Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 13:35 Dubai Duty Free Handicap5f 34y

  • Winner £11,205 2nd £3,355 3rd £1,678 4th £839
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 5.59s
  • Off time: 13:36:04
13:35 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mirza 7/2
2nd Blue Jack 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 12380-5 Dark blue, grey star and armlets, hooped cap Medicean Man 27
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 p J Gask Harry Bentley (3) 108 7/18.00
2 (1) 17458-6 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Captain Dunne (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-6 T D Easterby T E Durcan 107 9/110.00
4 (2) 92240-0 White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Confessional 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-10 be T D Easterby D Allan 97 5/23.50
5 (5) 70067-4 Turquoise, dark blue cap Blue Jack 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-7 v Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 94 6/17.00
6 (7) 495000- White, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves and cap Lui Rei (ITY) 223
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-7 R M H Cowell Jim Crowley 92 9/110.00
7 (6) 741000- White, Dark Blue star, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue star Cheveton 167
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-7 R J Price P Hanagan 91 13/27.50
8 (3) 001269- Dark Blue and White stripes, White sleeves, hooped cap Mirza 171
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-7 Rae Guest David Probert 91 7/24.50
Non runners
3 (4)42160-0Desert Law (IRE)48-10A M BaldingJ Fortune97

Verdict

BLUE JACK is well handicapped if anywhere near his best and gets the nod in a tight handicap. He won this in 2010 from a higher mark and also beat Captain Dunne in a Chester Listed contest off level weights that summer. He receives 13lb from Tim Easterby's charge here and had Medicean Man a neck behind in a Polytrack Listed contest at Lingfield on his reappearance and is a stone better off with that one. Easterby also runs Confessional and, though he doesn't win often, he'll like the soft conditions better than most. Last year's Ayr Silver Cup winner Cheveton is 3lb out of the handicap but he's another who won't mind the going and looks a threat.