Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:00 JLT Aston Park Stakes 1m 5f 61y

  • Winner £17,031 2nd £6,456 3rd £3,231 4th £1,611
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 47.91s
  • Off time: 14:01:38
14:00 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Drunken Sailor (IRE) 4/1
2nd Polly's Mark (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 1074-52 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Akmal 17
Nag me
5 8-12 J L Dunlop R Hills 105 10/34.33
2 (2) 57265-4 Light blue, black seams, striped sleeves, black cap Apprimus (IRE) 38
Nag me
5 8-12 M Botti A Kirby 99 16/117.00
3 (6) 100-446 Dark blue and red (quartered), red sleeves and cap Drunken Sailor (IRE) 65
Nag me
6 8-12 b L M Cumani K Fallon 110 4/15.00
5 (7) 22841-2 Yellow, Royal Blue diamond Polly's Mark (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 8-10 C G Cox L Morris 106 6/42.50
6 (5) 5/31652- Red, red and Royal blue check cap Ship's Biscuit 226
Nag me
4 8-7 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 99 11/26.50
7 (3) 221339- Light Blue, Dark Blue inverted triangle Western Pearl 198
Nag me
4 8-7 W J Knight J P Spencer 95 16/117.00
Non runners
4 (4)44683-3Simenon (IRE)48-12A M BaldingDavid Probert97

Verdict

Drunken Sailor is the highest rated in this field but all his best form is with some cut in the ground. Polly's Mark is tough and consistent but none of her winning form has the word firm in the going description either and AKMAL could take advantage. He found only Asker Tau too good in the Sagaro Stakes last time and could take some pegging back here if Richard Hills is allowed to dictate matters from the front. Ship's Biscuit has only a maiden win to her name but she should come into her own this year and had Western Pearl behind when runner-up at Newmarket in September. Simenon and Apprimus are both looking for their first win since 2009 and it would be a surprise if either are good enough today.