16:45 Newbury

Friday 18 May 2018

All13:3014:0014:3515:0515:4016:1516:4517:20

John Sunley Memorial Handicap

Class 4  |   1m 3f  |   Good to Firm (Watering)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:45  |   Winning time: 2m 21.64s
Weighed In
1st
8
(6)
8/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: R Havlin
Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well
2nd
5
1
(7)
9/4f
T: M JohnstonJ: R Kingscote
Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra
3rd
½
2
(8)
14/1
T: J G PortmanJ: Rob Hornby
In rear, soon outpaced, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong
4th
2 ½
9
(1)
3/1
T: A M BaldingJ: Jason Watson (5)
Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
5th
1 ½
3
(2)
8/1
T: C ApplebyJ: James Doyle
In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, no impression
6th
nse
5
(4)
16/1
T: M R ChannonJ: Charles Bishop
With leader, ridden and weakened over 2f out
7th
1 ¾
4
(3)
9/1
T: A KingJ: M Harley
Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
8th
1 ½
7
(9)
13/2
T: H MorrisonJ: Charlie Bennett (3)
Held up towards rear and keen, effort over 2f out, never dangerous

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Non-Runners

6
(5)
Delsheer23
Weight: 9-1|  Age: 3
T: H Palmer  J: Josephine Gordon

Betting

Forecast

King's Proctor (9/4), Berkshire Royal (3/1), Starcaster (13/2), First Eleven (8/1), Night Story (8/1), Caspar The Cub (9/1), Mandalayan (14/1), Westbrook Bertie (16/1), Delsheer (16/1)

Verdict

The handicapper has forced the hand of both Mark Johnston and Andrew Balding who turn out King's Proctor and BERKSHIRE ROYAL quickly after rock-solid efforts at Chester last week before their revised marks kick into action. The former finished third to Rostropovich in the Dee Stakes, so obviously that rates as much stronger form than the selection's defeat by stablemate Austrian School (handicap). However, with nagging doubts about the stamina of the Johnston trained runner over 1m4f and 19lb between the pair at the weights, the Balding trained runner is just preferred.
  1. Berkshire Royal
  2. King's Proctor
  3. First Eleven

Previous Winners

2017
Mount Moriah
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-3  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: Harry Bentley
  |  
T: R M Beckett
8/1

Prize Money

1st: £6,728.002nd: £2,002.003rd: £1,000.004th: £500.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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