Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 17:15 Dubai Duty Free Handicap5f 34y

  • Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.35s
  • Off time: 17:20:40
17:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Heeraat (IRE) 5/2
2nd El Viento (FR) 14/1
3rd Kingsgate Choice (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 231730- Emerald Green and Canary (quartered) Definightly 194
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-7 b R Charlton J Doyle 105 10/111.00
2 (2) 344-005 White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Confessional 20
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-6 hb T D Easterby P Mulrennan 104 15/28.50
3 (4) 334115- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Heeraat (IRE) 188
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-3 W J Haggas P Hanagan 101 5/23.50
4 (5) 02191-2 Light Blue, White hoops, White sleeves, Light Blue stars, Black cap Kingsgate Choice (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-2 E De Giles L P Keniry 100 9/25.50
5 (1) 12230-0 Red, Grey sleeves, Red and Grey hooped cap Taajub (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-2 P Crate I Mongan 100 10/111.00
6 (7) 680490- Dark Blue and White stripes, White sleeves, hooped cap Mirza 174
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 Rae Guest R Hughes 98 11/26.50
7 (6) 734014- ORANGE and PURPLE (quartered), EMERALD GREEN sleeves and cap Compton 181
Nag me
4 8-11 R M H Cowell William Buick 95 11/26.50
9 (3) 51000-3 Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves El Viento (FR) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-7 R A Fahey B McHugh 91 14/115.00
Non runners
8 (8)902441-Pearl Blue (IRE)58-10C F WallNon Runner94

Verdict

With his main rivals all making their seasonal debuts, KINGSGATE CHOICE may come out best in this. Last year's Catterick Dash winner went close to following up when finding only the higher-rated Tangerine Trees too good in a conditions race at Musselburgh last month and gets the nod. Heeraat landed a double at York last season and may end up a Group class sprinter this year and Compton is another four-year-old of interest reverting to sprinting for new trainer Robert Cowell. A Group 3 winner at the Curragh last June, Definightly hasn't raced in a handicap for some time and is not easily overlooked while Taajub is another to consider on his length-defeat in a Group 3 race over track and trip in September.