Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:20 Sportingbet Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,754 2nd £1,109 3rd £554 4th £277
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.90s
  • Off time: 15:20:41
15:20 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Empire Levant (USA) Evs
2nd Tony Star (FR) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 312-4 Red, White stars on sleeves Empire Levant (USA) 204
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-12 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (8) 128 Evs2.00
2 312F0/ Red, White spots, White and Red halved sleeves, White cap Stars Du Granits (FR) 617
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-11 Miss V Williams Harry Challoner (6) 127 11/112.00
3 5/113-7 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Tony Star (FR) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-7 P J Hobbs Giles Hawkins (3) 123 9/25.50
4 121/9-0 Purple, White seams and sleeves, Purple cap Levera 19
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-6 A King Ciaran McKee (8) 122 25/126.00
5 74U3-38 White, Green sleeves and collar, Maroon and White striped cap Ashammar (FR) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 t P R Webber Diarmuid O'Regan (10) 120 16/117.00
6 F/03-311 Red, Cream and Green hooped cap Right Stuff (FR) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 120 7/24.50
Non runners
7515-232Dubai Crest511-2N J HendersonR J Killoran118

Verdict

EMPIRE LEVANT couldn't justify favouritism at the Punchestown Festival in May but wasn't beaten far and his overall form last season was a cut above this standard. With today's rider claiming 8lb, the four-year-old can concede weight all round. Tony Star should strip fitter for a recent run behind stablemate Patesse at Sandown while Right Stuff is chasing a hat-trick after wins at Kempton and Huntingdon, though is taking on better opposition today. Dubai Crest's only win so far came in a maiden hurdle at Huntingdon, while Ashammar looks to be on the downgrade though did win a claimer on the Polytrack last month. Stars Du Granite and Levera have ability but may need a couple of runs to blow away the cobwebs.