• 14:20 Wednesdays Nursery7f

  • Winner £3,238 2nd £964 3rd £482 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.87s
  • Off time: 14:20:30
14:20 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sky Falcon (USA) 2/1
2nd Nicola's Dream 7/2
3rd Eland Ally 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 531 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Sky Falcon (USA) 14
Distance Winner
2 9-7 M Johnston R Ffrench 75 2/13.00
2 (7) 8771 Claret, Silver sash, hooped cap Water Ice 9 (ex6)
Distance Winner
2 9-6 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 68 9/25.50
4 (6) 344 YELLOW, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap Nicola's Dream 25
2 8-13 R A Fahey P Hanagan 67 7/24.50
5 (4) 0003 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Market Maker (IRE) 48
2 8-13 b1 T D Easterby D Allan 67 12/113.00
6 (5) 435 Terracotta, Emerald Green cap and tassel Eland Ally 11
2 8-13 T P Tate A Mullen 67 7/18.00
7 (10) 04526 Red, Mauve sleeves and cap Unknown Rebel (IRE) 5
2 8-11 p K A Ryan S De Sousa 65 9/110.00
8 (8) 639 Black, Yellow disc, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap, Yellow spots Imperial Waltzer 92
2 8-7 G M Moore T Eaves 61 50/151.00
9 (2) 4461 Black and Light Blue diabolo, Light Blue sleeves, quartered cap Peppercorn Rent (IRE) 18
2 8-5 e T D Easterby D Fentiman 59 25/126.00
10 (9) 4464 Red and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Emerald Green cap Golden Blaze 14
2 8-3 James Moffatt J P Sullivan (3) 57 20/121.00
11 (1) 560 Emerald Green, White hoop, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green and White hooped cap Louis Girl 32
2 8-2 R A Fahey A Elliott 56 50/151.00
Non runners
3 (3)592Bradbury (IRE)29-5J D BethellP Makin73


Sky Falcon seems sure to be involved while Nicola's Dream is capable of better, but after an impressive victory at Wolverhampton WATER ICE deserves our vote. Tom Dascombe's filly pounced with a furlong to go at Dunstall Park to record a comfortable three-length success on her handicap debut, seemingly improving for the step up in trip. Of course there has to be a concern that she reverts back to turf here but we're hopeful the penny has dropped and if she can repeat the effort she'll be tough to beat under a penalty. Sky Falcon represents an operation whose juveniles seem to be coming to hand and he showed a likeable attitude at Leicester. The second, beaten a neck, has taken the same position in a nursery off 74 so there's surely every chance that this American-bred can put in a similar display off a pound higher, especially with further progress likely. Nicola's Dream is hard to assess as she was disappointing last time but her rating of 67 seems to reflect that and if she's back in the same form as when fourth to a better-fancied stable companion in June a big run is likely. Market Maker showed improved form at Beverley and is now tried blinkers but perhaps he'd want it soft, in contrast to Eland Ally who seemed to resent rain-softened conditions last time and is of interest now handicapping at a track he knows. Peppercorn Rent looks the yard's second-string and needs to improve on his recent winning form while Bradbury's latest second hasn't worked out despite looking good at the time. As is often the case it should pay to focus on the head of the weights in this nursery, with Water Ice just preferred.