Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 16:35 Guinness Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 47.20s
  • Off time: 16:35:22
16:35 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Schindlers Maze (IRE) 12/1
2nd Seeking Power (IRE) 7/1
3rd Teenando (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/P93-73 White, Royal Blue chevron, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves, quartered cap Schindlers Maze (IRE) 127
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 James H Black D F O'Regan 100 12/113.00
2 3/63333 Royal Blue, Yellow sash, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars and star on cap Ocarina (FR) 9
Nag me
8 11-11 J Ewart Harry Haynes (3) 99 3/14.00
3 F77356 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Teenando (IRE) 9
Nag me
10 11-9 Mrs S J Smith Tjade Collier 97 12/113.00
4 UP-9F57 Dark Blue, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Panama At Once 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-9 p Joss Saville T Messenger 97 17/29.50
5 547-46P Yellow, Black hoop, check cap Crackadee 32
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-8 Miss R Brewis B Harding 96 9/110.00
6 6-06058 Emerald Green, Black epaulets, armlets and diamond on cap Adare Prince (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-8 b P Salmon J Reveley 96 28/129.00
7 3-85301 Scarlet, Blue sleeves and collar, Blue cap, Green hoop Seeking Power (IRE) 30
Nag me
9 11-6 N W Alexander Miss L Alexander (7) 94 7/18.00
8 5/193-45 Black, Orange diamond, White sleeves, Black cap, Orange star Windy Hills 127
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-5 b N G Richards F Davis (3) 93 9/25.50
11 3251FP Blue, light blue sleeves, black cap Sycho Fred (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-9 t M E Sowersby C I Gillies (3) 83 11/26.50
12 F5/5-349 White, Brown hoop, Pink cap Moneylaws (IRE) 9
Nag me
9 10-0 S Marshall M J McAlister (3) 66 16/117.00
Non runners
95-F5159Esme Rides A Gaine811-1C R WilsonP Aspell89
102-PF480Red Dancer (FR)1411-1G A CharltonJ Faltejsek89

Verdict

Nicky Richards has his team in good form so Windy Hills has to be respected on his first start since November off what looks a fair mark but he is hard to back on recent form and preference is for OCARINA, who can gain a deserved first success of the season with the main danger rated as Seeking Power. The last mentioned put up an improved effort when landing a handicap chase at Kelso last month and the lightly raced gelding has solid claims but a 6lb rise for that success may anchor him and he may have to settle for a place at best. Teenando makes limited appeal on recent form but he has been given a chance by the handicapper and Sue Smith has her team in good heart right now so he cannot be discounted. Sycho Fred has failed to finish in two races since winning at Catterick in December and is hard to recommend in a race taken to go to Ocarina. James Ewart's gelding has been the model of consistency this term in finishing third in each of his last four starts and he looks worth one more chance in what does not look the strongest of races.