Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 14:50 Digibet.com Mares' Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,212 2nd £649 3rd £325 4th £162
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 24.60s
  • Off time: 14:53:21
14:50 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Along Came Rosie 5/1
2nd Empress Orchid 7/4
3rd Catleen (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 PP-9P Dark Blue, Yellow sash, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Red cap Airey Scarey 180
Nag me
7 10-10 J Ewart Nathan Moscrop (7)(ex2) 100/1101.00
2 663-644 BLACK, EMERALD GREEN hoop, armlets and cap Almond Court (IRE) 171
Nag me
7 10-10 R Johnson K Johnson 74 33/134.00
3 84046-6 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, quartered cap Along Came Rosie 13
Nag me
6 10-10 A Crook F Davis (3) 97 5/16.00
4 17055-8 Royal Blue, Emerald Green epaulets, White cap Bach Street Girl (IRE) 188
Nag me
6 10-10 Miss L C Siddall T Siddall 86 66/167.00
5 15 ROYAL BLUE, white sleeves, royal blue cap Baileys Ruffit (IRE) 22
Nag me
5 10-10 N McKnight A P Lane 33/134.00
6 41/PPPP- WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Basford Lady (IRE) 232
Nag me
6 10-10 t Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 10/111.00
7 6-56507 Light Blue, Maroon triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and diamonds on cap Catleen (IRE) 7
Nag me
6 10-10 S R B Crawford S Crawford (5) 87 9/25.50
8 2/23- Royal Blue, Yellow triple diamond, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Empress Orchid 521
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-10 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 7/42.75
9 57- BROWN, beige braces, orange cap Hole In One (IRE) 209
Nag me
4 10-10 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 12/113.00
11 3P-P White, emerald green chevrons, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Roll Over Rose (IRE) 42
Nag me
5 10-10 W Amos E Whillans (3) 20/121.00
12 Red, White hoop and armlets, quartered cap Sported And Played (IRE)
Nag me
7 10-10 Mrs L B Normile A L Voy (7) 80/181.00
13 3379-9 Emerald green, yellow star, emerald green sleeves, white armlets, emerald green cap, yellow star Tchikita (FR) 12
Nag me
7 10-10 J Ewart Harry Haynes (3) 99 8/19.00
14 997P-P0 Light Green, Pink chevron, White sleeves, Pink stars, Pink cap Vallani (IRE) 16
Nag me
5 10-10 P Monteith K Renwick 79 100/1101.00
Non runners
10103-Miss Abbey610-10J S GoldieF Keniry

Verdict

The last two renewals of this race have gone to the favourite and, with a lack of credible opposition, EMPRESS ORCHID may be able to enhance that record. Donald McCain has described his mare as a 'big, strong type' who should be able to win one of these and he's found a very weak race for her return to the track. Placed in two bumpers, she travelled well on her way to third in over 2m6f on her hurdling debut, a performance which suggested she'd win something over this trip. Chief opponent may be Miss Abbey, a bumper winner on her debut who toiled on soft ground thereafter, before returning to form at Ayr without threatening the winner. Her dam is a full-sister to Grey Abbey, a decent performer over timber, and she should be capable of running well. Along Came Rosie ran better than her odds implied in a better race at Wetherby and can build on that here by finishing third ahead of Tchikita and the Irish raider Catleen, both of whom need to improve.