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14:00 Newcastle

Watch Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 16 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 133y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,321 added
  • Winner: £3,119
  • 2nd: £916
  • 3rd: £458
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 9.20s
  • Off Time: 14:00:24
  • 16 Ran
1
Silk - Yellow, brown diamond and sleeves
12/1
  • Form 62-7F60
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 100

held up in rear, pushed along 6th, stayed on from 3 out, never near leaders

2
Silk - Maroon, White chevrons, hooped sleeves, White cap
100/1
  • Form 755-P45
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 99

held up in rear, niggled along after 7th, soon lost touch, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

3
Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets
33/1
  • Form 2-2P350
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 99

prominent, reminders after 6th, weakened approaching 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

4
Silk - Black, pink epaulets, armlets and cap
  • Form P/D-355
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 99

held up in touch, not fluent 1st, hampered 4th, ridden and weakened after 3 out

5
Silk - Light blue, pink star, pink sleeves, light blue armlets, light blue cap, pink star
  • Form 912-034
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 99

held up in touch on inside, went 2nd 6th, jumped left and hit 3 out, hung left after, hard ridden flat, led last strides

6
Silk - White and black (quartered), striped sleeves

Wor Verge

14 t
28/1
  • Form 793P09
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 98

held up and behind, headway on outside 5th, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out

7
Silk - Royal blue, red stars, red sleeves, royal blue armlets, white cap, red star
12/1
  • Form B-09F43
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 97

held up and behind, pushed along approaching 6th, progress 7th, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out

8
Silk - Light blue, white and light blue hooped sleeves

Arctic Road

27 pt D
11/4
  • Form 2-90861
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 95

mid-division, badly hampered and lost place 4th, behind when pushed along after 5th, no chance from 6th

9
Silk - MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves
17/2
  • Form 69-5844
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 94

led, ridden approaching 2 out, caught last strides

10
Silk - Black, gold diamond hoop, diamonds on sleeves
20/1
  • Form 4-37870
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 93

prominent, close 2nd when fell 4th

11
Silk - Orange, emerald green epaulets, hooped cap
  • Form 0554F7
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 93

held up in mid-division, steady progress 6th, pushed along and slightly outpaced 7th, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out

12
Silk - Dark Blue, Pink sash, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
40/1
  • Form 690000
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 93

held up in mid-division, headway on outside 7th, weakened approaching last

13
Silk - Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Dark Blue and Light Blue hooped sleeves, Red cap, Dark Blue star
66/1
  • Form P5-4956
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 91

prominent, left 2nd 4th, ridden and weakened approaching 7th, tailed off

14
Silk - Red, Light Blue disc, sleeves and cap
16/1
  • Form 45/90P0
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 87

held up in mid-division, behind when pushed along after 5th, not fluent 6th, pulled up after

15
Silk - SALMON PINK, WHITE check cap

Valkenburg

44 p
12/1
  • Form 30663
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 96

held up in mid-division, badly hampered and lost place 4th, behind from 6th

16
Silk - Royal blue, yellow diamond, chevrons on sleeves
  • Form P/5-757
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 85

held up in mid-division, behind from 7th, soon pushed along, tailed off when pulled up before last

In depth

Verdict

Not many arrive in decent form but ARCTIC ROAD is an exception having opened his account with a victory at Ayr last time. He remains unexposed and can defy a 5lb rise in the weights with first-time cheekpieces likely to bring further improvement. Valkenburg also ran well at Ayr in January and has switched yards since while Dulce Panem posted a much better effort when placed at Sedgefield on Boxing Day and the winner has subsequently gone in again. The remainder are harder to recommend though Mah Mate Bob showed some progress last time and headgear is applied for the first time today.

Formwatch

Porto Du Sud (FR) 33-1 (11-5) Behind, headway before 5 out, ridden and weakened next, 10th of 15, 26 1/4l behind Cold Shoulder (11-8) at Ayr 2m 3f hcp (4) hvy in Nov.

Braddan Head 50-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, mistake 6th, reminders before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 5, dist behind I'm To Blame (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Feb.

Skyhill (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, lost place 4th, soon mid-division, slow 9th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 11th of 13, dist behind Kalaharry (11-8) at Newcastle 3m hcp (4) sft in Jan.

Warendorf (FR) 40-1 (11-0) Always in rear, struggling 5th, some headway approaching last, never nearer, 5th of 8, dist behind Know The Score (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn (4) sft in Dec.

Oriental Cross (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Always in rear, reminders after 4th, tailed off when hampered 3 out, kept on from last, no threat, 4th of 11, 17 1/2l behind Millarville (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn (5) gs in Jan.

Wor Verge 25-1 (11-10) Always behind, 9th of 17, 18 1/2l behind First Of Never (10-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp (5) gd in Feb.

Dulce Panem (FR) 22-1 (11-7) Behind, headway 3 out, driven to chase leaders before next, soon ridden went 3rd and kept in flat, not reach front pair, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Flowery (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp (5) sft in Dec.

Arctic Road 8-1 (11-2) Held up behind, headway 3 out, challenged next, soon ridden, led narrowly when hung left approaching last, kept on well flat, won at Ayr 2m 5f hcp (5) sft in Feb beating Up Helly Aa King (11-7) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.

Mah Mate Bob (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Led, headed 2 out, mistake last, weakened flat, 4th of 10, 10l behind Petite Ganache (11-5) at Newcastle 2m 6f hcp (5) gs in Jan.

Capmonfor (FR) 66-1 (10-12) In touch, ridden and weakened 2 out, 12th of 18, dist behind The Some Dance Kid (11-5) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f (4) sft in Dec.

St George's Oval (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, weakened soon after, 7th of 17, 24 1/2l behind Rodeo Dodo (10-8) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Feb.

Seapoint (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Towards rear on outer, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 10th of 15, 11 1/4l behind Father Jed (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp gd in Jan.

Stornaway (IRE) 150-1 (11-2) Detached in last pair, struggling 4 out, never involved, tailed off, 6th of 8, dist behind Captain Moirette (11-2) at Catterick 2m (4) gd in Feb.

Wishing Well 33-1 (10-7) Held up in rear on outside, headway 6th, every chance after 3 out, weakened from next, 10th of 14, 22 1/4l behind Diocese (11-7) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Dec.

Valkenburg 9-1 (10-8) Ran in snatches, mid-division on outside, not fluent 6th, headway after 8th, chased winner and every chance approaching 3 out, soon ridden, outpaced in 3rd next, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 16, 5 1/4l behind Emma Beag (10-11) at Ayr 3m hcp (5) gs in Jan.

Casimir Du Clos (FR) 50-1 (11-2) Led to after 1st, tracked leader, led again before 3 out, driven and headed before next, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 29l behind Gold Chain (11-5) at Newcastle 2m 5f hcp (5) gs in Dec.