Newcastle

  • 16:25 Knight Frank Cup Fillies' Handicap 1m 3y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.15s
  • Off time: 16:25:29
16:25 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Polar Eyes 9/1
2nd Maiden Approach 5/1
3rd Irondale Express 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 70-216 Black, white stars, maroon sleeves, maroon cap, white star Dalmarella Dancer (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 K R Burke Joey Haynes (5) 75 8/19.00
2 (6) 9-223 Yellow, emerald green star, emerald green sleeves, yellow armlets and stars on emerald green cap Polar Eyes 21
Nag me
3 9-7 P W Chapple-Hyam Jordan Nason (7) 75 9/110.00
3 (8) 433-48 Black, Red epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Tiffany Bay (IRE) 26
Nag me
3 9-5 J P Shanahan R P Whelan (3) 73 12/113.00
4 (4) 851- Purple and pink diamonds, pink sleeves, purple diamonds, purple cap L'artiste (IRE) 289
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3 9-2 J J Quinn I J Brennan (3) 70 20/121.00
5 (2) 5446-62 Yellow and Royal Blue (halved), checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap Irondale Express 18
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3 9-1 T Coyle B McHugh 69 16/117.00
6 (5) 072-73 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE chevron, PURPLE sleeves and cap Thatchereen (IRE) 15
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3 9-0 M L W Bell Louis Steward (5) 68 3/14.00
7 (3) 38-2 ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped sleeves and cap Coin Broker (IRE) 17
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3 9-0 D O'Meara D Tudhope 68 4/15.00
8 (1) 451-5 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Maiden Approach 21
Nag me
3 8-13 R A Fahey George Chaloner (3) 67 5/16.00
9 (9) 264-6 Black, light green and black chevrons on sleeves, light green cap Lady Red Oak 31
Nag me
3 8-11 p1 Tom Dascombe G Gibbons 65 7/18.00

Verdict

David O'Meara will be keen to win with Coin Broker for such high-profile owners and the Montjeu filly ran well enough on reappearance on the heavy when a good second at Beverley to suggest she's more than capable of landing a prize off an opening handicap mark of 68. Inhabiting the same mark is THATCHEREEN who houses a rather inconsistent form profile to date but who also has delivered two efforts of promise which bode well for her future prospects. She caught the eye last time at Newmarket in handicap company when coming with a steady late run to grab the minor placing after perhaps a not particularly positive ride. The capable Louis Steward claims a valuable 5lb which may be sufficient to swing things in her favour here. Polar Eyes has fair claims on her handicap debut whilst Maiden Approach and Lady Red Oak should both come on for their respective reappearances and are respected at the foot of the handicap.