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13:30 Newcastle

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QuinnCasino Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5827.22
  • 2m 0f 46y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 4m 7s
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QuinnCasino Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 1-8 C

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won turf bumper here on his first start in March; didn't jump well on hurdling debut back here (2m, good to soft) in November and will need to do better in that department if he is to figure.

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0

10

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

13:30 Aintree

Donnas Double

10st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Sandy Thomson

Inconsistent during last season's first chasing campaign but he posted a win at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) in January and was a very close third there (2m4f, good to soft) on last month's reappearance; remains lightly raced and is not ruled out in a first-time tongue-tie.

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 1/2-34 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner and fair maiden on the Flat; placed on his first two starts over hurdles but was disappointing on last outing at Wetherby (2m, soft) in December; too soon to write off after one poor run.

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4th

3

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

15:20 Market Rasen

Rory And Me

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

pressed leader, not fluent and lost ground 5th

4/1

2nd

2

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

Rory And Me

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

All three wins here, two in bumpers and a maiden hurdle (2m2f+) a year ago; best effort since when close fourth over C&D last month (in cheekpieces for first time, behind Magna Moralia) and each-way hopes.

7/1

4th

4

22nd May 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

19:45 Market Rasen

Rory And Me

11st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, pushed along and lost position last (usual 3 out)

3/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 6-1332 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Running creditably under penalties since making a winning hurdling debut at Hexham (2m, good) in October; has had wind surgery ahead of this outing and represents a yard which has been enjoying a purple patch.

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4th

3

14th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

17:45 Kelso

Bobs Bar

11st 6lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

held up in last, ridden and weakened after 2 out

9/2

6th

2

15th Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 3

18:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Bobs Bar

11st 11lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

raced wide, towards rear, not fluent 2nd, steady headway going easily and prominent before 8th, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, weakened before 2 out (trainer could offer no explanation for the poor form shown; vet reported that a post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities)

11/4

1

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

16:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Bobs Bar

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Kept on strongly to win by over 7l at Worcester (2m, good) a fortnight ago and is now 2-4 since his wind op in March; 7lb higher here but not yet fully exposed over fences and needs to be taken very seriously.

11/4

Form: 355

Last run: 116 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Trained by Willie Mullins when showing ability in two bumpers and a maiden hurdle in Ireland; has since changed hands for £13,000; interesting contender on first start for Barry Murtagh and worth a market check.

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5

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:05 Hexham

Derracrin

10st 11lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Barry Murtagh

0-12 over hurdles but came from quite a long way off the pace to win readily over C&D (good) on recent chasing debut; doesn't look harshly treated by a 4lb rise and could easily have more to offer over fences.

9/4

1st

6

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

18:50 Hexham

Derracrin

10st 6lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Barry Murtagh

Inching down the weights and has been running respectably in hurdles at about 2m1f but he hasn't been persevered with over further since beaten about 15l over 2m5f at Kelso in October; needs improvement now chasing.

9/1

5th

8

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:13 Perth

Derracrin

10st 13lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Barry Murtagh

Second of five over C&D last July; that's his best result over hurdles and he was below that level in his four starts since; off 177 days before latest, however, so he may be able to build on that and he did give some encouragement.

12/1

Form: 2-7F

Last run: 64 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Sent off at 80-1 but was still going well enough when coming to grief at the sixth on her hurdling debut at Ayr (2m, good to soft) in November; interesting to see how she fares granted a clear round.

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8th

5

3rd May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:15 Ayr

Memors

11st 1lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

4th

6

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

13:00 Perth

Memors

10st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Fair second on debut in a bumper at Musselburgh last March but she hasn't gone on from that and others are readily preferred.

50/1

9

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Memors

10st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: N W Alexander

Faller at the sixth when still going quite well on hurdling debut over C&D (good to soft) but beaten a long way in two subsequent starts; goes handicapping off feasible mark and not out of it if recapturing that early promise.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1-5563 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Improved form when third to a useful sort at Kelso (2m, good to soft) last month; needs to take another step forward but that's possible.

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2

1st Feb 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

13:30 Newcastle

Andante

11st 5lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

Improved form when third to a useful sort at Kelso (2m, good to soft) last month; needs to take another step forward but that's possible.

10/1

3rd

3

16th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:10 Kelso

Andante

10st 12lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

Bumper winner who has finished about 14l off the winner in his two runs over hurdles and handicaps will probably be more like it.

25/1

6th

1

9th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

11:40 Newcastle

Andante

11st 4lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

Debut course bumper winner (1m6f, soft; 18-1) last December; struggled to stay with the principals as the race developed in earnest (fifth) on hurdles debut at Hexham; still early days.

8/1

Form: 3323-3 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Yet to get his head in front but has shown ability in bumpers and over hurdles; first run after wind surgery and almost a year off when third in a maiden hurdle over 2m4f here (good to soft) a fortnight ago; may benefit from the drop in trip and should be thereabouts.

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1st

2

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

12:05 Catterick

Onward Route

11st 7lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Rebecca Menzies

held up in rear, steady headway on outer from 8th, not fluent last (usual 2 out), ridden and stayed on run-in, led towards finish, won going away

12/1

4th

3

27th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:55 Perth

Onward Route

11st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Below form when tried in cheekpieces last month but quickly back on track with keeping-on fifth at Hexham (2m4f, good; behind City Derby) three weeks ago; versatile regarding ground and recent 2lb drop helps; no surprise if he features.

10/1

Form: 65-463

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Stepped up a little on his hurdling debut at Carlisle when third over C&D (soft) last month; more needed but he has low mileage and could find extra.

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6th

1

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 3

14:05 Doncaster

Vintage Fizz

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Made it 2-3 over fences when winning at Bangor (2m4f, good) in September and was suited by going back left-handed when neck runner-up at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) last time; could be in the mix once more.

10/1

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Exacta £1340.00
Straight Forecast £1285.20
Trifecta £6361.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Onward Route

Daily Mail:

Vintage Fizz

The Times:

Rory And Me

Daily Express:

Vintage Fizz

TOPSPEED:

Onward Route

The Guardian:

Onward Route

The Star:

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