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12:30 Newcastle 19 Dec 2020

QuinnBet Live Casino Novices' Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

(Class 4) (0-120, 4yo+) (2m7f91yds) 2m7½f Soft 18 fences 1 omitted
1st £4,288.68 2nd £1,259.28 3rd £629.64 4th £350


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
8 1011 t 105 107 114
gr m Tikkanen (USA) - Desirable Rhythm (IRE) (Hernando)
Prominent, steady headway 10th, went second 13th, pushed along and outpaced when not fluent 4 out, rallied 3 out, ridden and led 2 out, went clear run-in (trainer said, regarding apparent improvement in form, that the mare had stripped fitter from its recent run, having had a 17 month break prior to that) (tchd 50/1)
7 1013 tv1 107 102 110
b g Golan (IRE) - Onthelongfinger (IRE) (Pilsudski)
Disputed lead, led 12th, not fluent and pecked on landing 5 out, increased tempo before 4 out, ridden 3 out, headed but rallied 2 out, outpaced from last (tchd 10/3)
3  8 [15½]
6 107 b1 98 86 91
b g Le Fou (IRE) - Hindi (FR) (Cadoudal)
Mounted on course, taken down early, raced wide, held up in rear, not fluent and pushed along briefly 10th, steady headway 13th, ridden and outpaced after 5 out, went modest third last, no match for first two (op 5/1 tchd 11/2)
4  1 [16½]
9 123 122 109 115
b g Dubai Destination (USA) - Just Another Penny (IRE) (Terimon)
Took keen hold, prominent on inner, ridden and went third before 4 out, hung left and outpaced before 3 out, held when pecked on landing 2 out, lost third last (op 5/2)
8 119 114
b g Westerner - Blue Supreme (IRE) (Pistolet Bleu)
Held up in rear on inner, going easily when fell 12th (tchd 4/1)
7 104 100
b m Midnight Legend - Sunnyland (Sovereign Water)
Led narrowly, not fluent and headed but close up 12th, ridden and outpaced before 4 out, soon weakened, beaten and pulled up before 2 out (op 13/2)
6 1112 p1 117
b g Kayf Tara - Bob Back's Lady (IRE) (Bob Back)
Close up on outer, not fluent 3rd, not fluent and outpaced 12th, dropped to last when mistake 13th, weakening when slow jump 5 out, soon pulled up (jockey said gelding had a breathing problem) (tchd 9/1)
Fence after the winning post was omitted; low sun
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