16:55 Newbury Fri 17 May 2019

  • John Sunley Memorial Handicap (Class 4)
  • 1m 3f, Good (Good to Firm in Places)
  • 10 Runners
  • Winner£6,728.002nd£2,002.003rd£1,000.004th£500.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 19.78sOff time:16:57:41
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1
(10)
39-7OR: 85BF
10/3

Improved to win on nursery bow at Redcar (1m) and better still when third in similar event at Doncaster on final start. Bred in the purple, and open to further improvement having left Luca Cumani.

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2
(9)
39-7OR: 85
9/1

Consistent form on the AW since the turn of the year. Second to a progressive sort at Wolverhampton in March, and back on the up when winning a 1½m handicap at Newcastle last time. Claims if translating that form to turf, and no reason why he won't.

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3
(7)
39-4OR: 82
33/1

Won at Lingfield on penultimate start when faced wit a fairly simple task, and better than the bare result when fifth behind Mayfair Spirit at Salisbury last time. Didn't quite get home there, so this longer trip is unsure to suit.

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4
(5)
39-3OR: 81BF
3/1

Promise in three turf qualifying runs and duly improved when 1½L second of 7 to Noble Lineage on handicap debut at Wolverhampton (1m1½f) last time. Remains with scope, and claims if staying this longer trip.

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5
(2)
39-0OR: 78BF
12/1

Improved form when third on handicap debut at Doncaster (1¼m), and backed that up when 2½L fourth of 10 to Mayfair Spirit at Salisbury last time. Doing best work late there, and longer trip will suit.

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6
(6)
38-13OR: 77
14/1

Best effort when winning a 1½m novice at Wolverhampton last month, but proved a disappointment on handicap debut at Bath last time, and others preferred now.

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7
(3)
38-13OR: 77
9/1

Won at Goodwood (1¼m, heavy) on final 2-y-o start, and better effort this season when third to Mayfair Spirit at Salisbury last time. That form looks solid, and he's not underestimated despite likely generous odds.

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8
(11)
38-13OR: 77
5/1

Brother to Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Awtaad, although he hasn't really improved since a promising debut at Wolverhampton in November. may have needed the run at Nottingham last month, though, and much too soon to write him off.

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9
(8)
38-11OR: 75
8/1

Pour Moi half-brother to smart 1¼m-1¾m winner Bauer and useful 1¼m-1¾m winner Boz, both in this ownership. Improved when second of 12 to Eagles By Day in maiden at Salisbury last time, and type to do better again now handicapping.

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10
(1)
38-11OR: 75
100/1

Trained by John Gosden last season when he ended his campaign with victory in a Wolverhampton nursery. Ran poorly on return/debut for new yard at Doncaster, however, and passed over now.

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Non-Runners

11
(4)
Chinese Alphabet20
38-3OR: 67
T: W J KnightJ: David Egan

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
6First Eleven38-138/1Full Result
T: J H M GosdenJ: R Havlin

Betting

Forecast

Ballylemon (3/1), Prejudice (10/3), Alhaazm (5/1), Kiefer (8/1), Gantier (9/1), The Pink'n (9/1), Guildhall (12/1), Blood Eagle (14/1), Chinese Alphabet (16/1), Sash (33/1), War Eagle (100/1)

Verdict

A handicap full of unexposed sorts, and hard to call as a result. THE PINK'N was in front of a couple of these rivals in a well-contested handicap at Salisbury, and is at least as likely to improve for the stiffer test, so could provide some value, while Prejudice and Alhaazm are closely related to winners at the highest level, and merit maximum respect as a result. Kiefer is from a late-developing, but prolific family and isn't overburdened for his handicap debut.
  1. The Pink'n
  2. Kiefer
  3. Alhaazm

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