SLM 'The French Furze' Novices' Hurdle 2m 6f

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f, Class 2, 4 runners)
  • Winner £9,697 2nd £2,864 3rd £1,432 4th £716 5th £358 6th £180
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 59.60s
  • Off time: 13:10:20
Full result
Result 13:10 Newcastle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Green Flag 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 31U7-11
Grey, red cap, grey diamond Maggio (FR) 21
  • T:P Griffin
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 31U7-11
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6t
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 t P Griffin J Reveley 120 5/4f
2 2-21
Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Bit Of A Jig (IRE) 37
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 2-21
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 6/4
3 P112-12
Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Green Flag (IRE) 21
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: P112-12
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 120 9/2
4 522-461
Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Mitchell's Way 19
  • T:G A Swinbank
  • J:F Davis
  • Form: 522-461
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 G A Swinbank F Davis 111 25/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 2/11-13
Rendl Beach (IRE) 42
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 2/11-13
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
5 113 Miss R Curtis T Scudamore 131 NR
6 4434F2
William Money (IRE) 23
  • Nag Me
  • T:C Grant
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 4434F2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
5 1012 C Grant D F O'Regan 113 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Fill The Power (IRE)
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:H Oliver
5 11-3 Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 14/1
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In depth

Verdict

Maggio has been aimed high over hurdles and fences in his career so shouldn't be too inconvenienced by stepping up in class after two convincing victories at Kelso. He had the favourite and today's rival Green Flag 18 lengths back in second on his latest start and testing conditions won't be a concern. RENDL BEACH won two Musselburgh bumpers for Peter Niven before gaining a runaway hurdling victory for Rebecca Curtis at Fontwell. He looked the likely winner for much of the way at Cheltenham in October but a mistake two out put paid to his chances and he faded over the 3m2f trip. This should be more to his liking and he can get back on the winning trail. Bit Of A Jig, runner-up in two Irish point-to-points, was a really impressive winner on his debut for Donald McCain at Carlisle and there's much more to come from him and neither Mitchell's Way nor William Money are out of what should prove an informative contest.

Formwatch

Rendl Beach (IRE) 11-4 (11-3) Tracked leader, not fluent 6th, led 9th, mistake 2 out, soon headed, weakened flat, 3rd of 8, 11l behind According To Trev (11-3) at Cheltenham 3m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Oct.

William Money (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on to take 2nd run-in, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Civil Unrest (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m 4f Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) gd in Nov.

Green Flag (IRE) 9-4fav (11-5) Mid-division on inside, headway 8th, went 2nd after 3 out, one pace when not fluent next, no chance with winner before last, 2nd of 13, 18l behind Maggio (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.

Maggio (FR) 3-1 (11-5) Mid-division on outside, headway to lead 8th, drew clear between last 2, ridden out, won at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov beating Green Flag (11-5) by 18l, 13 ran.

Mitchell's Way 10-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, led 4th, kept on gamely run-in, driven out, won at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov beating Snowed In (10-6) by 3/4l, 7 ran.

Bit Of A Jig (IRE) 15-8fav (10-12) Led to 2nd, remained prominent, switched outside approaching 7th, led 2 out, drew clear from last, comfortably, won at Carlisle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct beating Three White Socks (10-7) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.