Newcastle

  • 16:50 Speedflex RDA 'Hands & Heels' Apprentice Series Handicap6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.91s
  • Off time: 16:57:31
16:50 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Black Douglas 6/1
2nd Tadalavil 16/1
3rd Exotic Guest 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 571353 Royal Blue, Light Blue chevron, armlets and cap Exotic Guest 7
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-13 Mrs R Carr Rowan Scott (3) 65 15/82.88
2 (4) 64666U Purple, yellow star, orange sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, orange star Bonnie Charlie 23
Distance Winner
8 9-11 D Nicholls Anna Hesketh 63 9/25.50
3 (5) 859040 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Sunrise Dance 15
Distance Winner
5 9-4 R Johnson Paddy Bradley (3) 56 16/117.00
4 (8) 917227 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap Tadalavil 11
Distance Winner
9 9-3 Miss L A Perratt Josh Doyle (3) 55 16/117.00
5 (7) 0-14557 Orange, Black seams on body and star on cap De Lesseps (USA) 18
6 9-0 James Moffatt Rachel Richardson 52 10/111.00
6 (6) 50-7446 Royal Blue, Red seams, striped sleeves, Red cap, Royal Blue star Angels Calling 17
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-13 p K R Burke Peter Sword (3) 51 5/16.00
7 (3) 547446 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Black Douglas 2
Course and Distance Winner
5 8-13 J S Goldie Rachael Grant (5) 51 6/17.00
8 (10) 824200 Dark blue, grey epaulets, grey cap Novalist 38
Distance Winner
6 8-9 b R Bastiman Luke Leadbitter 47 20/121.00
10 (2) 04-9965 Black and Orange stripes, Black sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap Rosie Hall (IRE) 21
4 8-8 h J L Eyre Claire Murray (3) 45 33/134.00
Non runners
9 (1)7/00-097Koolgreycat (IRE)58-8N WilsonBradley Bosley45

Verdict

Josh Doyle has been earning plenty of plaudits this term and he can steer home TADALAVIL in the opener. The nine-year-old has to bounce back from a disappointing run at Ayr but he had been in winning form at that course in July and Linda Perratt's string are running well. Exotic Guest and Black Douglas met recently over course and distance. The latter will enjoy a pull at the weights and should appreciate a step back up to six furlongs having been outpaced over the minimum trip at Musselburgh. Bonnie Charlie is no longer able to perform at the levels he reached as a juvenile, though he was the subject of market interest ahead of his appearance at Redcar. Angels Calling has come to hand at this time of year in the past so any support for Karl Burke's filly should not be ignored.