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14:15 Newcastle

Driver Hire Darlington Mares' Maiden Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 133y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,800 added
  • Winner: £3,038
  • 2nd: £898
  • 3rd: £449
  • 4th: £225
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 1.72s
  • Off Time: 14:16:02
  • 6 Ran
1
  • Form: 6-25908
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Kenny Johnson
  • Jockey: J Kington

jumped well, made all, set steady pace until quickened after 4th, driven and stayed on gamely run-in, all out

2
  • Form: 645-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: C Grant
  • Jockey: Callum Bewley

keen, held up in 4th place, hit 2nd, pushed along before 3 out, went 2nd inside final 150 yards and closed on winner, always held

3
50/1
  • Form: 00-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • Jockey: Sean Quinlan

off the pace in last pair, outpaced and struggling 4 out, never a factor, tailed off

4
5/2
  • Form: 1060-3U
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: S Gollings
  • Jockey: J E Moore

raced keenly, tracked winner, pushed along after 4f out, ridden and hung left before 2 out, lost 2nd inside final 150 yards, kept on same pace in 3rd

5

Rubytwo

51
2/5
  • Form: 352-14
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: N G Richards
  • Jockey: B S Hughes

chased leading pair, ridden and no impression between last 2

6
20/1
  • Form: 3-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: T Reed
  • Jockey: Harry Reed

keen and always in rear, weakened 4 out, tailed off

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

RUBYTWO was let by her jumping at Perth in September but she remains a mare of some potential over timber and she’ll be hard to beat here if more fluent. Bumper winner Rococo Style was a well-beaten third at Market Rasen on her hurdles bow and then unseated her rider at the same track last month after being hampered. She looks the danger ahead of Donnas Dream, a modest sort in bumpers, and Terminal One, who only beat one home at Sedgefield in March and has changed stables since.

Formwatch

Archview Sunshine (IRE) 150-1 (10-5) Mid-division, outpaced after 3 out, ridden after next, never near leaders, 8th of 10, 26 1/4l behind Ask Paddington (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn (4) gd in Nov.

Donnas Dream (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened final 2f, 10th of 16, 26 1/2l behind Mega Yeats (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f (5) gs in Oct.

Inajiffy (IRE) 125-1 (10-12) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 30 3/4l behind Briery Express (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f (4) gd in Oct.

Rococo Style 25-1 (10-12) In touch, hampered by loose horse and unseated rider 3rd, at Market Rasen 2m 5f (4) gd in Oct.

Rubytwo 7-2 (10-12) Never fluent, chased leaders, went right 1st, mistake 2nd, not fluent 6th, 2nd 4 out, led after 3 out until before next, no chance with winner, dropped to 3rd, lost modest 3rd near finish, 4th of 8, 13 1/4l behind Make My Heart Fly (12-2) at Perth 2m 4f (4) gd in Sep.

Terminal One (IRE) 7-2 (10-6) Close up in 4th, ridden to chase leading pair over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 3rd of 4, 11 1/4l behind Jaxlight (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f (5) hvy in Mar.