Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 12:20 STP Construction Beginners' Chase3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 37.00s
  • Off time: 12:20:20
12:20 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Negus de Beaumont (FR) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/3564-P Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves, black cap, white star Milans Man (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 C Grant D F O'Regan 107 9/110.00
2 P2PP-53 Maroon, white stripe and armlets, striped cap Negus de Beaumont (FR) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-0 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 108 10/34.33
3 2312-PF Light green, white cross belts and sleeves Railway Dillon (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-0 p D McCain Jnr B Harding 123 2/13.00
4 1/4151-4 Light Blue, Red star, Red sleeves, Light Blue stars, Red cap, Light Blue star Upthemsteps (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 Ian Williams D C Costello 123 5/42.25

Verdict

It's hard to take many positives from Railway Dillon's first two runs over fences but Donald McCain is certain to have been working on his deficiencies. However, we still prefer UPTHEMSTEPS, whose hurdles form was just about the equal of Railway Dillon. He'll have needed his Wetherby run behind Fists Of Fury, though still finished seven lengths ahead of the one-paced Negus De Beaumont. Milans Man had four runs over fences in 2011 but was tailed off on three occasions and pulled up on the other - he's hard to fancy here.