51 11/112.00
16 (11) 486600 Black, Pink cross belts, armlets and star on cap Hatch A Plan (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-2 M H-Fairley Mr T Garner (7) 49 40/141.00
Non runners
7 (5)143493Cupid's Glory811-5G L MooreMr N Pearce68

Verdict

A win for Sircozy would be further reward for his consistency, but he has yet to prove that he is as good on turf and we will tentatively side with PARC DES PRINCES, while Lunar Limelight and Lucayan Dancer can get involved. The last-named was awarded a similar Newmarket contest in the stewards' room and has gone up 4lbs as a result. He stays up to 1m 4f and loves fast ground, but he has not won off this mark in a handicap for a long time and is worth opposing today. Lunar Limelight has leading amateur Simon Walker up, and he is 5lbs higher than his best winning mark. This trip will suit, though he has yet to make the frame on turf and in that respect backing him comes with risks. The same goes for Sircozy, who clearly thrives on the Polytrack, and Gary Moore's charge still has a bit to prove on the green stuff when we check out his CV, so Parc Des Princes gets the nod. A positive is the form of Andrew Balding's string, while the first-time visor may also help his cause, and from a mark of 67 he should at the very least be competitive, though we hope that he can win. Jonathan Doidge.