Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 15:15 Betfred World Cup Double Delight Handicap7f

  • Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.57s
  • Off time: 15:15:37
15:15 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Almargo (IRE) 11/2
2nd Royal Rascal 14/1
3rd Foxtrot Romeo (IRE) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 101-632 Royal blue My Freedom (IRE) 121
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 10-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 104 5/16.00
2 (11) 0-71114 Dark blue, white disc, hooped sleeves, white cap Victoire De Lyphar (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-6 e Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 96 17/29.50
3 (10) 09-6526 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Royal Rascal 15
Nag me
4 9-4 T D Easterby D Allan 94 14/115.00
4 (2) 074881 Orange, emerald green stars on sleeves Clockmaker (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-4 h C R Dore P Mulrennan 94 14/115.00
5 (12) 347-783 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Cosmic Chatter 24
Nag me
4 9-3 T D Barron G Gibbons 93 12/113.00
6 (9) 0-02532 Brown, Brown cap, Beige star Dream Walker (FR) 30
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-1 B Ellison Oisin Murphy (3) 91 5/16.00
7 (7) 2505-89 White, dark green braces, dark green cap Smarty Socks (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
10 9-1 D O'Meara Sam James (3) 91 16/117.00
8 (3) 09-0652 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Foxtrot Romeo (IRE) 15
Nag me
5 9-1 pt M Botti Martin Harley 91 15/28.50
9 (1) 320525 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Apostle (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 D M Simcock L Morris 90 11/112.00
10 (8) 5-41935 Dark blue and red (quartered), white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap Farlow (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 R A Fahey P Hanagan 90 6/17.00
12 (6) 476100 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Almargo (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-4 M Johnston J Fanning 89 11/26.50
Non runners
11 (4)5317-Prince's Trust48-12W J HaggasNon Runner88

Verdict

This looks wide-open though this year's evidence suggests Smarty Socks is not the force of old. Victoire De Lyphar's winning run came to an end at Newmarket last time and he may be back in the handicapper's grip while Almargo has gone off the boil but it would be no surprise to see My Freedom run well after a break given he won over 1m at this meeting last year. FOXTROT ROMEO may have been a shade unlucky when second to Alejandro at York earlier this month. He's 3lb higher here but is still fancied to go one better, though Farlow is running really well this year and looks a danger on his latest fifth at Epsom. Goodwood scorer Clockmaker and Cosmic Chatter make most appeal of the remainder as Apostle is hard to predict and Prince's Trust has a long absence to overcome.