Newcastle

  • 16:20 Benfield Kia Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 33.20s
  • Off time: 16:37:44
16:20 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Indian Castle (IRE) 7/2
2nd Victor Hewgo 9/2
3rd Teo Vivo (FR) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 443-161 Pink, Black epaulets, Black and Pink striped sleeves, hooped cap Victor Hewgo 95
8 12-2 K G Reveley J Reveley 126 9/25.50
2 22-2 DARK GREEN and WHITE stripes, BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves Ballinvarrig (IRE) 123
6 11-2 T R George P J Brennan 5/23.50
3 P2/13-12 GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop Coquet Head 16
Distance Winner
7 11-2 J Walton Miss C Walton (7) 40/141.00
4 944-998 ROYAL BLUE, red star, yellow cap Deportation 26
6 11-2 J R Norton Fearghal Joseph Davis 100/1101.00
5 3722 Red, Royal blue seams, black cap Firth Of The Clyde 25
8 11-2 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 115 5/23.50
6 4-312 Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Indian Castle (IRE) 33
5 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 7/24.50
7 1/F30 White, Green sleeves, Red cap Rocking Blues (FR) 79
8 11-2 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 16/117.00
8 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Stagecoach Harry
7 11-2 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 25/126.00
9 5 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Swingbridge (IRE) 41
5 11-2 C Grant B Harding 25/126.00
10 41-28 Pink, White hoops, Black sleeves, White cap Teo Vivo (FR) 60
Distance Winner
6 11-2 t1 J Ewart B Hughes 33/134.00
11 65 Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap Mr Opulence 12
4 10-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 66/167.00

Verdict

Victor Hewgo won twice over longer trips last year and may find conceding lumps of weight all round beyond him on his return after a break. BALLINVARRIG, twice narrowly beaten in Irish point-to-points, was beaten less than a length on his debut under Rules in a bumper at Uttoxeter and with that under his belt can get off the mark on his hurdling debut. Coquet Head has been going strongly between the flags and will know his job while Firth Of The Clyde came up against a very useful type in Broadway Buffalo here last month and won't find one like him amongst these rivals. He looks a threat as does another winning point-to-pointer Indian Castle, who makes his hurdling debut.