Newcastle

  • 15:00 freebets.com Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 51.00s
  • Off time: 15:00:24
15:00 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Beau Dandy (IRE) 5/2
2nd Overyou 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 75P-41P Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Take Over Sivola (FR) 44
Beaten Favourite
6 11-11 b D Pipe T Scudamore 111 6/17.00
3 1F-1411 Dark Blue, Emerald Green hoop and armlets, check cap Tipsy Dara (IRE) 36
Course Winner
9 11-10 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 110 9/25.50
4 4P-4333 Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Quacity (FR) 34
9 11-4 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 104 17/29.50
5 255-132 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, WHITE cap, BLACK spots Royal Mackintosh 34
Distance Winner
12 11-3 p A H Mactaggart B Harding 103 10/111.00
6 1-2P322 Dark Blue, Royal Blue chevrons, Dark Blue cap, Royal Blue star Overyou 44
Distance Winner
8 11-3 C Grant D F O'Regan 103 3/14.00
7 352-873 Red, Royal blue seams, black cap Alexander Oats 36
10 10-12 R Goldie Harry Haynes 98 14/115.00
8 53-4343 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Beau Dandy (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
8 10-6 b1 J Wade K Renwick 92 5/23.50
Non runners
11/F5-511Armedanddangerous (IRE)811-12T R GrettonFelix de Giles112

Verdict

Seven of the eight runners finished in the frame last time with just Take Over Sivola, who blundered his way around Ffos Las on Boxing Day, losing out. He'd earlier won at Lingfield so shouldn't be dismissed but it's ARMEDANDDANGEROUS who is taken to complete a hat-trick. Tom Gretton's charge scored at Towcester in December and completed the double in emphatic style over this course and distance a month ago where he defied an error four out. He's been raised 10lb but still looks well treated and can confirm the form with runner-up Royal Mackintosh. Tipsy Dara is also on a hat-trick after victories at Carlisle and Ayr and she's now won five of her nine starts over fences. Lucy Alexander's claim is a bonus and along with Overyou, who is a real marathon performer and quite well treated, she makes this a tough race to call.