Newcastle

  • 13:00 LA Taxis Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £2,924 2nd £859 3rd £429 4th £215
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.10s
  • Off time: 13:00:58
13:00 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Duke Of Navan (IRE) 11/8
2nd Herostatus 14/1
3rd Firth Of The Clyde 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1-11 Yellow, Light Blue and White check sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Dotties Dilema (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
4 11-5 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 11/102.10
2 05 White, Royal Blue chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, White cap, Royal Blue star Alf The Audacious 21
6 10-12 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 50/151.00
3 Black, Yellow cross belts, sleeves and cap Dresden (IRE) 466
4 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 14/115.00
4 23- Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Duke Of Navan (IRE) 188
4 10-12 N G Richards D N Russell 11/82.38
5 Red, Royal blue seams, black cap Firth Of The Clyde
7 10-12 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 33/134.00
6 P-3 Red, Yellow diamond on body and cap, Red sleeves, Yellow stars Franky Spec (IRE) 152
4 10-12 M Todhunter Lucy Alexander (3) 25/126.00
7 80- Red, Royal Blue armlets, check cap Herostatus 11
Distance Winner
5 10-12 D O'Meara F Keniry 14/115.00
8 Black and White stripes, Black sleeves, White armlets Brook Star (IRE) 60
4 10-5 M Dods R McGrath 66/167.00
9 Emerald Green, Black epaulets, sleeves and cap Bygones For Coins (IRE) 23
4 10-5 R Johnson K Johnson 200/1201.00
10 Purple, Yellow chevron, sleeves and star on cap Showmehow 70
4 10-5 R Craggs A P Lane 200/1201.00

Verdict

Herostatus has won on the Flat at Catterick and York this year and should step up on previous runs over timber. Dresden didn't show much on the level but Donald McCain may be able to find a race for him over hurdles while the filly Brook Star won over 1m6f as a three-year-old should have no problems with the trip. DOTTIES DILEMMA has already won a point-to-point, a bumper and race over hurdles. He can defy his penalty to extend his unbeaten record, though Duke Of Navan has a jumping pedigree and should be able to build on a couple of placed efforts in bumpers last season.