Newcastle

  • 17:45 Fun88 Handicap1m 4f 98y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 45.22s
  • Off time: 17:48:22
17:45 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pioneertown (IRE) 3/1
2nd La Vie En Rose 14/1
3rd Av A Word 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 68-2212 Emerald green, black spots, emerald green sleeves Astute Boy (IRE) 21
3 9-10 b1 E F Vaughan Clifford Lee (3) 77 5/23.50
3 (1) 346 Black and Royal Blue stripes, White sleeves Ninepin Bowler 152
3 9-7 M Dods P Mulrennan 74 33/134.00
4 (3) 112324 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap La Vie En Rose 27
Distance Winner
3 9-6 M Johnston F Norton 73 14/115.00
5 (7) 734425 Dark Blue, White sleeves and cap Pioneertown (IRE) 13
3 9-6 Sir Mark Prescott L Morris 73 3/14.00
7 (10) 316114 Black, white disc, quartered cap Av A Word 18
3 9-4 p D Kubler T Hamilton 71 25/126.00
8 (8) 253356 Light Blue and Yellow check, Red sleeves and cap Somnambulist 13
3 9-1 K Dalgleish Rowan Scott (5) 68 13/27.50
9 (2) 352312 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Clenymistra (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
3 9-1 D O'Meara P Makin 68 20/121.00
10 (6) 622532 Brown and beige check, brown sleeves, yellow cap Sir Gnet (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
3 8-13 h E A L Dunlop G Lee 66 11/26.50
11 (11) 645323 White, red star, striped sleeves and cap Good Time Ahead (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
3 8-9 P A Kirby A Mullen 62 7/18.00
Non runners
2 (5)956225Bold Knight39-9M O'CallaghanNon Runner76
6 (4)9222Love Conquers (JPN)39-6R M BeckettNon Runner73

Verdict

ASTUTE BOY went close over a longer trip at Haydock last time having won at Yarmouth before that and an apprentice’s allowance negates a further 3lb rise. Clenymistra has similar form to the selection having scored at Thirsk on her penultimate start while Love Conquers has been narrowly beaten on her last couple of outings and should figure again. Good Time Ahead was beaten only a neck over track and trip recently and is preferred to Av A Word over today’s distance.