Virgin Media Business Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 16 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places in the home straight)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 55.40s
  • Off time: 12:10:29
Full result
Result 12:10 Newcastle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Moss Cloud 22/1
2nd 7 Knightly Escapade 15/2
3rd 3 Danehills Well nk 150/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 210-
ROYAL BLUE, BEIGE hoop Avidity 223
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 210-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 t1 J Ewart B Hughes 3/1
2
Royal Blue, large White spots Choisan (IRE) 9
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 T D Easterby D C Costello 25/1
3 4/495-0
Dark Blue, White epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White star Danehills Well (IRE) 13
  • T:Mrs A C Hamilton
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 4/495-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Mrs A C Hamilton Lucy Alexander 150/1
4 9
Orange, white epaulets and armlets, white cap, orange star Durham Express (IRE) 13
  • T:Miss T Jackson
  • J:Samantha Drake
  • Form: 9
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Miss T Jackson Samantha Drake (5) 250/1
5 5
Pink, Mauve stars, Pink sleeves Getabuzz 20
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form: 5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 T D Easterby Harry Haynes 12/1
6
Purple, White triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Kiwayu 21
  • T:P A Kirby
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 p P A Kirby R McGrath 8/1
7 32
Black, pink stripe, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Knightly Escapade 16
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 32
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12p
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 p B Ellison Danny Cook 108 15/2
8 1421-
Orange, royal blue star, yellow and royal blue check sleeves, quartered cap Mister Nibbles (IRE) 208
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:Mr S Crawford
  • Form: 1421-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 9/4f
9 P130-
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Moss Cloud (IRE) 240
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: P130-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 22/1
10 30/1-73
Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Pink and Royal Blue striped sleeves and cap Orchard Road (USA) 27
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 30/1-73
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 t Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 7/1
11 74/
Dark Blue, Orange disc, quartered cap Regal Swain (IRE) 59
  • T:G A Swinbank
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 74/
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 G A Swinbank T Scudamore 66/1
12 P36-100
Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Rocky Island (IRE) 14
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:S Quinlan
  • Form: P36-100
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 80/1
13 45
Orange, Dark Blue armlets Satanic Beat (IRE) 13
  • T:Jedd O'Keeffe
  • J:B Harding
  • Form: 45
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 Jedd O'Keeffe B Harding 20/1
14 40334/
Purple, Red hoops, Red cap Thurnham 653
  • T:K G Reveley
  • J:Mr Colm Mccormack
  • Form: 40334/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 K G Reveley Mr Colm Mccormack (5) 80/1
15 2458-
Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Tough Trade 222
  • T:C Grant
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 2458-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 C Grant Henry Brooke 125/1
16
Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Gold Show 28
  • T:E W Tuer
  • J:Tony Kelly
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 145 10-5 E W Tuer Tony Kelly (5) 66/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Eduard (IRE)
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:B Harding
4 10-12 N G Richards B Harding 11/10
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In depth

Verdict

Mister Nibbles won a bumper here in April and is expected to run well on his hurdling debut. Likewise Avidity while Orchard Road was only beaten two lengths at Kelso last month. Knightly Escapade came up against a smart prospect when beaten 11 lengths at Carlisle last time and is improving with experience but GETABUZZ was a fair stayer on the Flat and made a promising start over timber at Aintree, where he still held every chance two out. That will have taught him plenty and he could be ready to open his account now. Kiwayu makes his hurdles bow but was another useful performer on the level.

Formwatch

Moss Cloud (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Chased leading trio, reminders after 4th and next, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Annacotty (11-5) at Haydock 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Knightly Escapade 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased winner 2 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 12, 11l behind The Liquidator (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.

Danehills Well (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Towards rear, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 18, 38l behind Redpender (11-0) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft.

Avidity 50-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3f out, 10th of 19, 18l behind Killyglass (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gs in Apr.

Regal Swain (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 9l behind Call Back (10-9) at Newcastle 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Dec '11.

Mister Nibbles (IRE) 3-1fav (11-7) Mid-division, in touch 9f out, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and ran on well final furlong, won at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr beating Gold Futures (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.

Gold Show 8-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, ridden and chance over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Valentine's Gift (10-0) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct (flat).

Getabuzz 16-1 (11-0) Prominent, mistake 2nd, ridden 3 out, mistake 2 out, weakened flat, 5th of 9, 15l behind Garde La Victoire (11-0) at Aintree 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Satanic Beat (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, led and jumped right 1st, headed before 3 out, 5th and no extra next, 5th of 10, 11l behind Gone Too Far (11-0) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs.

Orchard Road (USA) 12-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, soon challenged, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Vinny Gambini (11-0) at Kelso 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.

Rocky Island (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Led, slow jump 2nd, slow jump and headed soon after next, headed soon after, chased winner until 5th, weakened before 7th, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Carraig Mor (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.

Choisan (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Headway to track leaders 7f out, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, 2nd of 12, 14l behind Ebony Express (11-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft (flat).

Tough Trade 20-1 (10-2) Led and keen, headed before 4f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 44l behind Simarthur (10-11) at Hexham 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Apr.

Kiwayu 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 39l behind White Nile (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp (3) sft in Oct (flat).

Durham Express (IRE) 200-1 (10-9) Mid-division, jumped right and stumbled 1st, slow 4th and 5th, behind next, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Gone Too Far (11-0) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs.

Thurnham 16-1 (11-3) Led, jumped left 3rd, headed before 2 out, one pace, 4th of 8, 12l behind Spiekeroog (11-3) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb '12.