Newcastle

  • 14:10 Betfred '1 Million Cashball' Handicap Hurdle2m 98y

  • Winner £9,495 2nd £2,805 3rd £1,402 4th £702
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 17.70s
  • Off time: 14:12:29
14:10 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Teo Vivo (FR) 4/1
2nd Nuts Well 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 164-831 Pink, White hoops, Black sleeves, White cap Teo Vivo (FR) 41
Distance Winner
10 11-12 b Miss P Robson B S Hughes 134 4/15.00
2 1-02583 Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Nuts Well 41
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-9 Mrs A Hamilton R D Day (5) 131 5/16.00
3 0U3129 WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Sleepy Haven (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
7 11-6 Jennie Candlish Sean Quinlan 128 8/19.00
4 1/1214- Light green, orange stars, light green sleeves Vinciaettis (FR) 313
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-5 W Greatrex G Sheehan 127 15/82.88
5 3P2/93-5 Mauve, White stars, White sleeves, Mauve stars Meadowcroft Boy 41
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 A C Whillans Craig Nichol 124 8/19.00
6 U-21831 Royal Blue and Grey (quartered), Grey sleeves, Orange cap Raise A Spark 12
Distance Winner
7 10-12 h D McCain Jnr W T Kennedy 120 9/25.50

Verdict

It was heavy ground when TEO VIVO beat Sleepy Haven easily enough over today’s trip at Kelso last month with both Nuts Well and Meadowcroft Boy further behind. He’s upped 9lb for that success but should be in contention once again given he has a fitness advantage over the returning Vinciaettis. The latter won a novices’ event at Chepstow last year but hasn’t raced since beaten at Huntingdon in April. Raise A Spark won at Catterick recently but has been raised a couple of grades off a higher mark for this.