Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 14:30 John Smith's / E.B.F. Maiden Stakes5f

  • Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 4.65s
  • Off time: 14:30:37
14:30 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ichimoku 10/1
2nd Spirit Of Parkes 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 83 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Assembly 7
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 W J Haggas G Lee 8/131.62
2 (3) 079-53 White, royal blue cross belts, royal blue and white hooped sleeves and cap Ichimoku 18
Nag me
3 9-5 t B Smart T Eaves 49 10/111.00
4 (5) 7 Light Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, White cap, Red spots Spirit Of Parkes 39
Nag me
3 9-5 E J Alston R Winston 14/115.00
5 (1) 36-3734 Dark Blue, White hoops, striped sleeves, Red cap Teetotal (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-5 N Tinkler P Mulrennan 61 3/14.00
6 (7) 9 Yellow, Royal Blue triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Yellow cap, Royal Blue diamonds The Nifty Blaze 31
Nag me
3 9-5 T D Easterby D Fentiman 12/113.00
7 (2) 50557-0 Light Blue and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue and Maroon hooped cap Sound Affects 19
Nag me
3 9-0 A D Brown D Swift 43 100/1101.00
Non runners
3 (4)3Sixty Minutes39-5D H BrownNon Runner

Verdict

Today's likely soft going is an unknown factor for most of these with the exception of Teetotal but even he would prefer a faster surface. A chance is taken that the slow ground will help the chances of ASSEMBLY as he drops back from 7f after a third at Beverley last week and he gets the vote. The Nifty Blaze should also finish closer with a debut at Thirsk under his belt and there was some cut in the ground when Ichimoku finished third at Musselburgh last time, although he never threatened the winner. The remainder are harder to fancy on what little they've shown so far.