Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 12:00 Catherine Dornan 90th Birthday/EBF Mares' Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 24.60s
  • Off time: 12:02:36
12:00 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Retrieve The Stick 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 252351 Black, Red Cross of Lorraine, White sleeves, Red cap Retrieve The Stick 6
Nag me
5 11-8 p J M Jefferson B Hughes 11/82.38
2 87-1P54 Pink, Dark Green epaulets and armlets, Dark Green cap, Pink spots The Flaming Matron (IRE) 14
Nag me
8 11-8 t N W Alexander Diarmuid O'Regan (7) 105 5/23.50
3 758547 Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Beyondtemptation 32
Nag me
6 11-2 J C Haynes J Kington (3) 74 100/1101.00
5 2/F55-77 White, yellow star, emerald green sleeves and cap Nosey Box (IRE) 9
Nag me
8 11-2 t N C Kelly D R Fox (5) 7/42.75
Non runners
43F15-23Carrybridge (IRE)711-2S R B CrawfordMr S Crawford

Verdict

Retrieve The Stick scored easily when encountering soft ground at Kelso last week. The Flaming Matron has also won in testing ground at Cartmel, though she's been well beaten since. Both of the above carry penalties which should give an advantage to CARRYBRIDGE. The latter ran well for third on her hurdling bow at Sedgefield in November and normal progress can see her off the mark in this. Fellow Irish raider Nosey Box makes more appeal than Beyondtemptation of the remaining pair.