Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 14:40 At The Races Rehearsal Chase 3m

  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 56.10s
  • Off time: 14:42:35
14:40 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hey Big Spender (IRE) 5/1
2nd Vintage Star (IRE) 9/4
3rd Baile Anrai (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 16/656-F Black and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Master Of The Hall (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 Micky Hammond D F O'Regan 148 22/123.00
2 5568-21 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Ultimate 29
Nag me
7 11-7 B Ellison J Reveley 143 16/117.00
3 7P52P-4 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Hey Big Spender (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-4 t C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 140 5/16.00
4 2212P-1 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Vintage Star (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 137 9/43.25
5 332P-55 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Mr Moss (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 136 9/110.00
6 41F/43-2 Orange, Royal Blue hoops and armlets Mister Marker (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-13 N G Richards Brian Harding 135 13/27.50
7 4208-P0 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Tarquinius (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-6 bt G Elliott K Renwick 128 20/121.00
8 52441-P Emerald green, pink chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Netminder (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-3 A M Thomson P Buchanan 125 6/17.00
9 01/948-3 Pink and orange stripes, light green cap Baile Anrai (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-3 b1 D Skelton Harry Skelton 125 5/16.00

Verdict

Ultimate easily won a handicap on the Flat at Catterick last month before creating a real shock when landing a Listed handicap over fences at Wetherby. This longer trip could be a problem however. Mister Marker, third in the Scottish National in April, returned to action at Carlisle where he ran a superb race under a huge weight to get within a couple of lengths of Global Power. He's an obvious contender while Gordon Elliott wouldn't be sending Tarquinius from Ireland without good reason and if the ground turns very soft he would have to be considered. VINTAGE STAR is only just out of the novice stage and he made mistakes when scoring at Carlisle earlier this month but he's a very progressive type on a fair mark for his handicap debut and can take this for the Grand National winning team. The 2011 winner Hey Big Spender faces a tougher task despite being lower in the weights.