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4:05 Newcastle 15 Apr 2018

Vertem Very Different Stockbrokers Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (0-120, 5yo+) (2m4f19yds) 2m4f Heavy 13 fences 3 omitted
1st £7,407.72 2nd £2,175.12 3rd £1,087.56 4th £543.78


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
9 1112 v 117 89 132
b g Gold Well - Flute Opera (IRE) (Sharifabad)
Tracked leaders, not fluent and outpaced 8th, rallied 10th, chased leader 5 out, ridden after next, back on bridle and led before 2 out, driven clear from last (trainer said, as to the apparent improvement in form, the gelding benefitted from a drop in trip from 3 mile 3 furlongs to 2 mile 4 furlongs and a weaker race in his opinion, and was suited by the return to Newcastle; vet reported the gelding had lost its left hind shoe) (op 13/2 tchd 8/1)
2  8
6 119 Extra-Weights 7 tv 114 77 120
b g Ask - Just Sara (IRE) (Insan)
Pressed leader led 9th, ridden and headed before 2 out, kept on same pace from last (op 2/1 tchd 7/4)
3  3 [11]
10 113 108 68 110
br g Zagreb (USA) - Hurricane Jane (IRE) (Strong Gale)
Led to 9th, chased leader to next, outpaced after 5 out, rallied to chase clear leading pair 3 out, 10 lengths third and no impression when jumped left and saddle slipped last, rider rode without irons run-in, no impression (op 2/1 tchd 9/4)
4  19 [30]
9 1111 tb1 116 54 100
b g Kutub (IRE) - Urdite's Vic (IRE) (Old Vic)
Chased leaders, ridden before 4 out, weakened from next (tchd 13/2)
6 108 b 99
b g Zanzibari (USA) - Victory Road (FR) (Grape Tree Road)
Held up, struggling after 5 out, lost touch from next, tailed off when pulled up 2 out (op 7/1)
The hurdle after the winning post and the first hurdles in the back straight and home straight were omitted
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