14:00 Newcastle

Saturday 4 January 2020

All11:5012:2512:5513:3014:0014:3515:10

Border Minstrel Pub Novices' Hurdle

Class 4  |   2m 46y  |   Soft  |   8 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:00  |   Winning time: 4m 18.6s

1st
7
25/1
T: A M ThomsonJ: Ryan Mania
Held up, headway approaching 5th, not fluent 3 out, soon outpaced, rallied before last, ridden and edged left flat, stayed on to lead towards finish op 22/1 tchd 33/1
2nd
1 ¼
1
5/1
T: Olly MurphyJ: Lewis Stones (7)
Chased leader, hit 3 out, led 2 out, ridden and no extra when headed towards finish op 11/2 tchd 4/1
3rd
3 ½
4
5/2
T: J J QuinnJ: B S Hughes
Held up, hit 3rd, headway after 5th, shaken up after 3 out, reminder after 2 out, every chance when blundered badly last, not recover op 3/1
4th
3 ¼
2
6/4f
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Henry Brooke
Led, ridden after 3 out, blundered and headed 2 out, not recover op 2/1 tchd 9/4
5th
12
3
11/2
T: Sam EnglandJ: Jonathan England
Held up in rear, mistakes 2nd and 5th, pushed along and short-lived effort 3 out op 4/1
6th
14
6
100/1
T: B EllisonJ: Danny Cook
Held up and behind, niggled along and struggling after 5th
7th
3
5
25/1
T: N G RichardsJ: R D Day
Prominent until weakened approaching 3 out op 20/1

Also Ran

UR
8
16/1
T: S CorbettJ: Nathan Moscrop (3)
Blundered and unseated rider 1st op 14/1

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Betting

Forecast

Flash De Clerval (6/4), Dusty's Choice (5/2), Adjutant (5/1), Billy Ray (11/2), Our Promise (16/1), Off The Beat (25/1), Holme Abbey (25/1), Kilrush Getaway (100/1)

Verdict
The Ayr bumper scorer Dusty's Choice is certainly noteworthy on hurdles debut for John Quinn (Brian Hughes in the saddle). However, the returning Adjutant and the effortless Leicester scorer FLASH DE CLERVAL have already been there and got the t-shirt so to speak. Dr Richard Newland is clearly still getting to know his ex-Irish recruit (formerly trained by Elizabeth Doyle) but the early signs have all been positive ones and that's more than enough to stand him in good stead in a relatively modest 2m novices' hurdle.
  1. Flash De Clerval
  2. Adjutant
  3. Dusty's Choice

Previous Winners

2019
Mountain Hawk
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-5  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: Jamie Hamilton
  |  
T: T D Easterby
5/1
Prize Money
1st:
£3,769.00
2nd:
£1,107.00
3rd:
£553.00
4th:
£277.00

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