Pin Point Recruitment Novices' Limited Handicap Chase 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 3, 5 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 54.70s
  • Off time: 12:05:12
Full result
Result 12:05 Newcastle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Green Flag 5/6f
2nd 2 Green Wizard 9 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1522-11
Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Green Flag (IRE) 28
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 1522-11
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 138 5/6f
2 3-1115P
DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Green Wizard (IRE) 20
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 3-1115P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
7 149 10-9 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 128 5/1
3 380-P1F
Grey, White epaulets Streams Of Whiskey (IRE) 28
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:B Harding
  • Form: 380-P1F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
6 145 10-5 N G Richards B Harding 122 4/1
4 046523
Light Blue, Dark Blue stars on sleeves Scotswell 14
  • T:Mrs H O Graham
  • J:Mr J Hamilton
  • Form: 046523
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
7 145 10-5 Mrs H O Graham Mr J Hamilton (7) 121 6/1
5 2-21323
DARK GREEN and ORANGE (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Ocean Club 22
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 2-21323
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 145 10-5 B Ellison J Reveley 115 22/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Red Rocco (IRE)
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
5 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 5/2
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In depth

Verdict

Green Flag has won six of his 11 starts over hurdles and is unbeaten in two runs over fences. He'll need to improve again but there's every chance he'll do so. He was just in front of STREAMS OF WHISKEY when that one fell at the last at Ayr earlier this month but the latter had blundered his way round and with a better round of jumping could take his revenge on 6lb better terms. Scotswell, who was beaten seven lengths into second, jumped very well and, as that was his chasing bow, he looks certain to make progress. Winning point-to-pointer Ocean Club is consistent enough though too far out of the handicap to consider but Green Wizard, who won his first three starts over fences all in May, has competed at a higher level subsequently and had no chance after a bad mistake at Market Rasen last time.

Formwatch

Green Flag (IRE) 10-11fav (11-1) In touch, headway before 5 out, challenged next, led 3 out, clear before last, won at Ayr 3m 1f (3) sft beating Scotswell (10-7) by 7l, 5 ran.

Green Wizard (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, blundered badly 6th, in rear next, behind when pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Gullinbursti (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 6f (3) sft, 7 ran.

Scotswell 9-2 (11-5) Led, mistake 8th, headed 10th, remained close up, outpaced before 4 out and lost place, kept on to take 3rd place from last, no impression, 3rd of 5, 10l behind No Planning (11-9) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.

Ocean Club 2-1 (11-5) With leader, went 3rd before 4 out, one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Kilbree Chief (10-5) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.

Streams Of Whiskey (IRE) 9-2 (10-5) Led, not fluent and headed 3rd, led before 4 out, headed 3 out, every chance 2 out, in 2nd and held when fell last, in a race won by Green Flag (11-1) at Ayr 3m 1f (3) sft, 5 ran.