Newcastle

  • 12:05 vertem.co.uk Novices' Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 55.37s
  • Off time: 12:05:43
12:05 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kimberlite Candy (IRE) 4/7
2nd Acdc (IRE) 28/1
3rd Big Brother George (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Kimberlite Candy (IRE) 29
4 11-5 Tom Lacey Adrian Heskin 4/71.57
2 4-35P Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Acdc (IRE) 21
6 10-12 C Grant Craig Nichol 28/129.00
3 5 White, dark blue and red chevrons on sleeves, red cap Big Brother George (IRE) 35
4 10-12 Oliver Greenall G Sheehan 12/113.00
4 3721-8P Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Chu Chu Percy 43
5 10-12 p1 A C Whillans Henry Brooke 25/126.00
5 U4-6 White, black stripe, halved sleeves, red cap Dr West (IRE) 36
5 10-12 G Bewley Jonathon Bewley (5) 25/126.00
6 White, Black braces, armlets and star on cap Durbanville
4 10-12 K Dalgleish A P Lane 16/117.00
7 4P64-2 Yellow, Purple cross belts, Yellow sleeves, Purple stars and stars on cap Indian Brave (IRE) 22
5 10-12 N P Mulholland Mr James King (7) 121 2/13.00
8 6754-83 Pale Blue, Black hoop, armlets and hoop on Red cap Paddy's Yarn (IRE) 13
6 10-12 Mrs V Jackson Harry Reed (7) 86 66/167.00

Verdict

Kimberlite Candy made a winning start over hurdles when scoring at Ascot last month and should go well again, despite a penalty. But INDIAN BRAVE should make the most of today’s advantageous terms given he posted a much improved-effort when second at Doncaster on his reappearance. Big Brother George gave the impression this longer trip would suit when fifth in a bumper at Uttoxeter while the newcomer Durbanville is the first foal of a bumper winner and worth noting.