Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 12:30 LA Taxis Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £2,924 2nd £859 3rd £429 4th £215
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.70s
  • Off time: 12:30:59
12:30 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ifandbutwhynot (IRE) 9/4
2nd Eduard (IRE) 7/4
3rd Crowning Jewel 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2331-31 Pink, Black epaulets, Black and Pink striped sleeves, hooped cap Crowning Jewel 152
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-12 K G Reveley J Reveley 122 7/24.50
2 14426/8 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Corky Dancer 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 A Parker R McGrath 66/167.00
3 1- Red, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Eduard (IRE) 216
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-12 N G Richards D N Russell 7/42.75
4 40-7 Orange, Black diamond, Black sleeves, Orange stars, Black cap Grimwith 24
Nag me
5 10-12 Miss L Kendall Harry Haynes 100/1101.00
5 8 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Gumnd (IRE) 24
Nag me
5 10-12 C Grant A L Voy (3) 80/181.00
6 03140-3 RED and YELLOW check, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets Ifandbutwhynot (IRE) 29
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-12 D O'Meara J M Maguire 9/43.25
7 311116- White, Royal Blue diamond, striped sleeves Time Out (IRE) 216
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-12 J Ewart B Hughes 120 9/25.50
8 7-06P Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Beyond The Point 50
Nag me
5 10-5 t J C Haynes J Kington (3) 200/1201.00
9 5P/ Dark blue, pink diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, pink stars Dispol Diva 29
Nag me
6 10-5 P T Midgley Henry Brooke (3) 66/167.00
10 3 Black, grey seams, black and white striped sleeves, black cap Dolly Royal (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-5 R Johnson K Johnson 80/181.00
11 P Dark Blue, White spots on sleeves, White cap Issabella Gem (IRE) 13
Nag me
5 10-5 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 66/167.00

Verdict

Crowning Jewel won here and at Kelso earlier in the year but was tackling much longer trips on both occasions and he has to give 14lb and upwards to his rivals today after a break. Time Out won four times over fences last season and had fair form over timber before that. This may be a pipe-opener but he can't be ignored while Eduard easily won a Kelso bumper on his racecourse debut and Davy Russell has the reins on his hurdles bow. IFANDBUTWHYNOT kept very good company in bumpers after winning here in November last year. He was well backed on his hurdling debut against battle-hardened rivals at Perth and will have learned from the experience. David O'Meara's charge is probably the one to beat.