Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 12:40 Cellular Solutions Novices' Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places in the home straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 5.60s
  • Off time: 12:40:15
12:40 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Yesyoucan (IRE) 10/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/21443- Light blue, pink striped sleeves Bit Of A Jig (IRE) 216
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 122 15/82.88
2 334-213 White, orange star, black sleeves, orange stars, white cap, orange star Indigo Rock (IRE) 42
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-2 M Smith Ryan Mania 120 4/15.00
3 31P8-P4 Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves War On (IRE) 169
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 C Grant Henry Brooke 110 33/134.00
4 21817-4 Light blue, beige spots, light blue sleeves and cap Yesyoucan (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 B Ellison Danny Cook 10/111.91

Verdict

Yesyoucan was easily the best of these over hurdles but will have to jump a lot better than he did at Aintree on his chasing bow if he's to make his mark over the larger obstacles. BIT OF A JIG is a viable alternative as he is unlikely to fail through lack of fitness and should be suited by the switch to fences having already been placed twice between the flags. Indigo Rock, another with point-to-point experience, is worth watching for future reference but War On doesn't appear to be progressing.