Newcastle

  • 15:25 At The Races Rehearsal Chase 3m

  • Winner £15,376 2nd £5,770 3rd £2,889 4th £1,439
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 34.80s
  • Off time: 15:25:53
15:25 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Junior 3/1
2nd Benny Be Good 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21/82FP- LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Junior 224
Distance Winner
9 11-12 b D Pipe C O'Farrell 155 3/14.00
2 4635P-1 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Benny Be Good 36
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-6 K G Reveley J Reveley 149 5/23.50
3 PU212-3 Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Rich Lord 18
8 10-0 Ferdy Murphy Lucy Alexander (3) 123 6/17.00
4 F2-5524 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Bescot Springs (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
7 10-0 v Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (7) 123 5/23.50
5 3235-43 Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Rolecarr (IRE) 27
9 10-0 Mrs A Hamilton Callum Whillans (5) 120 11/26.50

Verdict

JUNIOR's presence means the bottom three are out of the handicap, though all are ridden by claimers and have a recent run under their belts unlike David Pipe's 2011 Kim Muir winner who will no doubt have another crack at the Grand National in the spring. He's won following a break in the past and had today's main rival Benny Be Good a long way behind when beaten a short-head by Ikorodu Road in the Grimthorpe at Doncaster in March, though the latter arrives on the back of a cracking victory under a big weight over the C&D. The remaining trio will need to step up a gear but Rich Lord can do so and will be particularly at home in the testing conditions.