Newcastle

  • 15:50 John Smith's Northumberland Plate 2m 19y

  • Winner £86,226 2nd £25,956 3rd £12,978 4th £6,468
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 28.96s
  • Off time: 15:54:22
15:50 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Angel Gabrial (IRE) 4/1
2nd Suegioo (FR) 12/1
3rd Repeater 28/1
4th Noble Silk 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 016-376 Royal Blue, White spots, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets and spots on White cap Oriental Fox (GER) 9
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6 9-10 M Johnston J Fanning 105 8/19.00
2 (8) 364-506 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Repeater 28
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5 9-7 h D O'Meara Sam James (3) 102 28/129.00
3 (18) 451-440 Maroon, white star and sleeves, hooped cap Sir Ector (USA) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-6 J J Lambe G Lee 101 22/123.00
5 (10) 4252-31 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Suegioo (FR) 52
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5 9-4 p M Botti Martin Harley 99 12/113.00
6 (16) 211151- RED, PURPLE sleeves, RED armlets, BLACK cap, YELLOW star Big Thunder 274
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4 9-3 Sir Mark Prescott L Morris 98 14/115.00
7 (19) 4/21838- Grey, pink cross belts Boite (IRE) 352
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4 9-2 P W Chapple-Hyam Jordan Nason (7) 97 40/141.00
8 (11) 72230/2 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Lucky Bridle (IRE) 36
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5 9-2 h W P Mullins P Hanagan 97 8/19.00
9 (17) 32/245-3 Pink, White sleeves Tropical Beat 42
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6 9-2 D O'Meara S De Sousa 97 14/115.00
10 (1) 06-4412 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Angel Gabrial (IRE) 52
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5 9-1 R A Fahey George Chaloner (3) 96 4/15.00
11 (13) 347650/ DARK GREEN and ORANGE (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Buthelezi (USA) 78
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6 9-0 t1 B Ellison T Eaves 95 33/134.00
12 (15) 60-2241 Light blue and dark blue (quartered), light blue sleeves, dark blue spots, light blue cap Noble Silk 35
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5 9-0 p Mrs L Wadham P Mulrennan 95 14/115.00
13 (22) 355-151 Dark Blue, Gold hoops, White sleeves and cap Van Percy 42
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4 9-0 h A M Balding Oisin Murphy (3) 95 9/110.00
14 (9) 116-088 Beige, dark blue cross of lorraine and sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Dark Crusader (IRE) 36
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4 9-0 A J Martin D Sweeney 95 9/110.00
15 (6) 1/100-90 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Ardlui (IRE) 43
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6 8-10 b T D Easterby D Allan 91 20/121.00
16 (5) 146-659 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Glenard 35
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4 8-10 C Hills Graham Gibbons 91 18/119.00
17 (14) 02627-0 Red, black triple diamond, striped sleeves, hooped cap Mawaqeet (USA) 15
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5 8-10 p1 D McCain Jnr P McDonald 91 33/134.00
18 (20) 5/21-0 Beige, grey epaulets Agreement (IRE) 11
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4 8-10 p1 J J Quinn I J Brennan (3) 91 66/167.00
19 (12) 7/016-31 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Totalize 15 (ex5)
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5 8-10 B Ellison R Winston 86 9/110.00
20 (21) 3242-00 Orange, Dark Blue armlets Waterclock (IRE) 11
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5 8-9 p Jedd O'Keeffe R Kennemore 90 66/167.00
Non runners
4 (2)1160-92Nearly Caught (IRE)49-5H MorrisonAdrian Nicholls100

Verdict

Winner Suegioo, second Angel Gabrial and fifth Glenard renew Chester Cup rivalry with Marco Botti's five-year-old bidding to do the double achieved by Ile De Re in 2012. But there shouldn't be much to choose between the first two on the revised terms and in-form Van Percy also enters calculations, though he'll have to break smartly to get a good position at the first bend from stall 22. Tony Martin trained the winner in 2008 and sends over Dark Crusader while Willie Mullins runs Cork second Lucky Bridle. Sir Ector completes the Irish challenge but he has plenty of weight. Noble Silk beat NEARLY CAUGHT at Haydock last month but the runner-up left his effort too late and is better off at the weights here. Hughie Morrison's stayer has been tried in group races so is clearly well regarded and could be good enough to land this off his current mark. Oriental Fox was sixth in the Ascot Gold Cup but this may come too soon and it's asking a lot of the prolific Big Thunder to win a race like this on his reappearance.