Racecards

17:05 Newcastle

Ec Harris Handicap (Class 6)

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,500 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 14.59s
  • Off Time: 17:07:46
  • 15 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
10/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    1(12)
    Silk - Light Blue, Royal Blue braces, Royal Blue cap
    • Form 009061
    • Age 12
    • Weight 10-2
    • Official Rating 70

    held up in rear, pushed along halfway, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

    2(7)
    Silk - Dark Blue, White sash and armlets, Red cap

    Rigat

    19
    20/1
    • Form 75-3800
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 62

    never better than mid-division

    3(9)
    Silk - White, Brown Cross of Lorraine, White and Brown chevrons on sleeves, Brown cap
    5/2
    • Form 520482
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 62

    held up in touch, headway to lead over 1f out, ran on strongly

    4(8)
    Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, quartered cap
    25/1
    • Form 815008
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 54

    tracked leaders, effort 2f out, weakened final furlong

    5(13)
    Silk - Orange, Light Blue disc, Light Blue sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap
    20/1
    • Form 544705
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 52

    towards rear, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong

    6(3)
    Silk - White, Red spots, Royal Blue sleeves, Red and White striped cap

    Monda

    21
    10/1
    • Form 5-92274
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 52

    tracked leaders, effort 2f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, kept on towards finish

    7(1)
    Silk - Red, large Yellow spots, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap, Yellow spots

    Rondo

    2 BFD
    4/1
    • Form 074134
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 51

    refused to race

    8(6)
    Silk - White, Dark Blue cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Light Blue stars
    • Form 596824
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 51

    mid-division, ridden halfway, no impression

    9(2)
    Silk - Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap

    Orotund

    13 D
    8/1
    • Form 525314
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-9
    • Official Rating 52

    close up, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened

    10(5)
    Silk - Dark Green, Red disc, Yellow sleeves
    • Form 900609
    • Age 7
    • Weight 8-8
    • Official Rating 47

    slowly into stride, towards rear, never dangerous

    11(14)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, Red cap
    • Form 776-004
    • Age 6
    • Weight 8-7
    • Official Rating 45

    raced alone stands side

    12(10)
    Silk - Red, Black disc, striped sleeves and cap
    33/1
    • Form 07-0087
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-6
    • Official Rating 46

    led, headed over 2f out, weakened

    13(11)
    Silk - LIGHT BLUE, yellow sleeves and cap
    16/1
    • Form 77-0073
    • Age 6
    • Weight 8-6
    • Official Rating 48

    mid-division, pushed along halfway, headway and effort approaching final furlong, kept on

    14(4)
    Silk - White, Maroon epaulets
    8/1
    • Form 065653
    • Age 7
    • Weight 8-5
    • Official Rating 45

    in touch, pushed along halfway, ridden and one pace final 2f

    15(15)
    Silk - Red, grey epaulets and sleeves, striped cap

    Fairgame Man

    17 p CDD
    50/1
    • Form 30-8009
    • Age 9
    • Weight 8-5
    • Official Rating 45

    towards rear, never dangerous

    In depth

    Verdict

    Recent winner Ellens Academy may be high on people's list however two quick races may take the edge off the 12-year-old and so we will give the vote to John Keats ahead of Rondo. The selection comes here on the back of a decent second at Haydock and assuming that the ground doesn't deteriorate further, he can make his presence felt. Jim Goldie has his horses running very well at present and he has a good chance of another winner here. Rondo is in decent form and should run his race, along with Orutund who shapes as if there is still more to come and won't mind any further rain. Dunn Deal and Fairgame Man bring course and distance wins to the table but they are both out of form, whilst Lambency, a stablemate of the selection, is still a maiden after 17 starts but has gone agonisingly close in the past. All in all this looks competitive, and whilst Polish Emperor may go well at a price, we will tentatively return to John Keats to score.

    Formwatch

    Ellens Academy (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Behind, headway when not clear run 2f out, squeezed through on inside to lead 1f out, soon clear, won at Haydock 6f clm (5) gf beating Rydal (9-11) by 5l, 11 ran.

    Rigat 20-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, towards rear, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 6l behind Pay Time (8-10) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.

    John Keats 13-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden along halfway, ran on to lead inside final furlong, headed, no extra close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Katie Boo (9-3) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.

    Champagne Cracker 16-1 (9-3) Led far side, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 16, 6l behind Compton Classic (9-4) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.

    Cabourg (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Borodinsky (8-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) frm.

    Monda 7-1 (8-11) Mid-division, one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind dhtrs Gap Princess (8-12) & Riquewihr (9-8) at Thirsk 6f fll hcp (5) gd in Jul.

    Rondo 3-1fav (8-10) Slowly into stride and towards rear, ridden 3f out, kept on well final furlong, 4th of 11, 1l behind The Salwick Flyer (8-9) at Hamilton 6f app hcp (6) gs.

    Lambency (IRE) 15-2 (8-4) Towards rear, ridden along halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Katie Boo (9-3) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.

    Orotund 6-1 (10-1) Chased leaders stand side, ridden along halfway, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 19, 3l behind Greek Secret (10-9) at Thirsk 6f ldy rds hcp (6) gf.

    Polish Emperor (USA) 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, never nearer, 9th of 14, 7l behind Mister Jingles (9-7) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.

    Knead The Dough 20-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 17, 6l behind Gleaming Spirit (9-11) at Yarmouth 6f mdn hcp (6) gf.

    The Thrifty Bear 66-1 (8-9) Led far side group, ridden over 1f out, headed and one pace final furlong, 7th of 18, 2l behind Zap Attack (8-1) at Thirsk 6f app hcp (5) gf.

    Toberogan (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride and behind, headway on stand's rail under 2f out, 3rd and challenged well inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 20, 1l behind Musical Review (9-4) at Naas 6f hcp 0-60 sft.

    Dunn Deal (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Towards rear and soon pushed along, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 13, 5l behind She's Our Beauty (8-4) at Catterick 5f clm (6) gs in Jul.

    Fairgame Man 50-1 (8-0) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 11l behind Divine Spirit (8-10) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.