Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 15:45 S.V. Rutter Ltd Best Wishes For 2012 Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £1,772 2nd £524 3rd £262 4th £131
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 42.90s
  • Off time: 15:45:53
15:45 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tipsy Dara (IRE) 16/1
2nd Shadow Boxer 11/8
3rd Fog Patches (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 23-8565 DARK BLUE and RED (halved), RED sleeves and cap Fog Patches (IRE) 71
Nag me
6 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 95 4/15.00
2 139-978 Maroon, Yellow Cross of Lorraine and star on cap Ice Image (IRE) 51
Nag me
10 11-6 t G A Charlton Alistair Findlay (7) 89 33/134.00
3 65615P/ Light Blue, Dark Blue chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue spots, White cap, Dark Blue star Toy Gun (IRE) 690
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-3 F P Murtagh B Harding 86 16/117.00
4 RP4P-P1 Red, Yellow diamond on body and cap, Red sleeves, Yellow stars Celian (FR) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-1 p M Todhunter J Reveley 84 3/14.00
5 97/P56-1 Black, White Stars, Black Cap Shadow Boxer 19
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-0 D W Whillans Callum Whillans (7) 83 11/82.38
6 000-034 Pink, Light Blue sash, Light Blue cap Chargen (IRE) 70
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9 10-11 K M Prendergast T Messenger 80 25/126.00
7 75/5-7P8 Dark Blue, Emerald Green hoop and armlets, check cap Tipsy Dara (IRE) 241
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8 10-10 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (5) 79 16/117.00
8 07-964U Black and orange check, striped sleeves, quartered cap Man Of Principles (IRE) 19
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9 10-7 v W Coltherd Ryan Mania 76 25/126.00
9 UF68-P2 Purple, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap, Grey star Claresburn 37
Nag me
8 10-2 S Corbett Mr Jakub Kocman (7) 71 20/121.00

Verdict

A trappy affair with question marks against the majority, especially those with better recent form. Celian, a Hexham winner last month, is almost impossible to predict while being perfectly capable of scoring here if on a going day. Similarly, SHADOW BOXER, a C&D winner earlier this month, may possibly bounce as that was a first outing for over ten months. However, he did get the job done really well that day and clearly has scope for improvement as that success arrived on his chasing debut. Keep an eye on Claresburn as she delivered a sound effort when second to Soul Angel at Musselburgh in December. That was her first run since April 2009 and she could get involved if coming out of that very belated reappearance in good shape.