Jason Weaver: I’ve got a 9/1 speedster on my radar at Newbury

The Weaver Shark knows a good one when he sees it and fancies Oxted (3pm) on Saturday.


13:50 Newbury – Fox Chairman @ Evs

Looked to have a bright future when winning on his racecourse debut here at Newbury over the mile, but he’s had no luck since then at Chester and also last time at Royal Ascot. He shouldn’t have any traffic problems in this small field and rates a solid ‘jolly’ in the first race of the afternoon at the track.

14:25 Newbury – Reshoun @ 20/1

Has typically done really well for the Ian Williams’ outfit over a slightly shorter trip so far. He’s already showing a decent level of form behind some proven performers. A look back at his April third at Salisbury (before disappointing at Newmarket) shows he was just starting to power home as the race finished.  The trainer has been patiently waiting, before stepping him up in distance and that can squeeze the needed improvement out of him on Saturday at a double-digit price.

14:40 Newmarket – Love so Deep @ 9/1

Went off at 66/1 in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot and ran an absolute blinder to finish fifth. She doesn’t have a massive amount to find with Sparkle Roll, who looks a little suspect with her high head carriage, and could be vulnerable if the rain doesn’t arrive. Another  selection who can reward each-way backers.


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15:00 Newbury – Oxted @ 9/1

The feature race of the day can fall to Roger Teal’s lightly raced, three-year-old, who has rapidly made into a very decent performer. Posted a career-best when second in a Listed race over course and distance and just because he is not trained by one of the big names in the game, he’s going to be three or four points bigger in the market than he should be.

He should be able to drop in just behind likely pace-setter Recon Mission and get a lovely tow into the contest, instead of doing the donkey work like last time when beaten by Khaadem.

15:40 Newbury – Emten @ 8/1

Ran an absolute blinder behind the red-hot favourite Ventura Rebel at Royal Ascot considering she was posted on the wide outside and raced all alone until late on. She has four lengths to find with the favourite, but is 3lbs better off at the weights. She looks very hard to keep out of the places and could easily overturn one of the day’s big fancies.

*Prices correct at publication

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