16:45 Newbury Fri 18 May 2018

  • John Sunley Memorial Handicap (Class 4)
  • 1m 3f, Good to Firm (Watering)
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner£6,728.002nd£2,002.003rd£1,000.004th£500.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
Sort By:

Weighed In

Winning time:2m 21.64sOff time:16:45:48
NEW! Keep an eye out for ‘Insights’ against a horse for additional clues towards its chance! Read more...
1
(7)
39-8OR: 86
9/4

Beaten 5L (third) by Rostropovich in the 1m2f Listed Dee Stakes at Chester last week meaning that his handicap mark is about to take a direct hit. Fast improving and this rates as his last chance in this grade.

Last RunWatch last race
2
(8)
39-7OR: 85
14/1

Not raced beyond 1m so far but shapes as if he'll stay further. Finished a fair sixth to Breath Caught at Newmarket on his first start of the year on turf last month (1m good).

Last RunWatch last race
3
(2)
39-5OR: 83BF
8/1

500,000 gns son of Shamardal who makes his first foray in public away from Lingfied Park, being a winner there on his second start in March, beating Yabass by 1½L. No reason as to why turf racing won't suit.

Last RunWatch last race
4
(3)
39-4OR: 82BF
9/1

Placed on all three starts on synthetics (1m1f+ to 1m2f), but beaten at short odds in a Lingfield maiden latest by Shailene.

Last RunWatch last race
5
(4)
39-3OR: 81
16/1

Well beaten by King's Proctor at Nottingham in November (by 7½L), but showed improved form to score at Salisbury on his seasonal reappearance last month (1m2f heavy), making all to beat today's rival First Eleven by 3+L.

Last RunWatch last race
7
(9)
39-0OR: 78
13/2

Consistent and has made the frame on all three starts (1m-1m1f+), but equally doesn't appear to be improving at a rate of knots. That said, it's still early days and this new trip could bring about more improvement.

Last RunWatch last race
8
(6)
38-13OR: 77BF
8/1

Well bred son of Frankel who finished runner up over 1m here in late October, beaten 2¾L by Extra Elusive (novice stakes). Put in his place by Westbrook Bertie at Salisbury more latterly, but ground conditions will differ markedly today.

Last RunWatch last race
9
(1)
38-8OR: 72
3/1

Thriving over the past six weeks since shedding the maiden tag at Wolverhampton (1m1f+). Lines up 6lb well-in after a rock-solid ½L second to Austrian School (stablemate of King's Proctor) at Chester last week; 1m4f good.

Last RunWatch last race

Non-Runners

6
(5)
Delsheer23
39-1OR: 79
T: H PalmerJ: Josephine Gordon

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
8Mount Moriah39-38/1Full Result
T: R M BeckettJ: Harry Bentley

Betting

Forecast

King's Proctor (9/4), Berkshire Royal (3/1), Starcaster (13/2), First Eleven (8/1), Night Story (8/1), Caspar The Cub (9/1), Mandalayan (14/1), Westbrook Bertie (16/1), Delsheer (16/1)

Verdict

The handicapper has forced the hand of both Mark Johnston and Andrew Balding who turn out King's Proctor and BERKSHIRE ROYAL quickly after rock-solid efforts at Chester last week before their revised marks kick into action. The former finished third to Rostropovich in the Dee Stakes, so obviously that rates as much stronger form than the selection's defeat by stablemate Austrian School (handicap). However, with nagging doubts about the stamina of the Johnston trained runner over 1m4f and 19lb between the pair at the weights, the Balding trained runner is just preferred.
  1. Berkshire Royal
  2. King's Proctor
  3. First Eleven

Video Replay

Most Followed

Lalor

F: 1/23201-

T: Kayley Woollacott

First Assignment

F: 1/2413-1

T: Ian Williams

Baron Alco

F: 12122/2

T: G L Moore

Sceau Royal

F: 9/12111-

T: A King

The Glancing Queen

F: 1-

T: A King

Most Followed

Lalor

F: 1/23201-

T: Kayley Woollacott

First Assignment

F: 1/2413-1

T: Ian Williams

Baron Alco

F: 12122/2

T: G L Moore

Sceau Royal

F: 9/12111-

T: A King

The Glancing Queen

F: 1-

T: A King

Next Race Off

00:30 Del Mar
7
(7)
Push Through
J: Mario Gutierrez
3
(3)
Cool Your Jets
J: Tiago Pereira
1
(1)
Bouncing Around
J: Tyler Baze
8
(8)
Ostini
J: Heriberto Figueroa
5
(5)
Single Me Out
J: Kent Desormeaux
10
(10)
Captain Buzzkill
J: Flavien Prat
9
(9)
Hit The Seam
J: Ruben Fuentes
4
(4)
Reckless Gravity
J: Geovanni Franco
6
(6)
When Jesus Walked
J: Octavio Vergara Jr

Racing Tips

Nap Of The Day

Daily Nap: Get on Grange

Ben Linfoot heads to Kempton's evening card on Monday for the Sporting Life Daily Nap and he's putting his faith in a course winner.

Buzz (left) on his way to victory at Newbury

Monday's racing preview

Keith Hamer says Buzz can scoop a big pot for a Monday in the £75,000 32Red Middle Distance Series Final Handicap at Kempton on Monday.

Royal Line (right) pulls clear to win the November Handicap

Sporting Life Tipping Record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in November 2018.