Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:25 Sir Gerald Whent Memorial Nursery6f 8y

  • Winner £5,822 2nd £1,732 3rd £866 4th £433
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 17.18s
  • Off time: 15:26:41
15:25 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Effie B 16/1
2nd Alcando (IRE) 16/1
3rd Beedee 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 013729 Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots King Dragon (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-7 B J Meehan K Fallon 89 6/17.00
2 (8) 301842 Royal Blue, Maroon sash and star on cap Shahdaroba (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-6 B R Millman J Millman 88 5/16.00
3 (3) 333125 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Beedee 15
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-6 Richard Hannon William Twiston-Davies (5) 88 11/112.00
4 (11) 216635 WHITE, EMERALD GREEN stars, sleeves and stars on cap Dominate 34
Nag me
2 9-5 Richard Hannon R Hughes 87 3/14.00
5 (10) 10 Light blue, light blue and purple diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap, purple diamond Joey's Destiny (IRE) 20
Nag me
2 9-3 George Baker P Cosgrave 85 8/19.00
6 (4) 316243 Grey, Pink braces and sleeves, quartered cap Effie B 7
Nag me
2 9-2 M R Channon Martin Harley 84 16/117.00
7 (1) 661636 Black, yellow stripe, emerald green sleeves and cap Prince Regal 34
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 A P Jarvis Michael J M Murphy (5) 80 8/19.00
8 (2) 13143 Emerald Green, Grey epaulets Alcando (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 D J Coakley E Ahern 80 16/117.00
9 (5) 224814 Red, dark green seams, striped sleeves, white cap Echion 41
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-8 Richard Hannon P Dobbs 76 16/117.00
10 (6) 805069 Black, Light Blue epaulets and armlets Woodland Mill (IRE) 20
Nag me
2 8-8 R A Fahey J Quinn 76 16/117.00
11 (9) 04262 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Rock Up (IRE) 8
Nag me
2 8-7 D R C Elsworth Noel Garbutt (7) 75 12/113.00

Verdict

An apprentice's allowance gives Kempton winner Beedee every chance at the weights but the ground is a worry for him. King Dragon is dropped in class and has claims on his victory in soft going at Windsor during the summer but SHAHDAROBA went very close in a higher grade handicap than this when second to Polski Max at York a fortnight ago. It was testing ground on that occasion and Rod Millman's colt can go one better here. Effie B handles the going but has a bit to find with the selection on York running, though Dominate won on soft ground back in July.