Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 13:30 Free Bets Freebets.co.uk E.B.F. Maiden Stakes 6f 8y

  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.21s
  • Off time: 13:30:53
13:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Black Caesar (IRE) 6/1
2nd Hesbaan (IRE) 4/1
3rd Stomp 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (7) 47 Orange and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves Biotic 32
Nag me
2 9-5 B R Millman Andrea Atzeni 25/126.00
2 (1) 9 White, red cross belts, red sleeves, yellow stars, red cap, yellow star Black Caesar (IRE) 21
Nag me
2 9-5 Richard Hannon R Hughes 6/17.00
3 (3) Black, Light Blue armlets Excedo Praecedo
Nag me
2 9-5 Mrs A J Perrett P J Dobbs 20/121.00
4 (2) 4 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Hesbaan (IRE) 14
Nag me
2 9-5 M P Tregoning Dane O'Neill 4/15.00
5 (12) Red and Grey stripes, Grey sleeves, Red cap Lacock
Nag me
2 9-5 H Candy D Sweeney 4/15.00
6 (9) Black, red seams and armlets, quartered cap Pendo
Nag me
2 9-5 A J Lidderdale L P Keniry 100/1101.00
7 (5) 05 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Stomp 30
Nag me
2 9-5 R Charlton G Baker 13/27.50
8 (4) Yellow, Red braces, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Strategic Force (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 C G Cox A Kirby 9/110.00
9 (8) 0 Dark Blue, Grey chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Grey star Come On Lila 78
Nag me
2 9-0 A M Hales J P Fahy 100/1101.00
10 (10) 06 Pink, Brown chevron, hooped sleeves Dream Impossible (IRE) 21
Nag me
2 9-0 P J Makin J Fortune 33/134.00
11 (11) 8 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Prize 133
Nag me
2 9-0 Richard Hannon R L Moore 4/15.00
12 (6) Pink, Grey stripe, Grey and Pink striped sleeves and cap See No Ships
Nag me
2 9-0 M D I Usher David Probert 100/1101.00

Verdict

Hesbaan shaped nicely on debut at Kempton and wasn't beaten far at the finish. He should improve the experience and you'd also expect the Hannon pair Black Caesar and Prize to have learned plenty from their respective runs at Sandown and Ascot. But this doesn't look the strongest of maidens and a couple of newcomers catch the eye on breeding. Strategic Force is a half-brother to 7f winner Safari Sunseeker but the vote goes to LACOCK, whose yard does well here with its juveniles. A half-brother to a winning juvenile, he's also closely related to the stable's smart sprinter Gorse so shouldn't be short of speed.