• 15:50 Register At Handicap7f

  • Winner £2,331 2nd £694 3rd £347 4th £173
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.82s
15:50 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tukitinyasok (IRE) 40/1
2nd Rosko 4/1
3rd Rasselas (IRE) 10/3


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 10-4124 Emerald green, white stars and sleeves, white and emerald green hooped cap Casela Park (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
5 9-13 E Tyrrell J J Behan 74 17/29.50
2 (11) 232711 White, black stripe, armlets and diamond on cap Rasselas (IRE) 7 (ex6)
3 9-13 D Nicholls Billy Cray (5) 74 10/34.33
3 (4) 40-5341 Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Rosko 11
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-12 b B Ellison D Swift (5) 73 4/15.00
4 (6) 943745 White, Red stripe, armlets and cap Istiqdaam 26
Distance Winner
5 9-12 b M W Easterby P Makin 73 10/111.00
5 (5) 0-71432 Maroon, Grey diamond and sleeves Dashing Beauty (IRE) 14
4 9-9 M G Quinlan William Carson 70 10/111.00
6 (1) 873184 Black and Light Blue diabolo, Light Blue sleeves, quartered cap Whispered Times (USA) 7
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-6 p Miss Tracy Waggott A Mullen 73 14/115.00
7 (10) 73-5670 Light blue and red diabolo, diamonds on sleeves and cap Tukitinyasok (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
3 9-3 p1 R F Fisher T Eaves 70 40/141.00
8 (3) 696016 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Seldom (IRE) 5
Distance Winner
4 9-3 M Brittain S De Sousa 64 8/19.00
9 (9) 487478 Purple and White (quartered), Emerald Green sleeves and cap Baybshambles (IRE) 5
6 9-1 R E Barr M Stainton (3) 62 16/117.00
10 (7) 963676 Black and Pink diabolo, Black sleeves, Pink cap, Black star Geojimali 10
Course Winner
8 8-13 p J S Goldie Paul Norton (7) 60 12/113.00
11 (2) 149015 Emerald Green, White spots, Yellow cap Dhhamaan (IRE) 16
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-11 b Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan (3) 58 14/115.00
12 (8) 88317 Yellow, Red disc, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Verluga (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
3 8-9 b1 T D Easterby D Allan 62 16/117.00


ROSKO can get the better of Rasselas in landing this competitive handicap; Verluga and Seldom are likely dangers if bouncing back from below-par efforts. Brian Ellison's charge landed a competitive lady riders' contest at Ascot recently and while it's true that everything went his way - they went fast and he had the best rider in the race on board - we're hopeful he can repeat the dose in this lower-grade affair. Indeed the fact he drops two grades for us negates the 5lb rise and Dale Swift is a fine young rider, so with pace in the race courtesy of Dhhamaan and Casela Park a big run is likely. Of that pair the latter makes more appeal as a less exposed type who has the best of the draw, especially with connections making the journey from Ireland, but in all likelihood Rasselas is the biggest threat to our selection. The drop in trip is of no concern to Billy Cray's mount who landed a better race than this at Newcastle over a mile and a 4lb rise seems fair. Dashing Beauty can't be ruled out having found Lingfield's six furlongs an inadequate test recently, Whispered Times has work to do with Rasselas and looks in the handicapper's pocket while Baybshambles appears out of sorts. With that in mind Seldom and Verluga look the chief threats to our preferred pair; the latter lost his race at the start at Beverley and is now tried in blinkers while Seldom got no run last time and is best judged on previous efforts. This has the makings of a tight encounter, one taken to go to Rosko.