• 16:25 Thomson Handicap Chase2m 4f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 21.40s
  • Off time: 16:25:41
16:25 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st McMurrough (IRE) 11/4
2nd William Money (IRE) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-23111 Dark Blue, White chevron, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White star Wilde Pastures (IRE) 23
8 11-12 p J Ewart Graham Watters (7) 133 3/14.00
2 113-1FP Primrose Degas Art (IRE) 254
Distance Winner
10 11-11 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 132 20/121.00
3 711P51 RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap McMurrough (IRE) 12
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-9 b J M Jefferson B Hughes 130 11/43.75
4 P-64361 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Storming Gale (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
7 11-7 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 128 4/15.00
6 2-33P25 Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Rich Lord 48
9 11-2 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 123 13/27.50
7 4F4261 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Diamond Frontier (IRE) 25
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 10-12 J Wade Mr John Dawson (7) 119 11/112.00
8 34F222 Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves William Money (IRE) 43
Beaten Favourite
6 10-7 C Grant Henry Brooke 114 6/17.00
Non runners
5412331No Planning611-5Mrs S J SmithRyan Mania126


Recent Haydock winner Mcmurrough had earlier beaten No Planning a length at Wetherby. The latter boosted the form when scoring at Kelso last month and that pair look closely matched. Wilde Pastures has every chance if staying the extra distance as he landed a hat-trick over 2m when scoring at Ayr with the minimum fuss, though is 9lb higher for this. There are no doubts about STORMING GALE's ability to last home as he also won at Ayr recently but over today's distance. Donald McCain's charge is preferred to Diamond Frontier and William Money, who are both upped in class, and gets the vote to defy a 7lb hike.