Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 17:30 Betfred 'The Bonus King' Handicap 1m

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 2.40s
  • Off time: 17:30:13
17:30 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Indepub 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 411-438 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Mr Spiggott (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-7 M R Channon S Hitchcott 82 7/42.75
2 (1) 221-201 Red, yellow star, red sleeves, yellow stars Fire Ship 23
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 W J Knight Jim Crowley 82 7/42.75
4 (5) 519-832 Tan, Red sleeves, Cream cap, Red spots Indepub 32
Nag me
3 9-3 K A Ryan Julie Burke (3) 78 13/27.50
8 (3) 863-451 Grey, White hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Orange cap Hi There (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-6 R A Fahey P Mathers 67 7/24.50
Non runners
3 (2)23-1966Fourth Of June (IRE)39-3E A L DunlopP Mulrennan78
5 (4)4-21Henry Allingham39-2R VarianD Fox77
6 (8)05-9Turned To Gold (IRE)38-12A P JarvisMichael Metcalfe73
7 (7)0-630Running Reef (IRE)38-8Miss Tracy WaggottP Aspell69

Verdict

Henry Allingham is progressing nicely and is unlikely to be troubled by the extra furlong. He will be fancied follow up his Folkestone win here though Indepub, only beaten half-a-length over 1m2f at Ripon last month, is unlikely to go down without a fight. Fire Ship and Hi There are both recent winners and warrant respect but this represents a drop in grade for MR SPIGGOTT and the top weight can open his account for the season. Fast ground and a longer trip counted against him at Goodwood last time but he won over this trip on heavy ground as a juvenile and runs at Ripon and Haydock this year confirm that he's trained on. Fourth Of June weakened quickly when tried over a mile at Newmarket last month however.