Betfred Racing Follow Us On Twitter Novice Stakes 6f

  • (2yo, 6f, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 15.65s
  • Off time: 14:31:01
Full result
Result 14:30 Newcastle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Aktabantay 6/5f
2nd 1 Geordie George 9/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (6) 1
Black and white check, diabolo on sleeves Geordie George (IRE) 22
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:P Makin
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR:
  • Naps: 1
2 133 9-7 J J Quinn P Makin 9/4
2 (2) 13
Purple and pink diamonds, pink sleeves, purple diamonds, purple cap Sea Wolf (IRE) 33
  • T:M Dods
  • J:P Mulrennan
  • Form: 13
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 133 9-7 M Dods P Mulrennan 8/1
3 (1) 5123
Black, Light Blue epaulets and armlets Vimy Ridge 19
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:T Hamilton
  • Form: 5123
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 130 9-4 R A Fahey T Hamilton 9/2
4 (4) 22
Black, white chevron, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Aktabantay 37
  • T:H Palmer
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 22
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 H Palmer D Tudhope 6/5f
5 (3)
Royal blue, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap Dominada (IRE)
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:P McDonald
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 B Ellison P McDonald (7) 66/1
6 (5) 71
ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Just The Tip (IRE) 12
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 71
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 125 8-13 K Dalgleish T Eaves 28/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 4 Good Old Boy Lukey
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:George Chaloner
2 9-5 R A Fahey George Chaloner 10/11
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Betting

Forecast

Aktabantay (6/5), Geordie George (9/4), Vimy Ridge (9/2), Sea Wolf (8/1), Just The Tip (28/1), Dominada (66/1)

In depth

Verdict

Geordie George ploughed through the Ripon mud to make a winning start three weeks ago and there's no reason why he shouldn't be just as effective on this completely different ground. Sea Wolf made a successful start on soft going at Doncaster but couldn't quite match the pace of Midterm Break and today's rival Vimy Ridge in a better race at Beverley. The latter has since performed well in a strong event at Musselburgh and looks certain to go well while the filly Just The Tip showed the benefit of her opening run to land a little race on the Scottish track. AKTABANTAY was beaten a short-head on his debut at Newmarket then returned to HQ for what looked an easy opportunity but was beaten by Dr No. The third has come out and won since so Hugo Palmer's Oasis Dream colt is taken to make it third time lucky.

Formwatch

Aktabantay 1-4fav (9-5) Led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, edged left and kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Dr No (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.

Geordie George (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Held up in touch in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, forged clear, won at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) hvy beating Marmalad (9-5) by 5l, 8 ran.

Sea Wolf (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Pushed along in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 2nd briefly, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Midterm Break (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo stks (2) gs in May.

Vimy Ridge 3-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, not clear run from over 1f out, switched left and effort between horses just inside final furlong, ridden and stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Ko Cache (8-10) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (2) gd.

Dominada (IRE) Mastercraftsman colt out of Red Blossom.

Just The Tip (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft beating Straightothepoint (8-13) by hd, 5 ran.