Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 12:40 STP Construction 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 24.50s
  • Off time: 12:40:22
12:40 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stellar Notion (IRE) 10/11
2nd Another Mattie (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P46 Red, royal blue sleeves, red diamonds and diamonds on cap Allforthelove 17
Nag me
6 11-5 N W Alexander B Harding 50/151.00
2 42-4P32 White, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap Another Mattie (IRE) 17
Nag me
7 11-5 t N W Alexander P Buchanan 114 6/42.50
3 634/ BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves Ortolan (GER) 1404
Nag me
9 11-5 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 110 10/111.00
4 21 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Stellar Notion (IRE) 33
Nag me
6 11-5 T R George P J Brennan 10/111.91
5 45 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap River Bollin 39
Nag me
4 10-7 T D Easterby D C Costello 20/121.00

Verdict

Winning point-to-pointer Another Mattie has always looked as though he would need further and this small field may not play to his strengths. Stablemate Allforthelove is taking a massive drop in distance as all three of his runs to date have been around three miles. STELLAR NOTION showed the benefit of an outing between the flags to land a bumper at Bangor and looks a nice type for hurdling. He may be good enough to make a winning start. River Bollin has had a couple of runs in bumpers to sharpen him up and jumping should be his game so expect some improvement. Ortolan showed some promise when last seen though that was almost four years ago.