Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 13:30 Betfred Play 10 Million Scoop6 Today EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 6.31s
  • Off time: 13:30:37
13:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Connecticut 3/1
2nd Smiling Stranger (IRE) 12/1
3rd Mange All 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (13) Black, Light Blue armlets Astronereus (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-5 Mrs A J Perrett R Hughes 16/117.00
2 (5) Red, Black star, Black and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap, Black stars Beaver Creek
Nag me
3 9-5 R J Smith R Kingscote 80/181.00
3 (15) 3 Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Connecticut 31
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3 9-5 L M Cumani Andrea Atzeni 3/14.00
4 (6) Black and Yellow diamonds, Black sleeves, Yellow cap Kamalaya
Nag me
3 9-5 Richard Hannon Cam Hardie (7) 80/181.00
5 (8) 33 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Karraar 15
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3 9-5 Richard Hannon P Hanagan 20/121.00
6 (9) 3- White, Red braces, Black cap Mange All 206
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3 9-5 W J Haggas Liam Jones 11/43.75
7 (10) 3 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Moohaarib (IRE) 28
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3 9-5 M Botti L Morris 7/18.00
8 (4) 6-2 White, black hoop and armlets, red cap, gold tassel Moshe (IRE) 24
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3 9-5 H Morrison J Fortune 28/129.00
9 (14) Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap New Story
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3 9-5 I Mohammed J P Spencer 33/134.00
10 (7) White, Emerald Green hoop Obsidian (USA)
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3 9-5 J H M Gosden L Dettori 10/111.00
11 (3) Black, Yellow cap Rembrandt Van Rijn (IRE)
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3 9-5 D R Lanigan T E Durcan 40/141.00
12 (11) Mauve, Purple armlets Rideonastar (IRE)
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3 9-5 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 16/117.00
13 (12) 7- Dark Blue, Pink stars, armlets and stars on cap Rochambeau (IRE) 253
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3 9-5 R Charlton James Doyle 66/167.00
14 (2) 3 Dark blue, red seams, dark blue sleeves, red spots, red cap Smiling Stranger (IRE) 19
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3 9-5 A M Balding Oisin Murphy (3) 12/113.00
15 (1) 3-5 Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap Tacticus (USA) 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 Lady Cecil R L Moore 8/19.00
16 (16) White, Dark Blue hoop, Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets, quartered cap Molly On The Shore
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3 9-0 R M Beckett P C O'Donnell (7) 50/151.00

Verdict

A hot maiden on paper but, having saddled last year's winner, John Gosden will be hoping that OBSIDIAN will be smart enough to deliver on his first racecourse start. The trainer certainly should know the family well as he is a half-brother to Listed winner Fencing. The Cecils have had plenty of success in this race over the years, though Tacticus needs to step up markedly on his recent outing at Thirsk. Mooharrib and Connecticut ran better races on debut than their odds may have implied, while any market confidence behind the smartly-bred pair New Story and Rembrandt Van Rijn should not be ignored. Smiling Stranger shaped with plenty of promise on debut and, as the winner has gone on to be second in an Oaks trial at Lingfield, that line of form appears particularly strong.