Newcastle

  • 17:30 Follow Sunracing On Twitter Handicap1m 5y

  • Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
  • Going: Standard / Slow
  • Surface: AllWeather

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.57s
  • Off time: 17:31:37
17:30 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tough Remedy (IRE) 10/11
2nd Azzeccagarbugli (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (1) 493842- Royal Blue and Yellow check, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Azzeccagarbugli (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
6 9-7 p M Botti G Lee 94 1001
2 (5) 281506- Mauve, white seams, mauve sleeves and cap Qaffaal (USA) 189
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-7 M W Easterby Nathan Evans 94 1001
3 (3) 21/0070- Dark blue, yellow hoop Ballard Down (IRE) 198
Distance Winner
6 9-7 D O'Meara Callum Rodriguez 94 1001
4 (2) 017/087- Maroon and white diamonds, white sleeves, light green diamonds Steel Train (FR) 33
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-3 D O'Meara C J McGovern (3) 90 1001
5 (4) 810134- grey, orange seams, orange cap Tough Remedy (IRE) 12
Course Winner
4 9-0 K Dalgleish P J McDonald 87 1001

Verdict

A prolific winner in his native Italy, AZZECCAGARBUGLI has yet to score for Marco Botti but went close to doing so at Chelmsford when caught on the post. This looks no tougher and he’s preferred to Tough Remedy. The latter has won three times over shorter trips but the jury is still out on his ability to stay this far having run into trouble at Lingfield on his first start over a mile. Qaffaal has won over course and distance though tends to save his best for Chelmsford and hasn’t raced since July. Ballard Down is another returning from an absence and stablemate Steel Train has so far done all his winning over 7f.