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15:35 Newcastle

Straightline Construction E.B.F. Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,899
  • 2nd: £1,145
  • 3rd: £572
  • 4th: £286
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 50.90s
  • Off Time: 15:35:54
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap
  • Form 2-51221
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 122

made all, soon clear, mistake 4 out, ridden before 2 out, stayed on well

2
Silk - Dark Blue and Emerald Green (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap
  • Form 80
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

tracked leaders, mistake 1st, weakening in 4th when fell 4 out

3
Silk - Black and yellow (quartered), halved sleeves, yellow cap, black star
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

held up in rear, tailed off before 5th, soon pulled up

4
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, PINK sleeves, PINK and ROYAL BLUE striped cap
  • Form 432-422
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 91

soon in touch, went remote 3rd before 4 out, no impression

5
Silk - Dark Blue, Grey chevron, Grey sleeves, Dark Blue armlets
  • Form 72
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

tracked winner, ridden before 2 out, about 2 lengths down and staying on when mistake last, kept on and held towards finish

6
Silk - Red, large Emerald Green spots, Grey sleeves, Red spots, Emerald Green and Red quartered cap
100/1
  • Form P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

held up towards rear, reminders after 4th, soon in rear and pushed along, soon pulled up

7
Silk - pink, silver cap
  • Form PFP
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

towards rear, mistake 1st, pushed along before 5th, soon tailed off and pulled up

8
Silk - Black, red hoops and armlets
  • Form 8073/
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0

tracked leaders in 3rd, soon dropped into mid-division, left remote 4th from 4 out

9
NR
  • Form 6/760-06
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

LITTLE GLENSHEE gained her first victory on this track by 27l and won by a distance at Kelso last time. She finished runner-up in a Haydock Listed contest in-between and though having to concede lumps of weight should be good enough again. Lady Of Verona has been well beaten despite her promising form figures so Mary Milan looks the logical danger. She showed nothing on her debut but ran well behind Detour Ahead at Wetherby in December and there should be more to come.

Formwatch

Little Glenshee (IRE) 1-5fav (11-2) Made all, clear when hit 3 out, stayed on well, unchallenged, won at Kelso 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating Painted Tail (10-12) by well, 6 ran.

Executive Benefit (IRE) 100-1 (9-12) Mistake 1st, never better than mid-division, 11th of 20, 41l behind Red Devil Boys (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Knocklayde Lady (IRE) Lahib mare out of Knocklayde Star.

Lady Of Verona (IRE) 7-4 (10-9) With leader, ridden before 3 out, weakened before next, left remote 2nd 2 out, 2nd of 4, 35l behind Madam Lilibet (9-10) at Newcastle 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.

Mary Milan (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, outpaced by leading trio 4 out, headway under pressure to chase leading pair before next, went 2nd at last, stayed on flat, always held, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Detour Ahead (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Midlem Moss 40-1 (10-11) Tracked leader early until jumped slow 1st, mistakes throughout, struggling from 6th, tailed off, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Madam Lilibet (9-10) at Newcastle 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan, 4 ran.

Quartz Movement (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Chsd ldrs, qckly lst pl 7th, no ex & eased 4out, pu 3out, in a race won by Marley Exit (11-7) at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Dec, 12 ran.

Saddlers' Secret (IRE) 150-1 (10-2) Behind, headway after 3 out, stayed on approaching last, never troubled leaders, moderate 3rd, 3rd of 12, 35l behind Eyre Square (10-12) at Hexham 3m nov hdl (4) gs in Mar '11.

Sun Lady (FR) 40-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, soon tracked leaders, led before 3 out, headed before last, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 27l behind Graceful Descent (10-4) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.