Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 12:50 Shoretel Novices' Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £3,444 2nd £1,011 3rd £506 4th £253
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places last 3f)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 8.05s
  • Off time: 12:57:35
12:50 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aland Islands (IRE) Evs
2nd Harry Hunt 4/1
3rd Fentara 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P-1P496 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Sweet Shock (GER) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 t M O'Hare Mr N McParlan (7) 127 22/123.00
2 1/11P- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Aland Islands (IRE) 216
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-1 Tim Vaughan D C Costello Evs2.00
3 3/16374- DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Crafti Bookie (IRE) 207
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-1 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 16/117.00
4 915434 Yellow, Brown disc and sleeves Father Shine (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-1 S A Harris J E Moore 100/1101.00
5 34240-1 Dark green, grey chevron, grey cap Harry Hunt 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-1 G McPherson T Molloy (3) 134 4/15.00
6 44/15U2- Red and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Hawthorne Bay 204
Nag me
9 11-1 R M Smith Mr C Bewley (7) 200/1201.00
7 4852-66 RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap McMurrough (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-1 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 115 20/121.00
8 3-43233 Yellow, Black cross belts, hooped sleeves, Black cap My Idea 21
Nag me
6 11-1 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 28/129.00
9 4213P-6 Dark Green, White stripe, sleeves and diamond on cap Netminder (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-1 A M Thomson P Buchanan 120 12/113.00
10 33431U- Pink, Purple armlets, Purple cap Nodform Richard 210
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 8/19.00
11 15236-1 Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap Fentara 195
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-8 T D Walford B J Toomey (3) 10/111.00

Verdict

Harry Hunt won over hurdles at Stratford last month while Nodform Richard should be suited by the switch to fences and can't be ignored. Crafti Bookie and the mare Fentara are others worth noting but ALAND ISLANDS looks the class act. Tim Vaughan's gelding gave up his unbeaten record behind Simonsig in a Grade 2 novices' hurdle at Aintree in the spring but had won at Hexham and Doncaster earlier and will be expected to hold his own in better company than this over the coming months. Sweet Shock may struggle under a penalty while Mcmurrough hasn't shown much in his two starts over fences to date.