Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 13:50 Barbour Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 52.20s
  • Off time: 13:50:18
13:50 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dingo Bay 15/8
2nd Blazing Diva (IRE) 7/1
3rd Matmata de Tendron (FR) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5305/F BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Oddjob (IRE) 65
Nag me
9 11-12 D Pipe T Scudamore 95 9/25.50
2 343PP7 Black, Yellow diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamonds on cap Across The Tweed (IRE) 35
Nag me
7 11-4 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 87 33/134.00
3 P2P-54P Black, yellow sash, white cap Blazing Diva (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-2 A M Thomson Ryan Mania 85 7/18.00
4 6U-6431 Emerald Green, Emerald Green and Dark Blue hooped sleeves Dingo Bay 34
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-7 J Wade B Hughes 76 15/82.88
5 43-2303 Royal Blue and Brown (halved), halved sleeves, hooped cap Billsgrey (IRE) 26
Nag me
11 10-6 W Amos B Harding 75 12/113.00
6 45-356P Purple, yellow braces, sleeves and star on cap Matmata de Tendron (FR) 43
Nag me
13 10-4 p A Crook A L Voy (3) 73 25/126.00
7 6-45PP7 DARK GREEN and RED (quartered), YELLOW sleeves, YELLOW cap, ROYAL BLUE diamond Sammy Spiderman 26
Nag me
10 10-4 p A C Whillans K Renwick 73 20/121.00
8 4P311F Grey, Pink cross belts, White sleeves, Pink stars, Grey cap, Pink stars Samson Collonges (FR) 37
Nag me
7 10-3 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley (ex1) 72 11/43.75

Verdict

Blazing Diva last won two years ago from a 12lb higher mark but arrives badly out of form. Oddjob was a 40/1 chance on his chasing bow at Hereford in December and fell at the second while Dingo Bay appeared to be suited by dropping back to 2m4f here last time and scored with something in hand. An 8lb rise makes things a bit more difficult and SAMSON COLLONGES looks the one to be on. He made his stamina count for two victories at Hexham and though falling on his hat-trick attempt can return to winning ways. Billsgrey is well held by the selection on their run at Hexham though did run better at Kelso last time.