Newcastle

  • 15:55 ITPS Maiden Open NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £1,560 2nd £458 3rd £229 4th £114
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 53.20s
  • Off time: 15:55:50
15:55 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ifandbutwhynot (IRE) 9/2
2nd Talkin Thomas (IRE) 12/1
3rd Mootabar (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 Dark Green, Yellow diamond, Yellow cap Battledancer
5 11-2 P Maddison R Walford 33/134.00
2 87- Chocolate and Magenta (halved), hooped sleeves, Dark Green cap Beyond The Tweed 256
5 11-2 J Ewart B Hughes 50/151.00
3 Brown, Orange epaulets and sleeves, Brown cap, Orange star Dreamers Gold (IRE)
4 11-2 R O'Leary T J O'Brien 7/24.50
4 F-03 Yellow, Orange star Ifandbutwhynot (IRE) 14
5 11-2 D O'Meara D F O'Regan 9/25.50
5 78- Royal Blue, White epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, quartered cap Mootabar (IRE) 279
4 11-2 C W Fairhurst F Keniry 50/151.00
6 3 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Oscar Romeo (IRE) 22
5 11-2 T D Easterby R McGrath 7/24.50
8 07- GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop Rupert Bear 236
5 11-2 J Walton Miss C Walton (7) 66/167.00
9 3-3 Black and White stripes, checked sleeves, White cap Special Catch (IRE) 19
4 11-2 K G Reveley J Reveley 5/23.50
10 3 Dark blue, white epaulets, dark blue sleeves, white seams, red cap Talkin Thomas (IRE) 35
5 11-2 N G Richards Miss J R Richards (7) 12/113.00
11 2- Yellow, white sleeves, yellow stars, red cap Arizona River 262
5 10-9 G M Moore Mr M Garnett (7) 33/134.00
12 Light blue, brown spots and sleeves, brown cap, light blue spots Bow Fiddle (IRE)
5 10-9 P Holmes T Siddall 100/1101.00
13 7 Mauve, white chevron, sleeves and stars on cap Milliejane 40
4 10-9 P A Kirby K James (5) 100/1101.00
14 Beige, beige and maroon striped cap Sapphire's Ruby
4 10-9 D O'Meara B Harding 20/121.00
15 46 Red, Light Blue star and sleeves Solway Brook (IRE) 50
5 10-9 Miss L Harrison Harry Haynes (3) 50/151.00
16 23- Black, White chevrons, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Valsesia (IRE) 241
4 10-9 C R Wilson K Mercer 33/134.00
Non runners
74-3Purcell's Bridge (FR)411-2Mrs R DobbinG Lee

Verdict

Talkin Thomas kept on well for pressure when third on his racecourse debut at Carlisle and is entitled to improve on that effort here. His stable has won this race twice in recent times but we still prefer SPECIAL CATCH, who was relatively unfancied at Aintree last month but stayed on nicely from an uncompromising position off the final bend and is definitely on the upgrade. He can land this ahead of the once-raced Oscar Romeo and February's Wetherby runner-up Arizona River. Purcell's Bridge was third at Punchestown in May but is probably best watched on his first start for Rose Dobbin.