14:00 Newcastle

Saturday 4 January 2020

All11:5012:2512:5513:3014:0014:3515:10

    Border Minstrel Pub Novices' Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 46y  |   Soft  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:00  |   Winning time: 4m 18.6s
1st
Horse silk
7
25/1
T: A M ThomsonJ: Ryan Mania
Held up, headway approaching 5th, not fluent 3 out, soon outpaced, rallied before last, ridden and edged left flat, stayed on to lead towards finish op 22/1 tchd 33/1
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¼
1
5/1
T: O MurphyJ: Lewis Stones (7)
Chased leader, hit 3 out, led 2 out, ridden and no extra when headed towards finish op 11/2 tchd 4/1
3rd
Horse silk
3 ½
4
5/2
T: J J QuinnJ: B S Hughes
Held up, hit 3rd, headway after 5th, shaken up after 3 out, reminder after 2 out, every chance when blundered badly last, not recover op 3/1
4th
Horse silk
3 ¼
2
6/4f
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Henry Brooke
Led, ridden after 3 out, blundered and headed 2 out, not recover op 2/1 tchd 9/4
5th
Horse silk
12
3
11/2
T: S EnglandJ: Jonathan England
Held up in rear, mistakes 2nd and 5th, pushed along and short-lived effort 3 out op 4/1
6th
Horse silk
14
6
100/1
T: B EllisonJ: Danny Cook
Held up and behind, niggled along and struggling after 5th
7th
Horse silk
3
5
25/1
T: N G RichardsJ: R D Day
Prominent until weakened approaching 3 out op 20/1

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
8
16/1
T: S CorbettJ: Nathan Moscrop (3)
Blundered and unseated rider 1st op 14/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£40.70Pl:£7.50, £2.60, £1.20EX:£277.50Trifecta:£1,051.90SF:£144.25Swingers:£357.10, £357.10, £111.90

Forecasts

Flash De Clerval (6/4), Dusty's Choice (5/2), Adjutant (5/1), Billy Ray (11/2), Our Promise (16/1), Off The Beat (25/1), Holme Abbey (25/1), Kilrush Getaway (100/1)

Verdict

The Ayr bumper scorer Dusty's Choice is certainly noteworthy on hurdles debut for John Quinn (Brian Hughes in the saddle). However, the returning Adjutant and the effortless Leicester scorer FLASH DE CLERVAL have already been there and got the t-shirt so to speak. Dr Richard Newland is clearly still getting to know his ex-Irish recruit (formerly trained by Elizabeth Doyle) but the early signs have all been positive ones and that's more than enough to stand him in good stead in a relatively modest 2m novices' hurdle.
  1. Flash De Clerval
  2. Adjutant
  3. Dusty's Choice

Previous Winners

2019
Mountain Hawk
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 7
5/1

Prize Money

1st: £3,769.002nd: £1,107.003rd: £553.004th: £277.00

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