July 21 / 18.08 Newbury

18.08 Newbury

Good To Firm

Donnington Grove Vets Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap

  • Prize money: £4055.07
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Donnington Grove Vets Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 721272

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Dual AW winner who went close to getting off the mark on turf when going down by a head at Chepstow (1m2f) last week; might have won had he kept straight and Simon Walker is a good booking.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

4

(7)

4th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

17:36 Sandown

Study The Stars

10st 4lb

J: Mr Simon Walker

T: George Baker

in touch with leaders, ridden under 3f out, edged right under 2f out, dropped to last final furlong

3/1

1st

8

(5)

21st Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:08 Newbury

Study The Stars

10st 7lb

J: Mr Simon Walker

T: George Baker

prominent, switched right and went second over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, kept on well

6/1

2nd

1

(6)

14th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Chepstow

Study The Stars

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: George Baker

prominent, led over 1f out, soon ridden and hung left, headed inside final 110yds, kept on well

4/1

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 007532 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Has been running well over 1m but some of his best form has been at this trip and he's entitled to be winning races off this mark; solid.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(1)

4th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

17:36 Sandown

Fast Steps

10st 7lb

J: Mr Patrick Millman

T: Rod Millman

slowly away, towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, kept on strongly to lead final 110yds, won going away

5/1

2nd

1

(3)

21st Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:08 Newbury

Fast Steps

11st 2lb

J: Mr Patrick Millman

T: Rod Millman

took keen hold, held up in midfield, headway over 5f out, ridden and chased winner final furlong, no impression final 110yds

4/1

2nd

1

(3)

7th Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:38 Newbury

Fast Steps

11st 2lb

J: Mr Patrick Millman

T: Rod Millman

prominent, led over 1f out, soon ridden and faced strong challenge, kept on final 110yds, headed final strides

11/4

10/1

  • Place: £8.30

Form: 02424-

Last run: 295 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Ordinary form over hurdles for this yard but he's of interest on his Flat exploits at up to 1m4f for Michael Bell, for all that he never won a race; couldn't be ruled out.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

3

(2)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 3f 39y

Class 5

18:05 Carlisle

Barenboim

10st 4lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: Fergal O’Brien

led but pestered, pushed along from 3f out, ridden when headed 2f out, soon lost position, weakened gradually inside final furlong

9/2

3rd

2

(11)

21st Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:08 Newbury

Barenboim

10st 13lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: Fergal O’Brien

led, shaken up and headed over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

10/1

4th

3

22nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

14:50 Fakenham

Barenboim

10st 12lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Fair on the Flat at up to 1m4f for Michael Bell (albeit a maiden); raced a bit too freely and jumped right on occasions when third of five on recent stable/hurdle debut at Kempton (2m, good) but significant positives can still be drawn from that performance; tongue-tie added here; likely contender.

2/1

Form: -22532 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Much of her career has been on the AW but she is a 1m2f winner on fast ground and was having only her second run for this yard when runner-up to King's Castle over C&D (good to soft) last month; raced prominently throughout that day and was clear of the second; solid claims off the same mark.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(9)

26th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

13:25 Beverley

Classy Dame

11st 2lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

midfield on outer, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out

7/2

4th

7

(6)

21st Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:08 Newbury

Classy Dame

10st 7lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

pressed leader, ridden and lost second over 2f out, outpaced from over 1f out

6/1

2nd

4

(12)

9th Jun 2022

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

13:35 Newbury

Classy Dame

10st 11lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

took keen hold, disputed lead, led clearly 4f out, nudged along 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on but no chance with winner inside final furlong

5/1

Form: 4-6441 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Belatedly made the most of his reduced mark when prevailing narrowly over 1m2f at Beverley (good to firm) last week, for which he is penalised; the extra weight and overall profile cast doubts about him following up.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

6

(8)

21st Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:08 Newbury

Starfighter

10st 9lb

J: Miss Megan Wingrove

T: Mark Loughnane

slowly into stride, midfield, headway over 2f out, soon pushed along, no impression from over 1f out

7/1

1st

1

(5)

12th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

13:40 Beverley

Starfighter

11st 4lb

J: Miss Megan Wingrove

T: Mark Loughnane

held up in rear, going easily when switched right 2f out, headway when pushed along over 1f out, made challenge inside final furlong, led and cajoled along final 110yds, cosily

9/1

4th

2

(1)

31st May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

15:50 Brighton

Starfighter

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Mark Loughnane

raced in second, lost second and prominent 6f out, ridden over 2f out, held final furlong

7/1

Form: 437126 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Recent Nottingham winner who was then nailed on the line at York (again 1m2f; under George Eddery) before failing to fire over C&D three weeks ago; high in the weights even if getting back on track.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

5

(4)

21st Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:08 Newbury

Hotspur Harry

10st 10lb

J: Mr George Eddery

T: Robert Eddery

slowly away, in rear, pushed along and kept on from over 1f out, never on terms

7/1

6th

7

(7)

30th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:08 Newbury

Hotspur Harry

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Robert Eddery

dwelt start, took keen hold, in rear, good headway on far side of group over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

7/1

25/1

Form: 04-897

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Dual 1m winner for Ian Williams; beaten in a seller on his first run for this yard and hasn't offered much in 1m/1m2f handicaps since returning from a break.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14

(13)

2nd Aug 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Ffos Las

Emraan

9st 11lb

J: Miss Abigail Voyce

T: Peter Bowen

4th

3

(3)

28th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:15 Salisbury

Emraan

10st 8lb

J: Miss Abigail Voyce

T: Peter Bowen

led, headed but prominent over 6f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened

16/1

7th

12

(1)

21st Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:08 Newbury

Emraan

9st 12lb

J: Miss Abigail Voyce

T: Peter Bowen

held up in midfield, stumbled badly over 8f out, headway over 4f out, pushed along and weakened over 2f out

25/1

Form: 46-214 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Goes particularly well on the Chelmsford AW and he made it only 1-13 on turf when finishing only midfield over 1m5f here two weeks ago; others preferred.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

11

(6)

2nd Aug 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Ffos Las

Estrela Star

10st 0lb

J: Miss Sophie Smith

T: Ali Stronge

held up in rear, minor headway 3f out, ridden and no impression from over 2f out

25/1

8th

9

(9)

21st Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:08 Newbury

Estrela Star

10st 7lb

J: Miss Sophie Smith

T: Ali Stronge

ducked left start, midfield, headway over 7f out, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out

14/1

4th

2

(4)

7th Jul 2022

Good

1m 5f 61y

Class 5

20:08 Newbury

Estrela Star

10st 1lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Ali Stronge

held up in rear, ridden 3f out, well held when disputing fourth over 1f out, not pace to challenge

20/1

14/1

Form: 135374

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Won over 1m at Lingfield (AW) in April but hasn't threatened all that much in the meantime (1m-1m2f) and her last two runs were disappointing; needs to bounce back.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(2)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 75y

Class 5

14:00 Nottingham

Daphne May

9st 13lb

J: Barry McHugh

T: Adam West

raced in last, shaken up and headway from 3f out, soon on outer, ridden when up the centre from over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, no match for first two

10/1

9th

4

(10)

21st Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:08 Newbury

Daphne May

10st 11lb

J: Mr Matthew Wilson

T: Adam West

held up in rear, pushed along when not clear run over 2f out, never dangerous

14/1

4th

4

(4)

14th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 113y

Class 5

18:10 Epsom

Daphne May

9st 13lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Adam West

in touch with leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and outpaced 2f out, soon no impression

11/2

Form: 027014 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Under Taryn Langley he came clear of Classy Dame over C&D last month and a combination of this 5lb higher mark and the drop back to 1m wouldn't have helped at Sandown; could yet prove worth this mark back up to 1m2f.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

3

(2)

21st Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:08 Newbury

King’s Castle

10st 11lb

J: Miss Taryn Langley

T: Joseph Tuite

took keen hold, held up in rear, hung left over 2f out, never dangerous

5/1

4th

5

(6)

1st Jul 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:08 Sandown

King’s Castle

10st 8lb

J: Miss Taryn Langley

T: Joseph Tuite

towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway from 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish

11/2

1st

7

(8)

9th Jun 2022

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

13:35 Newbury

King’s Castle

10st 10lb

J: Miss Taryn Langley

T: Joseph Tuite

held up in rear, good headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, jockey dropped whip but led 2f out, went clear inside final furlong, comfortably

16/1

Form: 269305 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Not at his best the last twice but he can bounce back to form and knows how to win; handicap mark is fine.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

10

(7)

21st Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:08 Newbury

My Brother Mike

10st 6lb

J: Mr Adam O’Shea

T: John Stimpson

prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out

14/1

5th

3

(5)

9th Jun 2022

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

13:35 Newbury

My Brother Mike

10st 12lb

J: Mr Adam O’Shea

T: John Stimpson

sweating, pulled hard, midfield, headway 5f out, ridden 2f out, not pace to challenge

10/1

11th

3

(3)

10th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 14y

Class 5

13:15 Chepstow

My Brother Mike

9st 6lb

J: David Probert

T: John Stimpson

20/1

Form: 55855-

Last run: 214 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Fit from hurdling but has not been overly inspiring this summer and it's over a year since her last placed effort on the Flat; now 0-20 overall.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

11

(12)

21st Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:08 Newbury

Cirrus

10st 4lb

J: Miss Teagan Padgett

T: Milton Harris

slowly away, in rear, headway over 6f out, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £197.00
Straight Forecast £245.60
Tricast £5114.90
Trifecta £3191.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Classy Dame

SPOTLIGHT:

Fast Steps

The Guardian:

Study The Stars

Daily Mirror:

Starfighter

WEST COUNTRY:

Barenboim

LAMBOURN:

Classy Dame

Daily Express:

Classy Dame

Daily Record:

Classy Dame

Daily Mail:

Study The Stars

The Sun:

Study The Stars

RP Ratings:

Fast Steps

The Times:

Fast Steps

Telegraph:

Fast Steps

The Star:

Starfighter