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3:25 Newcastle 18 Mar 2023

Guinness Nitro Surge Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

(Class 3) (0-135, 5yo+) (2m7f91yds) 2m7½f Heavy 17 fences 2 omitted
1st £9,505.80 2nd £4,374 3rd £2,187 4th £1,094.40 5th £545.40


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
10 108 tp 115 90 127
b g Westerner - Knocklayde Rose (IRE) (Even Top)
In touch with leaders on outer, slightly hampered 7th, hampered by loose horse 9th, soon recovered and led, briefly headed 4 out, pushed along and led again 3 out, ridden and went clear 2 out, kept on well run-in, comfortably (op 6/1)
2  7
8 1113 134 103 139
b m Diamond Boy (FR) - La Vie De Boitron (FR) (Lavirco)
Towards rear, hampered by faller 7th, steady headway and in touch with leaders 13th, every chance 3 out, ridden and outpaced 2 out, kept on run-in, no match for winner (tchd 15/2)
3  14 [21]
7 111 122 78 112
b g Rail Link - Rosaville (FR) (Video Rock)
Midfield on outer, smooth headway and in touch with leaders 13th, pushed along 4 out, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, beaten when mistake last, went modest third run-in, no match for first two (tchd 4/1)
4  ¾ [21¾]
10 108 p 115 70 106
b g Kalanisi (IRE) - High Priestess (IRE) (Priolo)
Mounted in chute and taken down early, held up in last, overjumped and sprawled on landing 1st, not fluent and niggled along briefly 3rd, bad mistake 11th, struggling 4 out, minor headway from 2 out, went modest fourth run-in (op 10/1)
5  [23½]
7 108 120 73 109
b g Fair Mix (IRE) - Elegant Accord (IRE) (Accordion)
Midfield on outer, mistake 5th, in touch with leaders from 8th, went second 11th, briefly led 4 out, headed 3 out, soon ridden and lost second, weakened before last, lost two places run-in (op 11/2 tchd 13/2)
6  12 [35½]
8 115 126 68 100
b g Presenting - Serpentaria (Golden Snake)
Towards rear, pushed along briefly after 4th, pushed along after 12th, soon ridden, weakened and beaten after 4 out (op 13/2)
9 121 p1 136
b g Fame And Glory - Parsons Hall (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Disputed lead, led overall after 5th, fell 7th (op 8/1)
14 116 t 132
b g Kayf Tara - Franciscaine (FR) (Legend Of France)
Disputed lead, raced in second after 5th, left in lead 7th, headed after 9th, pushed along and lost position 11th, tailed off when pulled up after 4 out (tchd 20/1 and tchd 25/1)
10 1010 tp 117
b g Elusive Pimpernel (USA) - Dinghy (IRE) (Be My Native)
In touch with leaders on inner, reminders after 6th, pushed along and lost position 9th, rallying when mistake 12th, hit 13th, soon struggling, tailed off when pulled up after 4 out (jockey said gelding was never travelling) (tchd 9/1)
8 1112 b 133
br g Court Cave (IRE) - Chocolate Silk (IRE) (Sayarshan)
In rear on outer, pulled up before 7th (trainer had no explanation for the poor form shown) (tchd 12/1)
The fourth fence in the back straight was omitted (ground)
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