Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 18:55 Close House Supporting Children's Heart Unit Fund Handicap 1m 3y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 48.43s
  • Off time: 18:56:26
18:55 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wiseman's Diamond (USA) 9/2
2nd Christmas Carnival 4/1
3rd Nolecce 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (10) 4-59000 Orange, Emerald Green sleeves, Orange armlets, quartered cap Christmas Carnival 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-11 M W Easterby G Gibbons 69 4/15.00
3 (7) 0/54765- Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves, black cap, white star Makbullet 224
Nag me
4 9-7 M Smith T Hamilton 65 16/117.00
4 (2) 04-4155 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Muwalla 21
Nag me
4 9-7 C Grant P Hanagan 65 4/15.00
5 (6) 220062 Red, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue stars Nolecce 15
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-6 p R C Guest R Lucey-Butler (3) 64 9/25.50
6 (9) 12/047-0 Black, Red star, Red sleeves, Black armlets, Red cap Penton Hook 25
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 F P Murtagh G Whillans (5) 62 25/126.00
7 (5) 4314 White, royal blue star, white and black striped sleeves, white cap, black star Thatcherite (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-4 t T Coyle Steven Craine 68 5/16.00
8 (1) 214407 Brown, orange hoop, sleeves and cap Classic Descent 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 bt Mrs R Carr Freddie Tylicki 58 25/126.00
9 (8) 835182 Black and Pink diamonds, hooped sleeves Wiseman's Diamond (USA) 30
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 b P T Midgley R Kennemore 58 9/25.50
10 (3) 5943-5 Dark Blue, Pink chevron, diamonds on sleeves, Pink cap Ad Value (IRE) 136
Nag me
3 8-2 G A Swinbank F Norton 52 10/111.00
Non runners
1 (4)832673Ginger Grey (IRE)49-12D O'MearaD Tudhope70

Verdict

Nolecce went close in an amateurs' race at Beverley earlier this month and shouldn't be far away again, while Wiseman's Diamond has been sent off favourite in both starts since scoring at Ripon and is probably still on a decent mark. Ginger Grey is often thereabouts and Thatcherite won at Thirsk last month, though looked far from straightforward when only fourth at Redcar next time. MUWALLA generally competes over further but there should be plenty of pace on in this and Chris Grant's gelding did win over 1m1f at Wolverhampton last year. He gets a tentative vote in a race that probably won't take much winning.