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13:20 Newcastle

Happy 60th Birthday Simon Pearce Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 19y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £12,700 added
  • Winner: £7,343
  • 2nd: £2,156
  • 3rd: £1,078
  • 4th: £539
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 20.10s
  • Off Time: 13:21:57
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form 2U-PU57
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 125

behind, mistakes 7th and 9th, headway 4 out, every chance when mistake 2 out, led last, stayed on well

2
Silk - Red, grey epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, red cap, grey star

Plus Jamais (FR)

23 p CDCD
8/1
  • Form 161PU-P
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 125

in touch, pushed along 7th, weakened after 4 out

3
Silk - ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap

Gold Opera (IRE)

251 v CDCD
5/2
  • Form 4P55P1-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 125

always prominent, jumped well, led before 7th, headed approaching next, led again 6 out, challenged 2 out, headed last, no extra closing stages

4
Silk - Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap
  • Form R33-42R
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 125

held up in rear, headway on inside when hampered approaching 4 out, soon lost place and struggling

5
Silk - Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond
5/2
  • Form 2333P-5
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 125

chased leaders, switched left and headway approaching 4 out, went 3rd before next, kept on same pace from 2 out

6
Silk - Royal Blue, Emerald Green and Royal Blue hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap
  • Form 43-4557
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 120

held up towards rear, under pressure after 7th, pulled up before next

7
Silk - SALMON PINK, WHITE check cap
5/1
  • Form 11323-6
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 113

led until approaching 7th, led again before next, headed 6 out, outpaced before 4 out, weakened 2 out

8
Silk - Purple, Yellow hoop
22/1
  • Form P31-P55
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 96

tracked leaders, slow 5th, lost place after 6, mistake 8th, behind when pulled up before 3 out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Plus Jamais has struggled in three subsequent starts since scoring over track and trip back in February and a chance is taken on GOLD OPERA on his reappearance. He also won over course and distance with an eight-length success back in April and today’s opposition looks pretty weak. Some Reign had been thereabouts without threatening before refusing at the start at Wetherby a fortnight ago and has something to prove now but Chidswell should be sharper for last month’s outing at Ayr and is back on a winning mark.

Formwatch

Rock On Fruity (IRE) 80-1 (11-4) Mistakes, held up behind on outside, headway 11th, never reached leaders, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, dist behind Cloth Cap (11-2) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp (3) gd in Nov.

Plus Jamais (FR) 14-1 (12-1) Mid-division, lost place 6th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, at Ayr 2m 5f hcp (4) hvy in Nov.

Gold Opera (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5 out, joined leader after 3 out, led next, driven clear after last, ridden out final 75 yards, won at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp (4) hvy in Apr beating Asking Questions (11-9) by 8l, 5 ran.

Some Reign (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Whipped round start and refused to race, at Wetherby 1m 7f hcp (3) sft in Dec.

Chidswell (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th until 7th, jumped right 13th and 14th, 5th and no extra last, 5th of 6, 9 1/4l behind Forest Des Aigles (11-3) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Nov.

Morning Royalty (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Behind, under pressure 5 out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 25l behind Kimberlite Candy (11-11) at Ayr 3m hcp (3) hvy in Nov.

Newberry New (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Prominent, led 6th, headed 8th, led 9th until next, struggling from 13th, well beaten 4 out, 6th of 8, 35 1/2l behind Sandy Beach (11-6) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp (4) gs in Nov.

Charlie Snow Angel 18-1 (10-10) Close up in rear, pushed along 4 out, weakened 2 out, last of 5, 33 1/2l behind Monsieur Co (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (4) gd in Dec.