17:04 Newbury

Saturday 14 May 2022

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    Connect It Utility Services Handicap (Str)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   1m  |   Good  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:05  |   Winning time: 1m 37.34s
1
(8)
Horse silk
Sinjaari217
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-10| J: Harry Burns(5)| T: R Charlton| OR:  106
15/2
2020 John Smith's Cup winner who shaped well a couple of times or his current stable last season. Goes very well fresh, so worth chancing on return from 7 months off.
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2
(9)
Horse silk
Beringer630
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-6| J: Charles Bishop| T: A King| OR:  102| D
22/1
Smart colt who performed at least respectably on both outings in 2020. Obvious concern that he's not been seen for 21 months, though.
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3
(2)
Horse silk
Notre Belle Bete14
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-2| J: David Probert| T: A M Balding| OR:  98| BF| D
5/4
Already a three-time winner this season and improved further when third at Newmarket (despite not clear run) a fortnight ago. Another bold showing is on the cards.
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4
(5)
Horse silk
Muraad344
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-0| J: Jim Crowley| T: Owen Burrows| OR:  96
11/1
Failed to fire in two outings last season and hasn't been seen for 11 months, so plenty to prove on return.
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5
(4)
Horse silk
Oh This Is Us21
Age: 9|  Weight: 8-11| J: Tom Marquand| T: R Hannon| OR:  93| D
10/1
Listed and Group 3 winner in the first half of 2021 and, although he struggled on the AW earlier this year, he looked back in form when third at Haydock 3 weeks ago. Big player from a reduced mark.
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7
(6)
Horse silk
Forest Falcon14
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-8| J: S De Sousa| T: M Johnston| OR:  90| D
9/2
Ended last season on the up, winning a brace of small-field handicaps at Carlisle and Yarmouth. Has hit the frame both starts so far this term, but others look better treated.
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9
(3)
Horse silk
Top Secreth225
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-4| J: Hollie Doyle| T: W Muir & C Grassick| OR:  84
11/2
Scored twice at Ascot last term but below form there (ground perhaps too soft) on final outing in 2021 and might need this first run of the new campaign.
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Non-Runners

6
(1)
Horse silk
Rebel Territory196
Weight: 8-11|  Age: 4
T: Mrs A J Perrett  J: K Shoemark
NR
8
(7)
Horse silk
Gifted Ruler189
Weight: 8-7|  Age: 5
T: H Palmer  J: Cieren Fallon
NR

Forecasts

Notre Belle Bete (5/4), Forest Falcon (9/2), Top Secret (11/2), Rebel Territory (11/2), Sinjaari (15/2), Gifted Ruler (8/1), Oh This Is Us (10/1), Muraad (11/1), Beringer (22/1)

Verdict

SINJAARI is at his best when fresh and has the ability to defy a mark of 106, so he gets the nod in an open-looking event. The well-treated Oh This Is Us looks a major threat and another big run from Notre Belle Bete would come as no surprise.

Previous Winners

2021
Ascension
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 4
14/1

Prize Money

1st: £13,500.002nd: £6,338.003rd: £3,170.004th: £1,585.00

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