Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 15:55 Betfred Racing's Biggest Supporter Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places home straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 22.85s
  • Off time: 15:58:10
15:55 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dark Dune (IRE) 11/8
2nd Island Heights (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 522U Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Dark Dune (IRE) 44
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-2 T D Easterby J Reveley 113 11/82.38
2 194 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Island Heights (IRE) 9
Nag me
5 11-2 Miss Lucinda V Russell K Renwick 8/19.00
3 PP-885 Purple, light blue sash, white cap Lordenshaws (IRE) 102
Nag me
7 11-2 R Johnson K Johnson 100/1101.00
4 38 White, black sleeves, white armlets, red cap Lyric Street (IRE) 16
Nag me
6 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 9/43.25
5 544 Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Ride The Range (IRE) 44
Nag me
5 11-2 C Grant B Hughes 7/24.50
6 084 Black, White chevron, diamonds on sleeves, striped cap Silver Storm 49
Nag me
6 10-9 Tristan Davidson E Whillans (3) 33/134.00

Verdict

DARK DUNE looked held when unseating his rider after being hampered at Catterick last month. But he has leading claims on his earlier placed efforts and can open his account if running anywhere near that form. Lyric Street won just the once on the Flat and has yet to get involved over timber and point-to-point winner Island Heights will need a big step up on what he's shown over hurdles so far if he's to figure. Ride The Range makes more appeal than Silver Storm and Lordenshaws on his bumper form.