Newcastle

  • 14:40 Betfred 'Watch Fred's Pushes On Betfred TV' Handicap6f

  • Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.16s
  • Off time: 14:40:24
14:40 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Baby Strange 12/1
2nd Chester Aristocrat 9/1
3rd Rodrigo De Torres 33/1
4th Gramercy (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 342-201 Mauve, Yellow epaulets, Yellow cap Spinatrix 41
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-10 p M Dods T Eaves 96 10/111.00
2 (3) 1537-00 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Ahern 14
3 9-7 b T D Barron P Makin 100 20/121.00
3 (4) 00-3066 Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap Rodrigo De Torres 15
Distance Winner
6 9-6 h D Nicholls A Mullen 92 33/134.00
4 (5) 00002-0 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gramercy (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
6 9-6 D M Simcock Jim Crowley 92 14/115.00
5 (15) 546110 Brown, pink cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Powerful Presence (IRE) 8
7 9-5 D O'Meara D Tudhope 91 16/117.00
6 (9) 272310 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, pink cap Summerinthecity (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
6 9-4 D Nicholls J Fanning 90 16/117.00
7 (2) 411689 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White spots Klynch 13
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-4 b Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 90 25/126.00
8 (10) 1880-06 White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Pearl Ice 35
Distance Winner
5 9-4 T D Barron Graham Gibbons 90 8/19.00
9 (12) 0-00322 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Fast Shot 24
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-3 T D Easterby P Mulrennan 89 5/16.00
10 (8) 3117-33 Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Barracuda Boy (IRE) 14
3 9-0 Tom Dascombe T Hamilton 93 9/25.50
11 (16) 80-0077 Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves Johannes (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
10 8-13 R A Fahey P Hanagan 85 12/113.00
12 (7) 7/21457- Dark green, yellow seams, dark blue sleeves, yellow seams, hooped cap Son Du Silence (IRE) 242
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 8-13 t1 J Ewart G Lee 85 33/134.00
13 (6) 4-23114 Dark Blue, large Red spots, sleeves and cap Chester Aristocrat 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-13 E J Alston Jason Hart (5) 85 9/110.00
14 (14) 111137 Grey, grey and pink diabolo on sleeves, grey cap, pink star Tarooq (USA) 17
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 8-13 t S C Williams Andrea Atzeni 85 16/117.00
15 (11) 1100-15 Orange, White cross belts and sleeves, White cap, Orange spots Trojan Rocket (IRE) 7
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-9 M Wigham R Winston 81 12/113.00
16 (1) 170-904 Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Baby Strange 28
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-9 D Shaw Adam McLean (7) 79 12/113.00

Verdict

Spinatrix scrambled home at Ripon last time but faces a stiffer task here off a 3lb higher mark. We'd rather concentrate on those at the foot of the handicap with Chester Aristocrat going on the short-list having run well again at Chester following victories at Haydock and Hamilton. Tarooq was in fine form earlier in the campaign and Trojan Rocket won at Windsor on his reappearance before finishing fifth at Newmarket. BABY STRANGE is a couple of pounds wrong in the weights but still very well treated on the pick of last year's form and Adam McLean takes off 7lb. Derek Shaw's grey showed he was no back number when fourth at Epsom on Derby Day and could be well drawn against the far rail. He gets the vote ahead of the consistent Fast Shot with Barracuda Boy looking the best of the three-year-olds.