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4:00 Newcastle 18 Mar 2023

Guinness Surge Handicap Chase

(Class 5) (0-100, 5yo+) (2m7f91yds) 2m7½f Heavy 17 fences 2 omitted
1st £4,606.80 2nd £2,154.94 3rd £1,110.05 4th £588.03


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
8 116 88 60
b m Native Ruler - Izons Croft (Mtoto)
In touch with leaders on outer, went second 9th, joined leader 11th, led 13th, good jump 4 out, pushed along and faced strong challenge when another good jump 3 out, ridden 2 out, kept on run-in, ridden out final 110yds, gamely (tchd 10/3)
7 1110 w1 p 92 61
b g Great Pretender (IRE) - Eliga (FR) (Turgeon)
Held up in rear, not fluent 8th, steady headway and went third 10th, shaken up and made strong challenge 3 out, pushed along 2 out, ridden run-in, no extra final 110yds (op 15/2)
3  25 [28½]
9 911 Out-of-Handicaps 4 p 70 15
b g Tikkanen (USA) - Silver Tassie (FR) (Kaldounevees)
Held up in last, overjumped 4th, headway and went fourth 13th, outpaced but keeping on 4 out, beaten from 3 out, went remote third before last (op 50/1)
4  [29¾]
8 112 t 87 31
br g Imperial Monarch (IRE) - Fancyfacia (IRE) (Luso)
Led, mistake 5th, slow jump 6th, joined 11th, headed 13th, pushed along 4 out, beaten from 3 out, weakened quickly from 2 out, lost third before last (op 9/2)
8 108 b 76
gr g Carlotamix (FR) - Miss Kilkeel (IRE) (Religiously)
In touch with leaders on inner, not fluent and lost position 8th, soon recovered, pushed along briefly after 9th, struggling after 13th, well beaten from 4 out, pulled up after 3 out, finished lame (vet said gelding was found to lame on his right-fore)
8 1010 78
b m Bollin Eric - Linen Line (Double Eclipse)
Raced in second, lost second 9th, soon switched left, ridden and lost position after 10th, struggling after 12th, pulled up after 13th (trainer said mare was unsuited by the heavy going and would prefer a quicker surface) (op 15/8)
The fourth fence in the back straight was omitted (ground)
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