Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 14:55 Betfred Eider 4m 1f

  • Winner £37,140 2nd £11,028 3rd £5,514 4th £2,748
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places home straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 9m 15.56s
  • Off time: 14:55:22
14:55 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wyck Hill (IRE) 9/1
2nd Smoking Aces (IRE) 6/1
3rd Ballypatrick (IRE) 10/1
4th Safran De Cotte (FR) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 25P434 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Junior 21
Nag meCourse Winner
11 11-12 b D Pipe Mikey Ennis (7) 145 16/117.00
2 PP-P151 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Relax (FR) 21
Nag me
9 11-6 Miss V Williams Callum Whillans (5) 139 10/111.00
3 U0F311 Yellow and White check, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Sun Cloud (IRE) 44
Nag me
7 11-2 J M Jefferson B Hughes 135 11/112.00
4 103-99P Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Wyck Hill (IRE) 56
Nag me
10 11-0 t1 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 133 9/110.00
5 110-617 Dark blue, beige stripe and armlets, hooped cap Chavoy (FR) 7
Nag me
9 10-11 t Rebecca Menzies Tony Kelly (3) 130 33/134.00
6 124328 Light Green and Brown stripes, Light Green sleeves and cap Seven Woods (IRE) 29
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8 10-9 t T R George A P Cawley 128 16/117.00
7 2-1F313 Dark blue, yellow seams, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, dark blue cap, yellow star Financial Climate (IRE) 38
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-7 O Sherwood Thomas Garner (5) 126 11/112.00
8 11-3114 Yellow, red hooped sleeves Swatow Typhoon (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 10-5 b1 D McCain Jnr Brian Harding 124 14/115.00
9 11P-3P6 Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Safran De Cotte (FR) 42
Nag me
8 10-3 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 122 7/18.00
10 64/2-623 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Smoking Aces (IRE) 21
Nag me
10 10-3 b Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 122 6/17.00
11 21-U4P3 Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Ballypatrick (IRE) 52
Nag me
8 10-3 M R Channon G Sheehan (3) 122 10/111.00
12 227913 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, Brown and Light Blue striped sleeves, Light Blue cap, Brown star Royale Knight 42
Nag me
8 10-3 Dr R D P Newland Joshua Moore (3) 122 9/110.00
13 8-P078P ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Tarquinius (FR) 30
Nag me
11 10-1 pt G Elliott K Renwick 120 25/126.00
14 355-754 White, Maroon star, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Our Island (IRE) 52
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9 10-0 p Tim Vaughan D C Costello 117 9/110.00
15 PP-2121 Royal blue and purple check, purple and royal blue check sleeves and cap Presented (IRE) 30
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-0 p B Ellison Harry Challoner (5) 111 20/121.00
16 8-P4323 Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves War On (IRE) 49
Nag me
7 10-0 C Grant Diarmuid O'Regan (7) 107 25/126.00

Verdict

The bottom three race from out of the weights with Our Island preferred on last month's fourth at Cheltenham. Ballypatrick finished ahead of the latter last time and makes more appeal than Royale Knight, upped 10lb for winning over 4m at Kelso in December. Relax contributed to his stable's fine form with a win at Sandown three weeks ago and has leading claims, while Sun Cloud also arrives in great heart but has a 12lb hike to contend with after scoring easily at Catterick last time. Financial Climate is another needing to improve off his current mark, but there should be more to come from novice chase winner Swatow Typhoon. Junior last won in 2012 though he's slipped 10lb down the weights since. He finished six lengths behind third-placed SMOKING ACES at Ffos Las recently and with a conditional's 5lb claim helping his cause, Jonjo O'Neill's charge gets the vote to come good in this.