Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:05 JLT Aston Park Stakes 1m 5f 61y

  • Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 48.72s
  • Off time: 14:05:22
14:05 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mount Athos (IRE) 7/2
2nd Forgotten Voice (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 24113-1 Dark blue, large yellow spots Battalion (IRE) 21
Nag me
4 9-0 W J Haggas R L Moore 110 15/82.88
3 (7) 511-15 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Brass Ring 14
Nag me
4 9-0 J H M Gosden James Doyle 103 8/19.00
4 (1) 2/1156-8 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Elkaayed (USA) 30
Nag me
4 9-0 R Varian P Hanagan 105 18/119.00
5 (2) 13855-7 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap First Mohican 30
Nag me
6 9-0 A King R Hughes 105 11/112.00
6 (9) 750/114- MAUVE Forgotten Voice (IRE) 189
Nag me
9 9-0 N J Henderson L Dettori 110 5/16.00
8 (3) 8239-38 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Mount Athos (IRE) 49
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 M Botti J P Spencer 113 7/24.50
9 (8) 1/1131-4 Royal blue Sky Hunter 22
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 114 13/27.50
Non runners
2 (5)42746-8Biographer59-0D R LaniganT E Durcan107
7 (6)11/21-11Litigant69-0S DurackG Baker99
10 (10)4032-65Cocktail Queen (IRE)48-9D R C ElsworthWilliam Carson97

Verdict

Marwan Koukash will be hoping that Mount Athos can make up for missing his beloved Chester but, though this drop in grade could bring about a change of luck, we'll take a chance on BATTALION. William Haggas often campaigns his progressive types at Ripon and having dotted up off a mark of 102 last month in a race that's working out well, the son of Authorized is worthy of the step up into better company. Biographer dons blinkers having looked to have lost his way. If they were they to work, he'd have to be considered a danger. Forgotten Voice won his last two starts in Britain before heading off Down Under in pursuit of big pots but Brass Ring was found wanting in the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket having won on his reappearance after almost a year off the track. Sky Hunter ran no sort of race on his first start for Saeed Bin Suroor but he is surely much better than that effort suggests.