Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 17:20 'Pick Up totepool Returns At Any Betfred Shop' Handicap 1m

  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.35s
  • Off time: 17:20:52
17:20 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Swift Cedar (IRE) 2/1
2nd Bold Prediction (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 93-1 Royal blue Al Manaal 19
Nag me
3 9-7 Saeed bin Suroor Ahmad Alsubousi (7) 80 7/24.50
2 (3) 6-17355 Black, grey seams, black and white striped sleeves, black cap Bold Prediction (IRE) 7
Nag me
3 9-2 Mrs K Burke R Winston 75 14/115.00
3 (4) 41-401 Purple, grey hoops, white sleeves Unknown Villain (IRE) 1 (ex6)
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-8 Tom Dascombe D J Bates (5) 75 3/14.00
4 (1) 223-741 Dark blue, orange chevron, red sleeves, red cap, orange star Swift Cedar (IRE) 16
Nag me
3 9-2 A P Jarvis Jim Crowley 75 2/13.00
5 (2) 156-703 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Hunting Rights (USA) 7
Nag me
3 9-1 M Johnston J Fanning 74 9/25.50
6 (6) 385-36 Yellow, black chevrons, black and yellow hooped sleeves, check cap Midnight Warrior 40
Nag me
3 8-9 R E Barr R Ffrench 68 14/115.00
7 (5) 06107-6 Pink, emerald green seams, pink cap Winged Icarus (USA) 28
Nag me
3 8-8 p1 B Ellison T Eaves 67 20/121.00

Verdict

Al Manaal is sure to be popular but she beat little of note at Brighton and the handicapper has taken no chances with the Godolphin filly. Swift Cedar has only been raised a couple of pounds since winning at Newbury, however, and should go close again while Unknown Villain's latest run at Sandown was too bad to be true. HUNTING RIGHTS finished last in his first two runs this year but was much better at Haydock last week, where he would have finished closer had he not blown the start. He gets a tentative vote in this as he's probably on a decent mark nowadays and this trip might stretch Bold Prediction's stamina.