Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 15:55 Stp Construction Maiden Open Nh Flat Race2m

  • Winner £1,431 2nd £420 3rd £210 4th £105
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.10s
  • Off time: 15:58:34
15:55 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Master Murphy (IRE) 14/1
2nd Kent Street (IRE) 40/1
3rd High Hoylander 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Brave Spartacus (IRE)
Nag me
4 11-2 C Grant J M Maguire 14/115.00
2 0-5 Dark Green, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Darkan Road 162
Nag me
5 11-2 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 33/134.00
3 9-5 Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Farm Pixie (IRE) 50
Nag me
4 11-2 Mrs A Hamilton A P Lane 50/151.00
4 0-4 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Harris Hawk 35
Nag me
5 11-2 J Wade B Harding 6/17.00
5 2 Black, yellow disc, halved sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap High Hoylander 131
Nag me
4 11-2 Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 9/110.00
6 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Kent Street (IRE)
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5 11-2 Mrs S J Smith Benjamin Stephens (10) 40/141.00
7 9 White, Royal Blue star, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Royal Blue star Knockando 183
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5 11-2 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 9/110.00
8 2- Emerald Green, Red hoop, White sleeves, Red cap Master Murphy (IRE) 207
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5 11-2 Mrs J Walton Alistair Findlay (7) 14/115.00
9 2 Royal Blue, Red epaulets, Dark Blue cap Middlebrook (IRE) 35
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-2 P D Niven B Hughes 9/25.50
10 0- Dark blue, white hollow box, dark blue and yellow check sleeves, yellow and dark blue quartered cap Mister Daniel Dee 411
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5 11-2 R M Whitaker T Messenger 80/181.00
11 0 Dark Blue, Emerald Green spots and sleeves, Red cap Sleep In First (FR) 31
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4 11-2 Miss A Bramall L P Keniry 100/1101.00
12 4 Purple, Red hoops, Red cap Thurnham 177
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4 11-2 K G Reveley J Reveley 9/25.50
13 0 White, Royal Blue Chevron, Royal blue cap Velvet Vic (IRE) 182
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4 11-2 R C Guest P Aspell 25/126.00
15 3- White, Red spots, Royal Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap Allbarkanobite 280
Nag me
5 10-9 Mrs K Walton R McGrath 16/117.00
16 8- Black, red hoops and armlets Saddlers' Secret (IRE) 251
Nag me
5 10-9 Mark Campion James Halliday (5) 66/167.00
Non runners
143-Zaru (FR)411-2J EwartHarry Haynes

Verdict

Brave Spartacus makes appeal from a pedigree perspective, especially with Denis O'Regan booked, but his trainer has had one winner from 74 runners in bumpers lately and that's a huge concern. Sue Smith's record in bumpers is slightly better and her decision to pay £25,000 for HIGH HOYLANDER can pay instant dividends. Her new recruit was unfortunate to bump into a very well backed debut winner at Market Rasen and, as a big, stuffy sort, can be expected to have learned plenty from that run. Market support for his stablemate Kent Street would be interesting but in the absence of that guide Middlebrook may prove next best. He was very well supported ahead of his debut at Carlisle and, having bumped into a smart rival, is sure to feature if improving for the experience.