Newcastle

  • 20:30 Poker At bet365 Handicap 1m 3y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 41.74s
  • Off time: 20:30:25
20:30 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grandorio (IRE) 10/3
2nd Grey Street 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 041- Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Mandeville (IRE) 263
Nag me
3 9-7 M Dods T Eaves 75 15/28.50
2 (7) 67812- Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Grandorio (IRE) 247
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-6 D O'Meara D Tudhope 74 10/34.33
3 (4) 0179- Yellow, Black sash and sleeves Grey Street 212
Nag me
3 9-3 R A Fahey D Nolan 71 10/111.00
4 (3) 863- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Ersaal 173
Nag me
3 9-2 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 70 2/13.00
7 (1) 563521- Black and white (quartered), white sleeves and cap Corton Lad 156
Nag me
3 8-9 p K Dalgleish G Gibbons 63 9/110.00
8 (8) 76-2 Orange, dark blue stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Bapak Muda (USA) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-8 K A Ryan Amy Ryan 62 7/24.50
Non runners
5 (6)21Iggy39-2M W EasterbyJ P Sullivan70
6 (5)04-4Rex Whistler (IRE)38-13Miss J A CamachoR Winston67

Verdict

Bapak Muda started favourite for a Catterick maiden last month but never looked like winning, though the winner has scored again since. Mandeville was an easy winner at Chester in August but hasn't been seen since. Last year's course and distance winner Grandorio returns from a similar break off an 8lb higher mark but Iggy won a Wolverhampton maiden in January and is bred to stay this trip. ERSAAL is still a maiden but showed promise in all three starts as a juvenile and may have been let in lightly here. Roger Varian's colt can open his account now.