Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 14:15 Happy Birthday Gemma Findlay Mares' Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 11.00s
  • Off time: 14:20:10
14:15 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sparkling Hand 8/1
2nd Nautical Twilight 15/2
3rd Chasse En Mer (FR) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21508U Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Overpriced 58
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 t M A Barnes S Mulqueen (7) 117 15/28.50
2 312746 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Cool Baranca (GER) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-11 Mrs Dianne Sayer Emma Sayer (5) 116 7/24.50
3 5/87-1P5 Pink, Dark Green epaulets and armlets, Dark Green cap, Pink spots The Flaming Matron (IRE) 13
Nag me
7 11-0 t N W Alexander Diarmuid O'Regan (7) 105 9/25.50
4 312 Royal Blue, Emerald Green disc, quartered cap Chasse En Mer (FR) 57
Nag me
3 10-10 Mrs Caroline Bailey D C Costello 114 11/43.75
5 P14P-78 Black and White stripes, Light Blue sleeves and cap Sparkling Hand 17
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-6 p P Atkinson Henry Brooke 97 8/19.00
6 43 Light Blue, Dark Blue triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Nautical Twilight 25
Nag me
3 10-1 J M Jefferson B Hughes 105 15/28.50
7 31P Dark Blue, Dark Blue cap, Pink spots Hi Candy (IRE) 84
Nag me
3 10-0 B Haslam Mr Ryan D Clark (7) 102 10/111.00
8 1P8P-7P Dark Blue, White cross belts and armlets Flogarose (FR) 63
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-0 Mrs L B Normile Grant Cockburn (7) 86 14/115.00

Verdict

Cool Baranca has cut little ice in handicaps of late though this looks an easier assignment. The Flaming Matron has failed to figure in a couple of outings since landing a maiden hurdle but Nautical Twilight ran well on her penultimate start and is worth a second glance if the betting speaks in her favour. Hi Candy won a juvenile event at Carlisle in August but it all went wrong at Market Rasen last time where she was pulled up. CHASSE EN MER's dam is a half-sister to Gold Cup hero Long Run and she won over timber in France before joining Caroline Bailey. After going close at Fakenham in October, she gets the vote in this.