Catherine Dornan 90th Birthday/EBF Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 24.60s
  • Off time: 12:02:36
Full result
Result 12:00 Newcastle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Retrieve The Stick 11/8f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 252351
Black, Red Cross of Lorraine, White sleeves, Red cap Retrieve The Stick 6
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 252351
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 p J M Jefferson B Hughes 11/8f
2 87-1P54
Pink, Dark Green epaulets and armlets, Dark Green cap, Pink spots The Flaming Matron (IRE) 14
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:Diarmuid O'Regan
  • Form: 87-1P54
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 t N W Alexander Diarmuid O'Regan (7) 105 5/2
3 758547
Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Beyondtemptation 32
  • T:J C Haynes
  • J:J Kington
  • Form: 758547
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 J C Haynes J Kington (3) 74 100/1
5 2/F55-77
White, yellow star, emerald green sleeves and cap Nosey Box (IRE) 9
  • T:N C Kelly
  • J:D R Fox
  • Form: 2/F55-77
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 t N C Kelly D R Fox (5) 7/4

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 3F15-23
Carrybridge (IRE) 39
  • Nag Me
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:Mr S Crawford
  • Form: 3F15-23
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 112 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Madam Lilibet (IRE)
  • T:Mrs S A Watt
  • J:Joseph Palmowski
4 10-3 Mrs S A Watt Joseph Palmowski 1/1
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In depth

Verdict

Retrieve The Stick scored easily when encountering soft ground at Kelso last week. The Flaming Matron has also won in testing ground at Cartmel, though she's been well beaten since. Both of the above carry penalties which should give an advantage to CARRYBRIDGE. The latter ran well for third on her hurdling bow at Sedgefield in November and normal progress can see her off the mark in this. Fellow Irish raider Nosey Box makes more appeal than Beyondtemptation of the remaining pair.

Formwatch

Carrybridge (IRE) 11-4 (10-6) Led 2f, tracked leader, led again 4f out, headed over 2f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Mystical Dreamer (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Nov.

Retrieve The Stick 9-4 (10-12) Tracked leader, led approaching 2 out, soon clear, hung left before last, easily, won at Kelso 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec beating High Fair (10-5) by 19l, 4 ran.

Nosey Box (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Towards rear, some progress into moderate 12th 3 out, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 18, 21l behind Man With Van (11-1) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.

The Flaming Matron (IRE) 9-2 (10-7) Tracked leader, pushed along 4th, lost place and ridden after 4 out, kept on under pressure approaching last, went 4th flat, no impression, 4th of 8, 13l behind Sparkling Hand (10-6) at Newcastle 2m (4) sft in Dec.

Beyondtemptation 33-1 (10-0) Always behind, tailed off before 3 out, 7th of 9, 44l behind Light The City (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Dec.