Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:10 Cga Hungerford Stakes 7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.31s
  • Off time: 15:10:37
15:10 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Balthazaar's Gift (IRE) 10/1
2nd Regal Parade 12/1
3rd Plum Pudding (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 755201 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Al Muheer (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 b C E Brittain S Sanders 106 25/126.00
4 (6) 310322 RED, BLACK stars, RED sleeves Balthazaar's Gift (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 9-3 C G Cox P Robinson 111 10/111.00
5 (14) 015-795 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, halved sleeves, Royal Blue and Yellow striped cap Express Wish 18
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 J Noseda E Ahern 105 25/126.00
6 (9) 213-12 Lilac, Rose quartered cap Palace Moon 62
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-3 H Morrison S Drowne 103 13/27.50
7 (10) 10-1221 Pink, Black braces and sleeves Plum Pudding (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 Richard Hannon R Hughes 109 7/18.00
8 (11) 46-1092 Purple, White seams, White sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap, White stars Prime Defender 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 B W Hills M Hills 109 14/115.00
9 (4) 621913 White, Royal Blue cross belts, check sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue spots Regal Parade 18
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 109 12/113.00
13 (13) 311-64 Royal blue Evasive 60
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-11 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 114 10/111.91
14 (7) 224-418 Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Gallagher 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-11 B J Meehan R L Moore 110 8/19.00
Non runners
2 (8)7233-64Al Qasi (IRE)69-3P W Chapple-HyamT E Durcan108
3 (2)8641-37Arabian Gleam59-3J NosedaT P Queally115
10 (3)5/395-67Tariq59-3P W Chapple-HyamJ P Spencer110
11 (12)525-681Welsh Emperor (IRE)109-3T P TateM Fenton105
12 (5)3-111Border Patrol38-11R CharltonA Munro109

Verdict

Evasive is sure to be popular but it looks worth taking him on and we'll opt for BORDER PATROL ahead of Balthazar's Gift. Evasive wasn't beaten all that far in the Guineas before getting to within three and a half lengths of Mastercraftsman in the St James' Palace Stakes. They were decent efforts but there's always been the suspicion that a mile stretches him although his entries indicate that he will try the trip again later in the season. This is his first run since leaving Sir Michael Stoute and he's held in high regard but he's likely to be short enough to oppose. A large number of the field are closely matched with 12lbs separating the highest rated from the lowest and that runner, Palace Moon, should prove better than his current mark granted time. The July Cup had been talked of as a possibility for him earlier in the season so it's interesting to see him try seven. Prime Defender is an experienced campaigner who is having just his second run over this trip, Gallagher shouldn't be written off despite failing to run his race at Goodwood whilst Regal Parade goes from strength to strength. He's closely matched with Balthazar's Gift who looked back to somewhere near his best at Goodwood and is capable of going close. We're going to take a chance with a young horse on the up though in Border Patrol. He's been brought along steadily by his patient handler and has been given plenty of time since three relatively quick starts earlier in the season. He had enough speed to beat Triple Aspect over six furlongs and sufficient stamina to win a mile Listed race at Sandown suggesting that he's above average and he's well worth his place in this line-up.