Newcastle

  • 16:15 Guinness Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 41.40s
  • Off time: 16:15:22
16:15 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Velvet Vic (IRE) 12/1
2nd Donna Elvira 16/1
3rd Mia Matriarch 20/1
4th Over And Above (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 18PP33 Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Over And Above (IRE) 13
Nag me
6 11-12 t H Hogarth Dean Pratt (7) 94 20/121.00
2 9136U8 Red, royal blue sleeves, red diamonds and diamonds on cap Forcefield 30
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-10 v N W Alexander P Buchanan 92 14/115.00
3 6535B Light Blue, Dark Blue stars on sleeves Hooky's Diamond 2
Nag me
6 11-10 Mrs H O Graham Gary Rutherford (5) 92 12/113.00
4 78-3P48 Royal Blue, White epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, quartered cap Mootabar (IRE) 17
Nag me
5 11-9 C W Fairhurst F Keniry 91 25/126.00
5 353375 Red and white diabolo, white sleeves, red cap Tinseltown 99
Nag me
6 11-8 t B Rothwell J Reveley 90 12/113.00
6 353547 Dark Blue, Emerald Green spots and sleeves, Red cap Sleep In First (FR) 86
Nag me
6 11-3 Miss A Bramall Tony Kelly (7) 85 12/113.00
7 716P59 Emerald Green and Yellow diamonds, Black and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Yellow star Danny John Boy 45
Nag me
9 11-3 F P Murtagh Harry Haynes 85 20/121.00
8 090482 Pink, emerald green triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap Liscahill Karella (IRE) 17
Nag me
10 11-2 bt D M Loughnane R McGrath 84 5/16.00
9 34679 Yellow and White diamonds, Grey sleeves, White cap Mia Matriarch 26
Nag me
6 11-1 D W Whillans F Davis 83 20/121.00
10 8995 Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow armlets Donna Elvira 18
Nag me
5 10-13 E W Tuer Robert McCarth (5) 81 16/117.00
11 16P6 Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap Caught In The Act (IRE) 88
Nag me
5 10-13 Mrs S C Bradburne A L Voy (5) 81 6/17.00
12 5P8 Maroon, Yellow stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Tropenfeuer (FR) 80
Nag me
5 10-11 James Moffatt B Harding 79 50/151.00
13 P0-8263 Royal Blue, White hoops, Royal Blue cap, White star Tomzatackman (IRE) 11
Nag me
7 10-10 t R Shiels Callum Whillans (7) 78 8/19.00
14 440-7P8 Emerald Green, Red hoop, White sleeves, Red cap I Witness (IRE) 8
Nag me
10 10-7 t Mrs J Walton Mr A J Findlay (7) 75 9/110.00
15 78PP02 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Bolt From The Blue 11
Nag me
7 10-6 B Storey K Renwick 74 10/111.00
16 50-F554 White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Velvet Vic (IRE) 64
Nag me
6 10-1 b R C Guest J M Davies 69 12/113.00

Verdict

A very modest contest can go to FORCEFIELD, who has at least already shown a liking for this track having scored over 3m here in November. He's been below par since but is only a couple of pounds higher today and can give the weight away to Southwell second Liscahill Karella. Tomzatackman was third over 2m4f here on his return from a break and could figure but Mia Matriarch has disappointed over hurdles so far. Over And Above has won between the flags but is flattered by recent form figures as he was well beaten at both Southwell and Sedgefield.