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14:05 Newcastle

Betfred Chipchase Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £60,000 added
  • Winner: £34,026
  • 2nd: £12,900
  • 3rd: £6,456
  • 4th: £3,216
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 13.83s
  • Off Time: 14:05:11
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3(8)
Silk - Emerald green, brown stars, emerald green cap, brown star

Free Zone

22 D
20/1
  • Form 6352-06
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 101

in touch towards stands side, driven 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, weakened 1f out

4(5)
Silk - Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars
4/5
  • Form 10-1064
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 110

tracked leaders, driven and headway inside final 2f, ridden 1f out, stayed on to lead final 50 yards, held on near finish

5(2)
Silk - Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves

Justineo

13 D
13/2
  • Form 552032
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 101

led, ridden 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra final 110 yards

6(4)
Silk - Emerald green, white hoop, yellow sleeves, emerald green and white striped cap
  • Form 486-724
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 105

tracked leading pair, ridden and lost place over 1f out, no impression final furlong

7(1)
Silk - Dark Blue, Red diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap
15/2
  • Form 038-810
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 104

held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well to take 2nd and press winner towards finish, just held

8(7)
Silk - Dark Blue and White stripes, White sleeves, hooped cap

Mirza

27 p D
33/1
  • Form 0490-77
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 96

pressed leader, effort 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed final 50 yards, no extra in 3rd towards finish

9(9)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
11/1
  • Form 2872-47
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 95

chased leaders towards stands side, outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened and behind

1(3)
NR
  • Form 643710
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 108

Nonrunner

2(6)
NR

Dubawi Sound

8 t C
  • Form 83-3730
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 102

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

JACK DEXTER's fourth in the King's Stand Stakes is the best form on offer in this and Jim Goldie's much-improved sprinter can get back to winning ways. Majestic Myles has won a couple of Listed races but his best form has generally been over 7f, though heavy rain would bring him into the equation. There may not be enough runners for the quirky Mass Rally to find cover while this looks too tough for the likes of Dubawi Sound, Free Zone and Justineo. Hitchens won in the grade at the Curragh last month but there is no reason to believe he can reverse Doncaster running in March with the selection.

Formwatch

Free Zone 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, raced towards near side, and soon chasing leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon beaten, 6th of 11, 6l behind Medicean Man (9-3) at Haydock 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.

Jack Dexter 33-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 19, 1 3/4l behind Sole Power (9-4) at Royal Ascot 5f Grp 1 (1) gd.

Justineo 12-1 (9-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Professor (9-1) at Salisbury 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.

Majestic Myles (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Keen edged right throughout, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 11l behind Producer (9-2) at Leicester 7f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gf in Apr.

Mass Rally (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Towards rear far side, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 11th of 26, 7l behind York Glory (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf.

Mirza 25-1 (9-2) 7th of 9, 8l behind Spirit Quartz (9-2) at Chantilly(FR) 5f Grp 2 (1) gs.

Switcher (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, modderate headway inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 12l behind Lily's Angel (9-1) at Kempton 1m fll lst stks (1) pol in Apr.

Hitchens (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division far side, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, never on terms, 19th of 26, 12l behind York Glory (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf.

Dubawi Sound 40-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, behind stands' side, driven and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 11th of 27, 6l behind Lightning Cloud (8-13) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf.