John Smith's Extra Smooth Handicap (Str) (Div 2) 1m 3y

  • (4yo+, 1m 3y, Class 6, 14 runners)
  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 45.84s
  • Off time: 15:30:43
Full result
Result 15:30 Newcastle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Jupiter Fidius 7/1
2nd 5 Rasselas ½ 15/2
3rd 13 Lil Sophella d.h 20/1
3rd 12 Remember Rocky 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (13) 937-161
Purple, Yellow chevron, sleeves and star on cap Downtown Boy (IRE) 29
  • T:R Craggs
  • J:George Chaloner
  • Form: 937-161
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7p
  • OR: 58
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 p R Craggs George Chaloner (5) 58 7/1
2 (16) 5593-55
Beige, Brown seams, armlets and cap Jupiter Fidius 18
  • T:Mrs K Tutty
  • J:Gemma Tutty
  • Form: 5593-55
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-6b1
  • OR: 57
  • Naps:
6 132 9-6 b1 Mrs K Tutty Gemma Tutty (7) 57 7/1
3 (5) 044-903
PINK and PURPLE diamonds, PINK sleeves and cap The Blue Banana (IRE) 10
  • T:E W Tuer
  • J:P Mulrennan
  • Form: 044-903
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5b
  • OR: 56
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 b E W Tuer P Mulrennan 56 11/2f
4 (3) 0574-06
Pink, light blue sleeves, pink armlets Garzoni 13
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:G Gibbons
  • Form: 0574-06
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4bet
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 bet T D Easterby G Gibbons 55 8/1
5 (1) 100-557
White, black stripe, armlets and diamond on cap Rasselas (IRE) 26
  • T:D Nicholls
  • J:Adrian Nicholls
  • Form: 100-557
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-4p1
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
6 130 9-4 p1 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 55 15/2
6 (2) 4398-00
White, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White and Dark Blue striped cap District Attorney (IRE) 26
  • T:C W Fairhurst
  • J:D Fentiman
  • Form: 4398-00
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 C W Fairhurst D Fentiman 55 33/1
7 (10) 47280-0
Black and red check, black sleeves, red stars Tukitinyasok (IRE) 23
  • T:C A Mulhall
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 47280-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-3p
  • OR: 54
  • Naps:
6 129 9-3 p C A Mulhall T Eaves 54 33/1
8 (12) 7684-79
Emerald Green, Black hoops and armlets, striped cap Regal Acclaim (IRE) 29
  • T:I W McInnes
  • J:D Swift
  • Form: 7684-79
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 53
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 I W McInnes D Swift 53 14/1
9 (14) 590-
Royal Blue, Light Green stars on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Light Green star Tenacity 253
  • T:Mrs K Tutty
  • J:R Winston
  • Form: 590-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 52
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 Mrs K Tutty R Winston 52 16/1
11 (8) 408492-
Black, large white spots, white sleeves, red armlets, red and white hooped cap Maggie Mey (IRE) 220
  • T:L A Mullaney
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 408492-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 50
  • Naps:
5 125 8-13 L A Mullaney G Lee 50 8/1
12 (6) 6028-49
Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Yellow cap, Red star Remember Rocky 26
  • T:Mrs L B Normile
  • J:Raul Da Silva
  • Form: 6028-49
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-12p
  • OR: 49
  • Naps:
4 124 8-12 p Mrs L B Normile Raul Da Silva (3) 49 8/1
13 (15) 5503
Black, orange hoop and armlets, quartered cap Lil Sophella (IRE) 11
  • T:P Holmes
  • J:P Aspell
  • Form: 5503
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 48
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 P Holmes P Aspell 48 20/1
14 (9) 384341
Dark blue, grey epaulets, grey cap Monsieur Pontaven 22
  • T:R Bastiman
  • J:Gary Mahon
  • Form: 384341
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-11b
  • OR: 48
  • Naps:
6 123 8-11 b R Bastiman Gary Mahon (7) 48 17/2
16 (11) 500487-
Royal blue, red and white check sleeves and cap Naafetha (IRE) 168
  • T:I Semple
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 500487-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
5 120 8-8 I Semple J Fanning 45 40/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
10 (4) 44-4956
Sir George (IRE) 34
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Suzzanne France
  • J:Jacob Butterfield
  • Form: 44-4956
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 51
  • Naps:
8 Suzzanne France Jacob Butterfield 51 NR
15 (7) 9/697-5
Heart Beat Song 22
  • Nag Me
  • T:R Ford
  • J:Victor Santos
  • Form: 9/697-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
5 88 R Ford Victor Santos 45 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 6 Woteva
  • T:N Tinkler
  • J:Eva Moscrop
6 9-3 N Tinkler Eva Moscrop 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

Downtown Boy has been in winning form on the Polytrack but is up another 5lb for last month's victory at Wolverhampton. Monsieur Pontaven also scored at the same track last time but that was his first win since 2011 and he'll do well to follow-up. The Blue Banana hinted at a return to form when third at Thirsk recently and Garzoni has a shout on his best form but a chance is taken on JUPITER FIDIUS. He went close in testing ground at Ayr in November and an apprentice's allowance may just give him the edge in this.

Formwatch

Sir George (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Mid-division on inside, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 6th of 13, 5l behind Thrust Control (9-6) at Beverley 1m sell stks (6) gf in Apr.

Heart Beat Song 28-1 (8-7) In touch, pushed along 3f out, headway 2f out, ridden and chasing leaders when edged left over 1f out, ran on, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Muftarres (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.

Jupiter Fidius 7-2 (9-0) Dwelt, soon outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Jebel Tara (8-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.

Rasselas (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Dwelt, chased leader far side, led over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on and no impression on stand side group, 7th of 15, 17l behind Spavento (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.

Remember Rocky 25-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 11l behind Titus Bolt (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.

Lil Sophella (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, went 3rd well inside final furlong, not able to get on terms with front pair, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Sleepy Haven (8-9) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gd.

Maggie Mey (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Mango Music (9-9) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.

Monsieur Pontaven 11-2 (8-7) Went left and bumped start, chased leaders, went 2nd over 6f out, led over 5f out, ridden well over 1f out, just held on, all out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr beating Cane Cat (9-5) by nk, 10 ran.

Tenacity 50-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 10th of 12, 29l behind Sigurwana (8-12) at Newcastle 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.

The Blue Banana (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took 3rd close home, nearest finish, 3rd of 13, 4l behind No Quarter (9-3) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.

Downtown Boy (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Prominent, led over 3f out, kicked on 2f out, soon clear, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr beating Angelena Ballerina (9-5) by nk, 11 ran.

Naafetha (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place 4f out, 7th of 8, 29l behind Spark Of Genius (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.

Garzoni 20-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 10l behind Never Forever (9-4) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.

District Attorney (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Led stand side, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 25l behind Spavento (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.

Regal Acclaim (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 9l behind Needwood Ridge (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.

Tukitinyasok (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) With leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 9l behind Rosie's Lady (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.