Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 18:05 Betfred On 0800 221 221 Classified Stakes7f

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 32.11s
  • Off time: 18:05:14
18:05 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Unknown Villain (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 0414-02 Red, royal blue stars, halved sleeves and star on cap Exzachary 10
Nag me
3 9-0 h J Hughes D Tudhope 73 4/15.00
2 (2) 42-21 Royal blue, white cross belts, emerald green sleeves and cap Floating Along (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 9-0 W J Haggas P Makin 75 11/82.38
3 (3) 4434- Dark blue and white check, white sleeves, dark blue spots Mishaal (IRE) 271
Nag me
3 9-0 M Herrington Lee Topliss 75 11/112.00
4 (1) 41-40 Purple, grey hoops, white sleeves Unknown Villain (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 Tom Dascombe G Gibbons 75 13/82.62

Verdict

Just four to head to post for the opener and FLOATING ALONG looks to have been found a suitable opportunity by William Haggas to add to her tally. The daughter of Oasis Dream had to wait until her fourth race to break her maiden but she'd come up against some decent opposition previously, and those that availed themselves of the short odds about her at Newbury were never given any moments of concern. Unknown Villain appears to be the potential fly in the ointment as Tom Dascombe's charge takes a drop in class having campaigned in handicaps at York and Sandown. Exzachary is very much an unknown on this surface whilst Mishaal, who was fourth to Baltic Knight in a maiden at Kempton last year, is probably best watched on a first start for Michael Herrington.