Newcastle

  • 14:20 Newcastle 'national Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.68s
  • Off time: 14:20:49
14:20 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lord Villez (FR) 15/8
2nd Montoya's Son (IRE) 10/1
3rd Allow Me 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3242 Royal Blue, White stripe, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Allow Me 30
Nag me
5 11-1 J Ewart Harry Haynes (3) 4/15.00
2 3/58 Orange and Yellow check, Orange sleeves, Yellow cap Benno's Boy (IRE) 21
Nag me
7 11-1 N G Richards B Harding 9/110.00
3 073575 Emerald Green and Orange (quartered), Orange sleeves and cap Lord Villez (FR) 43
Nag me
6 11-1 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 116 15/82.88
4 12 RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap Mac Aeda 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-1 J M Jefferson P Kinsella 11/43.75
5 0- Royal blue, pink sleeves, striped cap Monsoon Music (IRE) 405
Nag me
6 11-1 Miss Lucinda V Russell A Thornton 100/1101.00
6 3-48 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Montoya's Son (IRE) 93
Nag me
5 11-1 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 10/111.00
7 5 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Rupin (FR) 55
Nag me
5 11-1 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 16/117.00
8 789- Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Tyrrhenian 345
Nag me
7 11-1 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 100/1101.00
9 0 Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Timarello (IRE) 19
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-8 K G Reveley J Reveley 40/141.00

Verdict

Montoya's Son looks the pick of Howard Johnson's two runners ahead of Rupin but the son of Flemensfirth showed little aptitude for hurdling on his debut over timber and looks best left out of calculations in a race taken to go to ALLOW ME, who is preferred to Mac Aeda. Malcolm Jefferson's gelding has shown a decent level of form in bumpers, winning first time out at Market Rasen in May before making an encouraging return last month when finding just Safran De Cotte too good at the same venue. Now making his first start over hurdles, the son of Kayf Tara has to be respected but this is the most testing ground that he has raced on and he is not certain to handle it. Keith Reveley's Timarello was well held on his only start in a bumper, while Ferdy Murphy's French import Lord Villez looked nothing out of the ordinary in his native country and was beaten some way before home on his debut for new connections. The vote then goes the way of James Ewart's Allow Me, who has shown progressive form in four starts in bumpers, including on a soft surface, and he looks worth siding with first time up over hurdles.