Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 16:30 Vertem Handicap1m 2f 32y

  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 19.69s
  • Off time: 16:30:19
16:30 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arc Light (IRE) 6/1
2nd Triple Eight (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 21-2 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Mean It (IRE) 36
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-7 D M Simcock G Lee 78 2/51.40
2 (1) 34286-3 YELLOW, MAROON Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves I'm Super Too (IRE) 13
Nag me
6 9-4 G A Swinbank R Winston 75 12/113.00
3 (2) 15530-8 Emerald Green, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Yellow cap Joshua The First 16
Nag me
4 8-11 K Dalgleish T Eaves 68 33/134.00
4 (7) 003138- Purple, White triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Triple Eight (IRE) 246
Nag me
5 8-11 b P A Kirby M O'connell (ex1) 68 33/134.00
5 (8) 34-507 Dark green, yellow hollow box and star on cap Morocco 15
Nag me
4 8-9 D O'Meara G Gibbons 66 20/121.00
6 (4) 537/544 Orange, black cross of lorraine, orange and grey diabolo on sleeves, orange and black striped cap Arc Light (IRE) 36
Nag me
5 8-9 T D Easterby D Fentiman 66 6/17.00
8 (3) 50-4264 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Blue Maisey 10
Nag me
5 8-7 E W Tuer R Ffrench 63 16/117.00
Non runners
7 (5)04-2317Titus Bolt (IRE)48-8J S GoldieP Mulrennan65

Verdict

MEAN IT was sent off favourite for his return to action over a mile at Windsor but found one too good. The winner had already flown by the time he found top gear and David Simcock's charge is taken to make amends over this longer trip. I'm Super Too will handle the going but today's distance may be a problem for both him and Joshua The First while Titus Bolt may have scored over track and trip last month but he's 7lb higher today and has been beaten since. Arc Light is lightly-raced for his age and looks a threat off his current mark after his close-up fourth over course and distance last time.