Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 18:40 T.S.G. Median Auction Maiden Stakes1m 2f 32y

  • Winner £2,329 2nd £693 3rd £346 4th £173
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 27.54s
  • Off time: 18:40:14
18:40 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rocktherunway (IRE) 2/7

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 04 Pink, emerald green sash, red cap Gangsterbanksters (FR) 27
Nag me
3 9-3 Mrs K Burke R Winston 3/14.00
2 (1) 0 Yellow, Maroon chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Maroon star Pioneer Boy (USA) 12
Nag me
3 9-3 G A Swinbank G Whillans (5) 25/126.00
4 (3) 546-232 Royal blue, white inverted triangle, quartered cap Rocktherunway (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-3 M Dods Lee Topliss (3) 78 2/71.29
Non runners
3 (5)74-2Queen's Estate (GER)39-3M JohnstonS Hitchcott72
5 (2)6-8Tafawuk (USA)39-3R VarianNon Runner

Verdict

Queen's Estate was no match for short-priced favourite Suraj when stepped up to 1m4f at Doncaster last time but beat the rest of the field fair and square and today's shorter trip may suit him better. Rocktherunway has found at least one too good in three starts this season but his placed efforts in handicaps make him the one to beat in this although a speculative vote goes the way of TAFAWUK. He never figured on his seasonal return but today's longer trip could see him in a different light while Gangsterbanksters makes more appeal than Pioneer Boy.