Newcastle

  • 15:05 John Smith's Northumberland Plate 2m 19y

  • Winner £92,475 2nd £27,840 3rd £13,920 4th £6,945
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 29.48s
  • Off time: 15:05:58
15:05 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tominator 25/1
2nd Montaff 18/1
3rd Deauville Flyer 8/1
4th Petara Bay (IRE) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 221/10-1 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Overturn (IRE) 52
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-10 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (5) 106 7/18.00
2 (21) 626/37-4 Dark blue, white epaulets and armlets Petara Bay (IRE) 56
7 9-6 R Mills Jim Crowley 102 40/141.00
3 (9) 77/100-4 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Prospect Wells (FR) 35
6 9-6 J Howard Johnson D Swift (5) 102 25/126.00
4 (11) 601032 Royal blue, yellow epaulets, royal blue and white striped sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Montaff 30
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-6 M R Channon J H Bowman 102 18/119.00
5 (5) 2/011-D1 Black, Maroon sleeves and hoop on cap Harlestone Times (IRE) 35
4 9-5 J L Dunlop T E Durcan 102 6/17.00
6 (7) 02D-223 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Moyenne Corniche 43
6 9-4 B Ellison G Baker 100 16/117.00
7 (10) 24652-0 Royal blue Chock A Block (IRE) 35
5 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor R Mullen 99 33/134.00
8 (3) 21239/1 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Investissement 56
5 9-3 J H M Gosden N Mackay 99 9/110.00
9 (15) 30714-3 Purple, Yellow star and armlets Mystery Star (IRE) 52
6 9-2 M H Tompkins Ashley Morgan (5) 98 33/134.00
10 (17) 298-277 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Icon Dream (IRE) 35
4 9-2 D M Simcock P Makin 99 25/126.00
11 (1) 4683-35 Dark blue, pink sleeves, dark blue armlets, pink cap Simenon (IRE) 35
4 9-1 A M Balding L P Keniry 98 12/113.00
13 (18) 23511-1 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Activate 28
Distance Winner
4 9-0 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 97 7/18.00
14 (4) 7320-00 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars La Vecchia Scuola (IRE) 42
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 8-12 J S Goldie D Tudhope 94 25/126.00
15 (16) 370-644 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Deauville Flyer 28
Distance Winner
5 8-11 T D Easterby T Eaves 93 8/19.00
16 (8) 27-5381 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap English Summer 35
4 8-10 M Johnston S De Sousa 93 12/113.00
17 (13) 0-38252 Emerald Green, Dark Blue sleeves Nave (USA) 35
4 8-9 M Johnston P McDonald 92 33/134.00
18 (14) 992363 White, dark blue chevrons, armlets and cap Tominator 17
4 8-8 R Hollinshead P Pickard (3) 91 25/126.00
19 (12) 145-172 Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap High Office 7
5 8-8 R A Fahey P Hanagan 90 10/111.00
20 (22) 18-8871 Dark blue, pink epaulets My Arch 6 (ex5)
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 8-8 Ollie Pears J P Sullivan (3) 85 20/121.00
Non runners
12 (6)18225-2Tactician49-1M L W BellHarry Bentley98

Verdict

Overturn made all to land this last year and returned to the Flat to land the Chester Cup last month. As a result he's 13lb higher than a year ago and this is very much tougher. Harlestone Times looks a typical John Dunlop improver though he's never been beyond 1m4f so the trip is an unknown but it won't bother the ex-French Investissement, who battled on strongly to score over 1m6f at Goodwood. Montaff appeared to find Chester's turns and longer trip beyond him but has done much better since and his second to Blue Bajan in the Group 2 Henry II Stakes would give him an outstanding chance. The key to this could be the handicap won by Activate at Haydock a month ago as the winner is undoubtedly improving and won with a little in hand. However, DEAUVILLE FLYER was an unlucky loser that day and Tim Easterby's charge, who started a well backed favourite for this last year, looks to have been aimed at gaining compensation and can do so despite being 4lb higher.