Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 18:25 Newcastle Falcons RDA Handicap1m 4f 93y

  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 41.59s
  • Off time: 18:25:39
18:25 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st A Star In My Eye (IRE) 5/1
2nd Cloud Monkey (IRE) 7/1
3rd Testa Rossa 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 50-6463 Black, Yellow disc, hooped sleeves and cap Art Scholar (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-7 M Appleby Alistair Rawlinson (5) 79 11/26.50
3 (12) 166836 Light blue, dark blue seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Love Marmalade (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 A C Whillans D Nolan 77 13/27.50
4 (5) 313574 Yellow, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Ex Oriente (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 S C Williams A Mullen 76 7/18.00
5 (1) 71-0303 Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap A Star In My Eye (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 K A Ryan B McHugh 76 5/16.00
7 (3) 707-156 Orange, Purple sash, White sleeves, White cap, Purple spots Arthurs Secret 70
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 b J J Quinn I J Brennan 71 7/18.00
8 (11) 073358 Grey, large Purple spots, Purple cap Cloud Monkey (IRE) 20
Nag me
4 8-10 h M Todhunter G Lee 68 7/18.00
9 (7) 754144 Dark Green, Orange chevron, Orange sleeves, Black armlets, Orange cap Madrasa (IRE) 15
Nag me
6 8-8 K G Reveley A Elliott 66 12/113.00
10 (8) 690-687 Red, dark blue disc and sleeves It's A Mans World 11
Nag me
8 8-7 B Ellison P Pickard 65 18/119.00
11 (10) 347364 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap Royal Straight 14
Nag me
9 8-6 t Miss L A Perratt Samantha Bell (5) 64 16/117.00
12 (6) 3-36142 Light Blue and Yellow check, Red sleeves and cap Testa Rossa 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-2 J S Goldie R Ffrench 59 7/18.00
Non runners
2 (4)3/414-06Chevalgris49-6G A SwinbankNeil Farley78
6 (2)064110El Bravo89-1S A HarrisJason Hart73

Verdict

Art Scholar is 14lb lower than when he landed the November Handicap in 2012 but Mick Appleby's gelding was well held on his most recent start at Ayr and he remains best watched at present. Jim Goldie has a history of finding improvement from horses that have lost their way at other yards and TESTA ROSSA (NAP) could be up to winning this. A winner of a handicap at Ayr on his second start for his new handler, he is only 4lb higher today. Royal Straight hasn't got his head in front for a while, though he coped well with a step up in trip at Musselburgh. It's A Mans World is a solid performer over hurdles and, while he's been well beaten on his most recent forays onto the Flat, should be noted in the market. Madrasa has become much more consistent for the application of headgear and Keith Reveley's gelding is also entitled to go close.