Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 15:50 digibet Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £2,014 2nd £591 3rd £296 4th £148
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.20s
  • Off time: 15:51:01
15:50 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cavite Eta (IRE) 7/1
2nd King's Chorister 13/2
3rd Cool Baranca (GER) 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-4143P Royal Blue, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap Rain Stops Play (IRE) 77
Nag me
10 11-12 N G Richards B T Treanor (10) 110 33/134.00
2 324-13V Emerald Green, Purple star, hooped sleeves, Purple cap Lap of Honour (IRE) 146
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-12 Ferdy Murphy Tony Kelly (7) 110 14/115.00
3 13-7725 Royal blue, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Hi Dancer 41
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-11 B Haslam Peter Carberry (5) 109 9/110.00
4 8310 Red, White hoops, Pink cap Ginger Grey (IRE) 16
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-7 D O'Meara D F O'Regan 105 8/19.00
5 1-9FP44 Dark Green, White diamond, halved sleeves, White cap Hunters Belt (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-6 p N Wilson B J Toomey (5) 104 9/25.50
6 7552P0 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Cool Baranca (GER) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania 103 22/123.00
7 1-29PU8 Grey, black seams, striped sleeves, grey cap City Ground (USA) 25
Nag me
5 11-5 M W Easterby Jake Greenall (5) 103 20/121.00
8 74-4862 Red, Dark Blue stripe and sleeves Cavite Eta (IRE) 69
Nag me
5 11-2 M Todhunter Henry Brooke (3) 100 7/18.00
9 40-58U4 Royal blue and white (quartered), light blue and white hooped sleeves, royal blue cap L'eminence Grise (IRE) 41
Nag me
5 11-1 t1 M A Barnes Harry Haynes (3) 99 11/26.50
10 53/3-501 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Dice (IRE) 40
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-1 C Grant C I Gillies 99 10/111.00
11 536142 Grey and purple (quartered), diamonds on sleeves, purple cap King's Chorister 40
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-4 t F P Murtagh Lucy Alexander (5) 88 13/27.50
12 078-94 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Furius 14
Nag me
6 10-4 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (10)(ex1) 88 14/115.00

Verdict

Hi Dancer is only 1lb higher than when scoring at Sedgefield last March and though he's been inconsistent during the winter he looks quite capable of a big run. CAVITE ETA showed his first sign of ability behind today's rival Ginger Grey in a Catterick maiden in December and makes his handicap bow. He stayed on strongly that day and, with this stiffer track certain to suit, he gets the nod to go one better. The winner ran a shocker when fancied to follow up at Market Rasen but that wasn't his true form. King's Chorister won here in December and very nearly pulled off another C&D victory a month later when just touched off by Dice. The runner-up has much the better of the weights this time and should reverse the form while Hunters Belt has been running quite well on the Flat recently.