Newbury

  • 20:35 Enjoy Junior Rugby With Tadley Tigers Fillies' Handicap1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £4,075 2nd £1,213 3rd £606 4th £303
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 9.78s
  • Off time: 20:35:34
20:35 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Khione 15/8
2nd Varnish 16/1
3rd Little Dutch Girl 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 2-14 Royal Blue and Beige diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Shestheman 40
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-7 D R Lanigan T E Durcan 82 9/25.50
2 (4) 254-1 Beige, Royal blue chevrons, beige sleeves, Royal blue cap Amber Silk (IRE) 32
Nag me
3 9-6 C Hills M Hills 81 8/19.00
3 (7) 8-1 Dark Blue, Emerald Green cap Khione 23
Nag me
3 9-6 L M Cumani K Fallon 81 15/82.88
4 (3) 02-1 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Varnish 40
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 R Hannon R Hughes 75 16/117.00
5 (2) 03-3132 Dark Blue, White spots on sleeves, White cap Dutch Diamond 12
Nag me
3 9-0 J H M Gosden W Buick 75 9/25.50
6 (8) 1 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Selfsame (USA) 18
Nag me
3 8-13 Mrs A J Perrett Jim Crowley 74 5/16.00
7 (1) 035 Purple, Pink cross belts, Purple sleeves, Pink stars Junior Diary (USA) 22
Nag me
3 8-12 B J Meehan M Dwyer 73 33/134.00
8 (6) 1-266 Dark Green, Claret sleeves and cap with Green diamond Little Dutch Girl 18
Nag me
3 8-12 b C G Cox A Kirby 73 14/115.00

Verdict

KHIONE just got her head in front to win her maiden at Nottingham earlier this month. The runner-up has subsequently won and, given the third horse was a further 10 lengths behind, the form looks solid enough. Luca Cumani's filly is preferred to another winning debutante in Goodwood scorer Selfsame while Varnish will have step up on her comeback victory at Salisbury. Shestheman was a disappointing favourite at the same track last time when third-placed Dutch Diamond finished a length ahead but Amber Silk may be capable of better still having won on her handicap debut at Goodwood in May.