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4:25 Newcastle 27 Feb 2021

Vertem-Leading The Field Handicap Chase (Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Qualifier)

(Class 3) (0-135, 5yo+) (2m4f19yds) 2m4f Soft 16 fences
1st £7,017.84 2nd £2,060.64 3rd £1,030.32 4th £515.16 5th £350 6th £350


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
9 111 v1 125 85 133
b g Makfi - Divergence (USA) (Red Ransom)
In touch with leaders, ridden and outpaced after 12th, rallied 4 out, went third 3 out, kept on and went second inside final 110yds, stayed on to lead post (trainers rep said, regarding improved from, that the gelding may have benefitted from the first time visor on this occasion) (op 13/2)
2  shd
8 113 127 86 134
b g Maresca Sorrento (FR) - Isarella (GER) (Second Set)
In touch with leaders, tracked leaders 8th, led after 4 out, soon ridden, edged left approaching last, 3 lengths ahead after last, reduced lead towards finish, headed post (op 11/2)
3  3 [3]
11 1111 t 135 91 139
ch g Midnight Legend - Harrietfield (Nicholas Bill)
In touch with leaders, close up 8th, went second before 11th, led 12th, headed after 4 out, soon ridden and every chance, switched right approaching last, 3 lengths down after last, lost second and no extra inside final 110yds (op 4/1 tchd 10/3)
4  14 [17]
9 111 125 67 119
b g Echo Of Light - Star Lodge (Grand Lodge)
Close up, went second 5th, led 8th, mistake 11th, headed 12th, every chance 4 out, ridden before 3 out, weakened before 2 out (op 5/2)
5  27 [44]
8 116 p 130 43 93
b g Gris De Gris (IRE) - Morvandelle (FR) (Video Rock)
Held up in rear, headway 9th, pushed along and weakened after 12th (op 8/1)
6  [51½]
10 111 tp 125 30 80
b g Millenary - Welsh Ana (IRE) (Welsh Term)
Led, headed and close up 8th, slow jump 11th, soon ridden and weakened (tchd 9/1)
11 113 b 127
bb g Kapgarde (FR) - Quid De Neuville (FR) (Le Balafre)
Chased leader, lost second 5th, ridden and lost position after 7th, behind 8th, pulled up before 4 out (op 11/2)
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