Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 12:05 Cooper's Marquees Novices' Limited Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £7,148 2nd £2,099 3rd £1,049 4th £525
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 32.20s
  • Off time: 12:05:27
12:05 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Red Rocco (IRE) 5/2
2nd Fentara 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13415-5 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Dark Glacier (IRE) 50
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-5 C Grant Brian Harding 130 15/28.50
2 3371-23 Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Same Difference (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 129 7/24.50
3 22212-2 White, emerald green cross belts, striped sleeves, yellow cap Red Rocco (IRE) 23
Nag me
5 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 127 5/23.50
4 4-93412 White, Light Blue stars, Light Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap No Planning 18
Nag me
5 11-1 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 126 9/25.50
5 5236-13 Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap Fentara 15
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-0 T D Walford B J Toomey (3) 125 17/29.50
7 213P-66 Dark Green, White stripe, sleeves and diamond on cap Netminder (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-6 A M Thomson P Buchanan 117 4/15.00
Non runners
643212-2Triptico (FR)610-7Evan WilliamsPaul Moloney118

Verdict

Sue Smith won this last year and No Planning, who was having just his second start over fences when touched off by Buck Mulligan at Sedgefield, will have been primed to complete the stable double. But RED ROCCO, a consistent and progressive type over timber, looked a real staying type over fences when runner-up to Highland Lodge on his chasing debut at Towcester and with more to offer looks the one to beat, though Same Difference was only half-a-length behind him that day and is an obvious threat. Fentara was also making his debut over fences when a close third to Aland Islands over 2m4f here last month and with the longer trip sure to suit should get involved. Dark Glacier made too many mistakes on his chasing bow at Carlisle while Triptico was a long way behind Same Difference over timber at Ffos Las in April.