Newcastle

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

  • Winner £92,385 2nd £27,810 3rd £13,905 4th £6,930
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 34.11s
  • Off time: 15:15:15
15:15 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st= Tominator 8/1
2nd= Oriental Fox (GER) 20/1
3rd= Mubaraza (IRE) 15/2
3rd= Brockwell 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 78143-3 Dark Blue, Pink Cross of Lorraine and cap Tominator 52
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-10 Jonjo O'Neill G Lee 102 8/19.00
2 (15) 2130-13 Emerald Green, Orange chevron, quartered cap Address Unknown 35
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-9 R A Fahey George Chaloner (5) 101 25/126.00
3 (8) U/117-04 Grey, black epaulets, armlets and cap Ile De Re (FR) 35
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-9 D McCain Jnr Jim Crowley 101 12/113.00
6 (2) 2061-22 Royal blue Handsome Man (IRE) 21
Nag me
4 9-6 Saeed bin Suroor R Winston 98 15/28.50
7 (12) 7/0221-1 Light Blue, Royal Blue hoop, armlets and cap Ardlui (IRE) 63
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 A King D Sweeney 98 9/110.00
8 (7) 0496-46 LIGHT BLUE and GREY stripes, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap Blue Bajan (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
11 9-3 D O'Meara D Tudhope 95 16/117.00
9 (6) 16-5620 Royal Blue, White spots, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets and spots on White cap Oriental Fox (GER) 21
Nag me
5 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 95 20/121.00
10 (18) 00/39-12 Emerald Green, White hoop, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Ingleby Spirit 52
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 R A Fahey T Hamilton 93 14/115.00
11 (21) 080-080 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Crackentorp 14
Nag me
8 9-1 T D Easterby G Gibbons 93 33/134.00
12 (5) 40-8685 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Good Morning Star (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 9-1 M Johnston P Makin 93 28/129.00
13 (3) 51-7534 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mubaraza (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 E A L Dunlop P Hanagan 92 15/28.50
14 (19) 430033 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Scatter Dice (IRE) 7
Nag me
4 8-12 M Johnston P McDonald 90 33/134.00
15 (22) 5231-11 Black and White diabolo, White sleeves, Black armlets, Black and White quartered cap Arch Villain (IRE) 35
Nag me
4 8-12 Mrs A J Perrett Andrea Atzeni 90 12/113.00
16 (11) 113-834 Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Brockwell 21
Nag me
4 8-12 Tom Dascombe Jason Hart (5) 90 20/121.00
17 (10) 741-292 Dark blue, white chevron, white and dark blue striped sleeves Moidore 44
Nag me
4 8-12 J J Quinn M O'connell 90 17/29.50
18 (16) 35391-2 Orange and Yellow check, Orange sleeves, Yellow cap Noble Alan (GER) 49
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 8-11 N G Richards P Mulrennan 89 20/121.00
19 (14) 10-6005 Red, Emerald Green epaulets Party Line 14
Nag me
4 8-10 M Johnston R Ffrench 88 25/126.00
20 (17) 2231-49 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Mashaari (IRE) 7
Nag me
4 8-9 B Ellison T Eaves 87 8/19.00
Non runners
4 (20)41120-1Montaser (IRE)49-9D M SimcockJim Crowley96
5 (13)1210-12Sun Central (IRE)49-8W J HaggasS Sanders100

Verdict

Another terrific renewal of this valuable stayers' handicap and several of these are old rivals. Ardlui was always prominent when just holding on at Ripon in April and he had Party Line, Good Morning Star, Moidore and Crackentorp behind. Moidore has since run a cracker behind subsequent Ascot Stakes winner Well Sharp at York, however, and that run gives him the beating of Mashaari. Ile De Re can race off the same mark as when successful 12 months ago as he hasn't scored since but he has plenty to find with a few of these on their run together in the Chester Cup, where Address Unknown stayed on gamely to beat Ingleby Spirit by half-a-length. TOMINATOR, who won this in 2011, was only a head away in third and has every chance of turning the tables on the first two as he made up a lot of late ground that day having got hampered at the start. Ascot Gold Cup runner-up Simeon was fourth at Chester so the form is rock-solid and Jonjo O'Neill can add another big Flat race to his portfolio. Sun Central is worth another try at this trip after finishing second at Haydock but is at his best on quicker ground while penalised York victor Montaser will do well to get across from his wide draw before the first turn. Lieutenant Miller and Mubaraza, third and fourth in the Ascot Stakes, have place claims again while the improving Arch Villain may be best of the rest, though is another with a high draw to overcome.