Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 12:40 Pin Point Health & Social Care Beginners' Chase3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 27.90s
  • Off time: 12:40:27
12:40 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Swatow Typhoon (IRE) 4/6
2nd War On (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-2P132 Red, Black chevrons, Grey sleeves, Red cap Ballyben (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7) 15/82.88
2 2/1111-3 Yellow, red hooped sleeves Swatow Typhoon (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 p1 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 128 4/61.67
3 1P8-P43 Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves War On (IRE) 36
Nag me
6 11-0 C Grant B Hughes 110 10/111.00
4 5/65-845 Orange, royal blue star, black and white striped sleeves and cap Yukon Delta (IRE) 20
Nag me
6 11-0 R Johnson K Johnson 50/151.00
5 3-7P449 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved), halved sleeves, quartered cap Harrys Whim 22
Nag me
8 10-7 t1 M A Barnes S Mulqueen (7) 62 40/141.00

Verdict

SWATOW TYPHOON is rated much higher over hurdles than today's rivals and made a promising start to chasing with a third at Bangor to the progressive Mendip Express. Donald McCain's charge is fancied to open his account over fences in this. Maiden hurdle winner, Ballyben, is related to winning chasers and may prove too good for War On on his first start over fences. The latter was still beaten a long way when third over 2m4f here last time while the remaining pair look up against it on the little they've shown so far.