Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 14:15 Newcastle Gosforth Park Marriott Hotel Handicap Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Heavy (Soft places in last 3f)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 20.10s
  • Off time: 14:15:13
14:15 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stormion (IRE) 3/1
2nd Mini The Minx (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 23-36F3 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Overafrica (IRE) 16
Nag me
7 11-12 p D McCain Jnr A P Lane 102 6/17.00
2 3-3F1P4 DARK BLUE and RED (halved), RED sleeves and cap Stormion (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-9 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7) 99 3/14.00
3 P2P-P6P Dark blue, yellow chevrons, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow hoop Al Shababiya (IRE) 16
Nag me
6 11-5 p T R Gretton F J Hayes (7) 95 11/112.00
4 43-4105 Yellow, Emerald Green stars, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow spots, White cap Acordingtoscript (IRE) 31
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-5 M Todhunter Lucy Alexander (3) 95 9/43.25
5 57-7762 Black, White Cross of Lorraine Mini The Minx (IRE) 9
Nag me
7 10-4 D W Whillans Callum Whillans (5) 80 5/23.50

Verdict

Stormion won this race last year and has gone in again twice since then. He's not easily dismissed despite a below par effort last time and neither is Overafrica, without a win so far but not badly treated back over hurdles. Al Shababiya and Acordingtoscript are harder to fancy but MINI THE MINX has every chance. It was heavy ground when she found Waywood Princess too good at Wetherby last week but she finished clear of the rest of the field and gets the nod to go one better today.