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13:35 Newcastle

Betfred Watch SkySports In Our Shops Novices' Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,300 added
  • Winner: £5,393
  • 2nd: £1,584
  • 3rd: £792
  • 4th: £396
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 51.70s
  • Off Time: 13:37:01
  • 4 Ran
1
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
2/1
  • Form 2-121
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 135

tracked leader, led briefly 5th, niggled along 7th, challenged 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, rallied after 2 out, kept on to take 2nd place run-in

2
Silk - Black, beige triple diamond and diamonds on cap
  • Form 41
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 124

led, headed briefly 5th, headed after 7th, weakened after 4 out

3
Silk - Dark blue and light blue diamonds, dark blue sleeves, light blue armlets, white cap
  • Form 546713
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 131

in rear and in touch, headway before 9th, went 2nd before 3 out, led 3 out, soon headed, no extra and lost 2nd place run-in

4
Silk - RED and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves
  • Form 211-693
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 115

tracked leaders in 3rd, led after 7th, headed 3 out, soon regained lead and soon clear, kept on well

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Testify won for the second time over hurdles when successful in a novices’ event at Bangor and Imperial Bay landed a maiden hurdle at Chepstow last month. Seemorelights won over 2m at Kelso before beaten at Musselburgh but all of the above give weight to DE VOUS A MOI. The latter has not raced over hurdles since joining Sue Smith but has won four times over fences and should go close if running up to his chasing mark back over the smaller obstacles.

Formwatch

Testify (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Made all, driven when pressed 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Bangor 2m 7f (3) sft in Feb beating Lough Derg Farmer (11-4) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.

Imperial Bay (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Made all, strongly pressed from 3 out, awkward next, stayed on gamely to assert run-in, won at Chepstow 3m mdn (4) sft in Jan beating Dashing Perk (11-6) by 4l, 9 ran.

Seemorelights (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Held up in rear but in touch, mistake 8th, took closer order after next, stayed on under pressure from 2 out, not fluent last, never able to challenge, 3rd of 5, 3 3/4l behind Monbeg Charmer (11-10) at Musselburgh 3m (2) gd in Feb.

De Vous A Moi (FR) 5-1 (10-9) Led, mistake 6 out, headed before 4 out, soon outpaced, 3rd of 6, 10 3/4l behind Bernardelli (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp (2) hvy in Jan.