Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 12:05 Pin Point Recruitment Novices' Limited Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 54.70s
  • Off time: 12:05:12
12:05 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Green Flag (IRE) 5/6
2nd Green Wizard (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1522-11 Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Green Flag (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-5 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 138 5/61.83
2 3-1115P DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Green Wizard (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-9 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 128 5/16.00
3 380-P1F Grey, White epaulets Streams Of Whiskey (IRE) 28
Nag me
6 10-5 N G Richards Brian Harding 122 4/15.00
4 046523 Light Blue, Dark Blue stars on sleeves Scotswell 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-5 Mrs H O Graham Mr J Hamilton (7) 121 6/17.00
5 2-21323 DARK GREEN and ORANGE (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Ocean Club 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-5 B Ellison J Reveley 115 22/123.00

Verdict

Green Flag has won six of his 11 starts over hurdles and is unbeaten in two runs over fences. He'll need to improve again but there's every chance he'll do so. He was just in front of STREAMS OF WHISKEY when that one fell at the last at Ayr earlier this month but the latter had blundered his way round and with a better round of jumping could take his revenge on 6lb better terms. Scotswell, who was beaten seven lengths into second, jumped very well and, as that was his chasing bow, he looks certain to make progress. Winning point-to-pointer Ocean Club is consistent enough though too far out of the handicap to consider but Green Wizard, who won his first three starts over fences all in May, has competed at a higher level subsequently and had no chance after a bad mistake at Market Rasen last time.