Newbury

  • 15:25 Lord Weinstock Memorial Stakes 1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 5.56s
  • Off time: 15:26:00
15:25 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Eastern Belle 9/4
2nd Pelerin (IRE) 8/1
3rd Queen Of Ice 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 15 Orange, Black and White hooped cap Belle De Lawers 27
Nag me
3 9-0 J D Bethell P Hanagan 94 4/15.00
2 (4) 32-22 Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap Eastern Belle 21
Nag me
3 9-0 J H M Gosden W Buick 99 9/43.25
3 (6) 411-128 White, Grey sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Groovejet 36
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3 9-0 P W Chapple-Hyam P J Dobbs 83 66/167.00
4 (5) 81-27 Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Jordan Princess 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 L M Cumani Andrea Atzeni 89 5/16.00
6 (1) 611-316 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Latenightrequest 29
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 p1 R A Fahey D Nolan 86 14/115.00
7 (3) 0125-46 emerald green, mauve cap Mutatis Mutandis (IRE) 33
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3 9-0 Ed Walker Hayley Turner 88 25/126.00
8 (7) 1-016 Maroon, royal blue seams, dark blue sleeves, dark blue and maroon hooped cap Pelerin (IRE) 27
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3 9-0 M Botti Martin Harley 93 8/19.00
9 (8) 1-15 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Queen Of Ice 29
Nag me
3 9-0 W J Haggas R Hughes 93 5/16.00
10 (2) 717-46 Black, beige cross belts, sleeves and cap Uchenna (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 9-0 D M Simcock A Kirby 87 16/117.00
Non runners
5 (9)14Kallisha39-0R M BeckettS De Sousa90

Verdict

Luca Cumani generally targets this race and has won it twice in recent years. Jordan Princess scored at Newcastle on soft ground last season then could hardly be faulted in finishing runner-up to subsequent Oaks heroine Taghrooda on her return at Newmarket. However, back on soft going at Goodwood, she ran a shocker and finished a long way last behind Marsh Daisy. That wasn't her true running but she has an enormous amount of ground to make up on runner-up EASTERN BELLE. John Gosden's filly has been a bit unlucky to come up against some useful performers and deserves to go one better here. James Bethell doesn't send horses south unless they are thought worthy of the journey so the presence of Haydock winner Belle De Lawers, who was staying on over a mile at York last time, is noted. Queen Of Ice put her unbeaten record on the line in the Musidora at York but failed to settle and had little chance of lasting out the trip, though she did finish in front of Latenightrequest.