Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 17:25 IJF John Francome President Conditional Jockeys' Novices' Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 16.10s
  • Off time: 17:25:18
17:25 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bollin Julie 4/1
2nd Heron's Mill (IRE) 13/2
3rd Highlander Ted 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
4 8/765P RED, BLACK triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Thorlak (FR) 45
Nag me
7 11-8 p1 J Ewart Craig Nichol 95 17/29.50
5 487-55U Emerald green, yellow star, emerald green sleeves, white armlets, emerald green cap, yellow star Heron's Mill (IRE) 109
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-8 p1 J Ewart Dale Irving (8) 95 13/27.50
6 088-P42 Royal blue, white hoops, yellow sleeves, royal blue diamonds Highlander Ted 32
Nag me
6 11-3 p M Walford Jake Greenall 90 11/43.75
7 334/05P Purple, Red hoops, Red cap Thurnham 79
Nag me
8 11-3 p1 W Coltherd Daragh Bourke (6) 90 28/129.00
9 7-F7321 Dark Green, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap W Six Times 45
Nag me
8 11-2 A C Whillans Mr James Cowley (5) 89 11/43.75
11 P/5-P66 Purple, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap, Grey star Master Bud 15
Nag me
9 10-10 S Corbett James Corbett (10) 83 33/134.00
12 4P05-0P White, royal blue cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap Solway Legend 24
Nag me
7 10-3 Miss L Harrison Grant Cockburn 76 25/126.00
13 8-75644 Yellow, maroon sash, Royal blue sleeves and cap Bollin Julie 24
Nag me
7 10-1 D W Whillans Callum Whillans 74 4/15.00
14 57P565 Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Mrs Grass 15
Nag me
7 10-0 J C Haynes Joe Colliver (3) 69 18/119.00
Non runners
1393189Rocky Stone (IRE)611-12D McCain JnrNon Runner99
26-7F433Generous Chief (IRE)611-10C GrantDiarmuid O'Regan97
390-74B7Kukurudu (IRE)711-8S G WestJoe Colliver95
83U6-SPFHighland Cathedral1011-2J WaltonJohn Dawson89
10P465PAllforthelove611-0N W AlexanderHarry Challoner87

Verdict

HIGHLANDER TED could be the answer to a low-key finale as he's been showing steady improvement and was only beaten a head at Musselburgh last month. Jake Greenall is among the most experienced riders in this. Generous Chief was only a length-and-a-half behind the selection at Musselburgh and is fractionally better off at the weights. The pair hold Rocky Stone on that run. W Six Times won at Ayr last month but she has 10lb more to carry here and an extra half-mile to cover. Heron's Mill started favourite at Musselburgh in December but jumped poorly and was beaten when unseating his rider - he hasn't raced since.