Newcastle

  • 17:10 Sky Sports Racing On Virgin 535 Handicap5f

  • Winner £5,531 2nd £1,646 3rd £823 4th £411
  • Going: Standard / Slow
  • Surface: AllWeather

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.09s
  • Off time: 17:11:29
17:10 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Yolo Again (IRE) 11/4
2nd True Hero 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (4) 3110-90 Dark blue, white star, dark blue and red halved sleeves Prince of Rome (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
3 9-13 t R Hughes S W Kelly 87 7/24.50
3 (5) 486297 White, Black seams, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star Yolo Again (IRE) 5
Distance Winner
3 9-12 Roger Fell D Tudhope 86 11/43.75
4 (1) 164042- Black, light green disc, sleeves and cap Almurr (IRE) 260
3 9-7 Phillip Makin S H James 81 10/111.00
5 (2) 1218-03 Dark blue, light blue spots, light blue cap Que Amoro (IRE) 5
Distance Winner
3 9-7 p M Dods P Mulrennan 81 6/17.00
6 (8) 124-908 Black and White diamonds Little Legs 27
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-6 B Ellison Ben Robinson (3) 80 12/113.00
7 (7) 201-372 Light blue, white seams, white sleeves, light blue armlets, white cap True Hero 5
Distance Winner
3 9-5 N Tinkler Faye McManoman (5) 79 9/43.25
Non runners
1 (6)251601Wedding Date310-4R HannonNon Runner86
8 (3)851241Superseded (IRE)38-12J ButlerS De Sousa66

Verdict

WEDDING DATE carries 6lb extra but won a Class 2 sprint at Newmarket last time and Richard Hannon’s filly should make another bold bid at this lower level. Superseded is also penalised but upped in class after scoring over the minimum trip at Wolverhampton and True Hero is preferred having finished ahead of Que Amoro when runner-up at Redcar last time. Almurr ended last season with a second at Nottingham but debuts for a new yard on his return having been recently gelded. Yolo Again beat the selection at Wolverhampton at the start of the year but hasn’t threatened since.