Al Basti Equiworld Handicap (Div 1) 1m 2f 6y

  • (4yo+, 1m 2f 6y, Class 5, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 9.02s
  • Off time: 14:35:19
Full result
Result 14:35 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Choral Festival 11/2
2nd 7 Balmoral Castle nk 9/4f
3rd 1 Evervescent ½ 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (3) 444040-
Light green, white stars, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Evervescent (IRE) 234
  • T:G McPherson
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 444040-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 G McPherson P Hanagan 70 9/1
2 (9) 1/5044-8
Light Blue, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap Qasser (IRE) 15
  • T:H Whittington
  • J:Ryan Tate
  • Form: 1/5044-8
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5h
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 h H Whittington Ryan Tate (5) 68 8/1
3 (5) 950-11
Dark green, white seams, white sleeves, dark green stars, dark green cap, white star Able Dash 51
  • T:M Blake
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 950-11
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 M Blake A Kirby 68 4/1
4 (8) 091130
Black, Red Cross of Lorraine, diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Masai Moon 21
  • T:B R Millman
  • J:P Millman
  • Form: 091130
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
10 131 9-5 B R Millman P Millman (7) 68 28/1
5 (7) 212-346
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star Golden Jubilee (USA) 39
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Donohoe
  • Form: 212-346
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4v
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 v N A Twiston-Davies S Donohoe 67 15/2
6 (6) 778-741
Dark blue, red spots, white sleeves Choral Festival 16
  • T:J J Bridger
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 778-741
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
8 129 9-3 J J Bridger L Morris 66 11/2
7 (4) 3935-41
Maroon, White epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White cap Balmoral Castle 11
  • T:J G Portman
  • J:Matthew Lawson
  • Form: 3935-41
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 64
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 J G Portman Matthew Lawson (3) 64 9/4f
8 (2) 762317
Emerald Green, Red hoops, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Time Square (FR) 14
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Joey Haynes
  • Form: 762317
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 61
  • Naps:
7 124 8-12 A W Carroll Joey Haynes (5) 61 12/1
9 (1) 3-43629
Purple, Yellow sash, Emerald Green cap Minstrel Lad 25
  • T:Mrs L Pearce
  • J:Simon Pearce
  • Form: 3-43629
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 56
  • Naps:
6 119 8-7 Mrs L Pearce Simon Pearce (3) 56 33/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 8 Emman Bee (IRE)
  • T:L A Dace
  • J:I Mongan
4 9-3 L A Dace I Mongan 14/1
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In depth

Verdict

Able Dash showed a big improvement stepped up to 1m4f at Kempton. He'll figure if carrying that form over to this surface. Balmoral Castle won over a mile at Warwick recently but scored over track and trip last season and should be thereabouts, but veteran Masai Moon has never won over further than 7f and attempts this distance for the first time. CHORAL FESTIVAL is upped 3lb for winning at Brighton last time but scored off a higher mark in 2013. She gets the vote to go in again now seemingly back to her best.

Formwatch

Choral Festival 7-4fav (9-7) Raced wide close up, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr beating Litmus (8-8) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.

Balmoral Castle 6-1 (9-3) Prominent, lost place 6f out, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Warwick 1m app hcp (6) gd beating Living Leader (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.

Evervescent (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Took keen hold in mid-division, saddle slipped and eased over 2f out, virtually pulled up, last of 12, well behind Sardanapalus (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.

Minstrel Lad 16-1 (8-8) Always in rear, 9th of 10, 16l behind Ela Goog La Mou (8-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.

Qasser (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on to chase leaders when not much room and hampered inside final furlong, no extra, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Xinbama (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Time Square (FR) 10-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 29l behind One Pursuit (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.

Able Dash 8-11fav (9-5) Tracked leader until over 5f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar beating Comedy House (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.

Masai Moon 10-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, headway over 2f out on outer, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 11l behind Repetition (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr.

Golden Jubilee (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Led 3f, prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 13l behind Civil War (8-12) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.