Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 14:25 Newcastle Flooring Handicap Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 9.00s
  • Off time: 14:25:14
14:25 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stormion (IRE) 7/1
2nd Political Paddy 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 88311-3 Purple, pink cross of lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Easement 25
Nag me
9 12-3 v G Bewley Jonathon Bewley (7) 110 11/26.50
2 9-01361 Black, Mauve star, Black sleeves, Mauve stars, Black cap, Mauve star Zefooha (FR) 16
Nag me
8 11-11 T D Walford B J Toomey (5) 104 14/115.00
3 744-563 LIGHT BLUE, RED cross belts, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, RED cap Political Paddy 9
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-7 p R Nixon Ryan Mania 100 9/25.50
4 U620-91 Dark Blue, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red diamond Artic Night (FR) 20
Nag me
6 11-7 N G Richards D C Costello 100 11/82.38
5 357-454 Yellow, maroon sash, Royal blue sleeves and cap Bollin Fiona 20
Nag me
8 11-0 b D W Whillans Callum Whillans (7) 93 10/111.00
6 632-356 DARK BLUE and RED (halved), RED sleeves and cap Stormion (IRE) 34
Nag me
7 10-2 p Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies 81 7/18.00
7 P0P5-2F Light blue, dark blue braces, light blue sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star Shoal Bay Dreamer 32
Nag me
6 10-0 Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss E C Sayer (7) 77 8/19.00

Verdict

Political Paddy ran his best race for a long time when third at Kelso nine days ago. A C&D winner, he's on a very decent mark nowadays and it would be no surprise to see him go close to ending his losing run. But we just prefer ARTIC NIGHT, who has more to do than when scoring at Carlisle but has the beating of Bollin Fiona on that run and is relatively unexposed so should be open to further improvement. Zefooha bounced back to form when successful at Sedgefield last month but she's 6lb higher now and there's no guarantee she'll reproduce that form here. Easement is an out-and-out stayer but he'll be all the better for his third at Catterick and can't be ignored.