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13:20 Newcastle

Watch Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Mares' Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier For Northern Lights Hurdle Series Final) (Class 4)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 98y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,749 added
  • Winner: £4,094
  • 2nd: £1,202
  • 3rd: £601
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 10.50s
  • Off Time: 13:22:18
  • 4 Ran
1
Silk - Black, Orange triple diamond and sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form P4/3
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 116

held up in touch, took closer order halfway, outpaced 3 out, stayed on into 3rd approaching last, never a threat

2
Silk - Red, grey striped sleeves, white cap
  • Form P/32-431
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 114

tracked leader, led before 3 out, drew clear next, very easily

3
Silk - Purple, emerald green star, emerald green sleeves, purple armlets and star on emerald green cap
  • Form 1-53251
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 106

led until approaching 3 out, kept on under pressure, not pace of winner

4
Silk - Black, grey hollow box
10/1
  • Form 14F
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 112

tracked leader, outpaced 3 out, weakened approaching last

5
NR
  • Form 127-21
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 111

Withdrawn

6
NR
  • Form P2-6767
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 103

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

Its All A Lark made a winning start for Donald McCain when making all at Kelso and will probably adopt similar tactics here. But she does have a 7lb rise to overcome and is giving a couple of pounds to PETERS COUSIN, who would relish a fast pace having scored over further last time. A clear round should see Iconic Belle in the firing-line while Another Theatre arrives off the back of a win at Catterick. Valse Au Taillons was third on his reappearance at Exeter but the handicapper has taken no chances.

Formwatch

Valse Au Taillons (FR) 50-1 (10-10) Jumped left at times, mid-division, headway before 3 out, challenged next, not much room and switched left before last, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Evidence De Thaix (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f (4) hvy in Dec.

Another Theatre (IRE) 5-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 2 out, driven to lead last, soon ridden, stayed on well towards finish, won at Catterick 2m (4) gs in Dec beating Foxtrot Juliet (11-4) by 3l, 11 ran.

Its All A Lark (IRE) 3-1jfav (11-12) Made all, driven clear 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Kelso 2m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jan beating Dew Pond (11-4) by 7l, 7 ran.

Iconic Belle 7-1 (11-4) In touch, headway to chase leaders 5 out, every chance before 3 out, led before next, fell last, at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Jan.

Peters Cousin (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on outside, hit 2 out (usual 4 out), challenged after last (usual 3 out), ridden to lead narrowly inside final 2f, just held on (last 2 flights omitted on both circuits, low sun), won at Kelso 2m 5f (4) gs in Dec beating Off The Hook (10-12) by 1/2l, 11 ran.

Gold Runner (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) In rear, not fluent 2nd, behind 6th, 7th of 11, 21 1/4l behind Suggestion (11-1) at Wetherby 2m hcp (4) gs in Dec.