• 15:15 Eider 4m 1f

  • Winner £18,666 2nd £5,523 3rd £2,760 4th £1,380
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 9m 30.69s
  • Off time: 15:21:25
15:15 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Companero (IRE) 16/1
2nd Giles Cross (IRE) 9/2
3rd Morgan Be 13/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/000-06 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Comply Or Die (IRE) 42
Course and Distance Winner
12 11-12 b D Pipe Timmy Murphy 144 12/113.00
2 1F4/22-1 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Belon Gale (IRE) 101
8 11-5 J Howard Johnson K Renwick 137 6/17.00
3 F123-P2 Yellow, dark green stripe and armlets, dark green and yellow quartered cap Giles Cross (IRE) 49
9 11-4 V R A Dartnall D F O'Regan 136 9/25.50
4 113/2-P6 Royal Blue, large Red spots, hooped sleeves, Red cap Companero (IRE) 17
11 11-0 b1 J Howard Johnson P Buchanan 132 16/117.00
5 2P-4312 Pink, Light Green chevrons, Pink sleeves, Light Green spots, Light Green cap, Pink spots Minella Boys (IRE) 42
Beaten Favourite
9 10-13 pt C E Longsdon Felix de Giles 131 9/25.50
6 2/PP-P74 Dark Blue, Pink and Dark Blue hooped sleeves, Pink cap Flintoff (USA) 44
10 10-12 b Miss V Williams T Scudamore 130 14/115.00
7 117-584 Light Green and Brown stripes, Light Green sleeves and cap Ballyfoy (IRE) 15
10 10-11 Jamie Poulton Matthew Batchelor 129 7/18.00
8 376-1FP Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Newman Des Plages (FR) 44
10 10-7 M Todhunter J Reveley 125 40/141.00
9 F4P/P2P Maroon, white stripe and armlets, striped cap Negus de Beaumont (FR) 38
Course Winner
10 10-5 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 123 28/129.00
10 15F226 RED, YELLOW star, hooped sleeves, check cap Dawn Ride (IRE) 9
Course Winner
10 10-0 p Micky Hammond F Keniry 117 40/141.00
11 36PP7-3 Red, White braces, Royal Blue sleeves Morgan Be 38
11 10-0 Mrs K Walton R McGrath 115 13/27.50
12 4121F6 Dark Blue, Royal Blue chevrons, Dark Blue cap, Royal Blue star Overquest 44
9 10-0 E J Cooper D C Costello 110 9/110.00


2008 Grand National hero Comply Or Die won this race in the same year. He travelled well for a long way at Warwick last month which suggests he can make the frame today. Minella Boys went close in the same race at Warwick having won at Plumpton before that and he has every chance in this contest, while Giles Cross returned from a three month lay-off with an excellent second to Synchronised in the Welsh National at Chepstow and another bold bid looks likely from him. However, the vote goes to BELON GALE who warmed up for this with a victory in heavy ground over 4m at Hexham in November and looks to have plenty going for him here. Morgan Be runs from out of the handicap but will have come on for his recent reappearance over 3m here and should give a good account.