Barbour Handicap Chase 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 5, 8 runners)
  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 52.20s
  • Off time: 13:50:18
Full result
Result 13:50 Newcastle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Dingo Bay 15/8f
2nd 3 Blazing Diva nk 7/1
3rd 6 Matmata de Tendron 11 25/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 5305/F
BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Oddjob (IRE) 65
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 5305/F
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 D Pipe T Scudamore 95 9/2
2 343PP7
Black, Yellow diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamonds on cap Across The Tweed (IRE) 35
  • T:M A Barnes
  • J:M J McAlister
  • Form: 343PP7
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 87 33/1
3 P2P-54P
Black, yellow sash, white cap Blazing Diva (IRE) 37
  • T:A M Thomson
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: P2P-54P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
10 156 11-2 A M Thomson Ryan Mania 85 7/1
4 6U-6431
Emerald Green, Emerald Green and Dark Blue hooped sleeves Dingo Bay 34
  • T:J Wade
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 6U-6431
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 J Wade B Hughes 76 15/8f
5 43-2303
Royal Blue and Brown (halved), halved sleeves, hooped cap Billsgrey (IRE) 26
  • T:W Amos
  • J:B Harding
  • Form: 43-2303
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
11 146 10-6 W Amos B Harding 75 12/1
6 45-356P
Purple, yellow braces, sleeves and star on cap Matmata de Tendron (FR) 43
  • T:A Crook
  • J:A L Voy
  • Form: 45-356P
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 10-4p
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
13 144 10-4 p A Crook A L Voy (3) 73 25/1
7 6-45PP7
DARK GREEN and RED (quartered), YELLOW sleeves, YELLOW cap, ROYAL BLUE diamond Sammy Spiderman 26
  • T:A C Whillans
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 6-45PP7
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-4p
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
10 144 10-4 p A C Whillans K Renwick 73 20/1
8 4P311F
Grey, Pink cross belts, White sleeves, Pink stars, Grey cap, Pink stars Samson Collonges (FR) 37
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 4P311F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
7 143 10-3 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley (ex1) 72 11/4

In depth

Verdict

Blazing Diva last won two years ago from a 12lb higher mark but arrives badly out of form. Oddjob was a 40/1 chance on his chasing bow at Hereford in December and fell at the second while Dingo Bay appeared to be suited by dropping back to 2m4f here last time and scored with something in hand. An 8lb rise makes things a bit more difficult and SAMSON COLLONGES looks the one to be on. He made his stamina count for two victories at Hexham and though falling on his hat-trick attempt can return to winning ways. Billsgrey is well held by the selection on their run at Hexham though did run better at Kelso last time.

Formwatch

Dingo Bay 6-5fav (10-7) Tracked leaders, headway before 4 out, led 2 out, kept on well from last, won at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan beating Sam Patch (11-2) by 7l, 8 ran.

Blazing Diva (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Prominent, mistake 5th, jumped slowly and lost place 7th, outpaced 10th, weakened 12th, mistake next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Shadow Boxer (10-3) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.

Matmata de Tendron (FR) 25-1 (10-11) Led to after 1st, chased leader, reminder 3rd, lost place after 6th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Waywood Princess (9-13) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec, 15 ran.

Oddjob (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, took keen hold, fell 2nd, in a race won by Vulcanite (11-0) at Hereford 2m nov chs (4) sft in Dec, 7 ran.

Across The Tweed (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, tailed off from 9th, 7th of 8, well behind Viva Colonia (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f beg chase (4) sft in Jan.

Billsgrey (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Prominent, led 2nd until bumped next, led 5th until 6th, led 8th, headed next, lost place before next, hit 11th, rallied last, went 3rd flat, stayed on, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Mansonien L'as (10-13) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.

Sammy Spiderman 16-1 (10-5) In rear, not fluent and reminders 4th, never on terms, not fluent and well beaten 4 out, 7th of 8, 31l behind Mansonien L'as (10-13) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.

Samson Collonges (FR) 5-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, fell 9th, in a race won by Shadow Boxer (10-3) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.