Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:05 Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup EBF Stallions Conditions Stakes 1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £9,338 2nd £2,796 3rd £1,398 4th £699
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 12.56s
  • Off time: 15:05:46
15:05 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Western Hymn 11/8
2nd Snow Sky 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 31- Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Scotland (GER) 194
Nag me
3 9-1 A M Balding Jim Crowley 96 11/43.75
2 (6) 21 Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, white cap Belfilo (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 8-13 A M Balding Oisin Murphy (3) 78 14/115.00
3 (7) 216- Emerald Green, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Emerald Green and Red striped cap Double Bluff (IRE) 173
Nag me
3 8-13 M Johnston S De Sousa 94 9/110.00
4 (3) 5-213 Yellow, Red seams and armlets God's Speed (IRE) 48
Nag me
3 8-13 Rae Guest C Catlin 76 25/126.00
5 (2) 10- Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Shankly 153
Nag me
3 8-13 C G Cox J P Spencer 81 10/111.00
6 (1) 3418- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Snow Sky 167
Nag me
3 8-13 Sir Michael Stoute James Doyle 95 7/18.00
7 (4) 1- Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Western Hymn 130
Nag me
3 8-13 J H M Gosden William Buick 92 11/82.38

Verdict

SCOTLAND is in the 2000 Guineas but starting this year's campaign over 1m2f suggests his other entries in the Dante and Irish Derby are the more likely targets this season. Andrew Balding's colt beat the useful Day Of Conquest at Epsom in September and wears his owner's first colours ahead of Polytrack winner Belfilo. Double Bluff, Shankly and God's Speed were all well beaten in pattern company in France on their latest starts and better was expected from Snow Sky in the Racing Post Trophy in October. He'd earlier sluiced up in heavy ground at Salisbury. Western Hymn won a maiden event easily enough at Kempton in November but the form hasn't worked out and he'll need more in this compnay.