• 16:50 Close Brothers Business Finance Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft-Good to Soft in places home straight.
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 19.50s
  • Off time: 16:50:52
16:50 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Categorical 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 14-462F Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Storming Gale (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
8 11-12 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 123 5/23.50
2 121379 Light Blue, Purple chevron, Light Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Purple cap Sergeant Pink (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
8 11-9 Mrs Dianne Sayer Henry Brooke 120 11/112.00
3 45-6411 Purple, Yellow epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Clondaw Flicka (IRE) 68
6 11-7 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 118 11/102.10
4 533259 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White spots Categorical 13
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-2 K G Reveley J Reveley 113 3/14.00


Clondaw Flicka has been progressing nicely but showed that stamina is his strongpoint with victories at around 3m at Doncaster and Wetherby. He's up 9lb for his latest success and a small field and shorter trip may not play to his strengths. SERGEANT PINK has won six times over fences including off a higher mark at Uttoxeter in September. He couldn't cope with quality opposition in the Grand Sefton at Aintree on his last start over fences but had a run on the Flat last month and can get back on the winning trail. Storming Gale is well enough handicapped to get involved despite a big weight as he's only 1lb higher than his last success while Categorical is no forlorn hope though his best form has been over further.