Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 15:10 John Smith's Northumberland Plate Heritage Handicap2m 19y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 45.10s
  • Off time: 15:12:20
15:10 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Som Tala 16/1
2nd Wells Lyrical (IRE) 15/2
3rd Friston Forest (IRE) 14/1
4th Hendersyde (USA) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 1311-12 Royal blue Friston Forest (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-10 Saeed bin Suroor N Callan 108 14/115.00
2 (1) 32-2335 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap The Betchworth Kid 30
Nag me
4 9-2 M L W Bell Jamie Kyne (5) 102 17/29.50
3 (19) 6716-29 Yellow, Black spots, Yellow sleeves and cap Mischief Making (USA) 37
Nag me
4 9-2 E A L Dunlop T G McLaughlin 100 33/134.00
4 (13) 15700-2 Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap Ajaan 52
Nag me
5 9-1 b Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 100 13/27.50
5 (18) 12951-3 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Meshtri (IRE) 91
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-0 M A Jarvis P Robinson 98 11/112.00
6 (8) 21105-1 Black, White epaulets, striped sleeves Hits Only Vic (USA) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 D Carroll D Nolan 94 8/19.00
9 (22) 21210-4 Orange, Black stars, halved sleeves Electrolyser (IRE) 43
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-11 C G Cox P Mulrennan 95 12/113.00
10 (10) 4217-70 Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Valentino Rossi (BRZ) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-10 b1 A G Foster Greg Fairley 94 40/141.00
11 (17) 290-630 DARK GREEN and ORANGE (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Carte Diamond (USA) 52
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-10 B Ellison P Makin 94 40/141.00
13 (7) 7119-19 Yellow, Black hoop, Black Sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, black star Keenes Day (FR) 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-9 M Johnston J Fanning 93 10/111.00
14 (20) 882412 Purple, Gold chevron hoop, Red, Purple and Gold hooped sleeves, Purple cap, Gold stars Record Breaker (IRE) 7 (ex5)
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5 8-9 b M Johnston R Ffrench 100 12/113.00
15 (4) 3250-05 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Som Tala 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-8 M R Channon A Culhane 92 16/117.00
16 (2) 33111-2 Pink, White star, White sleeves, Pink stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Wells Lyrical (IRE) 63
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4 8-7 B Smart T Eaves 91 15/28.50
17 (12) 62-0033 Dark Green and Orange check, White sleeves and cap Tilt 28
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7 8-7 B Ellison P Hanagan 90 14/115.00
18 (5) 3312-11 Emerald Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves and cap Hendersyde (USA) 35
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4 8-6 t W R Swinburn S W Kelly 88 10/111.00
19 (16) 21-62 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Meethaaq (USA) 28
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4 8-6 Sir Michael Stoute T P O'Shea 89 16/117.00
20 (14) 0-63335 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Buddhist Monk 28
Nag me
4 8-6 t1 Ian Williams Adrian Nicholls 84 50/151.00
Non runners
7 (6)0626-14Desert Sea (IRE)68-13D W P ArbuthnotMartin Dwyer98
8 (21)566-111Judgethemoment (USA)48-12Jane Chapple-HyamR Hughes91
12 (9)3/1-32Speed Ticket58-9Mrs J HarringtonK Latham93

Verdict

History suggests that those carrying nine stone and above are up against it which counts against some of the fancied runners although it wouldn't pay to be too dogmatic about the odd pound. SPEED TICKET makes a good deal of appeal with Keenes Day and Hendersyde keeping him company on the short-list. Friston Forest, Ajaan and Meshtri all have claims but could be stopped by the weight that they have to carry whilst Judgethemoment has been done no favours by the draw and looks worth opposing under a penalty following a tough race at Ascot. Keenes Day was behind that day but he travelled strongly and looked the likely winner in the straight before his stamina gave way. He wasn't given too hard a time when his chance had gone and he should finish closer this time around. Electrolyser is a potential improver now stepped up in trip whilst Hits Only Vic is only 4lbs higher than when winning at Haydock and should make his presence felt. Meethaq is interesting but far from certain to stay this far unlike Hendersyde and Speed Ticket who can boast similar profiles. Hendersyde is unbeaten this season and appeals as a horse to keep on side; he's been raised 7lbs for his Newmarket success but is heading in the right direction and ticks plenty of boxes. The selection has had just four career starts and has to prove his stamina but he's a son of Galileo out of a Kendor mare so could well find considerable improvement for the longer trip. He caught the eye on debut for Luca Cumani before winning his maiden and then joining his current yard. He had just the one start over hurdles before making the frame in competitive handicaps at Leopardstown and the Curragh which proves that he can handle the hurly burly of a big field. The quicker ground will also suit and Speed Ticket is taken to keep the trophy in Ireland for another year.