Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 15:30 Matalan Handicap6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.14s
  • Off time: 15:30:30
15:30 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Golden Shaheen (IRE) 10/1
2nd Colonel Mak 13/2
3rd Walvis Bay (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 112-20 Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Coolminx (IRE) 42
Nag me
3 9-7 R A Fahey B McHugh (3) 90 13/27.50
2 (4) 488-135 Red, Red cap, White spots Little Scotland 19
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 R A Fahey T Hamilton 85 15/28.50
3 (10) 5-04977 Black, pink triple diamond and sleeves Colonel Mak 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 T D Barron S W Kelly 85 13/27.50
4 (5) 516-635 Dark Blue and Orange (quartered), Orange sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Orange cap, Dark Blue star Walvis Bay (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 T P Tate M Fenton 80 6/17.00
5 (8) 201-898 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Golden Shaheen (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 8-11 b M Johnston A Elliott 80 10/111.00
8 (9) 221246 Beige, Royal blue chevrons, beige sleeves, Royal blue cap Flaneur 19
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-10 b T D Easterby D Allan 79 11/26.50
9 (2) 802281 Yellow, dark blue star, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap, dark blue star Besty 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-8 B Smart T Eaves 77 6/17.00
10 (12) 43-1155 Purple, Mauve chevron, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Timeless Elegance (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 J Howard Johnson P Mulrennan 76 20/121.00
11 (7) 1471-50 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap My One Weakness (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-3 B Ellison Ian Burns (7) 72 8/19.00
12 (3) 465221 Royal blue, royal blue and light blue check sleeves Vito Volterra (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-3 Michael Smith Paul Eddery 72 8/19.00
Non runners
6 (1)0-31572Ginger Ted (IRE)38-11R C GuestAndrew Heffernan80
7 (11)4202-6Paradise Spectre38-11J R WeymesJ-P Guillambert80

Verdict

Vito Volterra was an easy enough winner last time out to suggest he can follow up under a revised mark but the ground seems to be turning against him and although fellow last time out winner Betsy will handle these conditions GINGER TED looks better treated and will like the cut in the ground and is given the vote in a tight handicap. With a good strike rate over this trip the selection was held less than a length off this rating last time out and with his best coming in similar conditions his chance is clear. Vito Volterra scored by just over three lengths on fast ground at Pontefract on his last run so while he should be capable of overcoming the disadvantage of having extra weight to carry the ground might be a little soft for him. Betsy has won in similar conditions and looks one of the more likely after a game performance to score last time but is now off a career high mark while Little Scotland is from a yard in form and should go better than on his first couple of handicap runs with some weight removed. A wide open contest but Ginger Ted's soft ground form gives him the nod.