• 14:05 Fighting Fifth Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £56,270 2nd £21,200 3rd £10,610 4th £5,300
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.90s
  • Off time: 14:11:03
14:05 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st My Tent Or Yours (IRE) 8/11
2nd Cockney Sparrow 6/1
3rd Grumeti 9/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U3/2F8-4 Black, black and maroon striped cap Cotton Mill 21
6 11-7 b1 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 147 16/117.00
2 23/1411- Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Duke Of Navan (IRE) 289
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-7 N G Richards B P Harding 148 20/121.00
3 F1131/4- Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Grumeti 224
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-7 A King Wayne Hutchinson 151 9/110.00
4 2/2111-1 Dark Blue, Light Blue inverted triangle and armlets, check cap Melodic Rendezvous 21
Distance Winner
7 11-7 J Scott Nick Scholfield 155 5/23.50
5 121121- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap My Tent Or Yours (IRE) 239
Distance Winner
6 11-7 N J Henderson A P McCoy 160 8/111.73
6 20128-P Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Rock Relief (IRE) 28
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-7 C Grant P Buchanan 123 200/1201.00
7 90-5361 Royal blue, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap Stormy Weather (FR) 45
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 p B Ellison J Reveley 129 100/1101.00
8 21211-1 Purple and pink diamonds, pink sleeves, purple diamonds, purple cap Cockney Sparrow 28
Distance Winner
4 11-0 J J Quinn B Hughes 141 6/17.00


John Quinn won this with the four-year-old Countrywide Flame a year ago and attempts the double with Cockney Sparrow, who went from handicaps to landing a mares' Listed hurdle at Wetherby. Despite her allowance, she'll need massive improvement to take care of the principals, in this case the very progressive Melodic Rendezvous, already a Grade 1 winner in Sandown's Tolworth Hurdle and arriving in top form after his Listed success at Wincanton when Cotton Mill was behind, and MY TENT OR YOURS. The latter just gets the nod as he's won first time out in the past two seasons and, after a narrow defeat by Champagne Fever in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, he ended his campaign easily beating his three rivals in a Grade 2 at Aintree. Grumeti, a close third to Countrywide Flame in last year's Triumph Hurdle, then beat the winner in an Aintree Grade 1 and an absence since April shouldn't pose too much of a problem. The remainder have plenty to find.