Newcastle

  • 16:30 Vertem - Leading The Field Handicap Chase2m 4f 19y

  • Winner £6,823 2nd £2,003 3rd £1,002 4th £501
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 3.65s
  • Off time: 16:30:52
16:30 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ascot De Bruyere (FR) 5/2
2nd Cave Top (IRE) 11/2
3rd Tayzar 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 1412U-5 Purple, Red epaulets, Pink sleeves, Red cap Clan Legend 63
Course Winner
9 11-11 t N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 131 1001
2 3211-71 Orange, Dark Blue triple diamond Just Don't Ask (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
7 11-10 C E Longsdon B S Hughes 130 1001
3 PP/4441- Royal blue, black sash, striped cap Bernardelli (IRE) 351
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-9 p N G Richards Craig Nichol 129 1001
4 82-9641 Dark blue and mauve stripes, halved sleeves, dark blue and mauve quartered cap Cave Top (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
7 11-8 Oliver Greenall W T Kennedy 128 1001
5 62PP-2P Black, Red Cross of Lorraine, White sleeves, Red cap Special Catch (IRE) 59
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-8 Ruth Jefferson Sean Quinlan 128 1001
6 614425 Mauve, Purple stars, armlets and stars on cap Oak Vintage (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
9 11-5 P A Kirby Thomas Dowson (3) 125 1001
7 1P/1-761 Green, Gold hoop and sleeves, check cap Ascot De Bruyere (FR) 49
Course Winner
9 11-2 b J Ewart Steven Fox (5) 122 1001
8 7P12U2 Orange, Dark Blue chevron, Dark Blue sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap, Dark Blue star Tayzar 43
8 11-0 Ruth Jefferson Jamie Hamilton 120 1001

Verdict

Just Don't Ask completed a double on heavy going around this time last year but showed quicker ground holds no terrors when scoring at Wetherby last month. Ascot De Bruyere was always travelling well when scoring over an extended 2m7f here last month but could find this on the short side unless the going eases. Bernardelli hasn't run since scoring at Ayr last March but CAVE TOP looked on very good terms with himself at Uttoxeter last month, scoring with a ton in hand, so a 6lb rise doesn't look insurmountable.