Vertem Handicap 1m 2f 32y

  • (4yo+, 1m 2f 32y, Class 4, 7 runners)
  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 19.69s
  • Off time: 16:30:19
Full result
Result 16:30 Newcastle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Arc Light 6/1
2nd 4 Triple Eight ½ 33/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (6) 21-2
Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Mean It (IRE) 36
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 21-2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 D M Simcock G Lee 78 2/5f
2 (1) 34286-3
YELLOW, MAROON Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves I'm Super Too (IRE) 13
  • T:G A Swinbank
  • J:R Winston
  • Form: 34286-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
6 130 9-4 G A Swinbank R Winston 75 12/1
3 (2) 15530-8
Emerald Green, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Yellow cap Joshua The First 16
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 15530-8
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 K Dalgleish T Eaves 68 33/1
4 (7) 003138-
Purple, White triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Triple Eight (IRE) 246
  • T:P A Kirby
  • J:M O'connell
  • Form: 003138-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11b
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
5 123 8-11 b P A Kirby M O'connell (ex1) 68 33/1
5 (8) 34-507
Dark green, yellow hollow box and star on cap Morocco 15
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:G Gibbons
  • Form: 34-507
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
4 121 8-9 D O'Meara G Gibbons 66 20/1
6 (4) 537/544
Orange, black cross of lorraine, orange and grey diabolo on sleeves, orange and black striped cap Arc Light (IRE) 36
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:D Fentiman
  • Form: 537/544
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
5 121 8-9 T D Easterby D Fentiman 66 6/1
8 (3) 50-4264
Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Blue Maisey 10
  • T:E W Tuer
  • J:R Ffrench
  • Form: 50-4264
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 63
  • Naps:
5 119 8-7 E W Tuer R Ffrench 63 16/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 (5) 04-2317
Titus Bolt (IRE) 10
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:P Mulrennan
  • Form: 04-2317
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
4 88 J S Goldie P Mulrennan 65 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 4 Oneofapear (IRE)
  • T:G A Swinbank
  • J:G Whillans
6 9-7 G A Swinbank G Whillans 8/1
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In depth

Verdict

MEAN IT was sent off favourite for his return to action over a mile at Windsor but found one too good. The winner had already flown by the time he found top gear and David Simcock's charge is taken to make amends over this longer trip. I'm Super Too will handle the going but today's distance may be a problem for both him and Joshua The First while Titus Bolt may have scored over track and trip last month but he's 7lb higher today and has been beaten since. Arc Light is lightly-raced for his age and looks a threat off his current mark after his close-up fourth over course and distance last time.

Formwatch

Titus Bolt (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) In touch on, not much room on inside 2f out, soon switched right, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 8l behind Roman Flight (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.

Arc Light (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Held up, took keen hold, headway over 3f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Carragold (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.

Triple Eight (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, ridden and effort when edged right well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 11l behind Just Lille (9-9) at Musselburgh 1m 1f clm stks (6) gf in Sep.

Mean It (IRE) 11-4fav (8-13) Steadied start, held up in last pair, headway over 1f out, pushed along edged left and stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no chance of reaching winner, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Snow Trooper (9-2) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.

I'm Super Too (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) In touch, ridden over 3f out, effort over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Sound Advice (9-6) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.

Morocco 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 8l behind Mujaadel (8-12) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.

Blue Maisey 11-1 (8-11) Chased leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace in 4th final furlong, 4th of 15, 7l behind No Dominion (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.

Joshua The First 12-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 16l behind Coral Sands (8-7) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.