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15:35 Newcastle

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  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 75y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places in back straight, G/Soft places last 3f)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,511 added
  • Winner: £4,614
  • 2nd: £1,355
  • 3rd: £677
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 32.49s
  • Off Time: 15:37:06
  • 6 Ran
2nd
1
11/4
  • Form: 11-3221
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-4
  • Official Rating: 109
  • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
  • Jockey: Lorcan Murtagh

tracked leaders, ridden after 5 out, soon lost place

2
2/1
  • Form: 1123-32
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 110
  • Trainer: G Bewley
  • Jockey: B S Hughes

tracked leader, challenged 8th, mistake 3 out, ridden before 2 out, no extra and lost 3rd place towards finish

3

Sharney Sike

55 v C
9/2
  • Form: 273-45P
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: W Coltherd
  • Jockey: Sam Coltherd

led, challenged from 8th, headed before 3 out, soon outpaced, rallied from last, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish

4
10/1
  • Form: 21-2P25
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: Miss S E Forster
  • Jockey: Jamie Hamilton

towards rear and in touch, chased leader before 2 out, kept on to lead close home

5

Jaunty Thor

214 t D
7/2
  • Form: 8547-36
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-10
  • Official Rating: 94
  • Trainer: Oliver Greenall
  • Jockey: R T Dunne

held up towards rear, in 4th before 4 out, led before 3 out, clear before last, caught close home

6
50/1
  • Form: 76-7675
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-0
  • Official Rating: 69
  • Trainer: V Thompson
  • Jockey: Mr Alex Chadwick

in rear, reminders before 8th, soon struggling

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Whitsundays produced a remarkable burst to win going away at Kelso last week having looked a beaten horse with two to jump. He is turned out again quickly under a penalty but clearly has his quirks. CASUAL CAVALIER has been gradually coming to hand and is back on the same mark as when successful over course and distance just over a year ago. Brian Hughes keeps faith with George Bewley’s gelding, who gets the nod. Sharney Sike is a three-times course winner but it’s not certain the big drop in distance will suit Stuart Coltherd’s veteran, who hasn’t won in almost three years.

Formwatch

Whitsundays (IRE) 11-8fav (11-1) Chased leaders, pushed along before 7th, soon outpaced, headway from 2 out, led run-in, ran on strongly, won at Kelso 2m 1f hcp (4) hvy in Jan beating Vengeur De Guye (11-12) by 16l, 5 ran.

Casual Cavalier (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 16l behind Rosquero (10-2) at Ayr 2m hcp (4) hvy in Jan.

Sharney Sike 8-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, pushed along 11th, not fluent 12th, weakened 14th, pulled up before 4 out, at Haydock 2m 7f hcp (4) hvy in Dec.

Charlie Snow Angel 4-1 (11-8) Towards rear, headway 7 out, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, dist behind Sky Full Of Stars (11-5) at Ayr 2m hcp (5) hvy in Jan.

Jaunty Thor 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, mistake 9th, outpaced before 3 out, weakened approaching next, tailed off, 6th of 9, dist behind Brother Scott (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp (5) gs in Jun.

Duhallowcountry (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) In touch, ridden 3 out, weakened from next, 5th of 8, 22 3/4l behind Roxyfet (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m hcp (5) sft in Dec.