Our tipsters' strongest bets for this meeting

15:15
Vertem Eider Handicap Chase (GBB Race) (Class 2)

Winner of this race in 2019 when it was last run, he has been in excellent form this year ahead of a repeat bid. He is further up the handicap but he has been crying out for a return to a longer trip. He goes on any ground, has no issues carrying big weights and will take the beating in what looks no more than a fair renewal below him.

16:25
Vertem-Leading The Field Handicap Chase (Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Qualifier) (Class 3)
Clan Legend silk

Clan Legend

Analysis
7/2

This is a far softer contest than the one he was runner-up in at Sandown last time out from this same mark. He has been in the form of his life this season, with deep ground and a stiff track at this trip all very much in his favour. A couple of front runners in here will make this a decent test at the trip which will suit him perfectly.

17:00
Vertem Investing For The Future Cond' Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Northern Lights Two Mile Hdl Qual') (Class 5)
Foster'sisland silk

Foster'sisland

Analysis
11/10

Very well supported when hitting form with a vengeance at Carlisle earlier in the week. Three of the seven pounds of his mandatory penalty are removed with Billy Garrity getting the leg up. Given that he won that on the bridle by twenty-one lengths, if he is in the same form again now, he is very hard to oppose.

13:35 Newcastle SKY
Break From The Herd With Vertem Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race) (Class 3)
14:10 Newcastle SKY
Vertem - Very Different Stockbrokers Novices' Handicap Chase (GBB Race) (Class 4)
14:45 Newcastle SKY
Think Smart At Vertem Mares' Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race) (Class 4)
15:15 Newcastle ITV4
Vertem Eider Handicap Chase (GBB Race) (Class 2)
15:50 Newcastle SKY
Break From The Field With Vertem Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) (Class 2)
16:25 Newcastle SKY
Vertem-Leading The Field Handicap Chase (Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Qualifier) (Class 3)
17:00 Newcastle SKY
Vertem Investing For The Future Cond' Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Northern Lights Two Mile Hdl Qual') (Class 5)
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Jockey and Trainer Stats

Jumps

Rank Jockey Name Rides Today Runs Wins Win %
1st Brian Hughes 6 163 40 25
13:35
Break From The Herd With Vertem Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)

Wetlands

Analysis
14:10
Vertem - Very Different Stockbrokers Novices' Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Black Pirate

Analysis
14:45
Think Smart At Vertem Mares' Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)

Lady Tremaine

Analysis
15:15
Vertem Eider Handicap Chase (GBB Race)
15:50
Break From The Field With Vertem Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Bon Retour

Analysis
16:25
Vertem-Leading The Field Handicap Chase (Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Qualifier)

Ascot De Bruyere

Analysis
2nd Danny Cook 0 97 17 18
3rd Jamie Hamilton 1 79 10 13
13:35
Break From The Herd With Vertem Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)

Master Alan

Analysis
4th Ross Chapman 1 74 9 12
14:45
Think Smart At Vertem Mares' Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)

Yorgunnabeamunky

Analysis
5th Henry Brooke 3 71 8 11
14:45
Think Smart At Vertem Mares' Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)
15:15
Vertem Eider Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Sam's Adventure

Analysis
16:25
Vertem-Leading The Field Handicap Chase (Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Qualifier)

Informateur

Analysis

The jockeys above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.

All Weather

Rank Jockey Name Rides Today Runs Wins Win %
1st Brian Hughes 6 38 8 21
13:35
Break From The Herd With Vertem Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)

Wetlands

Analysis
14:10
Vertem - Very Different Stockbrokers Novices' Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Black Pirate

Analysis
14:45
Think Smart At Vertem Mares' Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)

Lady Tremaine

Analysis
15:15
Vertem Eider Handicap Chase (GBB Race)
15:50
Break From The Field With Vertem Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Bon Retour

Analysis
16:25
Vertem-Leading The Field Handicap Chase (Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Qualifier)

Ascot De Bruyere

Analysis
2nd Nathan Moscrop 1 23 6 26
17:00
Vertem Investing For The Future Cond' Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Northern Lights Two Mile Hdl Qual')

Wor Verge

Analysis
3rd Harry Skelton 0 10 4 40
4th Charlotte Jones 0 18 3 17
5th Ben Robinson 0 5 2 40

The jockeys above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.

Jumps

Rank Trainer Name Runs Wins Win %
1st Sue Smith 94 19 20
2nd Nicky Richards 66 13 20
3rd Philip Kirby 64 11 17
4th James Ewart 69 11 16
5th Micky Hammond 83 11 13

The trainers above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.

All Weather

Rank Trainer Name Runs Wins Win %
1st Rebecca Menzies 44 8 18
2nd Brian Ellison 30 6 20
3rd Dan Skelton 13 5 38
4th Donald McCain 32 4 13
5th James Moffatt 19 3 16

The trainers above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.

Newcastle Chase Course
Newcastle Chase Course
Newcastle Chase Course

Tips for Newcastle Races

Having opened in 1882, the turf track at Gosforth Park hosted both flat and jumps racing. But in recent times this has changed as the turf course now hosts National Hunt racing only while the flat takes place on a tapeta surface which was built in 2016.

Course: Both the chase and hurdles tracks are galloping, left-handed circuits of a mile and six furlongs. Even though it’s generally flat, the final furlong is uphill and the conditions can get very testing so we need our tips to have plenty of stamina for the distance.

Feature Races: The main contests that we have tips for at Newcastle are the Fighting Fifth Hurdle in December. This is a Grade 1 race often used as a stepping stone to that seasons Champion Hurdle. The second race is the Eider Chase, held in February. It’s just over four miles in distance, which is always extremely stamina sapping at that time of year, attracting a competitive field.

Address

High Gosforth Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE3 5HP.

General Admission

see; www.newcastle-racecourse.co.uk. 0191-236-2020.

How to Get There

Air - Helicopter landing facilities.
Road - 4m N of city on the A6125 (nr A1).
Rail - Newcastle Station.

Parking

Free.

Disabled Facilities

Toilets all areas, lift in Premier enclosure..

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