F1 Signs Handicap Chase 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Heavy (Soft places in last 3f)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 44.60s
  • Off time: 13:40:21
Full result
Result 13:40 Newcastle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Armedanddangerous 9/2
2nd 3 Royal Mackintosh 10 13/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 14P-433
Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Quacity (FR) 27
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 14P-433
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12p1
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 p1 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 105 3/1
2 U4P3-1P
Red, White chevron, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap Boris The Blade 3
  • T:Miss T Jackson
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: U4P3-1P
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12b
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
11 166 11-12 b Miss T Jackson R McGrath 105 10/3
3 3/255-13
BLACK, WHITE sleeves, WHITE cap, BLACK spots Royal Mackintosh 20
  • T:A H Mactaggart
  • J:B Harding
  • Form: 3/255-13
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-10p
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
12 164 11-10 p A H Mactaggart B Harding 103 13/2
4 51/F5-51
Beige, maroon armlets Armedanddangerous (IRE) 35
  • T:T R Gretton
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 51/F5-51
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 T R Gretton J Reveley 102 9/2
5 07-4341
Orange and White (quartered), White sleeves, Maroon armlets, Maroon cap Gorey Lane (IRE) 10
  • T:J R Norton
  • J:F Davis
  • Form: 07-4341
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 J R Norton F Davis 95 11/4f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Playing The Field (IRE)
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:D F O'Regan
7 11-3 D O'Meara D F O'Regan 5/2
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In depth

Verdict

Boris The Blade scored over C&D last month but disappointed when pulled-up back over hurdles at Ayr during the week. He has claims in this as does recent Towcester winner Armedanddangerous. The latter's defeat of Photogenique looks stronger form than Gorey Lane's victory at Market Rasen last time but Royal Mackintosh is a bigger threat than both on his latest third at Carlisle. QUACITY posted a good effort when third in a higher grade chase than this at Kelso last time and he gets the vote as a similar effort should see him home in this lesser company.

Formwatch

Armedanddangerous (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Led into start, led before 2nd, tended to stutter into the fences, clear 3rd until 8th, driven after 9th, hung left before next, edged right approaching last, went left flat, stayed on, won at Towcester 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Dec beating Photogenique (9-9) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.

Royal Mackintosh 9-4fav (10-10) Led to 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 19l behind Cool Operator (11-5) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.

Quacity (FR) 11-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, not fluent 9th, stayed on well from last, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Mortimers Cross (10-10) at Kelso 4m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Dec.

Gorey Lane (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) In touch in rear, headway 10th, led approaching 3 out, ridden and headed narrowly 2 out, rallied to lead again flat, won at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Dec beating Glen Countess (11-10) by 1l, 5 ran.

Boris The Blade 4-1 (10-12) Pressed leader, ridden after 7th, weakened after 9th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Forestside (11-3) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy, 10 ran.