Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 13:25 digibet Handicap Chase3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 41.50s
  • Off time: 13:25:15
13:25 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Playing The Field (IRE) 5/2
2nd Sammy Spiderman 12/1
3rd Teerie Express 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 22-P625 Red, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Red diamonds, White cap Double Default (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-12 p M Todhunter Henry Brooke (3) 105 9/110.00
2 P221-PP DARK BLUE and RED (halved), RED sleeves and cap Bear Dancing (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-11 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 104 15/28.50
3 3V15-8P Black, yellow sash, white cap Blazing Diva (IRE) 52
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-8 A M Thomson K Renwick 101 12/113.00
4 112/14P- Yellow, Black triple diamond, Black and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, Black cap, Yellow diamond Teerie Express 286
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-4 G Bewley Jonathon Bewley (7) 97 5/16.00
5 32521-1 Dark blue and maroon (quartered), light blue sleeves and cap Soul Angel 18
Nag me
8 11-4 v Miss S E Forster T Messenger 97 14/115.00
6 4362-54 White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Playing The Field (IRE) 12
Nag me
7 11-3 D O'Meara D F O'Regan 96 5/23.50
7 31-7P68 DARK GREEN and RED (quartered), YELLOW sleeves, YELLOW cap, ROYAL BLUE diamond Sammy Spiderman 41
Nag me
9 10-6 v A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 85 12/113.00
8 4P52-53 Scarlet, Blue sleeves and collar, Blue cap, Green hoop Seeking Power (IRE) 31
Nag me
11 10-1 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (5) 80 3/14.00

Verdict

Soul Angel won well at Musselburgh on his reappearance but has struggled to last home over this longer trip in the past and is now on a career-high mark. Sammy Spiderman is out of form while Playing The Field remains a maiden under Rules. Double Default still looks too high in the weights while Bear Dancing and C&D winner Blazing Diva have a bit to prove at present. It's a couple of years since Seeking Power last got his head in front but he was a fair third at Hexham last time and could go close, though preference is for TEERIE EXPRESS. George Bewley's stayer goes well fresh and won off this mark over a shorter trip here on his reappearance last season.