Newcastle

  • 17:15 ESH Group/E.B.F. Novice Stakes5f

  • Winner £4,075 2nd £1,213 3rd £606 4th £303
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 3.56s
  • Off time: 17:15:55
17:15 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Eastern Impact (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (2) 51 White, mauve chevron, mauve and white hooped cap Vine de Nada 8
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-2 M Johnston S De Sousa 15/82.88
2 (3) Tan, Red sleeves, Cream cap, Red spots Eastern Impact (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 R A Fahey T Hamilton 11/43.75
3 (1) 12 Red, Black star, White sleeves and cap M'selle (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-0 R Harris L Morris 11/43.75
4 (4) 2 Royal Blue, Orange Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap Lily Rules (IRE) 8
Nag me
2 8-9 T Coyle Barry McHugh 4/15.00

Verdict

Vine de Nada drifted badly in the closing stages at Beverley last week but just held on to defeat the re-opposing Lily Rules by a short-head. It would be no surprise if the latter improved enough to reverse running today. M'SELLE won on her racecourse debut at Lingfield in good style and ran well again when finding only the previous Brocklesby runner-up, Vodka Time, too good at Newmarket. Ron Harris' filly looks to have an easier task in this and can return to winning ways. Eastern Impact looks nothing special on breeding but his yard won this with the subsequently useful Lily's Angel in 2011 and the newcomer is worth noting in the betting.