13:20 Newcastle

Saturday 22 December 2018

All11:4012:1012:4513:2013:5514:3015:05

    Happy 60th Birthday Simon Pearce Handicap Chase

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 4f 19y  |   Soft  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:21  |   Winning time: 5m 20.1s
1st
Horse silk
1
40/1
T: B HaslamJ: A P Cawley
Behind, mistakes 7th and 9th, headway 4 out, every chance when mistake 2 out, led last, stayed on well op 33/1 tchd 40/1
2nd
Horse silk
5
3
5/2j
T: K DalgleishJ: Callum Bewley
Always prominent, jumped well, led before 7th, headed approaching next, led again 6 out, challenged 2 out, headed last, no extra closing stages op 11/4
3rd
Horse silk
10
5
911-12
5/2j
T: N G RichardsJ: Craig Nichol
Chased leaders, switched left and headway approaching 4 out, went 3rd before next, kept on same pace from 2 out op 3/1
4th
Horse silk
1 ¼
4
5/1
T: R DobbinJ: C O'Farrell
Held up in rear, headway on inside when hampered approaching 4 out, soon lost place and struggling op 4/1 tchd 7/2
5th
Horse silk
¾
7
5/1
T: Harriet BethellJ: Danny Cook
Led until approaching 7th, led again before next, headed 6 out, outpaced before 4 out, weakened 2 out tchd 6/1
6th
Horse silk
11
2
8/1
T: I JardineJ: Ross Chapman (3)
In touch, pushed along 7th, weakened after 4 out op 9/1 tchd 10/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
6
18/1
T: James MoffattJ: Henry Brooke
Held up towards rear, under pressure after 7th, pulled up before next op 14/1 tchd 12/1
PU
Horse silk
8
22/1
T: Miss S E ForsterJ: Jamie Hamilton
Tracked leaders, slow 5th, lost place after 6, mistake 8th, behind when pulled up before 3 out op 33/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£30.60Pl:£9.30, £1.50, £1.10EX:£184.80Trifecta:£713.60Tricast:£357.01SF:£141.93Swingers:£6.50, £4.60, £1.60

Forecasts

Gold Opera (5/2), Chidswell (5/2), Some Reign (5/1), Newberry New (5/1), Plus Jamais (8/1), Morning Royalty (18/1), Charlie Snow Angel (22/1), Rock On Fruity (40/1)

Verdict

No standout contender in an open race with the capable Some Reign slowly becoming somewhat of an enigma. Chidswell isn't the most fluent of fencers, but ran well in this race in 2017 whilst Newberry New should strip fitter for competing at Uttoxeter. However, the pair who remain the most interesting are the course specialists Plus Jamais and GOLD OPERA. The selection is two years the junior of the Iain Jardine-trained runner and that's enough to sway the vote. Keith Dalgleish takes charge of Gold Opera for the first time and despite an 8lb rise for an 8L C&D win on desperate ground in April, he's taken to record a fourth Newcastle win.
  1. Gold Opera
  2. Plus Jamais
  3. Chidswell

Previous Winners

2017
Saints And Sinners
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 9
17/2

Prize Money

1st: £7,343.002nd: £2,156.003rd: £1,078.004th: £539.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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