Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 15:30 John Smith's Extra Smooth Handicap 1m 3y

  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.84s
  • Off time: 15:30:43
15:30 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st= Jupiter Fidius 7/1
2nd= Rasselas (IRE) 15/2
3rd= Remember Rocky 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 937-161 Purple, Yellow chevron, sleeves and star on cap Downtown Boy (IRE) 29
Nag me
5 9-7 p R Craggs George Chaloner (5) 58 7/18.00
2 (16) 5593-55 Beige, Brown seams, armlets and cap Jupiter Fidius 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-6 b1 Mrs K Tutty Gemma Tutty (7) 57 7/18.00
3 (5) 044-903 PINK and PURPLE diamonds, PINK sleeves and cap The Blue Banana (IRE) 10
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4 9-5 b E W Tuer P Mulrennan 56 11/26.50
4 (3) 0574-06 Pink, light blue sleeves, pink armlets Garzoni 13
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4 9-4 bet T D Easterby G Gibbons 55 8/19.00
5 (1) 100-557 White, black stripe, armlets and diamond on cap Rasselas (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 p1 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 55 15/28.50
6 (2) 4398-00 White, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White and Dark Blue striped cap District Attorney (IRE) 26
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4 9-4 C W Fairhurst D Fentiman 55 33/134.00
7 (10) 47280-0 Black and red check, black sleeves, red stars Tukitinyasok (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-3 p C A Mulhall T Eaves 54 33/134.00
8 (12) 7684-79 Emerald Green, Black hoops and armlets, striped cap Regal Acclaim (IRE) 29
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4 9-2 I W McInnes D Swift 53 14/115.00
9 (14) 590- Royal Blue, Light Green stars on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Light Green star Tenacity 253
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4 9-1 Mrs K Tutty R Winston 52 16/117.00
11 (8) 408492- Black, large white spots, white sleeves, red armlets, red and white hooped cap Maggie Mey (IRE) 220
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5 8-13 L A Mullaney G Lee 50 8/19.00
12 (6) 6028-49 Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Yellow cap, Red star Remember Rocky 26
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 p Mrs L B Normile Raul Da Silva (3) 49 8/19.00
13 (15) 5503 Black, orange hoop and armlets, quartered cap Lil Sophella (IRE) 11
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4 8-11 P Holmes P Aspell 48 20/121.00
14 (9) 384341 Dark blue, grey epaulets, grey cap Monsieur Pontaven 22
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6 8-11 b R Bastiman Gary Mahon (7) 48 17/29.50
16 (11) 500487- Royal blue, red and white check sleeves and cap Naafetha (IRE) 168
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5 8-8 I Semple J Fanning 45 40/141.00
Non runners
10 (4)44-4956Sir George (IRE)89-0Suzzanne FranceJacob Butterfield51
15 (7)9/697-5Heart Beat Song58-8R FordVictor Santos45

Verdict

Downtown Boy has been in winning form on the Polytrack but is up another 5lb for last month's victory at Wolverhampton. Monsieur Pontaven also scored at the same track last time but that was his first win since 2011 and he'll do well to follow-up. The Blue Banana hinted at a return to form when third at Thirsk recently and Garzoni has a shout on his best form but a chance is taken on JUPITER FIDIUS. He went close in testing ground at Ayr in November and an apprentice's allowance may just give him the edge in this.