• 15:20 Close Brothers Business Finance Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Soft-Good to Soft in places home straight.
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.40s
  • Off time: 15:20:27
15:20 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Be Bop Boru (IRE) 10/11
2nd Solway Dornal 33/1
3rd Marlee Mourinho (IRE) 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P-08965 Black, light blue and black halved sleeves, light blue cap Thinger Licht (FR) 13
5 11-12 A W Carroll Mr J Hamer (3) 100 15/28.50
2 12-9051 YELLOW, LIGHT BLUE diamond, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, YELLOW armlets Be Bop Boru (IRE) 6 (ex7)
7 11-3 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 84 10/111.91
3 73/3422 Black and orange check, striped sleeves, quartered cap Shan Valley (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
8 10-11 W Coltherd Daragh Bourke (6) 85 5/16.00
4 65/085 Emerald Green and White stripes, Dark Green and White striped sleeves Marlee Mourinho (IRE) 36
8 10-7 N W Alexander Diarmuid O'Regan (5) 81 14/115.00
5 985346 Dark Green, Yellow spots on sleeves, Yellow cap Kathlatino 22
7 10-7 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (3) 81 20/121.00
6 3P8P56 Purple, orange cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Ballyreesode (IRE) 59
Distance Winner
9 10-6 S Corbett James Corbett (10) 80 20/121.00
7 4P05-0 White, royal blue cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap Solway Legend 293
7 10-6 Miss L Harrison Tony Kelly 80 50/151.00
8 38-7564 Yellow, maroon sash, Royal blue sleeves and cap Bollin Julie 53
7 10-0 D W Whillans Callum Whillans 74 7/18.00
9 33224U Red, Light Blue star and sleeves Solway Dornal 149
9 10-0 p Miss L Harrison Grant Cockburn (3) 72 33/134.00


Winning bumper BE BOP BORU had shown nothing in three starts over timber before taking advantage of a lowly mark on his handicap debut. He was well supported to do so and won with the minimum of fuss so a follow-up under a penalty looks likely. Solway Dornal reverts to hurdling after an absence since unseating his rider over fences at Kelso in October and appears better over the bigger obstacles. Shan Valley hasn't been beaten far in testing conditions in her last two starts and has won over the trip. She's gone up in the weights but her rider's claim is a bonus and she should be in the frame. Bollin Julie is still a maiden but ran her best race to date when stepping up to this trip at Sedgefield and can't go much lower in the handicap.