Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 14:45 Vertem Asset Management Handicap5f

  • Winner £9,057 2nd £2,695 3rd £1,347 4th £673
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 3.25s
  • Off time: 14:46:15
14:45 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aetna 3/1
2nd Rusty Rocket (IRE) 22/1
3rd Jamaican Bolt (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 655930- Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Bear Behind (IRE) 189
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 e Tom Dascombe Stephen Craine 95 20/121.00
2 (8) 42/5376- Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Jamaican Bolt (IRE) 161
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 G R Oldroyd Robert Tart (3) 93 11/43.75
3 (1) 208286- Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Fast Shot 162
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-1 T D Easterby D Allan 89 8/19.00
4 (11) 662084- Orange, Light Blue disc, Light Blue sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap Singeur (IRE) 168
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 R Bastiman Neil Farley (3) 88 20/121.00
5 (5) 923211- Black, mauve stars, black sleeves, mauve stars on cap Da'quonde (IRE) 171
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-13 B Smart P Mulrennan 87 8/19.00
6 (2) 081233- White, Red cross belts, Red and White striped sleeves, hooped cap Aetna 168
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-12 M W Easterby G Gibbons 86 3/14.00
7 (6) 0009-57 Light Green, Orange stars, Orange cap Another Wise Kid (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-12 P T Midgley G Lee 86 11/26.50
8 (4) 20091-0 Red and White diamonds, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Rusty Rocket (IRE) 94
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 Paul Green P McDonald 85 22/123.00
9 (10) 823106- Orange and Yellow (quartered), halved sleeves, Orange cap, Yellow star Angus Og 168
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 K R Burke Joey Haynes (5) 84 16/117.00
10 (7) 102917/ Black, large Yellow spots, armlets, red cap Bond Fastrac 518
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-7 G R Oldroyd Natasha Eaton (5) 81 66/167.00
11 (9) 26609-0 Emerald Green, Red stars, White sleeves, White cap, Red star Lastchancelucas 6
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-7 b1 D Carroll Jason Hart (3)(ex1) 80 25/126.00

Verdict

Da 'Quonde ended last season on the up with victories in testing ground at Chester and Nottingham. But she's 8lb higher on her reappearance and preference goes to AETNA. The latter ran well in the Catterick Dash off today's mark in October with Singeur and Angus Og behind and scored over track and trip earlier in the year. Jamaican Bolt is hard to keep right but capable at this level and Bear Behind usually gives of his best but is hard to win with. Fast Shot has a second in the Ayr Silver Cup to recommend him and it was soft ground when Rusty Rocket scored off a 2lb lower mark at Nottingham in November.