Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 16:40 Weatherbys Bank Handicap5f

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.41s
  • Off time: 16:41:36
16:40 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Exotic Guest 10/1
2nd Scentpastparadise 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 1-16799 Black, pink seams, striped sleeves, pink cap Bogsnog (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-7 Kristin Stubbs T Eaves 74 8/19.00
2 (4) 40-8621 Lime Green, White cap Scentpastparadise 7 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 Mrs A Duffield P McDonald 65 2/13.00
3 (7) 3381-85 White, brown braces, orange cap Dark Opal (IRE) 67
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-3 J R Weymes D Fentiman 70 7/24.50
4 (3) 4245-59 White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Exotic Guest 26
Nag me
3 9-1 G G Margarson B McHugh 68 10/111.00
5 (5) 37-9904 Grey, red epaulets, checked sleeves and cap Balinka 12
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 v M Brittain D Allan 60 5/16.00
6 (6) 9-53105 White, royal blue cross belts, royal blue and white hooped sleeves and cap Ichimoku 25
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-5 t B Smart R Ffrench 58 4/15.00
Non runners
7 (2)246637Cracking Choice (IRE)38-5M DodsConnor Beasley58

Verdict

Recent Redcar victor Scentpastparadise had tumbled down the weights before winning so a 6lb penalty won't be much of a hindrance. But today's soft ground will be and ICHIMOKU is preferred. Bryan Smart's colt scored over track and trip in similar underfoot conditions back in May and gets the nod ahead of Dark Opal. The latter is back on the same mark as last season's course and distance victory while Balinka will be taking advantage of her slide down the weights before long,