Newcastle

  • 13:20 Read Noel Fehily At 188Bet Novices' Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £4,094 2nd £1,202 3rd £601 4th £301
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places in back straight, G/Soft places last 3f)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 3.42s
  • Off time: 13:23:13
13:20 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cadeyrn (IRE) 9/4
2nd Bob Mahler (IRE) 10/11
3rd Donna's Delight (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 219-142 Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Donna's Delight (IRE) 39
7 11-12 A M Thomson B S Hughes 121 1001
2 00-9964 Yellow, royal blue diamond, royal blue and yellow hooped sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue diamond Beau Sancy (FR) 18
6 11-5 t Kenny Johnson Alison Clarke (7) 1001
3 3UF-532 Dark Blue and Purple stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Dark Blue and Purple hooped cap Bob Mahler (IRE) 39
6 11-5 W Greatrex R Johnson 122 1001
4 1/315-74 Black and orange (quartered), checked sleeves, orange and black quartered cap Cadeyrn (IRE) 24
6 11-5 M Scudamore T Scudamore 1001
5 P43-156 Yellow, Mauve star and star on cap Call Me (IRE) 16
7 11-5 Mrs L B Normile Grant Cockburn (3) 1001
6 P4PU2/4- White, royal blue epaulets, white sleeves, royal blue spots, royal blue cap Carlingford Prince (IRE) 629
9 11-5 T Reed Harry Reed (7) 1001
7 25-590 Yellow, black sash, yellow sleeves, black stars, yellow cap, black star Sultans Pride 16
6 11-5 G Boanas Ross Chapman (5) 1001
8 5644/3-P Red, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap Trust Me I'm A Dr (IRE) 52
9 11-5 V Thompson Mr D Delahunt (7) 1001

Verdict

Donna's Delight was possibly an unlucky loser back in this grade at Ayr and likes the mud. He certainly won’t go down without a fight here while Cadeyrn shouldn’t be ignored as he was a staying-on fourth at Chepstow and is likely to appreciate this longer trip. But a line through Count Meribel suggests the latter has a lot to find against BOB MAHLER, who is gradually improving and split a couple of subsequent winners when beaten under a length in a conditionals’ race at Uttoxeter last time. Barring accidents, these three should fill the places.