Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 19:50 Solution Group Handicap 1m 3y

  • Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.58s
  • Off time: 19:50:23
19:50 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hakuna Matata 11/4
2nd Barren Brook 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 (2) 35753-0 Dark Green, Red sleeves, Dark Green stars, Red cap Hakuna Matata 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-2 b M Dods Connor Beasley (5) 75 11/43.75
4 (6) 32756-2 Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Simply Shining (IRE) 13
Nag me
4 9-1 R A Fahey P Hanagan 74 7/42.75
5 (8) 07530-8 Orange, Purple sash, White sleeves, White cap, Purple spots Barren Brook 21
Nag me
7 9-1 h M W Easterby J P Sullivan 74 7/18.00
6 (9) 77265-0 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue stars and stars on cap The Osteopath (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-1 J J Davies P McDonald 74 15/28.50
9 (3) 87-4579 Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap Warfare 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-8 K A Ryan S A Gray (5) 67 7/24.50
Non runners
1 (7)02163-0Bartack (IRE)49-7D O'MearaD Tudhope80
2 (5)7/71611-Cape Samba59-5I MohammedNon Runner78
7 (1)333-Dual Mac79-1N BycroftA Elliott74
8 (4)0030/23-Dumbarton (IRE)68-12James MoffattP Aspell71

Verdict

Beverley second Simply Shining will be fancied to go one better here after the defection of Cape Samba but BARREN BROOK may be capable of ending his long losing run. Mick Easterby's gelding hasn't won since 2011 but is well treated as a result and he caught the eye on his reappearance at Pontefract when finishing ahead of both Warfare and Hakuna Matata. Dumbarton is fit from hurdling but could find this on the sharp side and Dual Mac's maiden form is nothing special. Bartack would have preferred quicker ground but is still preferred to veteran The Osteopath of the others.