Newcastle

  • 14:40 Brick Services Novices' Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £2,532 2nd £748 3rd £374 4th £187
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places in the back straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 29.40s
  • Off time: 14:40:10
14:40 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Transact (IRE) 8/1
2nd Dancing Art (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 212-385 White, Red hoop, Red sleeves, White armlets, hooped cap Ouest Eclair (FR) 25
Distance Winner
6 11-12 Ferdy Murphy Tony Kelly (7) 105 22/123.00
2 3/59280- Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Quacity (FR) 245
7 11-10 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 103 8/19.00
3 365-95 White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Dancing Art (IRE) 31
5 11-7 K G Reveley R McGrath 100 11/43.75
4 04/22-43 GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop Saddle Pack (IRE) 20
8 10-10 J Walton Miss C Walton (7) 89 9/43.25
5 4-P3653 BROWN, beige braces, orange cap Hole In One (IRE) 22
5 10-6 Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies 85 13/27.50
6 993-9U6 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Twice Lucky 31
7 10-3 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (10) 82 11/26.50
7 32P-47P Light blue, white disc, halved sleeves, white cap Transact (IRE) 17
Course and Distance Winner
6 10-0 p M Todhunter Henry Brooke (3) 74 8/19.00

Verdict

It's hard to be confident about any of these with Transact, a winner over hurdles here, racing from 5lb out of the handicap. Hole In One was third at Musselburgh last time but Lucinda Russell also runs the returning Quacity. Ouest Eclair should be capable of improving on his run at Sedgefield but may need more time and Saddle Pack is faltered by his form figures. Dancing Art finished just ahead of TWICE LUCKY at Hexham last month but the latter made much of the running that day and was eased on weakening on the run to the last. With that experience to fall back on, Sue Smith's charge gets the vote today.