Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 16:50 Close Brothers Business Finance Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft-Good to Soft in places home straight.
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 19.50s
  • Off time: 16:50:52
16:50 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Categorical 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 14-462F Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Storming Gale (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 123 5/23.50
2 121379 Light Blue, Purple chevron, Light Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Purple cap Sergeant Pink (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-9 Mrs Dianne Sayer Henry Brooke 120 11/112.00
3 45-6411 Purple, Yellow epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Clondaw Flicka (IRE) 68
Nag me
6 11-7 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 118 11/102.10
4 533259 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White spots Categorical 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-2 K G Reveley J Reveley 113 3/14.00

Verdict

Clondaw Flicka has been progressing nicely but showed that stamina is his strongpoint with victories at around 3m at Doncaster and Wetherby. He's up 9lb for his latest success and a small field and shorter trip may not play to his strengths. SERGEANT PINK has won six times over fences including off a higher mark at Uttoxeter in September. He couldn't cope with quality opposition in the Grand Sefton at Aintree on his last start over fences but had a run on the Flat last month and can get back on the winning trail. Storming Gale is well enough handicapped to get involved despite a big weight as he's only 1lb higher than his last success while Categorical is no forlorn hope though his best form has been over further.