Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:15 GT Exhibitions Hackwood Stakes 6f 8y

  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.48s
  • Off time: 15:15:42
15:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Heeraat (IRE) 3/1
2nd Hamza (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 412-214 Emerald green, yellow cross belts and armlets, hooped cap Bettolle (ITY) 62
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 M Botti A Kirby 102 20/121.00
2 (1) 26-4118 Emerald green, orange hoop and sleeves Hamza (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 b K A Ryan N Callan 109 2/13.00
3 (5) 5-14262 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Heeraat (IRE) 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-4 W J Haggas P Hanagan 107 3/14.00
4 (6) 56-3233 Dark Blue, Yellow star, Striped sleeves and cap Krypton Factor 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 b F Nass L Morris 115 13/82.62
5 (2) 7-45523 White, dark blue star, dark blue sleeves, white stars, white cap, dark blue star Shamaal Nibras (USA) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 p1 I Mohammed William Buick 99 10/111.00
Non runners
6 (3)11-1384Ninjago38-13Richard HannonR Hughes103

Verdict

HEERAT made all to win here in April, and while handicaps are now out of the question off his current BHA rating, he can gain revenge for a recent near miss at York. Krypton Factor looked useful when trained by Sir Mark Prescott, and he's gone on to win a Group 1 in Dubai for his current trainer. Despite that line of form, he was allowed to go off at 25/1 for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot and he finished a commendable third. Hamza was among that field and Kevin Ryan's gelding will attempt to confirm Beverley form with our selection. Ninjago looks smart and has often shouldered big weights in valuable handicaps. Connections will be hoping that he will not experience some of the crowding issues that have compromised his chances in that sphere. Bettolle makes a debut for Marco Botti and is a Group 3 winner in Italy. Regrettably the quality of those events has declined greatly in recent years and she faces no easy task in attempting to concede weight all around.