Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 16:50 Marriott Hotel Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 18.00s
  • Off time: 16:50:19
16:50 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dancing Art (IRE) 85/40
2nd Bow School (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 112-123 Red and Black (quartered), Red sleeves, Black spots Trustan Times (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 T D Easterby R McGrath 129 5/23.50
3 2-4PPPP Yellow, Dark Green armlets, Dark Green and White striped cap Storymaker 71
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-2 Miss S E Forster F Davis 119 22/123.00
4 82-U161 Dark Blue, White epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White star Bow School (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-0 Mrs A C Hamilton D F O'Regan 117 9/110.00
6 P70806 Dark green, emerald green sleeves, dark green armlets, emerald green cap Safari Adventures (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-9 v1 Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies 112 7/18.00
7 65-9521 White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Dancing Art (IRE) 34
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-6 K G Reveley J Reveley 109 85/403.12
8 666062 Orange, Light Green and White hooped sleeves, White cap, Orange star Cool Operator 9
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-6 P A Kirby Lucy Alexander (5) 109 7/24.50
Non runners
29-8714PDouglas Julian1011-3Mrs S J SmithH Oliver120
5PP74-P1Flying Squad (UAE)810-12Mrs R DobbinK Renwick115

Verdict

Bow School landed a hunter chase at Wetherby last May and was having his first start since June when slamming his rivals over hurdles at Kelso last month. Not surprisingly he's been raised 12lb for that success but could still be capable of better. Flying Squad was in very good heart early last year before losing his form. He returned to action in November with a smooth victory at Wetherby and though not seen since he clearly goes well fresh. Keith Reveley was probably pleasantly surprised when the handicapper only raised DANCING ART 7lb for a convincing victory over the C&D last month and the progressive six-year-old looks capable of adding to that success here. The lightly-raced Trustan Times is the type to improve a great deal and can make his presence felt on his handicap debut despite a big weight.