16:00 Newbury

Friday 23 October 2020

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Burton Handicap

Class 3  |   7f  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:00  |   Winning time: 1m 33.69s
Weighed In
1
(10)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-12  |  J: R L Moore |  T: R Hannon|  OR: 90|  D
15/2

Latest win at Windsor (6f) in August and arrives on the back of placed efforts over 6f. Has won over 7f before and he's likely to be competitive again.

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Timeform
2
(4)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-10  |  J: Hayley Turner |  T: C Fellowes|  OR: 88
4/1

Twelve runs since last win in 2018 but he did go close on his 1m Ascot reappearance in September. Not at his best there with a visor added (retained) last time and now drops back in trip.

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Timeform
4
(1)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-9  |  J: David Egan |  T: R Varian|  OR: 89|  D
10/3

Just a maiden win to his name but he boasts some solid handicap form, including when running on from too far back for third at Kempton (1m) in blinkers latest. Proven in the mud. Solid contender.

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Timeform
6
(5)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: J P Spencer |  T: Ed Walker|  OR: 84|  CD
7/2

Three-time winner as a 4-y-o, including this race on heavy. Not disgraced in a couple of comeback runs at Haydock last month and she's now 1 lb below last year's mark. Interesting.

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Timeform
7
(9)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: Grace McEntee |  T: J Butler|  OR: 81|  D
50/1

In good form until a lesser run on soft ground at Haydock last time and he's likely to face similar conditions here.

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Timeform
8
(3)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: Charles Bishop |  T: Eve Johnson Houghton|  OR: 79|  D
18/1

Career best when winning 8-runner handicap at Chepstow (6f, good to firm) last month but not in the same form on a much softer surface at Salisbury since.

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Timeform
9
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: R Kingscote |  T: H Morrison|  OR: 78|  CD
11/4

Heavy-ground debut winner here a year ago. Hasn't made the expected progress in handicaps since but he got a bit closer last time and his mark continues to slide.

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Non-Runners

5
(8)
Naval Commander62
Weight: 9-8|  Age: 3
T: R Brisland  J: James Doyle
3
(2)
Ejtilaab26
Weight: 9-9|  Age: 4
T: Ian Williams  J: David Probert
10
(7)
Taurean Star1
Weight: 8-7|  Age: 7
T: L A Dace  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

With Respect (11/4), Jumaira Bay (10/3), Molls Memory (7/2), Ejtilaab (7/2), Tulfarris (4/1), Typhoon Ten (15/2), Naval Commander (8/1), Gambon (18/1), Soar Above (50/1), Taurean Star (50/1)

Verdict

JUMAIRA BAY shaped quite well with the blinkers added at Kempton last time and could be the way to go as he's proven in the ground and has strong handicap form to his name. Fellow 3-y-o Naval Commander could pose a threat if handling the softer conditions than he's faced previously on turf, while it would also be no surprise to see last year's winner Molls Memory bounce back to form.

  1. JUMAIRA BAY (FR)
  2. NAVAL COMMANDER
  3. MOLLS MEMORY

Previous Winners

2019
Molls Memory
Weight: 9-7  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-7  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: L P Keniry
  |  
T: Ed Walker
7/1
Prize Money
1st: £7,439.002nd: £2,214.003rd: £1,106.004th: £553.00

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