Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 20:15 Relyon Cleaning Newbury Handicap1m 5f 61y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 49.95s
  • Off time: 20:16:02
20:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Phoenix Flight (IRE) 16/1
2nd Ski Sunday 13/8
3rd Graylyn Ruby (FR) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (13) 3250-98 Red and grey (quartered), grey and red diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Phoenix Flight (IRE) 15
Nag me
5 9-8 H J Evans R Hughes 74 16/117.00
3 (6) 221766 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap Admirable Duque (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 p D J S ffrench Davis J Doyle 72 11/112.00
4 (5) 4252 Pink, Purple stars, Pink sleeves, Purple cap, Pink star Yemeni Princess (IRE) 19
Nag me
4 9-1 B G Powell R Kennemore (3) 67 7/18.00
5 (1) 73325-1 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Capable Guest (IRE) 11
Nag me
8 9-0 M R Channon A Munro 66 7/18.00
6 (12) 007212/ Black, Red stars, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Ski Sunday 399
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-0 N J Henderson E Ahern 66 13/82.62
7 (2) 095/4 Red, Black epaulets, Red sleeves, Grey armlets, White cap Corredor Sun (USA) 14
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4 8-12 p1 N A Twiston-Davies R Lucey-Butler (3) 64 25/126.00
8 (4) 694/422 Emerald Green, Red stars, White sleeves, Red armlets, Emerald Green cap Laconicos (IRE) 12
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8 8-10 t W Stone Laura Pike (7) 62 25/126.00
9 (3) 0/7536- ORANGE, BLACK hoop, WHITE cap Beauchamp Xenia 266
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4 8-10 H Candy Dane O'Neill 62 8/19.00
10 (7) 8824-62 Grey, Maroon seams, quartered cap Seventh Hill 24
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5 8-8 M Blanshard D Sweeney 60 25/126.00
11 (8) 783-082 ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN sash, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves and cap Graylyn Ruby (FR) 10
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5 8-8 R Dickin J Quinn 60 11/112.00
12 (9) 65645-4 Yellow, Purple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple diamond Lapina (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-7 A Middleton Simon Pearce (5) 59 25/126.00
13 (10) 25220-6 Red, Brown hoop and armlets, striped cap Outland (IRE) 19
Nag me
4 8-5 M G Rimell Hayley Turner 57 14/115.00
Non runners
1 (11)0453/2-0Pass The Port99-9D Haydn JonesJ Fortune75

Verdict

SKI SUNDAY is an interesting runner for a yard that does well with it's Flat runners with Yemeni Princess and Capable Guest amongst those that boast more solid credentials. Nicky Henderson doesn't have many runners on the level but his strike rate isn't far off twenty per cent over the past five seasons and he's been handed an interesting recruit in Ski Sunday. The gelding developed into a very useful hurdler for Tim Vaughan, finishing second in the Fred Winter, but hasn't been seen since disappointing in April of last year in the Scottish Champion Hurdle. There's obviously a degree of trust that needs to be taken by those backing Ski Sunday but if he returns at anywhere near his best and can translate the improvement that he showed when hurdling back to the level then he could be hard to beat at this level. Yemeni Princess is unexposed and appears to be progressing whilst, at the other end of the spectrum, Capable Guest rolled back the years to win at Yarmouth and remains well handicapped on the pick of his old form. There are some other capable handicappers in the line-up but Ski Sunday has the potential to outclass them all.