Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 18:00 bet365.com Handicap7f

  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.28s
  • Off time: 18:00:31
18:00 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Never Forever 8/1
2nd Rawaafed (IRE) 5/1
3rd Mcmonagle (USA) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 862648- Black and white (quartered), light green sleeves, light green and white quartered cap Mcmonagle (USA) 169
Nag me
5 9-7 bt A D Brown D Swift 62 7/18.00
2 (6) 336684 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Rawaafed (IRE) 12
Nag me
4 9-7 K Dalgleish S De Sousa 62 5/16.00
3 (7) 9-33312 Red, White striped sleeves, White and Yellow hooped cap Alluring Star 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-7 M W Easterby Matthew Hopkins (7) 62 5/42.25
4 (10) 8024-87 Pink, light blue seams, pink sleeves and cap Dolly Diva 32
Nag me
4 9-5 P T Midgley Lee Topliss (3) 60 28/129.00
7 (3) 568- Purple, pink sleeves, purple stars, pink cap Never Forever 240
Nag me
4 9-4 G M Moore P McDonald 59 8/19.00
8 (11) 0/0574-0 Pink, light blue sleeves, pink armlets Garzoni 47
Nag me
4 9-2 e T D Easterby D Fentiman 57 20/121.00
9 (4) 4433-60 Pink, white disc, quartered cap No Quarter (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 Miss Tracy Waggott B McHugh 56 12/113.00
10 (1) 0038-67 White and Dark Green diamonds, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, White cap Lady Sledmere (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-13 v1 P T Midgley M Fenton 54 25/126.00
11 (2) 153690 Dark blue, white disc, hooped sleeves, white cap Hab Reeh 14
Nag me
5 8-12 t Mrs R Carr Amy Ryan 53 22/123.00
12 (9) 5/99-000 Black, grey seams, black and white striped sleeves, black cap Turned To Gold (IRE) 13
Nag me
4 8-11 R Johnson Martin Lane 52 28/129.00
Non runners
5 (12)012800Prince James69-5M W EasterbyG Gibbons60
6 (5)73177-4Drive Home (USA)69-4N WilsonNeil Farley59
13 (8)9/36869-Monel58-8J S GoldieN Mackay49

Verdict

Alluring Star was third over course and distance back on Turf last month and scored at Beverley before only finding Eutropius too good off her new mark at Pontefract. She's clearly in good form and, with Matt Hopkins taking off 7lb again, must be thereabouts. DRIVE HOME caught the eye on his reappearance in an apprentices' handicap at Catterick two weeks ago, however, and Noel Wilson's gelding can open his account for the season here as that run should have blown away any cobwebs. Rawaafed kept on from the rear when fourth at Doncaster last time and has decent place prospects today.