Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:25 Absolute Hospitality Maiden Stakes 6f 8y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.05s
  • Off time: 15:32:41
15:25 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Meglio Ancora 16/1
2nd Alrasm (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (1) Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Alrasm (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 M A Jarvis R Hills 5/23.50
2 (3) Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Brisbane (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 J H M Gosden R Havlin 10/34.33
3 (4) Emerald Green and Yellow diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves Calypso Star (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 Richard Hannon R Hughes 7/24.50
5 (6) 87 Red, Black hoop and armlets, Primrose cap Lofthouse 16
Nag me
2 9-3 M R Channon S Hitchcott 10/111.00
6 (2) Dark Blue, Emerald Green cross belts and sleeves, Pink cap Meglio Ancora
Nag me
2 9-3 J G Portman T P Queally 16/117.00
7 (7) Yellow, Dark Blue cross belts, Dark Blue and Yellow quartered cap Rakhine (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 P F I Cole J P Spencer 9/25.50
9 (8) Black, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, black armlets, black and yellow quartered cap Volatilis (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 C Hills S Whitworth 40/141.00
Non runners
4 (5)First Cat29-3Richard HannonR Smith
8 (9)Sabii Sands (IRE)29-3Richard HannonP Hills
10 (10)Dragonessa (IRE)28-12B PallingS Drowne

Verdict

A race to watch as far as this judge is concerned but if you must have a bet then CALYPSO STAR is suggested, while Alrasm and Brisbane could also go close. With only Lofthouse having seen a racecourse and not tearing up any trees, we are bound to look at pedigrees and trainer form for the clues here, and Calypso Star comes out on top. One of three Richard Hannon inmates in this contest, he is related to plenty of winning juvenile stock over six and seven furlongs and is likely to be forward enough to do himself justice first time. John Gosden saddles Brisbane, a colt by Kheleyf and a half-brother to a sprint winner at this age. He looks one to keep on the right side of and a win would be no shock. The latter comment also applies to Alrasm, whose yard is going well, although on balance this Acclamation colt might be better at three. First Cat looks likely to emerge as the best of the other Hannon-trained pair, while Rakhine is another well-related colt who should get in the mix. A very tricky race to assess then, and a gun-to-the-head selection is Calypso Star.