Today's racecards

Windsor

  • 18:40 Seventh-heaven-events.co.uk Handicap1m 2f 7y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.88s
  • Off time: 18:40:36
18:40 Windsor Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Choral Festival 8/1
2nd If I Were A Boy (IRE) 7/2
3rd Beauchamp Xiara 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 47-7993 Light Green and Pink (quartered), Light Green sleeves, Pink stars, Light Green cap, Pink diamond Smart Endeavour (USA) 21
Nag me
4 10-0 W R Swinburn A Kirby 70 7/18.00
2 (7) 8-48523 ORANGE, BLACK hoop, WHITE cap Beauchamp Xiara 18
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-13 H Candy Amy Scott (7) 69 6/17.00
3 (5) 27-0313 Royal Blue, Emerald Green sleeves Welsh Anthem 19
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-13 p W R Muir Martin Dwyer 69 7/24.50
4 (3) 51-3071 Orange, purple chevron, purple and orange chevrons on sleeves, purple and orange quartered cap If I Were A Boy (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-9 D J S ffrench Davis J Doyle 75 7/24.50
5 (8) 322-563 Red and Light Blue stripes, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green cap Mountrath 59
Nag me
3 9-7 B R Johnson D Swift (5) 73 9/110.00
6 (6) 0-64836 Purple, Emerald Green star, diamonds on sleeves, Purple cap, Emerald Green stars Singbella 44
Nag me
4 9-3 p C G Cox J P Fahy (5) 59 9/25.50
7 (1) 235372 Dark blue, red spots, white sleeves Choral Festival 7
Nag me
4 9-2 v J J Bridger N Chalmers 58 8/19.00
8 (2) 0-86 Dark Green, Orange stripe Kinian (USA) 76
Nag me
3 8-10 J R Best Kieren Fox (5) 62 40/141.00

Verdict

Despite having been expensive to follow BEAUCHAMP XIARA has plenty going for her at this level and is worth another throw of the dice; strong cases can also be stated for If I Were A Boy and Smart Endeavour, so this is by no means an easy task for the selection. Smart Endeavour was handed a stiff mark after impressively winning an all-weather maiden last season - a rating of 85 consequently proved to be an insurmountable barrier. However, tonight's 15lb lower mark leaves the top weight with a solid chance to stamp his authority on the field. In handicapping terms, If I Were A Boy has to make the shortlist as her weight-for-age allowance more than compensates for the 6lb hike for winning at Epsom 11 days ago. However, she was gifted an easy lead on that occasion and is unlikely to be granted the same liberties here. Kinian is another worth a mention, as he is unexposed and steps up to a more appropriate trip for his first start in a race of this nature. Strong support in the betting ring would be dangerous to ignore. However, Beauchamp Xiara has started to blossom this season and, having gone close in a couple of similar events of late, Henry Candy's choice to employ a (capable) 7lb claimer for the ride might be the measure between success and failure in this interesting little handicap.