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Significant Entries

The Significant Entries section of Newmarket Bulletin provides details on horses who have been entered in group and pattern races on the flat and graded races over jumps. This information is provided both prior to and after the race(s) in question and provides a clear indication as to how highly connections may regard an individual, or what they had previously thought the individual may have been capable of. The majority of these races have various stages of entry, known as forfeits, each of these is identified by a number after the name of the race, for example Derby 1 (first forfeit), Derby 2 (second forfeit) and so on. This section has become extremely useful for assessing connections' opinion of the relative merits of unraced horses (particularly if used in conjunction with gallop reports from Newmarket) and is invaluable for trainers seeking to find the best option for his/her own unraced maiden, for instance..

This information is clearly identified on our race-card immediately after the jockey's name.

From the example below we can see that Fendale was the only 2yo with a Group Race Entry, that being the Group Two Gimcrack Stakes at York’s Ebor Meeting in August. It can also be noted that Fendale was the only PR1 rated 2yo, so is more precociously bred than all of the other runners, another reason to have been interested in the Bryan Smart 2yo.

Result: Fendale WON 7/2

Our 2nd example of this feature where Justice Day won, contained a notebook entry, a couple of gallops entries and a few other significant entry horses. Justice Day had been entered in every Group Race Sprint possible, indicating he is clearly held in very high regarded by his trainer. With entries in the top sprint races such as The Group One July Cup where he still remained after the forfeit stage”2” , The Diamond Jubilee and The Nunthorpe. In comparison to the opposition, who only had a fleeting entry in one or two Group races. Justice Day was quite clearly considered better than the standard required to win a conditions race, and justifiably proved that with a comprehensive victory.

Result: Justice Day WON 5/1

As shown on the image below, where three of the runners had previous graded race entries. Montbazon the top weight had an initial entry for the Champion Hurdle at the recently run Cheltenham Festival, Ballyglasheen had not only an initial entry in the Fred Winter Hurdle at Cheltenham, but also a 2nd forfeit stage entry for the Triumph Hurdle, and finally Town Mouse had a initial entry in the Fred Winter Hurdle. Clearly in this instance, connections felt Ballyglasheen was worth an entry in two races at Cheltenham which included a 2nd forfeit entry for the Triumph Hurdle, indicating the horse was highly regarded.

Result: Ballyglasheen WON 25/1

From the below example we can see that Snowboarder was the only runner with any significant entries, and in fact he had previously held entries for no less than 3 Group One races.

Result: Snowboarder Won 13/2

To investigate an entry further, simply click on the 'Info' link on the entry line you are interested in and the following screen will be displayed...

As the image shows Snowboarder had previously been entered in the 2000 Guineas, The Dante and The St James Palace Stakes, all top class races and clear indication that he was very well regarded by his powerful stable. Having raced at Group 2 level on his final start in Dubai prior to making this his UK return as a 3yo, he was very likely to be very competitive dropped into handicap company, which he clearly proved by winning in decisive fashion.

We have found the Significant Entries information to be an extremely useful tool, in that it clearly provides an insight into connections' opinion of their horse. Of course, some trainers use a scattergun approach and enter most of their horses in races they are extremely unlikely to take part in. However, more often than not and by identifying those trainers who are more selective in entering horses for big races, users can clearly identify well regarded runners.

Alternatively this information may be accessed by clicking on the 'Significant Entries' menu item on the main race-card screen. When doing so, a grid will be displayed, (as with Gallops and Notebook entries) as shown below....

Information for Saturday 21st Sep 2019

SE Time Horse Trainer Age
Ayr 1325 Plymouth Rock (IRE) J J Quinn 2 Yrs
Ayr 1515 Endless Joy Archie Watson 2 Yrs
Ayr 1515 Final Option W R Muir 2 Yrs
Ayr 1515 Graceful Magic Eve Johnson Houghton 2 Yrs
Ayr 1515 Lambeth Walk Archie Watson 2 Yrs
Ayr 1550 George Bowen (IRE) R A Fahey 7 Yrs
Ayr 1550 Hey Jonesy (IRE) K A Ryan 4 Yrs
Ayr 1550 Laugh A Minute R Varian 4 Yrs
Ayr 1550 Major Jumbo K A Ryan 5 Yrs
Ayr 1550 Soldier's Minute K Dalgleish 4 Yrs
Ayr 1730 Needs To Be Seen (FR) J S Goldie 4 Yrs
Chelmsford City 1525 Name The Wind J Tate 3 Yrs
Chelmsford City 1705 Malika I Jahan (FR) D R Lanigan 3 Yrs
Gowran Park (IRE) 1335 Heaven of Heavens (IRE) A P O'Brien 2 Yrs
Gowran Park (IRE) 1335 Peaceful (IRE) A P O'Brien 2 Yrs
Gowran Park (IRE) 1335 Prose (IRE) A P O'Brien 2 Yrs
Gowran Park (IRE) 1405 Arthur's Kingdom (IRE) A P O'Brien 2 Yrs
Gowran Park (IRE) 1405 Bligh (IRE) J P O'Brien 2 Yrs
Gowran Park (IRE) 1405 San Pedro (IRE) A P O'Brien 2 Yrs
Gowran Park (IRE) 1615 Credenza (IRE) A P O'Brien 3 Yrs
Gowran Park (IRE) 1615 Frosty (IRE) A P O'Brien 3 Yrs
Gowran Park (IRE) 1615 I Remember You (IRE) A P O'Brien 3 Yrs
Gowran Park (IRE) 1615 Queen of Time H Candy 5 Yrs
Gowran Park (IRE) 1615 Shenanigans (IRE) R Varian 5 Yrs
Gowran Park (IRE) 1650 Pasley (IRE) J P O'Brien 3 Yrs
Newbury 1310 Cherokee Trail (USA) J H M Gosden 2 Yrs
Newbury 1345 Equilateral C Hills 4 Yrs
Newbury 1345 Hit The Bid D Bunyan 5 Yrs
Newbury 1345 Judicial (IRE) Miss J A Camacho 7 Yrs
Newbury 1345 Keystroke S C Williams 7 Yrs
Newbury 1345 Ornate S Al Hakmani 11 Yrs
Newbury 1420 Desert Encounter (IRE) D M Simcock 7 Yrs
Newbury 1420 Pondus J R Fanshawe 3 Yrs
Newbury 1420 Wadilsafa Owen Burrows 4 Yrs
Newbury 1420 Waldstern J H M Gosden 3 Yrs
Newbury 1455 Firepower (FR) C G Cox 2 Yrs
Newbury 1455 Impressor (IRE) M P Tregoning 2 Yrs
Newbury 1455 Malotru M Botti 2 Yrs
Newbury 1455 Mr Kiki (IRE) M L W Bell 2 Yrs
Newbury 1455 Mystery Power (IRE) R Hannon 2 Yrs
Newbury 1455 Pierre Lapin (IRE) R Varian 2 Yrs
Newbury 1455 Royal Commando (IRE) C Hills 2 Yrs
Newbury 1455 Shadn (IRE) A M Balding 2 Yrs
Newbury 1530 Victory Command (IRE) M Johnston 3 Yrs
Newbury 1605 Smuggler T D Easterby 15 Yrs
Newbury 1640 Kaloor B J Meehan 3 Yrs
Newbury 1640 Kosciuszko (IRE) J H M Gosden 3 Yrs
Newmarket 1410 Bharani Star (GER) P W Chapple-Hyam 2 Yrs
Newmarket 1410 Queen Daenerys (IRE) R Varian 2 Yrs
Newmarket 1410 Wasaayef (IRE) J H M Gosden 2 Yrs
Newmarket 1555 Aircraft Carrier (IRE) J Ryan 4 Yrs
Newmarket 1700 Garrel Glen J M P Eustace 3 Yrs
Wolverhampton 1950 Shandoz R Varian 2 Yrs
Wolverhampton 1950 Trumpet Man M Johnston 2 Yrs
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