Today's racecards

Newcastle

  • 13:05 Straightline Construction 'The French Furze' Novices' Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £9,384 2nd £2,772 3rd £1,386 4th £693
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 31.60s
  • Off time: 13:08:27
13:05 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballyalton (IRE) 3/1
2nd Oscar Rock (IRE) 4/9

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 111/2-1 Light green, royal blue and light green hooped sleeves, white cap Ballyalton (IRE) 55
Nag me
6 11-3 Ian Williams A P McCoy 130 3/14.00
2 P51-31 White, Light Blue stars, Light Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Blakemount (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 11-3 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 20/121.00
3 P4/1-321 Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Kilbree Chief (IRE) 22
Nag me
5 11-3 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 119 33/134.00
4 B/1211-1 Maroon, Beige star, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star Oscar Rock (IRE) 29
Nag me
5 11-3 J M Jefferson B Hughes 4/91.44
6 12303- Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Caledonia 49
Nag me
6 10-12 J S Goldie D F O'Regan 25/126.00
7 11 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Five In A Row (IRE) 37
Nag me
5 10-12 B Ellison J Reveley 14/115.00
8 2/9670-4 Emerald Green, Red hoop, White sleeves, Red cap Master Murphy (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-12 Mrs J Walton Alistair Findlay 93 150/1151.00
Non runners
522/3-Bishops Gate (IRE)710-12N G RichardsBrian Harding

Verdict

After being beaten on his bumper debut, OSCAR ROCK won two much better races at Newbury before making a hugely impressive hurdling debut at Wetherby on his reappearance, his first start for Malcolm Jefferson- he'll take some beating here. Five In A Row landed an Irish point last September and could hardly have been more impressive on his opening run for Brian Ellison in a Carlisle bumper last month so looks a threat. Ballyalton has won a point-to-point, two bumpers and a maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter which he did with the utmost ease so he's another who will ensure the likely favourite doesn't have everything his own way. Caledonia won a bumper at Kelso on his debut and ran in the championship race at Cheltenham. He's been running on the Flat this summer and finished a close fourth in a 2m2f handicap at York last time.