17:30 Newcastle

Saturday 18 March 2017

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  • Class 5  |   2m 98y  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:31  |   Winning time: 4m 36.7s
1st
5
9/1
T: S CorbettJ: D B Hurst (5)
Led, took keen hold, clear after 2nd, about 20 lengths clear from 3 out, kept on run-in tchd 10/1
2nd
9
7
9/2
T: J R NortonJ: Lorcan Murtagh
Mid-division, headway before 3 out, went 3rd before last, kept on to go 2nd last 50 yards, no impression op 4/1
3rd
1 ¼
8
510-3
9/4f
T: C GrantJ: Ross Chapman
Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out to chase clear winner, no extra and lost 2nd place last 50 yards op 3/1
4th
5
6
910-11
8/1
T: Kenny JohnsonJ: K Yeoman (5)
In rear, detached before 3 out, plugged on from 2 out, never dangerous op 6/1 tchd 11/2
5th
2 ½
9
9/2
T: Micky HammondJ: Billy Garritty (5)
In touch in 3rd, one pace and no impression from 2 out op 6/1
6th
2
4
1111-5
33/1
T: Micky HammondJ: H Thompson Brown (3)
Always towards rear op 22/1
7th
11
1
1111-12
3/1
T: J EwartJ: Rachel McDonald
Tracked clear winner, weakened from 2 out op 7/2 tchd 4/1

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Non-Runners

2
Sky Full Of Stars10
Weight: 11-8|  Age: 7
T: J Ewart  J: Non Runner
NR
3
Catchthemoonlight91
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 9
T: Miss Lucinda V Russell  J: Blair Campbell
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£11.60Pl:£6.50, £2.20EX:£53.90Trifecta:£185.10Tricast:£123.70SF:£50.17Swingers:£6.30, £5.00, £4.30

Forecasts

Catchthemoonlight (2/1), Hey Bob (9/4), Zaru (3/1), Sky Full Of Stars (4/1), Fiddler's Flight (9/2), Politbureau (9/2), Vodka Red (8/1), Frightened Rabbit (9/1), Pertuis (33/1)

Verdict

With all due respect to connections, this race is an absolutely dire contest, and Newcastle should in truth be delivering much better on a Saturday afternoon. Many of these riders have considerably more experience than others, and in such a poor contest that can often be of far more importance to the actual horses themselves. Therefore, a chance is taken on the mare CATCHTHEMOONLIGHT, despite her being 9lb higher than when winning at Hexham in November 2016. Blair Campbell is a useful rider, and her trainer Lucinda Russell notched a double at Hexham on Thursday.
  1. Catchthemoonlight
  2. Politbureau
  3. Zaru

Prize Money

1st: £2,274.002nd: £668.003rd: £334.004th: £167.00

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