Newcastle

  • 17:30 Freebetting With bookmakers.co.uk Handicap 5f

  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.60s
  • Off time: 17:33:29
17:30 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ambitious Icarus 7/1
2nd Lees Anthem 5/1
3rd Foreign Rhythm (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 035822 Red, White chevron, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Rich Again (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
4 9-7 J D Bethell B Hughes 65 3/14.00
2 (8) 814065 White, red seams, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, red star Ambitious Icarus 10
Distance Winner
4 9-6 e R C Guest R Fitzpatrick 64 7/18.00
3 (4) 416459 Old Gold, Purple sash and cap, Gold spots Foreign Rhythm (IRE) 10
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-5 R E Barr Shirley Teasdale (5) 63 14/115.00
6 (13) 880507 Pink, white disc, quartered cap Pivotal Prospect 25
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 Miss Tracy Waggott R Ffrench 58 7/18.00
7 (1) 950622 Dark Blue, Pink spots, sleeves and cap One Kool Dude 28
Distance Winner
4 8-13 b N Bycroft A Elliott 57 11/26.50
8 (7) 127455 Maroon and Light Blue stripes, Maroon sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Maroon cap Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
7 8-11 p S Dixon R Kennemore 55 9/110.00
9 (3) 7060-67 White, red epaulets, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Red Roar (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
6 8-10 A Berry Julie Burke (3) 54 16/117.00
10 (12) 203883 Orange and black diamonds, black and orange halved sleeves, orange cap Lees Anthem 14
Distance Winner
6 8-8 M Brittain P McDonald 52 5/16.00
11 (9) 10/4067- Maroon, White hoops and armlets Fair Bunny 420
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 8-7 e A D Brown A Mullen 48 33/134.00
12 (5) 363-800 Black, White chevrons, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Sharp Shoes 45
Distance Winner
6 8-7 p C R Wilson Kevin Stott (7)(ex3) 47 20/121.00
Non runners
4 (2)765-625Sir Nod119-4Miss J A CamachoBarry McHugh62
5 (6)602708Pavers Star49-0N WilsonC Catlin58
13 (10)570/090Musical Strike48-7S A HarrisKirsty Milczarek45

Verdict

Rich Again has the form to win this and isn't badly treated despite a big weight but his form to date has been on fast ground. LEES ANTHEM is hardly a prolific winner but ran his best race for a long time over 6f on soft ground here last time where he had every chance at this trip. He's handed the vote in the expectation of easy ground though One Kool Dude, another with a very poor strike-rate, has run well on his last two starts on this track. Sir Geoffrey is 5lb higher than his last success though he didn't run badly at Goodwood last month.