• 14:50 E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle 2m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 19.10s
  • Off time: 14:51:09
14:50 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Woodpole Academy (IRE) 13/2
2nd Lord Wishes (IRE) 10/11
3rd Heron's Mill (IRE) 33/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 P1-0 Yellow and Red diamonds, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Ballycool (IRE) 34
5 11-0 t1 Miss Lucinda V Russell S Fox (7) 1001
2 P0062B- Emerald green, yellow and emerald green diabolo on sleeves, emerald green and yellow quartered cap Bunratty (IRE) 316
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 R Johnson K Johnson 90 1001
3 48-0 Black and White stripes, Light Blue sleeves and cap Croco Bay (IRE) 15
5 11-0 P Atkinson J Reveley 1001
4 8 Royal Blue, Yellow sash, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars and star on cap Here's To Harry 28
5 11-0 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 1001
5 5 Emerald green, yellow star, emerald green sleeves, white armlets, emerald green cap, yellow star Heron's Mill (IRE) 28
4 11-0 J Ewart Dale Irving (10) 1001
6 Chocolate, White hoops, Chocolate sleeves, check cap Honeypot Lane 9
5 11-0 T D Walford B J Toomey (3) 1001
7 3575- BLACK and WHITE (halved), BLACK sleeves, WHITE armlets, BLACK cap Justjoe (IRE) 259
6 11-0 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (7) 1001
8 F0636P Emerald Green, Red seams, Emerald Green sleeves, Red spots, Red cap Kane River (IRE) 60
6 11-0 Mrs S Walton P Buchanan 1001
9 11- ROYAL BLUE, BEIGE hoop Lord Wishes (IRE) 255
Distance Winner
5 11-0 J Ewart B Hughes 1001
10 28/6-5 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Pudsey House 214
5 11-0 J Wade K Renwick 1001
11 5/113 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Shanen (IRE) 28
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-0 t1 Miss P Robson R McGrath 1001
12 7-4 Dark Blue, Yellow sash, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Red cap Snuker 210
5 11-0 J Ewart Mr James Smith (7) 1001
14 2 Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap Woodpole Academy (IRE) 38
5 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 1001
15 8 Pink, Royal Blue chevron, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap Arisda 11
4 10-7 B Ellison Danny Cook 1001
16 Red, Black sleeves, White armlets, Black cap Port Isla
5 10-7 W Coltherd Gary Rutherford (5) 1001
Non runners
136-29Trouble In Paris (IRE)511-0F P MurtaghB P Harding


LORD WISHES is regarded as an exciting prospect for hurdling and had already schooled last season when completing a double under a penalty in a Haydock bumper. James Ewart has found him a nice opening and he can make a winning start to his new career. Shanen won bumpers at Sedgefield and Perth in May and made a promising start over timber when a close third to Bonnie Burnett at Ayr. More was expected of him that day as he started odds-on but the experience will have put him straight for this. Kane River had shown a glimmer of promise in Ireland but pulled up at Sedgefield last month and makes his debut for new connections. Woodpole Academy was beaten eight lengths in a Worcester bumper on his racecourse debut but he'll have come on for the run and is definitely one to note.