Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 15:00 Freebets.com Handicap2m 19y

  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 36.10s
  • Off time: 15:00:19
15:00 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jawaab (IRE) 4/1
2nd Grand Art (IRE) 10/1
3rd Asteroid Belt (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 6-46635 Pink, Maroon spots, Pink sleeves, Maroon cap Petella 6
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-0 G M Moore P McDonald 63 6/17.00
2 (10) 655834 White, dark green braces, dark green cap Descaro (USA) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-12 h D O'Meara G Lee 61 10/111.00
3 (4) 478732 Royal blue, white hollow box, white sleeves, royal blue armlets and diamond on white cap Jawaab (IRE) 7
Nag me
8 9-11 v1 P A Kirby P Makin 60 4/15.00
4 (11) 64-0441 Yellow, red chevron, diamonds on sleeves and cap Grand Art (IRE) 6 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-8 p N Wilson G Bartley (3) 51 10/111.00
5 (3) 3-28262 Royal blue, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Hi Dancer 30
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-5 B Haslam Declan Cannon (3) 54 16/117.00
6 (7) 22760/9- Royal Blue, White seams, Red sleeves, White cap Pegasus Prince (USA) 128
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-4 B Storey T Eaves 53 100/1101.00
7 (2) 085559 Graham Tartan, White cap Spiders Star 13
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-11 p S G West Shirley Teasdale (7) 45 33/134.00
8 (9) 589-550 Maroon and Light Blue diabolo, halved sleeves, Maroon cap Manager Mick (IRE) 35
Nag me
4 8-11 v J R Norton P Aspell 45 66/167.00
9 (6) 0-06502 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Pugnacious (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 8-9 b M Johnston J Fanning 57 15/28.50
10 (8) 805 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Almost Gemini (IRE) 108
Nag me
3 8-8 R Varian J P Spencer 56 4/15.00
11 (1) 396573 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Asteroid Belt (IRE) 16
Nag me
3 8-7 p C Grant Amy Ryan 55 7/24.50

Verdict

Almost Gemini is a very interesting entry on his handicap debut as he's been beaten out of sight in three maidens over 1m2f but is bred for this trip. Pugnacious steps up from 1m4f and did a bit better last time but this trip takes some getting and GRAND ART looks the answer. He's returned from jumping in fine form, beating a moderate field at Musselburgh over the trip on fast ground last week and a penalty shouldn't prevent a quick follow-up. Hi Dancer won twice over hurdles in the spring and has been running consistently on the Flat so should be in the mix while Descaro has slipped down the ratings and has won from much higher marks in the past. Jawaab runs in a first-time visor and has dropped to a fair mark but may find the ground a bit on the fast side.