Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 14:25 CGC Events 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 32.70s
  • Off time: 14:25:45
14:25 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Broadway Buffalo (IRE) 8/11
2nd Firth Of The Clyde 7/2
3rd Ballyben (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13 Red, Black chevrons, Grey sleeves, Red cap Ballyben (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-3 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7) 11/26.50
2 P8-P4P4 Light Blue, Dark Blue stars on sleeves Ballybroe (IRE) 26
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6 11-3 Mrs H O Graham D F O'Regan 16/117.00
3 89 Royal Blue, Emerald Green epaulets, White cap Blue Cove 66
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8 11-3 Miss L C Siddall T Siddall 100/1101.00
4 11 White, dark blue star, checked sleeves, quartered cap Broadway Buffalo (IRE) 103
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-3 D Pipe T Scudamore 8/111.73
6 48-053 Black and White stripes, Light Blue sleeves and cap Croco Bay (IRE) 38
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6 11-3 P Atkinson R McGrath 16/117.00
7 372 Red, Royal blue seams, black cap Firth Of The Clyde 43
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8 11-3 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 115 7/24.50
8 Royal blue, grey and Royal blue halved sleeves, grey cap Fozy Moss
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7 11-3 W Coltherd Gary Rutherford (5) 100/1101.00
9 P-3F0 Red, Yellow diamond on body and cap, Red sleeves, Yellow stars Franky Spec (IRE) 38
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5 11-3 M Todhunter Graham Watters (7) 100/1101.00
10 P-331 Purple, white disc, yellow sleeves, purple diamonds, purple and yellow quartered cap Standintheband (IRE) 54
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6 11-3 N W Alexander P Buchanan 16/117.00
11 6-294 Light Green and Black diamonds, Light Green cap, Black diamond Trouble In Paris (IRE) 37
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6 11-3 F P Murtagh B Hughes 40/141.00
12 00-03 Black, red hoops and armlets Charming Grace (IRE) 229
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7 10-10 Mark Campion Garry Lavery (7) 50/151.00
Non runners
53/8P-Burgundy Beau711-3W AmosBrian Harding

Verdict

BROADWAY BUFFALO is bred to be a staying jumper so the fact that he's had the pace to win bumpers at Worcester and Aintree is a bonus and he's expected to make a winning start over hurdles. Ballyben was the easy winner of a Haydock bumper on his debut but struggled in very testing ground at Ayr so it could be Firth Of The Clyde who provides the main threat. Malcolm Jefferson's charge showed major improvement from his first two runs when second to King Of The Wolds at Wetherby and with further progress likely looks certain to get competitive. The mare Charming Grace was a 150/1 chance when a close third to Tesyoucan at Hexham last June but hasn't been seen since and Carlisle bumper winner Standintheband is likely to prove more of a threat.