Newcastle

  • 14:45 Carraway Finance Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 33.90s
  • Off time: 14:49:17
14:45 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tutchec (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13-1233 Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Imperial Vic (IRE) 38
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-12 M Smith Ryan Mania 132 11/102.10
3 7-67532 Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Rolecarr (IRE) 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
11 11-5 Mrs A Hamilton G B Watters (7) 125 3/14.00
4 2F132-P Yellow, black hoops, striped sleeves, red cap Fentara 46
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-3 pt T D Walford P Buchanan 123 5/16.00
5 43-6111 Dark Green and Orange (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White cap Tutchec (FR) 45
Nag me
7 11-3 N G Richards Brian Harding 123 4/15.00
Non runners
28/114P-0Rose Of The Moon (IRE)911-12D O'MearaC O'Farrell132
64/4-5151Badger Foot (IRE)910-5Miss Lucinda V RussellD R Fox111

Verdict

Imperial Vic began his chasing career with an easy victory at Perth but hasn't quite made the expected progress though he takes a drop in class here. Badger Foot has won twice in recent weeks though his best efforts have come over shorter trips on quicker ground. Tutchec has made all to complete a hat-trick at Carlisle and stayed on very strongly last time so even another 9lb rise may not be enough to prevent a four-timer. Fentara won a novice chase on heavy ground at Kelso a year ago then ran well in better races than this but pulled up on his return to action at Bangor in November. Rolecarr loves testing ground but was having his tenth unsuccessful start on this track when runner-up to Knockgraffon King earlier this month. ROSE OF THE MOON is much better than his latest form figures suggest as he's been competing at a much higher level since his two novice chase victories and is taken to return to winning ways.