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15:35 Newcastle

Vertem Management Handicap (Class 5)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 6f 97y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,500 added
  • Winner: £2,911
  • 2nd: £866
  • 3rd: £433
  • 4th: £216
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 21.53s
  • Off Time: 15:35:36
  • 5 Ran
1st
7/4

      2nd
      2(3)
      • Form: 68-9560
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 9-7
      • Official Rating: 75
      • Trainer: J Tuite
      • Jockey: Oisin Murphy

      chased leader, challenged over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong

      4(7)

      Wor Lass

      5 CCD
      7/4
      • Form: 311111
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 9-3
      • Official Rating: 65
      • Trainer: I Jardine
      • Jockey: Miss Anna Hesketh

      held up in touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden and kept on well

      6(8)
      10/1
      • Form: 232534
      • Age: 8
      • Weight: 8-11
      • Official Rating: 65
      • Trainer: D Thompson
      • Jockey: Charlie Bennett

      slowly into stride, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened

      7(4)
      3/1
      • Form: 245452
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 8-10
      • Official Rating: 64
      • Trainer: W Storey
      • Jockey: P Mulrennan

      held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on

      8(5)
      • Form: 431314
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 8-8
      • Official Rating: 62
      • Trainer: Ollie Pears
      • Jockey: R Ffrench

      led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

      1(1)
      NR

      Chivers (IRE)

      54 p D
      12/1
      • Form: 5-24197
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 9-7
      • Official Rating: 75
      • Trainer: T D Easterby
      • Jockey: T Hamilton

      Nonrunner

      3(2)
      NR
      • Form: 746511
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 9-4
      • Official Rating: 72
      • Trainer: J S Goldie
      • Jockey: F Lynch

      Nonrunner

      5(6)
      NR
      6/1
      • Form: 458431
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 9-1
      • Official Rating: 69
      • Trainer: G A Swinbank
      • Jockey: R Winston

      Nonrunner

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      WOR LASS continues on her merry way and Anna Hesketh eased her down when completing a five-timer over two miles at Musselburgh last week. She has a penalty to contend with but that's unlikely to prevent victory number six. Braes Of Lochalsh has also found his form and though his two recent victories have been over slightly shorter he has no problems staying the extra. Jan Smuts hasn't won since scoring here in May of last year but he's been running well and is on exactly the same mark although he was beaten by Exclusive Contract at Thirsk and the latter is very well handicapped compared to when beaten by the selection here last time. Chevalgris showed that staying is his game when scoring over 2m1f at Pontefract and he's only 3lb higher.

      Formwatch

      Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Towards rear, some late headway on outer from 2f out, 10th of 19, 12l behind Sands Of Fortune (8-8) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jul

      Wor Lass 11-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp (5) gd in Aug beating Rockabilly Riot (9-10) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.

      Bowdler's Magic 9-2 (10-11) Prominent, ridden well over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Tapis Libre (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf.

      Jan Smuts (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Towards rear, headway 4f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 8, hd behind Aleksandar (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.

      Exclusive Contract (IRE) 15-8fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway halfway to go mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Wor Lass (8-7) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.

      Chivers (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 13l behind High Secret (10-0) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.

      Braes Of Lochalsh 14-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, headway to lead over 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul beating Scrapper Smith (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.

      Chevalgris 10-3 (9-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 8f out, ridden to lead narrowly 2f out, ran on, won at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Di's Gift (9-13) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.