Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 15:20 SV Rutter Novices' Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 13.70s
  • Off time: 15:20:38
15:20 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Riskier 2/1
2nd Civil Unrest (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1P4PFP Black, red cross belts, white and black hooped sleeves, black cap, red star Civil Unrest (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 b1 J Ewart Dale Irving (10) 107 5/16.00
2 75-7808 BLACK and WHITE (halved), BLACK sleeves, WHITE armlets, BLACK cap Justjoe (IRE) 20
Nag me
7 10-12 Micky Hammond K Renwick 90 12/113.00
3 7P4231 White, Black chevron, Black and White striped sleeves, White cap, Black diamonds Lord Of Drums (IRE) 14
Nag me
7 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 98 9/43.25
4 734383 Yellow, white triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, white cap Nowurhurlin (IRE) 22
Nag me
6 10-12 p D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 110 7/24.50
5 113236 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Riskier 22
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 J Wade B Hughes 107 2/13.00

Verdict

Civil Unrest is tried in blinkers after several disappointing efforts following his victory at Musselburgh in November. LORD OF DRUMS steps up in trip after making all over 2m1f at Hexham. He wasn't stopping at the finish that day and, as a winner between the flags, should be even better over today's distance and gets the vote. Riskier was in fine shape early last summer but his recent form leaves plenty to be desired while Nowurhurlin has been well beaten in both starts over fences.