• 14:10 Maiden Hurdle2m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 20.60s
  • Off time: 14:15:51
14:10 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tail of The Bank (IRE) 4/1
2nd Betterthanlikely 66/1
3rd Si Bien (FR) 11/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 7-47 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Arctic Court (IRE) 22
6 11-2 J S Goldie Timmy Murphy 20/121.00
2 3/5 Orange and Yellow check, Orange sleeves, Yellow cap Benno's Boy (IRE) 95
Beaten Favourite
7 11-2 N G Richards Mr O Greenall (3) 40/141.00
3 RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap Betterthanlikely
5 11-2 J M Jefferson J Halliday (5) 66/167.00
4 32 Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Colour Clash 21
7 11-2 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 13/27.50
5 Dark Blue, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red diamond Flaming Thistle (IRE)
6 11-2 N G Richards F Davis (3) 50/151.00
6 3 Beige, Red hoops Glingermill (IRE) 130
Beaten Favourite
7 11-2 N G Richards B P Harding 16/117.00
7 25- Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Kingsdale Orion (IRE) 21
Course Winner
6 11-2 B Ellison K Mercer 5/23.50
8 550-64 Light Blue, Maroon hoop, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Si Bien (FR) 20
5 11-2 t J Ewart G Lee 11/112.00
9 2-5F6 Dark Green, Yellow chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Yellow star Tail of The Bank (IRE) 18
7 11-2 Mrs L J Young A Glassonbury (3) 4/15.00
10 8 Red, Yellow cross belts, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap The Rimorik 122
9 11-2 Mrs T Gibson Mr J Dawson (7) 250/1251.00
11 540 Emerald green, yellow sash, white cap Top It All 28
7 11-2 Mrs R Dobbin R McGrath 66/167.00
12 White, Black star, White sleeves, Black seams, Black cap, White star Unbreak My Heart (IRE) 24
5 11-2 R A Fahey B Hughes 22/123.00
13 30-0 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (quartered), White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, White cap Flora's Pride 10
6 10-9 K G Reveley J Reveley 80/181.00
14 8 Red, orange seams, black sleeves, orange seams, black and orange striped cap Proficiency 27
5 10-9 Mrs S C Bradburne M Bradburne 80/181.00
15 BLACK, YELLOW cross belts and sleeves, RED cap Kris Kin Line (IRE) 221
Beaten Favourite
4 10-7 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 8/19.00
16 28 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Shifting Gold (IRE) 19
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 10-7 b K A Ryan B J Toomey (7) 15/28.50


Unbreak My Heart is an interesting recruit to hurdling, along with Kris Kin Line, but ARCTIC COURT is preferred. Timmy Murphy takes the ride for his 'in-laws' for the first time and this gelding shaped well behind Bygones Of Brid on his hurdling bow. That form looks solid and with more improvement to come he is given the nod. Benno's Boy needs a market check on this hurdling bow with Olly Greenall picking up the ride, Betterthanlikely is bred for this game but may prefer better ground, while Colour Clash shaped with plenty of promise behind Tara Royal at Sedgefield last time out. Glingermill was well-fancied on his bumper debut at Carlisle, Kingsdale Orion is rated in the 70's on the flat and handles soft ground, whilst Si Bien looks interesting with Graham Lee back on-board. Top It All ran well on testing ground at Kelso behind Bishops Heir so is considered, along with flat recruits Kris Kin Line and Shifting Gold. However, the more interesting hurdling newcomer is Unbreak My Heart. He is rated in the high 80s on the flat despite a regressive profile, but is taken on here as it is hard to see this son of Bahamian Bounty relishing this test in desperate ground. A chance for Arctic Court to get off the mark.