Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 17:15 Gosforth Decorating & Building Services Handicap 1m 3y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.02s
  • Off time: 17:15:23
17:15 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saving Grace 14/1
2nd Mohawk Ridge 3/1
3rd Louisiade (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 024475- Purple, pink triple diamond, white sleeves, pink cap Indian Violet (IRE) 210
Nag me
4 9-4 D Thompson D T Da Silva (7) 65 12/113.00
2 (2) 41538-6 YELLOW, BLACK chevrons, WHITE sleeves, BLACK stars, WHITE cap, BLACK stars Mohawk Ridge 19
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 M Dods P Makin 64 3/14.00
3 (5) 24070-6 Yellow, Red sleeves, White spots and spots on cap Fortunate Bid (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 Mrs L Stubbs R Ffrench 63 6/17.00
4 (3) 307480- Royal Blue and Emerald Green check, Royal Blue sleeves, Emerald Green armlets Hansomis (IRE) 195
Nag me
6 8-13 B Mactaggart P Hanagan 60 14/115.00
5 (4) 881406 Yellow, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap, Green stripe Rub of The Relic (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 be P T Midgley P Pickard (5) 58 17/29.50
6 (9) 45098-3 Black, Yellow inverted triangle and sleeves, quartered cap Cigalas 17
Nag me
5 8-11 Mrs J C McGregor P Donaghy (5) 58 11/112.00
7 (1) 626-326 Maroon, White hoops and armlets Fitzolini 46
Nag me
4 8-9 p A D Brown G Gibbons 56 8/19.00
8 (10) 141036 Dark Blue, Emerald Green hoop, Emerald Green sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Emerald Green cap Positivity 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-7 p B Smart T Eaves 54 14/115.00
9 (11) 35257-8 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Carragold 104
Nag me
4 8-7 M Brittain D Allan 54 8/19.00
10 (6) 08-5728 Royal Blue and Red stripes, Red sleeves and cap Saving Grace 19
Nag me
4 8-4 E J Alston D Fentiman 48 14/115.00
11 (7) 323630 White, Black disc, Black and White halved sleeves, Black cap Louisiade (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-4 p R C Guest F Norton 47 11/112.00

Verdict

A very winnable race and the vote goes to LOUISIADE ahead of Cigalas and Indian Violet. Richard Guest's Tagula gelding has had a busy and consistent time of things of late and he may appreciate a return to the turf in order to get his head back in front. His mark of 47 should be no stumbling block and with Franny Norton back in the saddle he is given the nod. This better ground may suit Saving Grace, the drop in trip will suit Carragold with David Allan a good jockey booking, whilst Positivity is just 1lb higher than his last winning mark. The drop back in trip will suit Fitzolini whilst Cigalas shaped with promise at Musselburgh on his reappearance and he looks handicapped to strike. The same applies to Fortunate Bid and along with Hansomis and Rub Of The Relic they are yet more to consider, however preference is for Louisiade.