Newcastle

  • 14:15 Quicksilverslots Play 500 Roulette Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places in the home straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 51.80s
  • Off time: 14:15:25
14:15 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Maggie Blue (IRE) 14/1
2nd St Gregory (IRE) 12/1
3rd Heez A Steel (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 37487-5 Emerald green, yellow star, emerald green sleeves, white armlets, emerald green cap, yellow star Heron's Mill (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 11-12 J Ewart Dale Irving (7) 100 4/15.00
2 62663P Red, Black hoop, halved sleeves, White cap Flying Doctor 7
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-10 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 98 9/110.00
3 61125-6 Red, White hoops, Black sleeves, Red armlets, Black cap Northern Acres 22
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-7 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 95 9/25.50
4 4355-P5 Black, red star, chevrons on sleeves, black cap, red diamonds Delightfully (FR) 34
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-7 vt Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (7) 95 9/25.50
5 25255-F Emerald Green, Red hoop, White sleeves, Red cap Heez A Steel (IRE) 167
Nag me
12 11-7 Mrs J Walton Alistair Findlay (7) 95 16/117.00
6 6P-16PP White, Red hoops, White sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Red and White quartered cap Shooting Times 40
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-6 b1 Miss Lucinda V Russell G B Watters (7) 94 11/112.00
7 768-U46 Purple, pink cross of lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Cumbrian Farmer 35
Nag me
6 11-4 G Bewley Jonathon Bewley (7) 92 22/123.00
8 6630-98 Royal Blue and White diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, White cap Maggie Blue (IRE) 40
Nag me
5 10-12 Mrs H O Graham Callum Bewley (7) 86 14/115.00
11 80-P260 Red, dark blue star, white sleeves, red cap, dark blue star Mr Mistopheles (IRE) 15
Nag me
5 10-4 v1 P A Kirby Henry Brooke 78 7/18.00
12 3880-P0 Orange, purple stars, white cap St Gregory (IRE) 34
Nag me
5 10-0 N G Richards B Harding 73 12/113.00
13 66-8943 Purple, pink star, pink and purple chevrons on sleeves, pink cap, purple star Western Bound (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
12 10-0 ht Mrs B Butterworth S Quinlan 64 25/126.00
Non runners
9854393Kayfrou810-11B EllisonDanny Cook85
1080/0-7Crushed Ice710-8J M JeffersonB Hughes82

Verdict

Nothing leaps off the page in a modest handicap but Northern Acres won here twice last season and drops down a grade. The mare Delightfully is capable of going close if in the mood but Kayfrou hasn't shown much this season and is still 12lb higher than for his one and only victory so far. Flying Doctor was pulled up at Hexham last week and struggles to get his head in front nowadays while Shooting Times has been struggling over fences. HERON'S MILL has hinted at ability in a couple of previous runs at Gosforth Park and could be a bit better than he's shown so far. A 7lb claimer reduces his burden so he gets a tentative vote.