Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 19:25 Deloitte Gosforth Park Cup 5f

  • Winner £9,222 2nd £2,762 3rd £1,381 4th £691
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.30s
  • Off time: 19:26:02
19:25 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ancient Cross 11/1
2nd Noodles Blue Boy 12/1
3rd Verinco 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 25-3173 Mauve, Maroon chevrons, hooped cap Ancient Cross 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-11 t M W Easterby G Gibbons 95 11/112.00
2 (10) 90-4402 White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Confessional 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-9 e T D Easterby R Winston 93 8/19.00
3 (9) 602972 Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap Silaah 41
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-9 v1 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 93 11/112.00
5 (1) 4427-36 LIGHT BLUE and WHITE check, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Racy 20
Nag me
4 9-6 K A Ryan P Makin 90 6/17.00
6 (3) 0-03112 YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Solemn 12
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 b J M Bradley L P Keniry 89 20/121.00
7 (4) 541626 Black, White hoops, Royal Blue cap, White star Cape Vale (IRE) 20
Nag me
6 9-4 D Nicholls A Mullen 88 25/126.00
8 (5) 9-41192 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Mon Brav 12
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 B Ellison D Swift (5) 85 4/15.00
9 (7) 14-0532 White, Red diamond, chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Red diamond Noodles Blue Boy 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 Ollie Pears T P Queally 84 12/113.00
10 (6) 130-059 Red, Black star, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap, Black star Hazelrigg (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 be T D Easterby D Allan 84 11/112.00
11 (12) 921223 Dark Blue, Yellow hoops, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Verinco 8
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 v B Smart T Eaves 83 12/113.00
12 (2) 7-97632 Maroon, light blue braces Ballista (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 Tom Dascombe R Kennemore 88 10/111.00
13 (8) 70-4379 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Jamesway (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 R A Fahey P Hanagan 88 6/17.00
Non runners
4 (13)11118-0Perfect Blossom49-7K A RyanAmy Ryan91

Verdict

Three-year-olds have a poor record in this competitive sprint so last Saturday's Newmarket runner-up Ballista is probably worth opposing here. Dandy Nicholls has won this twice in the last five years and relies on Thirsk second Silaah and Cape Vale today, while Kevin Ryan has entered both Perfect Blossom and Racy. Tim Easterby is also dually represented with Confessional, runner-up to last year's winner Captain Dunne at Epsom earlier this month, preferred to the enigmatic Hazelrigg but it may be worth giving another chance to NOODLES BLUE BOY. Ollie Pears' five-year-old has been beaten three times over 6f this season but it could be a fast-run 5f will suit him better and tonight's easier going is also in his favour. Mon Brav and Verinco have both been in good form this year and should also be pressing for a place again but Ancient Cross may have too much weight at present and this may be too hot for Solemn.