Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 16:55 Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Handicap1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £4,209 2nd £1,253 3rd £626 4th £313
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 5.73s
  • Off time: 16:55:15
16:55 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sharaayeen 9/4
2nd Scottish Boogie (IRE) 8/1
3rd Dahaam 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (12) 139446- Dark Green, Yellow star, White sleeves, Yellow cap Stan's Cool Cat (IRE) 295
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 P F I Cole D T Da Silva (7) 82 33/134.00
3 (2) 3311 Yellow, Red sash, Red cap, Yellow star Eastern Paramour (IRE) 34
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-4 B R Millman J Fanning 79 7/18.00
6 (4) 43-8154 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Munsarim (IRE) 34
Nag me
3 9-1 J L Dunlop T E Durcan 82 9/110.00
7 (7) 1-14 Yellow, Red seams, Red cap Nazreef 97
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-1 t H Morrison T Block 82 3/14.00
9 (3) 221-6 Royal blue, white epaulets, pink cap Dahaam 34
Nag me
3 9-0 B J Meehan J P Spencer 81 8/19.00
11 (8) 2218/52 Beige, dark blue hoops, armlets and star on cap Top Mark 29
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-12 A King D Sweeney 73 16/117.00
12 (15) 0-52442 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Sharaayeen 20
Nag me
3 8-11 B W Hills R Hills 78 9/43.25
13 (1) 0897S3 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, yellow cap Truly Asia (IRE) 17
Nag me
4 8-10 R Charlton S Drowne 70 14/115.00
15 (14) 612413 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Scottish Boogie (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 S Kirk J P Fahy (5) 74 8/19.00
Non runners
1 (6)9-63114Denton (NZ)79-10J GaskSimon Pearce85
4 (11)435114Christmas Carnival39-3B J MeehanMartin Dwyer84
5 (5)1347-88Summer Winds59-3R A MillsJ Fortune78
8 (13)51Doon Kalal (IRE)39-1M P TregoningNon Runner82
10 (10)28-6853Sanctuary48-13B SmartR Mullen74
14 (9)69/9672Strategic Mission (IRE)58-10P F I ColeN Callan67

Verdict

This is as tough as a handicap can get with plenty of the 15 runners having claims and what can only be a tentative vote goes the way of Alan King's TOP MARK, who ran much better when chasing home Inspirina in the Ladies' Derby at Epsom last month and he can go one better dropping down two furlongs. Rod Millman's Eastern Paramour has won his last two outings and has every chance of scoring again off a 3lb higher mark today than last time here over 1m4f. Marcus Tregoning's Doon Kalal is likely to find this tougher than the maiden that he won at Folkestone, while Brian Meehan's Christmas Carnival has yet to confirm that he stays this far. The consistent Sharaayeen and lightly raced Nazreef are others to consider along with Paul Cole's Strategic Mission but it is Top Mark that gets the vote.