Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 13:20 H Malone Handicap Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 25.00s
  • Off time: 13:20:25
13:20 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grey Area (IRE) 7/1
2nd Ahhdehken 20/1
3rd Almond Court (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 115P7P Black, red star, chevrons on sleeves, black cap, red diamonds Vallani (IRE) 35
Nag me
8 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (7) 95 33/134.00
2 57P40 Emerald green, yellow and emerald green diabolo on sleeves, emerald green and yellow quartered cap Jack Albert (IRE) 30
Nag me
6 11-7 Mrs Dianne Sayer Brian Harding 90 9/110.00
3 7P5082 LIGHT BLUE, RED cross belts, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, RED cap Political Paddy 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-7 p R Nixon Ryan Mania 90 5/16.00
4 P0P303- White, mauve seams, striped sleeves, black and mauve check cap Grey Area (IRE) 327
Nag me
8 11-6 Tristan Davidson Gary Rutherford (5) 89 7/18.00
5 515/9-96 Yellow, Purple spots, Purple sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap Whatdoidowiththat 28
Nag me
10 11-5 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (7) 88 12/113.00
6 6-00551 Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Notonebuttwo (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 p C Grant F Keniry 87 7/24.50
7 7-77622 Black, White Cross of Lorraine Mini The Minx (IRE) 34
Nag me
7 10-13 D W Whillans Callum Whillans (5) 82 11/26.50
8 P62-142 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Royal Mile (IRE) 44
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 10-11 D Pipe T Scudamore 80 6/17.00
9 5/0069- ROYAL BLUE, WHITE sleeves Ahhdehken 330
Nag me
8 10-11 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 80 20/121.00
10 3664-F7 Yellow, Purple hoop, Purple and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Royal And Ancient (IRE) 52
Nag me
6 10-11 D Thompson Tony Kelly (5) 80 20/121.00
11 3P-755P Emerald Green, Red hoop, White sleeves, Red cap Charming Knight (IRE) 97
Nag me
12 10-4 Mrs J Walton Alistair Findlay (7)(ex2) 73 66/167.00
12 663-P27 Orange, Black chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Almond Court (IRE) 28
Nag me
10 10-1 R Johnson S Mulqueen (7) 70 16/117.00

Verdict

It's a long way to send Royal Mile, who has had his last nine starts over fences, scoring at Chepstow in October. He'll love the conditions and with a test of stamina likely will be fancied to gain his first success over timber. Political Paddy has won three times over hurdles but not for almost four years. He looked the likely winner over a slightly longer trip at Kelso last time but was collared by today's rival NOTONEBUTTWO. The winner, who was well supported despite showing little previous form, stayed on powerfully and can complete the double despite a 10lb rise in the weights. Mini The Minx can't get her head in front but was only caught in the latter stages when attempting to make all over track and trip last time and looks sure to go close again.