Newcastle

  • 17:45 WaterAid Handicap 7f

  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.01s
  • Off time: 17:46:44
17:45 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rocky's Pride (IRE) 6/1
2nd Blue Sonic 16/1
3rd Niceonemyson 12/1
4th Secret City (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 228375 Maroon, Grey Cross of Lorraine Niceonemyson 9
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5 9-10 h C R Wilson Kevin Stott (5) 60 12/113.00
2 (7) 580310 Orange, Light Blue disc, Light Blue sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap Secret City (IRE) 21
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8 9-9 p R Bastiman Adam Beschizza 59 16/117.00
3 (10) 70-0798 Yellow, Dark Green braces, striped sleeves and cap Dennis 15
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4 9-8 b1 T D Easterby A Elliott 58 8/19.00
4 (13) 344915 Royal Blue, large Yellow spots, Yellow cap Bertie Blu Boy 15
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6 9-6 b Mrs L Williamson R Ffrench 56 16/117.00
5 (2) 64/283-4 Royal Blue and Grey (halved), Grey sleeves, Royal Blue and Grey quartered cap Crossley 95
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5 9-5 G R Oldroyd Barry McHugh 55 14/115.00
6 (14) 962020 Emerald Green and Yellow diabolo, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap, Emerald Green diamond Mitchum 21
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5 9-4 v R E Barr D Swift 54 16/117.00
7 (6) 566294 Mauve, Mauve and Yellow check cap Secret Applause 14
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3 9-4 M Dods Connor Beasley (3) 58 11/112.00
8 (4) 6-44256 Red, Yellow chevron, hooped sleeves, striped cap Blue Sonic 25
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4 9-3 J S Goldie D Nolan 53 16/117.00
9 (11) 0-08013 Red, black collar and cuffs, old gold cap Sky Crossing 14
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5 9-3 T P Tate D C Costello 53 7/24.50
10 (8) 990-683 Red, white chevron, checked sleeves, red cap, white star Hazza The Jazza 39
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4 9-1 b R C Guest D T Da Silva (5) 51 11/26.50
11 (1) 74400-7 Royal Blue, White spots and sleeves, Scarlet cap Last Supper 24
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5 9-1 p J D Bethell T Hamilton 51 28/129.00
12 (16) 886254 Maroon, grey triple diamond, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Lewamy (IRE) 17
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4 8-12 J R Best Billy Cray (3) 48 28/129.00
13 (12) 570875 White, Black star and star on cap Card High (IRE) 24
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4 8-12 t W Storey I J Brennan 48 20/121.00
14 (9) 746477 White, Red chevron, White sleeves, Red spots Bold And Free 37
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4 8-11 D Thompson P Aspell 47 25/126.00
15 (3) 00-9827 Light Blue, Maroon sash, hooped sleeves and cap Rocky's Pride (IRE) 18
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8 8-11 R M Whitaker George Chaloner (3) 47 6/17.00
16 (15) 535-080 Red, white cross belts, dark blue sleeves, white cap Noble Reach 13
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3 8-8 h L A Mullaney Jordan Nason (5) 48 66/167.00

Verdict

Secret Applause won here as a two-year-old and has shown more than enough this season to suggest she can get involved in a race like this. Hazza The Jazza hinted at a revival at Ayr last time while Sky Crossing was placed in a better race here last time, though the drop back from to 7f is a worry. SECRET CITY beat Blue Sonic by just under three lengths at Ayr in July. The runner-up is 6lb better off here but that may not be enough to turn the tables and Robin Bastiman's eight-year-old is taken to pick up the winning thread again. Rocky's Pride may be the pick of the remainder.