CGC Events 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 11 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 32.70s
  • Off time: 14:25:45
Full result
Result 14:25 Newcastle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Broadway Buffalo 8/11f
2nd 7 Firth Of The Clyde 17 7/2
3rd 1 Ballyben 11/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 13
Red, Black chevrons, Grey sleeves, Red cap Ballyben (IRE) 36
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Craig Nichol
  • Form: 13
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7) 11/2
2 P8-P4P4
Light Blue, Dark Blue stars on sleeves Ballybroe (IRE) 26
  • T:Mrs H O Graham
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: P8-P4P4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 Mrs H O Graham D F O'Regan 16/1
3 89
Royal Blue, Emerald Green epaulets, White cap Blue Cove 66
  • T:Miss L C Siddall
  • J:T Siddall
  • Form: 89
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 Miss L C Siddall T Siddall 100/1
4 11
White, dark blue star, checked sleeves, quartered cap Broadway Buffalo (IRE) 103
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 11
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 D Pipe T Scudamore 8/11f
6 48-053
Black and White stripes, Light Blue sleeves and cap Croco Bay (IRE) 38
  • T:P Atkinson
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: 48-053
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 P Atkinson R McGrath 16/1
7 372
Red, Royal blue seams, black cap Firth Of The Clyde 43
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form: 372
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 115 7/2
8
Royal blue, grey and Royal blue halved sleeves, grey cap Fozy Moss
  • T:W Coltherd
  • J:Gary Rutherford
  • Form:
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 W Coltherd Gary Rutherford (5) 100/1
9 P-3F0
Red, Yellow diamond on body and cap, Red sleeves, Yellow stars Franky Spec (IRE) 38
  • T:M Todhunter
  • J:Graham Watters
  • Form: P-3F0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 M Todhunter Graham Watters (7) 100/1
10 P-331
Purple, white disc, yellow sleeves, purple diamonds, purple and yellow quartered cap Standintheband (IRE) 54
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: P-331
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 N W Alexander P Buchanan 16/1
11 6-294
Light Green and Black diamonds, Light Green cap, Black diamond Trouble In Paris (IRE) 37
  • T:F P Murtagh
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 6-294
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 F P Murtagh B Hughes 40/1
12 00-03
Black, red hoops and armlets Charming Grace (IRE) 229
  • T:Mark Campion
  • J:Garry Lavery
  • Form: 00-03
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 150 10-10 Mark Campion Garry Lavery (7) 50/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 3/8P-
Burgundy Beau 291
  • Nag Me
  • T:W Amos
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 3/8P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 113 W Amos Brian Harding NR

In depth

Verdict

BROADWAY BUFFALO is bred to be a staying jumper so the fact that he's had the pace to win bumpers at Worcester and Aintree is a bonus and he's expected to make a winning start over hurdles. Ballyben was the easy winner of a Haydock bumper on his debut but struggled in very testing ground at Ayr so it could be Firth Of The Clyde who provides the main threat. Malcolm Jefferson's charge showed major improvement from his first two runs when second to King Of The Wolds at Wetherby and with further progress likely looks certain to get competitive. The mare Charming Grace was a 150/1 chance when a close third to Tesyoucan at Hexham last June but hasn't been seen since and Carlisle bumper winner Standintheband is likely to prove more of a threat.

Formwatch

Burgundy Beau 18-1 (10-9) Prominent, mistake 3rd, lost place and ridden next, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Constant Contact (11-5) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Apr, 14 ran.

Broadway Buffalo (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Held up in touch, switched right and ridden 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Oct beating Mister Pagan (11-4) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.

Firth Of The Clyde 14-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure before 3 out, ridden to chase leading pair after next, stayed on to take 2nd flat, no impression with winner, 2nd of 12, 6l behind King Of The Wolds (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Ballyben (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon beaten, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Fine Rightly (11-2) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.

Croco Bay (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, one pace after, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Special Catch (11-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.

Standintheband (IRE) 3-1fav (10-11) Made all, ridden over 1f out, soon pressed, kept on gamely inside final furlong, won at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Dec beating Cleve Cottage (10-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.

Charming Grace (IRE) 150-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, outpaced before 2 out, stayed on from last, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Yesyoucan (10-12) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jun.

Trouble In Paris (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden after 6th, outpaced before 3 out, left 4th next, no impression, mistake last, 4th of 10, 19l behind Imjoeking (11-5) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.

Blue Cove 100-1 (11-0) Towards rear and keen, ridden 4 out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 42l behind Moscow Presents (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.

Ballybroe (IRE) 200-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, close up 5th, no extra flat, 4th of 13, 15l behind Duke Of Navan (11-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.

Fozy Moss And Beyond gelding out of Peggy Sioux.

Franky Spec (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, tailed off from next, last of 10, well behind Special Catch (11-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.