Newbury

  • 15:45 bettor.com Handicap1m 3f 5y

  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Good to Soft (Straight Course: Good, Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 27.51s
  • Off time: 15:45:10
15:45 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pilgrims Rest (IRE) 22/1
2nd Commitment 15/2
3rd Eshaab (USA) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 1- Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Waterclock (IRE) 210
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-7 R Charlton James Doyle 84 11/26.50
2 (5) 44-1 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Commitment 16
Nag me
3 9-3 L M Cumani J Fortune 80 15/28.50
3 (7) 61-2 Purple, White diamonds on sleeves, check cap Deia Sunrise (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 9-2 J H M Gosden R Havlin 79 13/82.62
4 (6) 74-3231 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Eshaab (USA) 16
Nag me
3 9-1 E A L Dunlop T P O'Shea 78 9/110.00
5 (9) 71- Royal blue Expert Fighter (USA) 218
Nag me
3 9-1 Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 78 9/25.50
6 (2) 4-15511 RED, GOLD sleeves, BROWN and GOLD quartered cap Whipcrackaway (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 8-13 P Hedger J P Fahy 76 9/110.00
7 (4) 032- Mauve, white chevron, purple sleeves Hint Of Mint 236
Nag me
3 8-12 A M Balding L P Keniry 75 28/129.00
8 (8) 7644- Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap Pilgrims Rest (IRE) 212
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-10 R Hannon R Hughes 73 22/123.00
9 (3) 97-68 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Wreaths of Empire (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 8-7 R Hannon K T O'Neill 65 50/151.00

Verdict

Luca Cumani's runners usually come on for their reappearance run so further improvement is expected from COMMITMENT after he ploughed through the mud to score at Pontefract earlier this month. The better ground and longer trip will be in his favour and he can follow up. There's no shortage of dangers, however, as Whipcrackaway continued his good progress with an easy win at Goodwood last time and Eshaab won a handicap at Pontefract on the same day as the selection on his latest start. Expert Fighter makes his handicap and seasonal debut having got off the mark at Brighton and Waterclock scored at the first time of asking at Nottingham last year. Deia Sunrise is yet another with claims in an open race.