Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 13:45 Connor Liam Sadler Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 1/P88-71 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Whats Up Woody (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 J Wade K Renwick 115 1001
2 554/17-4 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Papa Caruso 19
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (7) 115 1001
3 852-667 RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap McMurrough (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 J M Jefferson B Hughes 115 1001
4 5-720P1 EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Samenerve (FR) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 110 1001
5 133-545 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves Flying Squad (UAE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 t Mrs R Dobbin J M Maguire 107 1001
7 233-33 Black, White Cross of Lorraine Snapping Turtle (IRE) 19
Nag me
7 10-13 D W Whillans Callum Whillans (5) 102 1001
8 52/433-2 Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap Bertie Milan (IRE) 37
Nag me
7 10-12 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 101 1001
9 45257-4 Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Pamak D'airy (FR) 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-11 p H Hogarth R McGrath 100 1001
10 P22U2-P Dark Green, White cap, Dark Green star What A Dream 21
Nag me
6 10-4 t W Amos Brian Harding 93 1001
Non runners
634P213Billy Cuckoo (IRE)611-1T CoyleB J Toomey104

Verdict

SAMENERVE didn't manage to win a race in France and pulled up on his UK debut at Exeter but it was a different story at Towcester last time where he jumped superbly and gained an easy victory. He's been put up 10lb for that but is still a youngster and there should be plenty more to come. He gets the nod ahead of Bertie Milan, who had shown very little before a fine run behind Oil Burner at Carlisle in October. Whats Up Woody didn't have much to beat when scoring at Carlisle though he had Papa Caruso behind and the latter needs to brush up on his jumping. Billy Cuckoo ran poorly at Market Rasen last time after looking a progressive type at Wetherby five days earlier and that latter race may have come too soon.