Newcastle

  • 15:10 Royal Mail Handicap6f

  • Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (10) 179726 Dark Blue, Yellow and White striped sleeves and cap Barkston Ash 8
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 E J Alston D C Byrne (5) 75 1001
2 (7) 009377 Black, Orange epaulets, diamonds on sleeves Toby Tyler 4
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 v P T Midgley M Fenton 73 1001
3 (8) 871400 Light blue, pink star, sleeves and star on cap Nasharra (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
4 9-5 b K A Ryan Amy Ryan 73 1001
5 (4) 5071-00 Black, Pink epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Captain Royale (IRE) 3
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-4 p Miss Tracy Waggott S B Kelly (5) 72 1001
6 (1) 7380-40 Black, maroon seams, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Cornus 14
Distance Winner
10 9-2 be A J McCabe Declan Cannon (3) 70 1001
7 (5) 2-36114 Black, Emerald Green seams, Black sleeves, Emerald Green cap Zomerlust 86
Distance Winner
10 9-2 b J J Quinn M O'connell 70 1001
8 (11) 844-768 Dark Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves, Red cap, Dark Green spots Who's Shirl 4
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 C W Fairhurst Kelly Harrison 70 1001
9 (9) 946208 Red, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue stars Dickie Le Davoir 7
Distance Winner
8 9-1 b R C Guest R Fitzpatrick 69 1001
10 (14) 11-6606 DARK BLUE, LIGHT BLUE stars, striped sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, DARK BLUE star Hills Of Dakota 35
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-13 T D Barron Graham Gibbons 67 1001
11 (2) 171585 White, royal blue cross belts, royal blue and white hooped sleeves and cap Bandstand 43
Distance Winner
6 8-13 B Smart R Ffrench 67 1001
12 (12) 282348 Dark blue, yellow stars, diamonds on sleeves, dark blue cap Rio Cobolo (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
6 8-11 b D Nicholls A Mullen 65 1001
13 (6) 700064 Royal blue, pink spots, armlets and cap Wildcat Wizard (USA) 4
Distance Winner
6 8-11 P T Midgley P McDonald 65 1001
Non runners
4 (3)035250Namwahjobo (IRE)49-5J S GoldieLucy Alexander73
14 (13)855656Northern Bolt78-7I W McInnesP Mathers61

Verdict

Wildcat Wizard finished ahead of Toby Tyler when fourth at Redcar last Tuesday and will be taking advantage of his tumble down the weights soon. Hills Of Dakota is back on a winning mark for the first time this year but dual C&D winner Who's Shirl has been on a decent mark for a while without getting any closer. The veteran Zomerlust does most of his winning in plating company nowadays and it could be the turn of BARKSTON ASH today. He went close at Hamilton on his penultimate start and won at the same track the last time he raced in this grade.