21:17 That's it from Windsor, where the rain did hold off.
Dick Turpin was impressive in the first - will he head for Your - however he certainly wasn't a hold-up horse.
Our next coverage will be at Beverley on Wednesday, until then a good evening.
21:16 We finished as we started, with a 6f contest, although this time a handicap and we witnessed a cracking finish as Miss Hollybell came with a really impressive late run to win by three parts of a length, much to the delight of one of my press room colleagues who had backed it at 41 on Betfair.
The runner-up, who looked destined for victory, was Sarasota Sunshine.
Third placed Ailsa Craig must have really frustrated her backers as she hung really badly from a furlong out and having only lost by ¾ length and a neck it could well be argued she would have won had she stayed straight.
20:42 A mile handicap for our penultimate contest.
Sarah Park made it a pillar to post run, setting off at a good pace and running on well in the closing stages when her rivals were ganging up to make a contest of it.
Stravella tracked the leader, until being swallowed up in the final furlong as there were many running-on contenders.
The favourite Falcon Rock was doing her best work at the end and came within two lengths of the winner.
Hallingdal was also putting in her best work in the closing stages and came within half-a-length of collaring the favourite.
21:12 A result for the notebook as Captain Carey takes the 5f handicap, however it was a heart palpitation run as Mattamia really made our fancy work hard for the win, all the more impressive as the runner-up was under strong pressure two out.
Green Onions set the pace along with Top Town Girl and Bounty Box in pursuit, with Captain Carey not looking too happy against the stand side rail.
Tom McLaughlin switched Captain Carey to the centre of the course and asked for an effort.
It was soon a two horse race and McLaughlin had to work hard as his mount hung against the whip.
The favourite Bounty Box came home third 3½ lengths behind the front pair and well clear of the remainder.
19:55 One of our notebook runners in the next, a 5f sprint - Captain Carey, who is going down to post steadily and Pricewise have also tipped him up - copycats :-)
19:46 From the opening race, Richard Hannon Jnr said the winner would not be going to Ascot but would most probably be going for a seven furlong contest at the Newmarket July meeting.
19:43 A mile and a quarter handicap for our third contest and a very impressive winner in the shape of the only filly in the field, Plaisterer.
Buddy Holly was well backed throughout the day and set off in front, with By Command keeping him company.
Plaisterer tracked the front pair and the field were well bunched, with Traphalgar being the whipper in.
Two out Buddy Holly still held the advantage but was coming under pressure, whilst the favourite was running on under Jack Mitchell and soon had the lead.
Running on even more impressively was Traphalgar, however he was never going to catch the fily who had the race sewn up.
Buddy Holly held on for third.
19:18 Well the stalls are certainly taking centre stage this evening. In this our longest contest, an extended 1m 3f claimer.
This time it was Jeronimo Joe who was the culprit, rearing in the stalls and this time it was Pat Cosgrave who had to act quickly to get to safety. Again the runner was withdrawn.
In the race itself Bertie Smalls set the pace and actually held the van until approaching two out.
Urban Space who had been with the leader came under pressure at the same time, although he did respond.
However running on best of all was Hollow Green, who had bee settled near the rear in the early stages. When Catherine Gannon asked for an effort the horse responded well and, just to further add to the going conundrum, the charge came down the centre of the course.
Urban Space, for pressure, held on to take the runners up spot, whilst the judge had to sort out third spot with First Spirit getting the call over the favourite Bari Bay.
18:48 Well the opening 6f contest proved to be both interesting and inconclusive.
Let’s begin at the start where The Human League did not, rearing up in the stalls and jockey Tony Culhane was singularly unimpressed at the colts antics – no surprise he was withdrawn.
Then the start itself, several fell out of the stalls, stumbling in all directions.
The field then split into two groups with five opting to go on the far side and the remainder up the stand side.
Dick Turpin and BA Jetstream, the pair with experience, set the pace on the stand side, whilst the favourite, Nina Rose led the group on the far side.
Dick Turpin soon had a clear lead and ended up not being headed, coming home a convincing 4½ length winner. So victory went to the near side, however second and third spots went to two of the far side runners with Missionaire just holding off the favourite by half a length.
I will resist the temptation to say the winner stood up and delivered.
So which side has the advantage – too hard to say.
We have a going change – now Good, Good to Soft in Places
18:26 Considering fourteen of the sixteen runners are making their debuts they were quite well behaved in the parade ring.
The favourite Nina Rose was one who was on her toes, getting more fraught the longer she was parading.
Both the Hannon runners Bridge Valley and Dick Turpin looked good, with preference for the former.
The Human League was very much on his toes and Barastar, Killusty Fancy, Jessica Hayllar and especially Stay On Track were beginning to sweat.
I cannot believe Stay On Track has just been awarded the "best turned out" - who judges these?
18:12 Right off to look at the newcomers in the opener.
18:06 Verdict after the course walking - a low draw will not be an inconvenience this evening and the stands rail has been shifted out quite a few yards from the intersection to the finish, so runners are almost being forced to the far side.
The sky is getting darker by the minute and looks certain to rain before the end of the evening, so forget the earlier estimate about it not raining umtil after racing.
18:00 Not too busy yet.
17:37 Good evening from Windsor, where the weather is overcast and the big question is will the rain hold off until after racing finishes – the local experts are predicting the rain will arrive at 9:30 – let’s see.
It will be interesting to see how big a crowd we get this evening – Monday’s at Windsor invariably attract decent crowds.
The good news is we have no additional non-runners.
12:13 .... and another one out.
11:15 We currently have six non-runners, all down to the ground.
08:46 After 0.5mm of rain yesterday and a dry night the official going is Good to Soft, Good in Places.
The forecast is for a mainly dry day with a small risk of showers.
Our selections for this evening are:-
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The time in brackets is the time the horse was officially declared a non-runner.
SC - Self Certificate
VC - Vet's Certificate
4 Can Can Star (going 10:06)
7 Cyborg (going 10:23)
5 Kate The Great (going 10:50)
6 Sir Geoffry (going 9:20)
7 Mazzola (going)
4 Cool Ebony (going 11:47)
1 Athania (going 08:19)
9 Morning Queen (going 10:50)
6:30 Maiden Stakes 6f
1st 6 Dick Turpin 3/1
2nd 9 Missionaire 11/1
3rd 16 Nina Rose 9/4 fav
15 Ran w/d 12
Distances 1 1/2 & 1/2
Places £1.60 £3.50 £1.30
Time 1' 14.46"
No Rule 4
7:00 Claiming Stakes 1m 3f 135yds
1st 7 Hollow Green 3/1
2nd 6 Urban Space 7/2
3rd 8 First Spirit 9/2
8 Ran w/d 5
Distances neck & 1 1/4
Fav 9 Bari Bay 11/4 (4th)
Places £1.30 £1.40 £2.10
Time 2' 33.42"
No Rule 4
7:30 Handicap 1m 2f 7yds
1st 8 Plaisterer 10/3 fav
2nd 1Traphalgar 9/1
3rd 3 Buddy Holly 4/1
8 Ran Nr's 4 & 7
Distances 6 & 2
Places £1.60 £2.30 £1.80
Time 2' 09.84"
Handicap 5f 10yds
1st 3 Captain Carey 7/2
2nd 2 Mattamia 7/1
6 Ran Nr's 5 , 6 & 7
Fav 4 Bounty Box 15/8 (3rd)
Places £2.70 £4.20
Time 1' 01.26"
8:30 Handicap 1m 67yds
1st 12 Sarah Park 12/1
2nd 7 Falcon Rock 4/1 fav
3rd 13 Hallingdal 33/1
13 Ran Nr 4
Distances 2 & 1/2
Places £3.00 £2.90 £6.70
Time 1' 46.24"
9:00 Handicap 6f
1st 3 Miss Hollybell 25/1
2nd 10 Sarasota Sunshine 8/1
3rd 6 Ailsa Craig 6/1
14 Ran Nr's 1 & 9
Distances 3/4 & neck
Fav 2 Midnight Fantasy 7/2 (5th)
Places £15.20 £1.90 £2.30
Time 1' 14.67"