Vertem Asset Management Handicap 5f

  • (4yo+, 5f, Class 3, 11 runners)
  • Winner £9,057 2nd £2,695 3rd £1,347 4th £673
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 3.25s
  • Off time: 14:46:15
Full result
Result 14:45 Newcastle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Aetna 3/1
2nd 8 Rusty Rocket 22/1
3rd 2 Jamaican Bolt 11/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (3) 655930-
Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Bear Behind (IRE) 189
  • T:Tom Dascombe
  • J:Stephen Craine
  • Form: 655930-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7e
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 e Tom Dascombe Stephen Craine 95 20/1
2 (8) 42/5376-
Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Jamaican Bolt (IRE) 161
  • T:G R Oldroyd
  • J:Robert Tart
  • Form: 42/5376-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
6 131 9-5 G R Oldroyd Robert Tart (3) 93 11/4f
3 (1) 208286-
Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Fast Shot 162
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:D Allan
  • Form: 208286-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
6 127 9-1 T D Easterby D Allan 89 8/1
4 (11) 662084-
Orange, Light Blue disc, Light Blue sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap Singeur (IRE) 168
  • T:R Bastiman
  • J:Neil Farley
  • Form: 662084-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 R Bastiman Neil Farley (3) 88 20/1
5 (5) 923211-
Black, mauve stars, black sleeves, mauve stars on cap Da'quonde (IRE) 171
  • T:B Smart
  • J:P Mulrennan
  • Form: 923211-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
6 125 8-13 B Smart P Mulrennan 87 8/1
6 (2) 081233-
White, Red cross belts, Red and White striped sleeves, hooped cap Aetna 168
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:G Gibbons
  • Form: 081233-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
4 124 8-12 M W Easterby G Gibbons 86 3/1
7 (6) 0009-57
Light Green, Orange stars, Orange cap Another Wise Kid (IRE) 6
  • T:P T Midgley
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 0009-57
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
6 124 8-12 P T Midgley G Lee 86 11/2
8 (4) 20091-0
Red and White diamonds, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Rusty Rocket (IRE) 94
  • T:Paul Green
  • J:P McDonald
  • Form: 20091-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
5 123 8-11 Paul Green P McDonald 85 22/1
9 (10) 823106-
Orange and Yellow (quartered), halved sleeves, Orange cap, Yellow star Angus Og 168
  • T:K R Burke
  • J:Joey Haynes
  • Form: 823106-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
4 122 8-10 K R Burke Joey Haynes (5) 84 16/1
10 (7) 102917/
Black, large Yellow spots, armlets, red cap Bond Fastrac 518
  • T:G R Oldroyd
  • J:Natasha Eaton
  • Form: 102917/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
7 119 8-7 G R Oldroyd Natasha Eaton (5) 81 66/1
11 (9) 26609-0
Emerald Green, Red stars, White sleeves, White cap, Red star Lastchancelucas 6
  • T:D Carroll
  • J:Jason Hart
  • Form: 26609-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-7b1
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
4 119 8-7 b1 D Carroll Jason Hart (3) (ex1) 80 25/1

In depth

Verdict

Da 'Quonde ended last season on the up with victories in testing ground at Chester and Nottingham. But she's 8lb higher on her reappearance and preference goes to AETNA. The latter ran well in the Catterick Dash off today's mark in October with Singeur and Angus Og behind and scored over track and trip earlier in the year. Jamaican Bolt is hard to keep right but capable at this level and Bear Behind usually gives of his best but is hard to win with. Fast Shot has a second in the Ayr Silver Cup to recommend him and it was soft ground when Rusty Rocket scored off a 2lb lower mark at Nottingham in November.

Formwatch

Aetna 5-2fav (8-7) Bumped start chased leaders after 1f, ridden and headway over 1f out, driven and stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Even Stevens (8-7) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Oct.

Rusty Rocket (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 16l behind Even Stevens (8-8) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs in Jan.

Jamaican Bolt (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Raced stand side close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 19, 2 3/4l behind Dungannon (8-7) at Doncaster 5f hcp (2) sft in Oct.

Lastchancelucas 33-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 17th of 18, 16l behind Flyman (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Mar.

Da'quonde (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Pressed leader, led over 1f out, ridden out final furlong, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct beating Even Stevens (9-6) by 1l, 12 ran.

Bond Fastrac 20-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 8l behind Sam Nombulist (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov '12.

Another Wise Kid (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon not much room, kept on same pace, 7th of 18, 5l behind Flyman (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Mar.

Singeur (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Even Stevens (8-7) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Oct.

Fast Shot 16-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 21, 3 1/2l behind Morache Music (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in Oct.

Angus Og 22-1 (8-0) Prominent, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Even Stevens (8-7) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Oct.

Bear Behind (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, hard driven over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong, 13th of 16, 10l behind Demora (8-11) at Haydock 5f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.