Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 17:05 Shadwell 'dubai Summer Festival' Handicap2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 34.03s
  • Off time: 17:05:21
17:05 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Yemeni Princess (IRE) 12/1
2nd Strathcal 8/1
3rd Sir Freddie 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 633-351 Dark Blue, White cross belts, checked sleeves and cap Strathcal 39
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-7 H Morrison D Holland 79 8/19.00
2 (7) 743-463 Yellow, Royal Blue cross belts, Red sleeves and cap Alnwick 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 P D Cundell J Fortune 77 9/25.50
3 (10) 161-274 Emerald Green and Yellow diamonds, Emerald Green and White halved sleeves Twist Again (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 P Howling K Fallon 75 11/112.00
5 (11) 9-56422 Dark Blue and White stripes, Red sleeves, White cap Mykingdomforahorse 8
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-1 v M R Channon R L Moore 73 3/14.00
6 (2) 425251 Pink, Purple stars, Pink sleeves, Purple cap, Pink star Yemeni Princess (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 B G Powell R Kennemore (3) 72 12/113.00
7 (5) 08/404-3 Sky Blue, Scarlet hoop, striped sleeves, Scarlet cap Sir Freddie 40
Nag me
4 8-11 Lady Herries R Winston 69 8/19.00
8 (4) 080-192 Yellow, Red chevrons and armlets Swordsman (GER) 3
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-10 vt C Gordon Hayley Turner 68 16/117.00
9 (1) 198-595 Yellow, Red braces, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Brooklyn Spirit 8
Nag me
4 8-9 v1 C G Cox J P Fahy (5) 67 20/121.00
10 (8) 8-48914 White and Royal Blue stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, Yellow cap Uncle Keef (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-4 b M P Tregoning T P O'Shea 62 6/17.00
11 (6) 082331 ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN sash, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves and cap Graylyn Ruby (FR) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-4 R Dickin J Quinn 62 7/18.00
Non runners
4 (3)4-62438Rose Row69-3Mrs Mary HambroNon Runner75

Verdict

Alnwick won this in 2008 and is respected despite recent reversals however YEMENI PRINCESS looks capable of progressing more now trying staying trips and is preferred to Uncle Keef. Brendan Powell's filly didn't see the racecourse until this season (aged four) but having won a bumper on debut she then had to dwell in mile-and-a-half races after. However she got back to winning ways at Warwick last time out over nearly two miles and with this stiffer test in her favour she must go close. Strathcal was all-out to hold All The Winds at Salisbury but it was a brave success and he seemed to appreciate the drop in grade; under a 4lb rise in the weights he is far from discounted. Alnwick's third to Saborido last week showed that he is in good nick and he runs the track well, Twist Again was too bad to be true at Doncaster last time and she is better rated on her second to Lady Hestia on her reappearance, whilst Rose Row is respected as he drops down the handicap. Mykingdomforahorse is consistent but he ultimately finds it hard to win (beaten 11/8 favourite last time out here), so a bigger danger could be Swordsman who was involved in a strange race at Lingfield last time and shouldn't be given an easy time in-front. A visor is also tried on Brooklyn Spirit who drops in class, Uncle Keef was given a lot to do at Kempton last time and better is expected, whilst Graylyn Ruby is nicely-weighted as he is just one pound higher than when winning at Kempton last month. A tricky finale for punters then but the vote goes to Yemeni Princess.