15:10 Newbury

Friday 18 August 2017

All13:4014:1014:4015:1015:4516:2016:5017:25
  • Berry Bros. & Rudd Cellar Plan Handicap
  • Class 3  |   1m 5f 61y  |   Soft  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:23  |   Winning time: 3m 0.04s
1
(1)
Poyle Thomas366
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-0| J: Fran Berry| T: M Madgwick| OR:  90| CD
50/1
Won four times in the space of a year between 2013 and 2014 and was running well in defeat last year before a disappointing run at York. Not seen since that effort though and clearly not the easiest to train so may need this run on debut for new yard.
2
(9)
Machine Learnerv42
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-12| J: R L Moore| T: J Tuite| OR:  88
4/1
Only narrowly denied in a hat-trick bid at Sandown last month and winner and the third placed horse have both come out and won their subsequent starts. Has won with soft in the going description before and probably still on the upgrade. Leading claims with Moore in the saddle.
3
(2)
Cool Macavity371
Age: 9|  Weight: 9-10| J: Dane O'Neill| T: N J Henderson| OR:  86
50/1
Useful hurdles winner for this yard but only made the course four times last year and no suggestion he's well-handicapped on his latest couple of Flat runs or his hurdles form. Opposable on return from a significant absence.
4
(5)
Paris Protocolp55
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-10| J: S M Levey| T: R Hannon| OR:  86
20/1
Not won since landing his maiden back in 2015 and best efforts since have come on firm ground. Needs to settle better in his races to be of any interest and well beaten last time at Royal Ascot.
5
(3)
Rydanv13
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-7| J: Hector Crouch| T: G L Moore| OR:  83
10/1
Working his way back down to a more reasonable mark after some moderate efforts this campaign but likely to want faster ground than he will get here and he's only won once since 2014.
6
(4)
New World Power23
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-6| J: S De Sousa| T: D M Simcock| OR:  82| BF
5/1
Still a maiden after seven starts but has run some good races in defeat. Didn't get the race run to suit at Leicester last time out when a beaten favourite and still unproven on soft ground but trainer does well with his stayers. May do better with De Sousa riding for the first time.
7
(6)
Great Sound51
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2| J: L Dettori| T: J H M Gosden| OR:  87| BF
6/4
Galieleo colt, cost 320,000 gns as a yearling. Won at Chepstow when green but couldn't overcome another poor start when favourite at Salisbury last time. Still early days, proven on softer ground and likely to appreciate the step up in trip.
8
(7)
Clovelly Bay47
Age: 6|  Weight: 8-13| J: Tyler Saunders| T: M P Tregoning| OR:  75
33/1
Both his wins have been on the AW but his best turf efforts have come with cut in the ground. On the sort of mark from which he could get competitive if he can put a poor run at Windsor behind him last time.
9
(8)
Comrade Conrad74
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-8| J: K Shoemark| T: R Charlton| OR:  79
5/1
Winner at Windsor on debut but hasn't followed that up in two efforts since. Given time to recover from a poor effort at Leicester last time out and may be capable of better over this longer trip.

Betting

Forecast

Great Sound (6/4), Machine Learner (4/1), Comrade Conrad (5/1), New World Power (5/1), Rydan (10/1), Paris Protocol (20/1), Clovelly Bay (33/1), Cool Macavity (50/1), Poyle Thomas (50/1)

Verdict

MACHINE LEARNER is a tough type who may carry on improving for this yard after a creditable effort in defeat last time out and the form of that contest looks rock solid. The jockey booking of Silvestre De Sousa aboard New World Power is eye-catching and he may do better stepped up in trip but Great Sound could prove the main danger to the selection and is proven in conditions.
  1. Machine Learner
  2. Great Sound
  3. New World Power

Previous Winners

2016
The Graduate
Weight: 8-6  |Age: 3
3/1

Prize Money

1st: £7,763.002nd: £2,310.003rd: £1,154.004th: £577.00

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