Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 17:40 Carling Zest Apprentice Handicap1m 2f 32y

  • Winner £1,617 2nd £481 3rd £240 4th £120
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 14.38s
  • Off time: 17:40:38
17:40 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pattern Mark 3/1
2nd Sally Friday (IRE) 5/1
3rd Downtown Boy (IRE) 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 31/9243 Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Snooker (GER) 14
Nag me
6 10-0 Mrs R Dobbin Harry Challoner 60 3/14.00
2 (3) 6103-09 Orange, Purple sash, White sleeves, White cap, Purple spots Pattern Mark 30
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-9 Ollie Pears Jacob Butterfield (3) 55 3/14.00
3 (5) 9-00003 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Sally Friday (IRE) 11
Nag me
4 9-7 p E W Tuer Kevin Stott (7) 53 5/16.00
5 (6) 5056-04 Emerald green, yellow hoops, yellow and white hooped sleeves, white cap Think 18
Nag me
5 9-1 t C A Mulhall David Simmonson (3) 47 11/26.50
6 (8) 920-795 Pink, dark blue hooped sleeves, striped cap Bedlam 12
Nag me
3 9-0 b T D Easterby Daryl Byrne 55 10/111.00
8 (10) 0/748- EMERALD GREEN and RED check, hooped sleeves and cap Karmarouge (IRE) 224
Nag me
4 9-0 pt B Rothwell C P Harrison (3) 45 50/151.00
9 (2) 505789 Purple, Yellow chevron, sleeves and star on cap Downtown Boy (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 9-0 p R Craggs George Chaloner 45 22/123.00
10 (1) 06-1403 Red, black star and armlets Kian's Joy 19
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-8 p Jedd O'Keeffe Jason Hart 49 6/17.00
11 (11) 80-9560 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Time To Excel 12
Nag me
3 8-7 p1 M Dods Connor Nichol (7) 48 22/123.00
Non runners
4 (9)541698Sky Diamond (IRE)49-6J MackieJack Duern52
7 (7)48940-8Tropical Duke (IRE)69-0R E BarrPaul McGiff45

Verdict

PATTERN MARK is the only C&D winner in the line-up having scored here twice and he was having just his second run of the season when staying on over a mile at Ripon last month. He's given the nod in a poor quality event though Think looks to have a fair chance of losing his maiden tag after a better run behind Honoured at Ripon. Bedlam was beaten in a seller last time, though probably found the mile too short, but Sally Friday produced her best run for a long time over the C&D last month and a repeat would definitely see her in the mix. Snooker, a winner in Germany, ran very well from today's mark at Redcar in June and looks certain to get a good ride from Harry Challoner so could be best of the rest.