Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 14:50 freebets.co.uk Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Heavy (Soft places in last 3f)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 44.80s
  • Off time: 14:50:15
14:50 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dingo Bay 6/5
2nd Sam Patch 5/1
3rd Vardas Supreme (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3P/43-PF Red, Black stars, sleeves and star on cap Fightstar (FR) 20
Nag me
9 11-12 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 87 16/117.00
2 PS-692P Black and orange check, striped sleeves, quartered cap Man Of Principles (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-11 p W Coltherd Ryan Mania 86 10/111.00
3 0-02336 Pink, purple striped sleeves, purple cap Vardas Supreme (IRE) 31
Nag me
10 11-10 bt Miss J E Foster Samantha Drake (7) 85 8/19.00
4 338-643 Dark blue and maroon (quartered), light blue sleeves and cap Soul Angel 57
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 b Miss S E Forster Gary Rutherford (5) 82 9/110.00
5 52-4144 Light blue, dark blue braces, light blue sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star Shoal Bay Dreamer 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 p Mrs Dianne Sayer J Reveley 79 15/28.50
6 422-472 Black, royal blue chevrons, white and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Sam Patch 45
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-2 D W Whillans K Renwick 77 5/16.00
7 5-03127 Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Panthers Run 18
Nag me
13 11-1 t J C Haynes J Kington (3) 76 33/134.00
8 76U-643 Emerald Green, Emerald Green and Dark Blue hooped sleeves Dingo Bay 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-7 J Wade B Hughes 68 6/52.20

Verdict

None of these inspire much confidence but SAM PATCH ran well for second at Hexham in November. He had previous winner and today's rival Shoal Bay Dreamer well behind and can confirm running in the process of taking this. The latter is looking to bounce back from another modest effort at Carlisle, where Fightstar and Man Of Principles failed to complete, and she had earlier beaten Soul Angel at Hexham. The veteran Panthers Run was in decent form before finishing last in better company at Catterick and this is more his level.