Newcastle

  • 17:20 Too 'Close' To Call 'Newcomers' Standard Open NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £1,560 2nd £458 3rd £229 4th £114
  • Going: Soft-Good to Soft in places home straight.
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.90s
  • Off time: 17:20:49
17:20 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ustica (IRE) 20/1
2nd Whadaurmeddlewimei 20/1
3rd Corsair Prince 9/2

Racecard

No Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 Royal Blue, White stars, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Chiron (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-4 K Dalgleish K Renwick 12/113.00
2 Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Imperial Prince (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-4 M Smith Ryan Mania 14/115.00
3 Purple, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap, Grey star Master Spider (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-4 S Corbett James Corbett (10) 80/181.00
4 Brown, fawn sash Mighty Cliche (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-4 Mrs Dianne Sayer Colm McCormack (5) 40/141.00
5 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Silver Crossing
Nag me
5 11-4 J Wade Mr John Dawson (7) 50/151.00
6 Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Teddy Tee (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-4 N G Richards B Harding 8/19.00
7 Yellow, dark blue epaulets, hooped sleeves The Last Leg (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-4 Karen McLintock J M Maguire 4/15.00
8 Purple, white epaulets, hooped sleeves Valnamixe Du Mee (FR)
Nag me
5 11-4 R Johnson K Johnson 66/167.00
9 Dark Blue, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red diamond Wicked Spice (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-4 N G Richards D F O'Regan 7/24.50
10 Black, red hoop, black sleeves, red spots Ardenlee Lad (IRE)
Nag me
4 10-10 P A Kirby Adam Nicol (5) 8/19.00
11 Yellow, Emerald Green chevron and sleeves Corsair Prince
Nag me
4 10-10 K G Reveley J Reveley 9/25.50
12 Black, brown epaulettes Ustica (IRE)
Nag me
4 10-10 P A Kirby R McGrath 20/121.00
13 Red and dark green (quartered), yellow sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue diamond Whadaurmeddlewimei
Nag me
4 10-10 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 20/121.00
14 Black, red star, black sleeves, red spots Alizee De Janeiro (FR)
Nag me
4 10-3 Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (5) 12/113.00

Verdict

The market should obviously prove the best guide as the three previous winners were all well supported. Alistair Whillans took the event a year ago so Whadaurmeddlewimei, a half-brother to two winning jumpers, is one to note. Mighty Cliche's dam has had winners with her first two foals and Teddy Tee has a fine stayers' pedigree. The Last Leg is a half-brother to a couple of winning hurdlers and Alizee De Janeiro's dam was a winner on the Flat in France. CORSAIR PRINCE is bred for the job being a half-brother to a winning bumper and out of a mare who won on the level. His stable is going well enough and he gets the nod.