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14:30 Newcastle

Watch Sky Sports Racing On Virgin 535 Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 91y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £12,700 added
  • Winner: £7,343
  • 2nd: £2,156
  • 3rd: £1,078
  • 4th: £539
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 20.20s
  • Off Time: 14:30:16
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form U-PU571
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 134

held up in rear, headway 11th, soon chasing leaders, led 2 out, soon pressed, headed after last, rallied and stayed on strongly to lead again closing stages (1 fence omitted)

2
Silk - Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap
9/1
  • Form P/72P-36
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 133

tracked leader, left in lead 1st, headed 8th, led again 10th, headed next, outpaced 3 out, stayed on into 3rd after last

3
Silk - Light blue and yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, light blue and yellow striped cap
  • Form 5P1P-63
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 132

prominent, led 8th, headed 10th, led again next, headed 2 out, weakened after last

4
Silk - Dark Blue, White stars, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red and White striped cap
9/2
  • Form 15F-8F4
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 132

in rear when fell 11th

5
Silk - Mauve, Yellow star, armlets and star on cap
  • Form 13-5123
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 130

held up towards rear, jumped slowly, under pressure 5 out, soon beaten

6
Silk - Black, Orange triple diamond and sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 101-324
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 126

chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out, every chance from next, led after last, headed towards finish, kept on

7
Silk - Dark green and beige stripes
8/1
  • Form 4131-63
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 123

in lead when fell 1st

9
Silk - Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap
  • Form 2R3/15-F
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 122

in touch, mistake 2nd, slow 5th, pushed along and jumped slowly 4 out, weakened after next

8
NR
5/1
  • Form 1P/1-761
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 123

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

STRAIDNAHANNA needs to rediscover his best but has plenty in his favour today, not least the good current form of his yard - he’s only 2lb higher than when last successful. Takingrisks has been eased in the weights, despite having run well in a higher grade the last twice, so shouldn’t be far away while Ascot De Bruyere got back to winning ways over track and trip earlier this month. Theligny is unexposed over the larger obstacles and Conna Cross has shaped nicely in both starts since returning from a break and is another who has travelled a long way for this. Rock On Fruity pounced late to score here last month but is 9lb higher now and meets the selection on worse terms than when behind him at Catterick earlier.

Formwatch

Rock On Fruity (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Behind, mistakes 7th and 9th, headway 4 out, every chance when mistake 2 out, led last, stayed on well, won at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp (3) sft in Dec beating Gold Opera (11-12) by 5l, 8 ran.

Theligny (FR) 12-1 (11-8) Chased leader until 3rd, chased leaders, pushed along before 4 out, weakened soon after, 6th of 11, 17 3/4l behind Chosen Path (11-7) at Newbury 2m 7f hcp (3) sft in Dec.

Straidnahanna (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Pressed leader, driven after 4 out, lost place before next, soon ridden, no chance with clear pair before 2 out, 3rd of 5, dist behind O O Seven (11-12) at Doncaster 3m hcp (2) gd in Dec.

Solighoster (FR) 50-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, steady headway chasing leaders before 4 out, 4th and one pace before next, 4th of 12, 15 1/2l behind Valtor (11-3) at Ascot 3m hcp lst (1) sft in Dec.

Takingrisks (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Mid-division, lost place after 10th, effort 15th, no impression before 4 out, plugged on from 2 out to take modest 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Lake View Lad (11-10) at Wetherby 3m hcp (1) gs in Dec.

Conna Cross (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Prominent, ridden 4 out, stayed on same pace from 3 ou, 4th of 11, 7 3/4l behind The Kings Writ (11-11) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp (3) hvy in Dec.

Western Jo (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Led until after 5th, pressed leader, led again 8th until 10th, chased leaders, 2nd again after 4 out, pushed along and no chance with winner next, lost 2nd last 100 yards, 3rd of 6, 6 3/4l behind Sharp Response (11-12) at Catterick 3m 6f hcp (3) gd in Jan.

Bigirononhiship (IRE) 4-1 (11-13) Tracked leaders, hit 10th, close up and every chance when fell 3 out, at Haydock 2m 7f hcp (4) hvy in Dec.

Ascot De Bruyere (FR) 7-4fav (11-2) Made virtually all, clear 2 out, just pushed out flat, won at Newcastle 2m 7f hcp (3) gs in Jan beating Thedrinkymeister (11-12) by 2 3/4l, 6 ran.