Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:50 Sharon Thompson 60th Birthday Handicap Chase2m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 19.70s
  • Off time: 15:50:17
15:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Its Crucial (IRE) 2/1
2nd Kew Jumper (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 242253 White, black seams, hooped sleeves, white cap Mam Ratagan 24
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 11-12 Mrs H S Main R Thornton 123 7/18.00
2 1-U1P43 Black, red disc, armlets and cap Kew Jumper (IRE) 22
Nag me
11 11-8 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield 119 10/111.00
3 P42P12 Orange, white triple diamond Circus of Dreams 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 v O Sherwood S P Jones 118 2/13.00
4 832246 Red and Grey (quartered), hooped sleeves Invisible Man (FR) 47
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-7 T R George D F O'Regan 118 4/15.00
5 4P-5642 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stars, striped sleeves, ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW striped cap Its Crucial (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-10 N A Twiston-Davies Timmy Murphy 107 2/13.00

Verdict

Nothing leaps off the page so the vote is tentatively given to CIRCUS OF DREAMS with the drop in trip likely to suit; It's Crucial and Mam Ratagan may give him most to fear. Oliver Sherwood's Kayf Tara gelding won readily at Leicester in testing ground earlier in the month. He was then unlucky to catch a tartar in the form of Samurai Way at Towcester but he ran well in defeat and looks sure to be prominent now back over his optimum trip. Mam Ratagan is consistent and has some solid placed form at this sort of level, however his win record is poor and he was a big disappointment at Bangor last time when backed at 4/7. Kew Jumper's best form has come on slightly quicker ground but his two runs since coming back from a break haven't been bad and it would be no surprise to see him run well off this mark of 119. Invisible Man represents a trainer in good form but the handicapper has been slow to give him a break and he is opposed despite Denis O'Regan coming in for the ride. Its Crucial ran well here last time out behind Chaninbar and holds Kew Jumper on that run. His yard continue to fire in the winners and a bold bid looks assured. Not a strong race by any means, and the nod is given Circus Of Dreams.