Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 17:10 Starlight Apprentice Handicap1m 3f 5y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 24.66s
  • Off time: 17:10:14
17:10 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shirataki (IRE) 9/2
2nd Whitby Jet (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 33-2421 White, grey armlets Curly Come Home 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-12 t C F Wall Samuel Clarke (7) 75 3/14.00
2 (1) 111296 Yellow, Red sash, Red cap, Yellow star Wordiness 33
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5 9-12 B G Powell Jordan Vaughan 75 5/16.00
3 (5) 9-55606 Yellow, Red epaulets and armlets, Red cap, Yellow diamond Dancing Primo 14
Nag me
7 9-10 W M Brisbourne Matthew Hopkins 73 6/17.00
4 (4) 1-35394 Yellow, Royal Blue sash, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, striped cap Whitby Jet (IRE) 15
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5 9-8 E F Vaughan Cam Hardie (7) 71 9/43.25
5 (3) 32474- Royal Blue, Pink star and star on cap Mister Fizz 388
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5 9-2 Miss I Pickard Daniel Cremin (3) 65 12/113.00
6 (6) 712482 Purple, light blue spots on sleeves Shirataki (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 P W Hiatt E J Walsh 65 9/25.50

Verdict

CURLY COME HOME boasts a consistent and progressive profile over the past year and ran out a decisive winner over 1m2f at Doncaster last month. She's been raised to a career-high mark of 75 but seems to have really found her form as a 4-y-o especially and can give her jockey a success on his first ride in public. Wordiness looks an all-weather specialist, Dancing Primo is out of form, Whitby Jet finds it hard to win and Mister Fizz has been off a year so Shirataki, second here behind Standpoint last time, seems likely to emerge as the prime threat. The concern about the Hiatt inmate is that he's yet to score in the forecast conditions but a good run is anticipated all the same.