Newbury

  • 16:30 Shadwell 'nunnery Stud' Conditions Stakes 7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.73s
  • Off time: 16:31:09
16:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oasis Dancer 4/1
2nd Dafeef 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 04-4139 Emerald Green, White chevron, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Red cap Rodrigo De Torres 31
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 104 5/16.00
2 (2) 821-510 Purple, Emerald Green sash, Red sleeves and cap Oasis Dancer 56
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 102 4/15.00
4 (4) 21-142 Royal blue Dafeef 16
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 p1 Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 102 5/16.00
5 (3) 417-67 Red, Green hoops, Yellow cap, Green hoop Hanson'd (IRE) 94
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 K A Ryan R L Moore 98 10/111.00
6 (5) 01-1258 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Meezaan (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-9 J H M Gosden T P O'Shea 111 9/43.25
7 (6) 35-4656 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Jira 42
Nag me
3 8-4 b1 C E Brittain H Goto 94 16/117.00
Non runners
3 (7)1-Beauchamp Yorker38-9H CandyJ Fortune92

Verdict

MEEZAAN is the chosen one here and John Gosden's colt can see off Dafeef and Oasis Dancer in quite a competitive little heat. Although well-held in the Jersey Stakes last time, the selection is a major player judging by his four-length fifth to Lope De Vega in the French 2000 Guineas. He won a handicap here in April on his reappearance and with the ground in his favour he must go close. Jira has plenty to prove but this well-related filly could be sparked into life by blinkers whilst Hanson'd gives he impression that better is to come and has been given a break since flopping at Newmarket. Ryan Moore comes in for the ride and he should improve on this third run of the year. Dafeef was fairly readily brushed aside by Yaa Wayl in a fairly farcical conditions race here last time and it would be no surprise to see him go close if settling better today. Rodrigo De Torres holds Meezaan on their run at Doncaster in May but then finished behind him at Ascot. He certainly has the talent to feature, whilst Oasis Dancer looks a huge danger. He beat subsequent Silver Bowl winner Balducci at Newmarket in May before being pitched into the deep end in the Irish 2000 Guineas. He never looked like featuring there but this drop in grade makes him of interest. However he has something to find with the selection on their run here in April and so we are happy to plump for Meezaan as the nomination.