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12:05 Newcastle

New EBF 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle (Qualifier) (Class 4)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 98y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,549
  • 2nd: £1,336
  • 3rd: £668
  • 4th: £334
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 59.69s
  • Off Time: 12:06:06
  • 11 Ran
1st
Silk -
9/4

    3rd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - BLACK and WHITE (halved), BLACK sleeves, WHITE armlets, BLACK cap
    15/2
    • Form 3133-4
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-0

    held up mid-division, headway before 4th, not fluent 4 out, soon pushed along, kept on same pace

    2
    Silk - Red and dark green (quartered), yellow sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue diamond
    • Form 3P8-57
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-0

    always towards rear, tailed off 4 out

    3
    Silk - Dark green, red stars and sleeves, red cap, dark green star
    • Form 222F-57
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 115

    held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, one pace and no impression

    4
    Silk - Royal blue, red disc, white and royal blue hooped sleeves, red and royal blue hooped cap
    100/1
    • Form P74
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-0

    always behind, tailed off from 4 out

    5
    Silk - RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap
    • Form 22-21
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0

    chased leader, led 3 out, pressed from 2 out, headed last, kept on and held towards finish

    6
    Silk - WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap

    Elgin

    21 D
    9/4
    • Form 51-2
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-0

    held up mid-division, headway before 4th, challenged before 2 out, led last, held on well towards finish, ridden out

    7
    Silk - Pink, purple striped sleeves, purple cap
    100/1
    • Form 95-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-0

    held up mid-division, weakened before 5 out, tailed off

    9
    Silk - Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap
    • Form 2-7
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0

    tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened from 2 out

    10
    Silk - MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves
    • Form 4P2-164
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0

    led to 3 out, no extra after 2 out

    11
    Silk - ORANGE, white stars

    Oishin

    22
    125/1
    • Form 6-3478
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-0

    always towards rear, tailed off 4 out

    12
    Silk - Light blue, pink star, pink and light blue hooped sleeves, light blue cap, pink star
    100/1
    • Form FF3-317
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-7

    in touch in 4th, lost place from 4th, tailed off from 4 out

    8
    NR
    16/1
    • Form 41-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-0

    Nonrunner

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Dubai Angel finished runner-up in three bumpers before facing soft ground for the first time and winning a similar race in a canter at Carlisle. It's difficult to know what he beat but he couldn't have been more impressive. ELGIN landed a Haydock bumper in March and was returning after a long absence when runner-up in a similar contest at Aintree behind a well regarded winner so he looks the one to be on. Knocklayde took advantage of very heavy conditions when landing a Hexham bumper in April so further rain would aid his cause while successful bumper Applaus will have come on for his opening run over timber here where he stayed on after getting outpaced.

    Formwatch

    Applaus (GER) 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 11, 12l behind Sam Spinner (10-12) at Newcastle 2m (4) gs in Nov.

    Brackenmoss Rory 40-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 16, 33 1/2l behind Kelka (10-7) at Hexham 2m mdn (5) sft in Nov.

    Christmas In Usa (FR) 16-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway 7th, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 10, dist behind Another Bill (11-12) at Kelso 2m 7f (4) gs in Nov.

    Dragonfli 100-1 (11-0) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon outpaced, 4th of 8, dist behind Dubai Angel (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f (6) sft in Oct.

    Dubai Angel (IRE) 6-4fav (11-0) Tracked leader and keen, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon clear, won at Carlisle 2m 1f (6) sft in Oct beating Al Shahir (11-0) by 22l, 8 ran.

    Elgin 5-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, stayed on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Cruiseaweigh (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f (4) gs in Nov.

    Hollins Hill 100-1 (11-0) Always behind, 5th of 7, dist behind Eastview Boy (11-0) at Newcastle 2m (4) hvy in Mar.

    Minella Suite (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, outpaced over 4f out, soon ridden, never reached leaders, 7th of 15, 30 1/4l behind Loud And Clear (11-7) at Ayr 2m (6) gs in Oct.

    Nomoreblackjack (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, in 3rd, went 2nd from 7th until before 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 31l behind Some Invitation (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f (4) gs in Nov.

    Oishin 100-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, went 7th before 2 out, never dangerous, 8th of 16, 35 1/4l behind Kelka (10-7) at Hexham 2m mdn (5) sft in Nov.

    Sweet Belle 40-1 (10-12) Held up, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 11, dist behind Book At Bedtime (10-12) at Newcastle 2m 5f mdn (4) gs in Nov.

    Knocklayde (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Pressed leader, ridden 3f out, led 2f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Hexham 2m (6) hvy in Apr beating Shy (10-5) by 4 1/2l, 3 ran.