Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 16:50 Collingwood Insurance Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 F14P-53 Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Beneficial Reform (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 p J Ewart Dale Irving (10) 125 1001
2 061P45 Dark Blue, large Pink spots, dark green cap Douglas Julian 47
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-11 Mrs S J Smith S Byrne (3) 124 1001
3 446P52 Light blue, white braces and sleeves Railway Dillon (IRE) 47
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-9 bt D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 122 1001
4 855585 Black, Emerald Green star on body and cap, White sleeves Zitenka (IRE) 22
Nag me
11 11-6 b T D Easterby D C Costello 119 1001
5 U2143P Maroon and white diabolo, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white stars Billy Cuckoo (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 b T Coyle B J Toomey (3) 119 1001
6 633PU7 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap You Know Yourself (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-4 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 117 1001
7 4713-63 Black, yellow inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Dun Masc (IRE) 47
Nag me
8 10-8 p James Moffatt B Harding (5) 107 1001
8 41-1164 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Call Me Mulligan (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-6 b1 J Wade John Dawson (7) 105 1001

Verdict

RAILWAY DILLON was quite highly tried after his facile success at Perth a year ago and appreciated the drop in grade when runner-up here last month. He can now take advantage of a drop in the ratings though Dun Masc, who was behind him last time, was staying on strongly and will be suited by the longer trip. Billy Cuckoo was well beaten and looks held and though Beneficial Reform is slowly coming down the ratings he's still looking a few pounds high.