• 16:20 Close Brothers Business Finance Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 28.20s
  • Off time: 16:23:11
16:20 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Frankie's Promise (IRE) 15/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 34/2-13 YELLOW, RED stars, RED and YELLOW halved sleeves, YELLOW cap Wild Card 139
7 11-9 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 118 4/71.57
2 1-U322U Light green, purple star, chevrons on sleeves, light green cap, purple star Frankie's Promise (IRE) 12
6 11-2 p1 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 109 15/82.88
3 5P7-65 Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Native Spa (IRE) 41
6 11-2 M Smith A Nicol (5) 16/117.00
4 6 Yellow, Brown sleeves, Black cap, Yellow star Blue Bellini 19
6 10-9 C Grant D F O'Regan 25/126.00


Frankie's Promise was in fine form in bumpers a year ago, winning at Ayr and Perth. He has unseated his rider twice in five starts over timber and jumped moderately in the remaining three though he hasn't been beaten far in any. If he improves his jumping he'll go close though WILD CARD has to be the one to be on. He was attempting to concede weight all round at Wetherby last time following his victory for Henry Daly at Towcester. That was his first start for Donald McCain and only his fifth career run so there should be more to come. Native Spa was beaten out of sight over 3m2f at Catterick on his debut over hurdles while Blue Bellini showed very little in a Kelso bumper last month.