Newcastle

  • 12:30 O2 Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.20s
  • Off time: 12:30:56
12:30 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bolodenka (IRE) 9/4
2nd Skylancer 9/2
3rd Santo Stefano (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0- Maroon, Grey chevrons, Maroon sleeves, Grey armlets, Maroon cap All Out For Seven (IRE) 277
6 10-12 L Lungo K Renwick 50/151.00
2 Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Billy Dane (IRE) 36
4 10-12 F P Murtagh B Harding 33/134.00
3 F Black, Yellow disc, armlets and cap Bolodenka (IRE) 34
6 10-12 R A Fahey B Hughes 9/43.25
4 8/60PP9- Purple, Emerald Green cross belts and sleeves, quartered cap Cassius (IRE) 258
6 10-12 B Mactaggart Harry Haynes (5) 96 200/1201.00
5 436/92- Purple, White star and star on cap Chief Scout 357
6 10-12 Mrs S C Bradburne F Davis (3) 105 28/129.00
6 0 Yellow, Royal Blue diamond, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue diamond Dechiper (IRE) 15
Course Winner
6 10-12 R Johnson K Johnson 80/181.00
7 0665-2 Red, Yellow braces, White sleeves and cap Empty Sky 181
4 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 105 16/117.00
8 666P3-5 LIGHT BLUE, ROYAL BLUE chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap, LIGHT BLUE diamond King In Waiting (IRE) 27
5 10-12 b A D Brown Jimmy McCarthy 108 11/26.50
9 8- Beige, Brown epaulets, sleeves and diamond on cap Lukey Luke 324
5 10-12 J R Turner P Aspell 150/1151.00
10 7-5B Red and White diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red diamond Percutant (FR) 8
5 10-12 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 66/167.00
11 22/6095- Red, White hoop, chevrons on sleeves Royal Flynn 133
Course Winner
6 10-12 p Mrs K Walton R McGrath 105 16/117.00
12 232- Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Santo Stefano (IRE) 229
Beaten Favourite
6 10-12 J Howard Johnson A P McCoy 10/34.33
13 7-34 LIGHT GREEN, dark blue sleeves, orange cap, white stars Skylancer 47
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 b1 J J Lambe R Johnson 9/25.50
14 25/0863- Black, Gold seams, Black sleeves and cap Solid Silver 10
Distance Winner
7 10-12 K G Reveley D J Condon 105 18/119.00
15 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Solis (GER) 7
5 10-12 P Monteith Ryan Mania (7) 33/134.00
16 White, emerald green stars, emerald green and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, emerald green star Wednesdays Boy (IRE) 13
5 10-12 P D Niven P Buchanan 100/1101.00

Verdict

More form to go on than the first division but not all of it quality; narrow preference is for BOLODENKA ahead of the first-time-blinkered Skylancer and Santo Stefano. Richard Fahey's six-time flat winner has only had the one start over timber when he took a tumble at Aintree. That was a better race than this and he was still going well when falling so assuming that his confidence is intact he should win. Empty Sky represents a stable in good form and he ran well last time, Percutant was brought down on his recent hurdling debut, whilst King In Waiting has kept better company in the past but he looks nothing out of the ordinary. Skylancer and Santo Stefano were both well-fancied when last seen and each needs respect here, with the latter holding some decent bumper form when trained in Ireland last year. He didn┬┐t impress on two subsequent runs for the yard but will be better now tackling an obstacle. A competitive heat, with Bolodenka most fancied.