15:15 Newbury Sat 13 April 2019

  • MansionBet Spring Cup Handicap (Str) (Class 2)
  • 1m, Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • 26 Runners
  • Winner£31,125.002nd£9,320.003rd£4,660.004th£2,330.005th£1,165.006th£585.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 41.31sOff time:15:22:00
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1
(14)
49-10OR: 105D
16/1

Competed at Meydan in the winter, but made pleasing return to action in this country when sixth in the Lincoln at Doncaster. Down 2lb and has an each-way shout.

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2
(4)
79-9OR: 104D
25/1

Well held in a Doncaster Listed race on reappearance, but the best of last year's handicap form gives him fair claims and he may be sharper this time.

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3
(13)
59-8OR: 103CD
14/1

Fine second off 1lb lower in a competitive Ascot handicap when last seen in October. Likely to be primed for this and is one to bear in mind.

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4
(6)
59-7OR: 102D
25/1

Only win last year was achieved over 1m2f. Has been gelded and has an appealing jockey booking, but overall profile suggests he is up against it.

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5
(10)
79-5OR: 100D
100/1

First outing since running over hurdles at Huntingdon in November. Best Flat form is over further so he is passed over despite good trainer/jockey combination.

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6
(15)
59-5OR: 100D
66/1

Wins his share of races, but was disappointing when only 15th in the Lincoln. Down 3lb, but needs to bounce back to form.

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7
(26)
69-5OR: 100D
20/1

Winner on the AW at Kempton in January and had little chance against a potential top-notcher at Lingfield in two subsequent runs. Returns to turf with a leading jockey on board.

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8
(1)
49-5OR: 100CD
13/2

Consistent and progressive performer who made a pleasing reappearance when second in a Listed contest at Doncaster last month. Looks sure to make another bold bid.

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9
(3)
89-4OR: 99CD
16/1

Running over hurdles when last seen, but is capable on the Flat and has form in big-field handicaps. May prefer slightly farther than this these days.

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11
(12)
59-2OR: 97D
50/1

Has been running creditably on the AW without being able to get her head in front. Respected back on turf, but looks weighted to the hilt.

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12
(25)
59-2OR: 97D
14/1

Plenty of good 7f and 1m form in valuable handicaps, especially at Ascot. Good fifth in the Lincoln on reappearance and makes a fair amount of appeal off 1lb lower.

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13
(21)
59-1OR: 96D
28/1

Stable companion of Escobar who was a disappointing 17th in the Lincoln on first start since leaving Hugo Palmer's yard. Much more needed off 2lb lower.

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14
(7)
79-1OR: 96D
16/1

Respectable sixth in this race last year, albeit beaten over 9L. Not disgraced when eighth in the Lincoln, but handicapper seems to have his measure at the moment.

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15
(23)
49-0OR: 95
66/1

First run after being gelded when 10th in the Lincoln. May do better this time, but still has quite a bit to prove despite 3lb drop in the weights.

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16
(19)
49-0OR: 95CD
15/2

Progressive when winning three times last year and was at least as good as ever when fine second at Doncaster on his reappearance. A 5lb rise is not ideal, but he has earned it and has to be considered.

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17
(24)
58-13OR: 94D
28/1

Several fair efforts in handicaps last year, but was unable to get his head in front. Not obviously well handicapped on return to action.

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18
(16)
48-12OR: 93BFD
7/1

Back-to-back victories last summer and has just five starts under his belt. Open to improvement given he is so lightly raced and he is one to take seriously on his seasonal reappearance.

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19
(17)
48-11OR: 92D
50/1

Raced only four times in France, winning twice. Hard to know what to expect on stable/British debut, but clearly has ability.

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20
(27)
78-10OR: 91D
25/1

Decent fifth of 16 in a Doncaster handicap on reappearance and is 1lb lower. Won off this mark a year ago which gives his supporters encouragement.

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21
(8)
48-10OR: 91BFWS
11/1

Good form over shorter distances last season and remains quite lightly raced. Returns to action following wind surgery and being gelded, but has to prove he is fully effective at this distance.

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22
(22)
Wafy225
48-10OR: 91
25/1

One win in six starts and remains open to improvement. Same mark as when fourth of nine at Sandown when last seen eight months ago.

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23
(2)
48-10OR: 91D
12/1

Stable companion of Third Time Lucky who won a Thirsk soft-ground handicap in the autumn. Should have more to offer this year and is an interesting contender.

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24
(9)
48-10OR: 91D
14/1

Failed to progress after winning at Sandown last summer. Makes his return after being gelded and is not one to write off at this relatively early stage of his career.

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25
(5)
88-9OR: 90D
8/1

Raced only three times last year and ran respectably in each. Handicap mark is dropping, but he looks to have plenty on his plate in this contest,

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26
(11)
48-9OR: 90D
100/1

Scored twice last season, but the handicapper had his revenge and he is now 7lb higher than for the second of those successes. Tough task, but not totally dismissed.

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27
(18)
48-8OR: 89D
40/1

In fair form on the AW since the turn of the year. Scored on turf at Doncaster in the autumn and is 7lb higher which sets him a stern test.

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Non-Runners

10
(20)
South Seas14
59-3OR: 98
T: P A KirbyJ: Connor Beasley

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
16Taqdeer59-14/1Full Result
T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori

Betting

Forecast

Red Starlight (13/2), Ibraz (7/1), Exec Chef (15/2), Greenside (8/1), George Of Hearts (11/1), Borodin (12/1), History Writer (14/1), Escobar (14/1), Ripp Orf (14/1), Chatez (16/1), Third Time Lucky (16/1), Another Batt (16/1), Chiefofchiefs (20/1), Plutonian (25/1), Circus Couture (25/1), Gulf Of Poets (25/1), Wafy (25/1), Fire Brigade (28/1), Humbert (28/1), Tough Remedy (40/1), Indeed (50/1), Pattie (50/1), South Seas (50/1), Raydiance (66/1), Masham Star (66/1), Bubble And Squeak (100/1), Banditry (100/1)

Verdict

A typically-competitive renewal of this early-season handicap. The consistent Red Starlight will be the starting point for many after her good reappearance run, but she is likely to be short enough in the betting, a remark which also applies to the admirable Ripp Orf and unexposed Ibraz. In the search for each-way value, the vote goes to BORODIN, who may have more to offer this year and enjoys cut in the ground. Exec Chef is progressive and much respected, while others who can get involved include Another Batt, Circus Couture and Escobar.
  1. Borodin
  2. Exec Chef
  3. Red Starlight

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