• 12:00 O2 Novices' Hurdle 2m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.40s
  • Off time: 12:00:57
12:00 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Burnt Oak (UAE) 3/1
2nd Signalman 4/1
3rd Spellchecker (IRE) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 Red, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Attacca 33
7 10-12 J R Weymes J P O'farrell (3) 100/1101.00
2 00 Light Green, White striped sleeves, Red and White striped cap Bandos 15
8 10-12 t J W F Aynsley G Berridge (3) 200/1201.00
3 Black and White diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Brian's Journey
6 10-12 L Lungo K Renwick 11/26.50
4 3110/ ORANGE, BLACK sash, armlets and star on cap Burnt Oak (UAE) 21
6 10-12 C W Fairhurst F Keniry 3/14.00
5 P Beige, Maroon diamond, armlets and cap Craicneasy (IRE) 27
5 10-12 B Mactaggart D J Condon 150/1151.00
6 77 Pink, large Black spots, sleeves and cap Dance Sauvage 30
5 10-12 B Storey F Davis (3) 100/1101.00
7 P1F21-9 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Fiftyfive Degrees (IRE) 15
7 10-12 Miss P Robson R McGrath 25/126.00
8 0 White, Dark Blue cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Light Blue stars Giant Star (USA) 20
5 10-12 J S Goldie K Mercer 66/167.00
9 0 Maroon, royal blue hoop, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Not Now Lewis (IRE) 15
4 10-12 F P Murtagh B P Harding 100/1101.00
10 76- Maroon, White sleeves, Maroon spots and cap P'Tit Vouster (FR) 340
5 10-12 J Ewart D C Costello 40/141.00
11 12/77- Light Green, Pink diamond, Pink sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Light Green cap, Pink diamond Peters Pride 209
Distance Winner
6 10-12 M W Easterby B Hughes 13/27.50
12 Dark Blue, Pink cross belts, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Quinder Spring (FR)
4 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 9/110.00
13 Light Blue and Brown (halved), White and Brown hooped sleeves, White cap Roman History (IRE) 21
5 10-12 p N Waggott P Aspell 100/1101.00
14 76 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Sendali (FR) 13
Course and Distance Winner
4 10-12 J D Bethell G Lee 20/121.00
15 Maroon, White chevrons, hooped sleeves, White cap Signalman 31
4 10-12 P Monteith Ryan Mania (7) 4/15.00
16 30-55 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Spellchecker (IRE) 15
4 10-12 J Howard Johnson A P McCoy 4/15.00


BURNT OAK's bumper form must make him of interest and fit from recent outings on the flat he gets the vote over Sendali and Spellchecker. Despite winning two bumpers in impressive fashion back in 2005/6, the selection has been unable to progress with a flat career. The switch to hurdling looks a good move and he is expected to start fulfilling that early potential. AP McCoy and Howard Johnson teamed up to good effect earlier this week and Spellchecker needs respect based on his good fifth to Waterloo Road on his recent hurdles debut over this course and distance. Fiftyfive Degrees was further back on that occasion and this strong-stayer, a winner of several point-to-points and a hunter chase will need much further before he is winning. Quinda Spring makes his UK debut and could be anything; the market will help there. Peters Pride was a fair bumper horse and needs a check in the betting, whilst Brian's Journey represents a stable in good form but they are not renowned for their debut winners. Sendali is another for consideration having won on good to soft on the flat, however for the winner we will side with Burnt Oak.