Newcastle

  • 14:55 F1 Signs & Digital Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 14.60s
  • Off time: 14:55:39
14:55 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Matthew Riley (IRE) Evs
2nd Indian Castle (IRE) 15/8
3rd Swingbridge (IRE) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 4-3121 Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Indian Castle (IRE) 27
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 15/82.88
2 P1633 Black, white hoops, halved sleeves, black cap Ben Akram (IRE) 15
5 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell Graham Watters (7) 20/121.00
3 16F4 Black, yellow sash, white cap Blue Kascade (IRE) 106
6 11-0 A M Thomson Ryan Mania 14/115.00
4 F/F613-P Royal blue, white star, light blue sleeves Business Time 47
7 11-0 H Burns Jonathan England (5) 50/151.00
5 F00 Yellow and Purple chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Purple cap, Yellow star Captain P K (IRE) 16
6 11-0 N C Kelly D R Fox (7) 50/151.00
6 1324/2 Red, White hoop, chevrons on sleeves Matthew Riley (IRE) 27
6 11-0 P A Kirby R McGrath Evs2.00
7 P-33156 Purple, white disc, yellow sleeves, purple diamonds, purple and yellow quartered cap Standintheband (IRE) 25
6 11-0 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 10/111.00
8 59 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Swingbridge (IRE) 27
5 11-0 C Grant Henry Brooke 40/141.00
10 48P Purple, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap, Grey star Mobane Ali 34
5 10-7 S Corbett James Corbett (7) 100/1101.00
11 937 Light Blue, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Silverton 27
6 10-7 Mrs L B Normile Mr A Voy (3) 50/151.00
12 0 Orange, Royal Blue hoops and armlets Top Billing 30
4 10-7 N G Richards B Harding 33/134.00
Non runners
916Flemens Pride510-7K G ReveleyNon Runner

Verdict

This is more competitive than the previous division and Indian Castle has to come into the reckoning having beaten Victor Hewgo here last month. However, he has to give 6lb to MATTHEW RILEY, a runner-up over 2m at this track last time, and that could prove beyond him. Philip Kirby's charge gets the nod to confirm latest running with Silverton and land this. Flemens Pride is a bumper winner who could figure on her hurdling bow, while Standintheband showed a bit more over timber last time and makes more appeal than both Ben Akram and Blue Kascade.