Newcastle

  • 15:50 Close Brothers Business Finance Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft-Good to Soft in places home straight.
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.00s
  • Off time: 15:50:39
15:50 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rhymers Stone 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 765121 Dark blue, white disc, hooped sleeves, white cap Light The City (IRE) 18
Nag me
7 11-12 Mrs R Carr Jake Greenall (3) 110 11/43.75
2 4P4143 Red, White sash, armlets and spots on cap Persian Herald 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-10 Mrs S J Smith Daragh Bourke (7) 108 4/15.00
3 9-53P12 White, red stars, dark blue and white striped cap Rhymers Stone 36
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-7 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (5) 105 15/82.88
4 8791-82 Red, Black diamond and diamond on cap Broctune Papa Gio 112
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 K G Reveley J Reveley 103 11/43.75

Verdict

Light The City ran three times on the all-weather last month, scoring at Southwell in the first of them. He was in cracking form when last seen over timber in December and will make a bold bid to concede the weight. Persian Herald scored at Southwell in January but has disappointed subsequently, especially at Sedgefield last time where he started favourite but was well beaten. Broctune Papa Gio landed a novices' handicap at Doncaster a year ago but is now 17lb higher despite not winning subsequently so this can go to RHYMERS STONE. Lucinda Russell's charge looks a progressive type as he followed his victory at Newcastle with a very good effort at Ayr where he was attempting to defy an 8lb rise. He's on the same mark here and Craig Nicol's claim is a major plus.