Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 16:50 R F Henderson Ltd Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places,Home Straight,Good to Soft)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.70s
  • Off time: 17:07:32
16:50 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Devotion To Duty (IRE) 14/1
2nd Railway Dillon (IRE) 11/4
3rd Dun Masc (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 22255-P MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Woody Waller 21
Nag me
8 11-12 J Wade K Renwick 127 20/121.00
2 0-061P4 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Douglas Julian 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-11 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 126 7/18.00
3 254F53 Black and orange (quartered), striped sleeves The Thirsty Bricky (IRE) 18
Nag me
11 11-7 D Thompson Tony Kelly (5) 122 16/117.00
4 201-445 Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Devotion To Duty (IRE) 69
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 pt Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 122 14/115.00
5 1-446P5 Light blue, white braces and sleeves Railway Dillon (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 bt D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 122 11/43.75
6 321U21 Maroon and white diabolo, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white stars Billy Cuckoo (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 b T Coyle B J Toomey (3) 120 4/15.00
7 5312FU Maroon, White hooped sleeves, white cap Alpha One (IRE) 32
Nag me
7 11-0 C Grant B Hughes 115 14/115.00
8 26-8076 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White spots Categorical 32
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-10 K G Reveley J Reveley 111 4/15.00
9 84713-6 Black, yellow inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Dun Masc (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-6 p James Moffatt Brian Harding 107 8/19.00

Verdict

CATEGORICAL won this two years ago and his stable also scored last year. The ten-year-old is hardly the most consistent of performers but likes it around here and a chance is taken that he can gain another course success. Billy Cuckoo arrives in sparkling form having won three times since November though not surprisingly he's now on his highest ever mark. Railway Dillon was in fine shape at this time a year ago and has now dropped to a very reasonable mark after a succession of poor efforts. He has to be a threat along with Douglas Julian, who has generally competed at a higher level and isn't too badly handicapped.