Fri, 17 May 2019
We'll have pictures and reaction to Lockinge Day in next week's Newbury Weekly News - out on Thursday.
And that's all from us folks! Thanks for following our LIVE BLOG over the past two days of racing at Newbury Racecourse.
It's a victory for Maidstone trainer Linda Jewell in the final race of the weekend at Newbury.
FULL RESULTS (5.25)
1) BREDEN (10/1)
2) THRAVE (2/1)
3) MASHAM STAR (20/1)
We're a few moments away from the final race - the Toronado Handicap Stakes.
Elsewhere HORS DE COMBAT (Denis Coakley), SALUTE THE SOLDIER (Clive Cox), GRAPHITE STORM (Clive Cox) and MAX ZORIN (Andrew Balding) also feature.
In the final race of the weekend, we have a number of local runners. Harry Dunlop's ROBIN OF NAVAN is looking to continue his form after a third place finish at Ascot, 17 days ago.
It's a hat-trick for Sir Michael Stoute! QUEEN POWER leaves it late, but edges victory after beating Lavender's Blue and Star Catcher in the sixth race of the afternoon.
FULL RESULTS (4.50)
1) QUEEN POWER (13/8)
2) LAVENDER'S BLUE (5/1)
3) STAR CATCHER (6/1)
QUEEN POWER is the 2/1 favourite for this race as Sir Michael Stoute attempts to win his third race of the day.
We're 10 minutes away from our penultimate race of the afternoon.
The Olympic Glory stakes ended with an official photo finish, but it was Richard Hannon's TEMPLE OF HEAVEN who held on to victory ahead of Aiden O'Brien's FORT MYERS.
FULL RESULTS (4.15)
1) TEMPLE OF HEAVEN (3/1)
2) FORT MYERS (7/2)
3) WELL OF WISDOM (11/4)
The horses are ready for the fifth race of the afternoon - the Olympic Glory Conditions Stakes.
And after the race, Sir Michael Stoute said: "I knew he was in very good shape, Jade has made this horse. She rides him, she looks after him and there has been a lot of work on him.
LAURENS was leading the race with two furlongs remaining, but Jim Crowley pulled Mustashry clear to romp home in first place.
It's a second win of the day for Sir Michael Stoute as MUSTASHRY wins the Lockinge Stakes and becomes the first six-year-old to win the race since 2005.
FULL RESULTS (3.40)
1) MUSTASHRY (9/1)
2) LAURENS (5/1)
3) ACCIDENTAL AGENT (33/1)
BEAT THE BANK has been backed by a few in the last few moments, it's now the 5/1 favourite for the Lockinge Stakes.
And now it's the featured race of the afternoon. The Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (3.40) is shortly upon us. LAURENS - priced at 5/1 - is currently favourite for the race, while BEAT THE BANK - under Andrew Balding - is 6/1.
Meanwhile, Andrew Balding's GOOD BIRTHDAY ran well to finish third in the London Gold Cup.
Newbury ambassador Jason Watson picks up his first winner of the day for Roger Charlton. HEADMAN held off the late challenge from SINJAARI to come home in first.
FULL RESULTS (3.00)
1) HEADMAN (12/1)
2) SINJAARI (3/1F)
3) GOOD BIRTHDAY (6/1)
We're 20 minutes away from the London Gold Cup. Andrew Balding, Hughie Morrison and Sylvester Kirk all have runners in this race.
It's inevitable! Crystal Ocean defends his crown. The Owen Burrows-trained Laraaib holds onto second place this afternoon.
CRYSTAL OCEAN! It’s a second successive victory in this race for Ryan Moore and Sir Michael Stoute. Brilliant ride. pic.twitter.com/wp13aZXYwq— Newbury Today Sport (@NWN_Sport) May 18, 2019
FULL RESULTS (2.25)
1) CRYSTAL OCEAN (1/4F)
2) LARAAIB (6/1)
CRYSTAL OCEAN is 1/4 to win this race once again for Ryan Moore and Sir Michael Stoute.
We're almost set for the Al Rayyan Stakes in the second race of the day.
And on them 'quirks', the Lambourn-trainer said: "He just tries to charge off straight away and he is quite hot headed - he's been a hard horse to settle, but racing will definitely help and I think Ascot is the target."
After the race, Hills said: "He is a straight forward horse to train, he has his quirks but he is hugely talented and the lads at home have done a great job with him - it's a great start to the season for him.
We have a local winner in the opening race! KHAADEM has won the Canarvon Stakes for Lambourn-trainer Charles Hills. OXTED ran a brilliant race for Roger Teal in second place.
FULL RESULTS (1.50)
1) KHAADEM (11/2)
2) OXTED (20/1)
3) SPACE TRAVELLER (4/1)
We're almost ready to go! RED IMPRESSION (7/2) is the current favourite for the Canarvon Stakes, while MOYASSAR is priced at 9/2.
We had a look round prior to the first race. The Rhododendron Gardens are looking good behind the grandstand.
We're 10 minutes away from the start!
Newbury ambassador Jason Watson, who spoke to us earlier this month, rides RED IMPRESSION in the opening race for Roger Charlton.
BARBILL (Mick Channon), KHAADEM (Charles Hills), KONCHEK (Clive Cox), OXTED (Roger Teal) and SUNSPRITE (Richard Hughes) are all hoping for success in the opening race at 1.50.
We're around 90 minutes until the first race of the afternoon, with a number of local runners taking to the field.
Hello, and welcome to our live blog once again. We're back at Newbury today as Lockinge Day - with Ladies Day - takes place, with seven races.
Thanks for following our live blog for today, and remember to tune in once more tomorrow as we'll have everything you need for the big day.
It's a 33/1 winner for Ed de Giles in the final race of the afternoon at Newbury. It's been a busy few hours at the track and now attention turns to tomorrow's Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes.
FULL RESULT (5.30)
1) WIND IN MY SAILS (33/1)
2) REGIMENTED (12/1)
3) KEEPER'S CHOICE (8/1)
There's a total of 17 runners in the final race of the afternoon at Newbury.
Eve Johnson Houghton picked up her first win of the afternoon as KIEFER crossed the line first to continue the fine form. Kiefer finished second in maiden at Salisbury last time out.
FULL RESULT (4.55)
1) KIEFER (8/1)
2) ALHAAZM (5/1)
3) GANTIER (9/1)
The penultimate race of the afternoon is just 10 minutes away.
John Gosden picks up another win at Newbury this afternoon as LOGICIAN cruises to victory. A very impressive run, with Kieran O'Neill aboard. It's the Newmarket trainer's second victory of the day.
FULL RESULT (4.25)
1) LOGICIAN (3/1)
2) HIGH COMMISSIONER (4/1)
3) DUBAI TRADITION (5/1)
We're into the sixth race of the afternoon! This should be a good one with a number of local interest on show.
What a run from JUBILOSO and Colm O'Donoghue. The horse stormed to victory and looked very comfortable throughout the race.
FULL RESULT (3.55)
1) JUBILOSO (4/5F)
2) AFTER JOHN (6/1)
3) PENRHOS (8/1)
Next up this afternoon is the Starlight Wishes Novice Stakes where Mick Channon, Ed Walker, Charles Hills and Andrew Balding all have runners.
It was a fantastic ride from Jim Crowley who wins it for Newmarket-trainer Chris Wall.
FULL RESULT (3.20)
1) FOLLOW INTELLO (4/1)
2) SUFI (16/1)
3) HARMONISE (12/1)
BUCKLAND BOY (Charlie Fellowes) is currently the 4/1 favourite for this one as we draw closer to the start of the race.
Sylvester Kirk, Ali Stronge and Andrew Balding all have runners in the fourth race of the afternoon.
A total of 16 horses take to the field for the Sipp Wine Handicap stakes with more local trainers bidding for success.
After a dead-heat between second and third, a stewards enquiry was called before the results were announced.
It was the John Gosden-trained LIGHT ANGEL who finished first in the Maiden Stakes. Dominic Ffrench Davis' JIM 'N' TOMIC ran very well in the race.
FULL RESULT (2.45)
1) LIGHT ANGEL (9/2)
2) HEAVEN FORFEND (7/2)
3) JIM 'N' TOMIC (33/1)
GOLDEN HORDE (Clive Cox), INDIAN CREAK (Mick Channon), JIM 'N' TOMIC (Dominic Ffrench Davis), PILSDON (Joseph Tuite), SIR OLIVER (Richard Hughes), WALTON THORNS (Charles Hills) and SWISS BOND (J.S. Moore) make the field for local trainers.
It's now 15 minutes until the next race of the afternoon - the Starlight Raceday Maiden Stakes.
Meanwhile it was third place for Jonathan Portman's WALK ON WALTER in the Coolmore Stud Handicap Stakes.
It's a first winner of the day for Marlborough-trainer Richard Hannon as EMBOUR'S late surge secures the win ahead of Mark Usher's MIRACLE OF MEDINAH.
FULL RESULTS (2.10)
1) EMBOUR (11/2)
2) MIRACLE OF MEDINAH (16/1)
3) WALK ON WALTER (6/1)
We're just five minutes from the start of the race. HABUB - trained by Lambourn's Owen Burrows is currently favourite at 11/4.
There's another host of local trainers in this race as FIGHTING IRISH (Harry Dunlop), WALK ON WALTER (Jonathan Portman), FILLE DE REVE (Ed Walker), HABUB (Owen Burrows), MIRACLE OF MEDINAH (Mark Usher) and GLOBAL TANGO (Charles Hills) all feature.
After a dramatic ending to the first race of the day, we only have to wait 20 minutes until the second of the day - the Coolmore Stud Handicap Stakes.
BIOMETRIC wins the opening race of the afternoon for Kimpton Down-trainer Ralph Beckett. Despite a late surge from favourite RED ARMADA, jockey Rob Hornby held on to get the win.
FULL RESULT (1.35)
1) BIOMETRIC (8/1)
2) RED ARMADA (15/8F)
3) REYNOLDS (50/1)
We're moments away from the start of the afternoon. We'll have reaction once the race has concluded.
RED ARMADA currently remains favourite, while Majaalis - priced at 3/1 - is second favourite for trainer William Haggas.
The crowd continue to come through the gates at Newbury and we're just 10 minutes away until the first race of the afternoon.
Meanwhile, STRICT is Andrew Balding's first runner of the day and CITY WANDERER (Mick Channon), COOL POSSIBILITY (Charles Hills), and LEVANTER (Harry Dunlop) make the field in the first race.
RED ARMADA, trained by Hungerford's Clive Cox, is currently the 5/2 favourite for the first with Adam Kirby in the saddle.
There is plenty of local interest in the Starlight Wishes Novice Stakes - our opening race of the afternoon - which gets underway in less than one hour's time.
We have a full-race programme taking place this afternoon, with the first taking place at 1.35pm. Prior to the race, we'll be looking at some of the contenders and the local runners in action.
Hello and welcome to today's live blog from Newbury Racecourse. We have an action-packed two days of racing, starting with eight races at the Starlight Charity Raceday.