Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:50 JLT Lockinge Stakes 1m

  • Winner £121,359 2nd £46,010 3rd £23,026 4th £11,470
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 36.98s
  • Off time: 15:52:04
15:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Olympic Glory (IRE) 11/8
2nd Tullius (IRE) 9/2
3rd Verrazano (USA) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 21/177-2 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Chopin (GER) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Andreas Wohler J P Spencer 115 15/28.50
2 (4) 5-20305 Grey, Dark Blue stars, Pink sleeves Empire Storm (GER) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 t M J Attwater K Fallon 107 66/167.00
3 (7) 21152-2 White, Red stars on sleeves, Emerald Green cap Montiridge (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-0 Richard Hannon R Hughes 115 5/16.00
4 (3) 102219- Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Olympic Glory (IRE) 196
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-0 b Richard Hannon L Dettori 125 11/82.38
5 (8) 15641-1 Purple, Red star, Red cap Sruthan (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 h P D Deegan C D Hayes 111 16/117.00
6 (1) 12112-4 Brown, Brown cap, Beige star Top Notch Tonto (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 B Ellison D Swift 118 16/117.00
7 (2) 1/037-21 Navy blue, red and light blue hoop, white cap Tullius (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 A M Balding R L Moore 117 9/25.50
8 (5) 011743- Dark Blue Verrazano (USA) 168
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 117 7/18.00

Verdict

Richard Hannon has made a terrific start to the season and he'll hope that OLYMPIC GLORY can add another Group 1 to his tally. The colt is no stranger to victory at Newbury having won the Greenham Stakes last season and, though there is a suspicion that he is better with cut in the ground, his presence has scared off much of the opposition. Top Notch Tonto put up a career best when second to the selection in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot last season. He is set to reoppose Tullius and Montiridge having met them in the bet365 Mile, and while the former was well on top on that occasion, he probably wouldn't be favoured by any significant drying of the ground. Verrazano was a dual Grade 1 winner on Dirt for Todd Pletcher and, on a belated Turf debut, he is a fascinating recruit to the Aidan O'Brien team. Epsom Derby seventh Chopin looks best of the rest.