Newcastle

  • 17:40 La Taxis Handicap 7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.83s
  • Off time: 17:40:16
17:40 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dhhamaan (IRE) 11/4
2nd Cross of Lorraine (IRE) 15/2
3rd Desert Hunter (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 617265 DARK BLUE, PINK star, sleeves and star on cap Guildenstern (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
8 9-4 P Howling K Fallon 58 8/19.00
2 (4) 222387 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Fulford 18
5 9-3 M Brittain A Munro 57 13/27.50
3 (7) 7/5540-0 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Eyes Like A Hawk (IRE) 27
4 9-1 Jedd O'Keeffe P Donaghy (5) 55 33/134.00
4 (6) 382670 White, Red armlets, quartered cap Angle of Attack (IRE) 8
5 9-1 p A D Brown Graham Gibbons 55 10/111.00
5 (3) 717258- White, red epaulets, red and white halved sleeves, white cap, red diamond Desert Hunter (IRE) 254
7 8-13 Micky Hammond F Tylicki 53 8/19.00
6 (9) 060704- MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Cross of Lorraine (IRE) 247
7 8-12 b J Wade T Hamilton 52 15/28.50
7 (5) 236303 White, Black disc, Black and White halved sleeves, Black cap Louisiade (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
9 8-7 p R C Guest F Norton 47 4/15.00
8 (10) 00-1532 Emerald Green, White spots, Yellow cap Dhhamaan (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
5 8-6 b Mrs R Carr R Winston 46 11/43.75
9 (1) 470060- Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Fyodorovich (USA) 217
5 8-5 v J S Wainwright Barry McHugh (3)(ex3) 43 20/121.00
10 (8) 004- Purple, Yellow chevron, sleeves and star on cap Aquapark 39
4 8-5 b1 R Craggs R Ffrench 38 100/1101.00

Verdict

DHHAMAAN looks really light in the handicap on his return to racing on grass so despite not yet having scored on the green stuff Ruth Carr's runner has the verdict ahead of the consistent Louisiade and Guildenstern. This looks the best opportunity the pick has had to break his turf maiden and it's not as though he doesn't act on it. He's been on a progressive run of form as his mark has fallen and now 6lbs lighter than when last in front he has to get the call. Louisiade is a bit of a near miss merchant who showed a liking for quick ground when placing over a mile here last week. He looks well weighted based on his all-weather form but his lack of wins is off putting. Guildenstern remains three pounds above his last winning mark but that still looks a little heavy. That said he is the best on turf of the three leading players so looks to have live chances. Angle Of Attack is inconsistent but has gone well from this rating recently but in a low grade contest Dhhamaan looks well-weighted.