Newcastle

  • 18:50 Ultimate Contractors Handicap1m 4f 93y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 56.58s
  • Off time: 18:51:10
18:50 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sirpertan 7/4
2nd Vosne Romanee 4/1
3rd Newgate Queen 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 358-8 Royal Blue, Dark Blue star and sleeves, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue star Newgate Queen 22
3 9-7 T Coyle P McDonald 55 10/111.00
2 (4) 07-3 Grey, white braces, white sleeves, grey armlets Nam Ma Prow 26
3 9-7 S G West A Elliott 55 25/126.00
3 (8) 0675-1 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Vosne Romanee 7 (ex6)
3 9-5 p K Dalgleish T Eaves 47 4/15.00
4 (6) 7970-3 Emerald Green and White diabolo, Emerald Green sleeves, Royal Blue cap Bentons Lad 20
3 9-4 G M Moore D C Costello 52 5/16.00
5 (2) 0658-P7 White, Purple triple diamond, Yellow sleeves and cap Sirpertan 13
3 9-2 M Walford Jason Hart (3) 50 7/42.75
6 (1) 09-4 Dark Blue, Emerald Green stars, Emerald Green cap, Dark Blue stars Crafty Spell 26
3 9-1 M Johnston J Fanning 49 14/115.00
7 (5) 09-7 Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red and Yellow halved sleeves Tawan 31
3 8-11 B Rothwell J P Sullivan 45 50/151.00
8 (7) 7997- Dark Green, White braces and sleeves, striped cap Barbara Elizabeth 216
3 8-11 T Coyle Barry McHugh 45 9/25.50

Verdict

Bentons Lad showed improvement for the step up in distance at Catterick while Nam Ma Prow and Crafty Spell are stoutly-bred, though both were well beaten over the same race over this trip at Wolverhampton last time. Vosne Romanee won over 1m1f on the Polytrack last week but now has a penalty and may struggle to stay this far. NEWGATE QUEEN is related to hurdlers and the extra yardage is sure to help. She has shown ability in slightly better company and may be capable of defying top weight in a modest handicap.