Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 12:35 STP Construction Beginners' Chase3m

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Heavy (Soft places in last 3f)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 40.30s
  • Off time: 12:35:22
12:35 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zaru (FR) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21- ROYAL BLUE, BEIGE hoop Cottiers Den (IRE) 342
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 M Todhunter J Reveley 15/82.88
2 FU11U2- Red, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap Senor Alco (FR) 258
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 V Thompson Mr Colm Mccormack (7) 9/43.25
3 F5561-6 Green, Gold hoop and sleeves, check cap Zaru (FR) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-0 J Ewart B Hughes 115 6/42.50

Verdict

ZARU looks to have a good chance to get off the mark over fences. He won his latest start over timber at this track and showed some promise on his chasing bow at Doncaster. The testing ground is a worry but if handling it, he can get the better of Senor Alco. The latter makes his debut over fences on his first start under Rules since 2011 though he's subsequently won a couple of point-to-points and makes more appeal than another points winner in Cottiers Den.