13:05 Newcastle Fri 15 November 2019
By Milan; cost £19,000 in August (as a short-head winner of a 3m maiden at Sheriff Hutton); stayed on up the home straight when fourth (beaten 7½L) to Aurora Thunder on rules/stable/hurdles debut at Ayr (2m4½f, soft).
Cost €40,000 as a 3yo; made an encouraging debut (distant third) in a bumper here in March before struggling in stronger races thereafter; market helpful on hurdles debut.
Comfortable Clonmel bumper winner (2m, good) for John P O'Callaghan; 3-1 and somewhat of a disappointment on stable/hurdles debut at Huntingdon (2m3½f, good) four weeks ago; soft ground?
By Lucarno; ran to a similar level of form on her first two starts (Ludlow & Taunton) before a breathing problem hindered in a Cl 2 bumper at Cheltenham; switches to hurdles following wind surgery; Harry Cobden re-routes from Cheltenham.
Point winner (joined Lucinda Russell for £20,000 in May); runner-up in two of her three starts over hurdles, including at odds of 50-1 at Hexham (2m, soft) 34 days ago - beaten 11L by Miah Grace.
Has shown no worthwhile form (Flat or bumpers); virtually impossible to see her in the front rank on hurdles debut; look elsewhere.
Eight-race maiden; ran her best race when finishing fifth of 14 to Happy Jacky at Clonmel (2m, good) in September; tackles a new trip; a first ever Newcastle runner for the Curragh trainer James Nash (& ride for Gavin Brouder).
13-race maiden in point-to-points (for Niall Kelleher); in the rear division throughout on both starts under rules (2m4f); needs a miracle on all known form; look elsewhere confidently.
By Milan; with Jim Dreaper when runner-up in a mares' maiden at Taylorstown in April (3m, good); 25-1 and wasn't knocked about in rear on rules/stable/bumper debut at Carlisle (2m1f, soft); could fare better over hurdles (at 2m4f).
Twice placed in Irish bumpers, but disappointed over hurdles thereafter (0-5); needs to improve immeasurably for her new trainer Rebecca Menzies; considered to be an unlikely winner.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Kenny JohnsonJ: J Kington|
Ellarna (15/8), Elk Bridge (11/4), Chanting Hill (7/2), Fyfin Patsy (7/1), Moyode Lady (16/1), Desaray Girl (20/1), Raddle And Hum (22/1), That's My Dubai (40/1), On We Go (100/1), Montelimar (125/1)
- Raddle And Hum
- Chanting Hill
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