• 15:00 Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 32.40s
  • Off time: 15:02:26
15:00 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bygones of Brid (IRE) 3/1
2nd Washington Irving (IRE) 1/2
3rd Edge of Town (IRE) 9/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 110-415 Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Bygones of Brid (IRE) 44
Course Winner
7 11-11 Karen McLintock G Lee 130 3/14.00
2 33-41 Emerald Green, Orange stars, White sleeves, Orange stars, White and Emerald Green striped cap Edge of Town (IRE) 51
6 11-11 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 125 9/25.50
3 1 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Washington Irving (IRE) 57
5 11-11 J Howard Johnson 1/21.50
4 05-5 Black And Beige Halved, Chevrons On Sleeves, Red Cap Apache Blue (IRE) 53
6 11-5 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 40/141.00
5 7-4 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Arctic Court (IRE) 271
6 11-5 J S Goldie R McGrath 50/151.00
6 0-166 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Birch Hill Bedouin 47
Course Winner
7 11-5 Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 50/151.00
7 425-7 Black, yellow chevron, white sleeves, white cap, black diamond Claude Carter 85
6 11-5 A C Whillans E Whillans (5) 66/167.00
8 3-3 Emerald Green and Yellow diamonds, Black and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Yellow star Danny John Boy 261
7 11-5 F P Murtagh B P Harding 66/167.00
9 P07357 Emerald Green and Orange (quartered), Orange sleeves and cap Lord Villez (FR) 79
6 11-5 Ferdy Murphy K Mercer 33/134.00
10 6 Black, White braces, hooped sleeves and cap Luso's Lad (IRE) 73
6 11-5 J Howard Johnson J P O'farrell (3) 66/167.00


WASHINGTON IRVING is sure to be popular with punters here and he gets the pick over Bygones of Brid and Edge of Town. The selection is likely to be quite a prohibitive price but he does look the stand-out runner in this field. He won in facile fashion on his debut over hurdles at Carlisle in November and a reproduction of that effort should suffice today. The fact that we know he will handle the ground is another big plus. Bygones of Brid has won three of his seven starts over hurdles so he is clearly capable of taking advantage if the selection fails to fire. He is another that goes on the ground and he has also got winning form on this track. Edge of Town is having only his fifth run and he did win in convincing fashion at Wetherby last month. However, that was over 2m6f and this drop in trip is not sure to suit. Lord Villez has got some decent form in France and is worth noting in the market, while Apache Blue looks Howard Johnson's second-string here. We will return to his other runner Washington Irving as the selection.