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Fri, 13th Apr 2012
John Wade Equine & Rubber Amateur Riders Novices' Hurdle, 2m 1f
12 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £3900

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Wearing Details

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Andy Vic (IRE) (37J)
9 b g Old Vic - Garranard Ros (IRE) (Roselier (FR))
0-4P712 Mr I A Brown


Mrs Joanne Brown (7)
I Brown

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 3f on good ground. Beaten 10l by Royal Entourage when second of 6 at 5-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Catterick over 2m 3f (good to soft) last month.

2 The Weatherman (IRE) (51J)
5 b g Definite Article - Stateable Case (IRE) (Be My Native (USA))
21F18 Clwydian Connections


Mr N Slatter (7)
D McCain Jnr

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 1f on good to soft ground. Well beaten at 11-4 behind Oscar Nominee when eighth of 10 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Doncaster over 2m (good) in February. Has won at Sedgefield and Kelso this season.

3 Billy Teal (GB) (33J)
7 ch g Keen - Morcat (Morston (FR))
00-80P4 Mr C I Ratcliffe


Mr John Willey (7)
C I Ratcliffe

Yet to place in six starts. Finished 13l behind Rowlestone Lad when fourth of 9 at 150-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Market Rasen over 2m 1f (good) last month. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with G P Kelly.

4 Colorado Kid (IRE) (385J)
6 b g Presenting - Silent Orders (IRE) (Bob Back (USA))
708- Mr John Wade


Mr Colm McCormack (3)
J Wade

Yet to place in three starts. Well beaten at 40-1 behind City Ground when eighth of 11 on his hurdling debut over this course and distance (good) in March last year. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with J Howard Johnson.

5 Kirkaig (GB) (34J)
7 b g Best Of The Bests (IRE) - Screen Idol (IRE) (Sadler's Wells (USA))
68P Mr A C Whillans


Mr B Campbell (7)
A C Whillans

Yet to place in three starts. Pulled up at the last when 125-1 at Ayr over 2m (soft) in a hurdle race won by Hidden Future last month on his latest outing.

6 Nahneh (IRE) (15J)
6 b g Beneficial - Arusha Rose (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
7-776 Mr John Wade


Mr John Dawson (5)
J Wade

Yet to place in four starts. Finished 19l behind Zaru when sixth of 15 at 66-1 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Newcastle over 2m (good) last month.

7 Reasonable Force (GB) (21J)
6 b g Forzando - Noreasonatall (Lord David S (USA))
5664 Cristiana's Crew & A G Knowles


Mr R Lindsay (7)
K G Reveley

Unplaced in all four starts. Finished 16l behind Ebanour when fourth of 7 at 20-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race here over 2m 4f (good to firm) last month.

8 Wilde Pastures (IRE) (22J)
7 gr g Oscar (IRE) - Kingsfield Clover (Terimon)
41/239 Border Pastures


Mr D Irving (7)
J Ewart

A winner of a NH flat race at 2m on good to soft ground, but that win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 5-2fav behind Dartford Warbler when last of 9 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Carlisle over 2m 1f (good to soft) last month.

9 Asterisk (GB) (426F, 113J)
5 b m Fantastic Light (USA) - Sydney Star (Machiavellian (USA))
035 Mr John Berry


Mr J J Insole (7)
John Berry

Placed in a hurdle race from three NH starts. Well beaten at 50-1 behind Tempest River when fifth of 16 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Hereford over 2m 1f (soft) in December last year.

10 Just Jordan (GB) (38J)
6 b m Bollin Eric - Piracy (Jupiter Island)
P0009 Mrs Susan Corbett
Tongue strap


Mr J Corbett (7)
S Corbett

Yet to place in four starts. Well beaten at 150-1 behind Talkin Thomas when 9th of 10 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Newcastle over 2m (good to soft) last month.

11 Legend's Secret (GB) (9J)
6 ch m Midnight Legend - Secret Truth (Nestor)
7 Mr Andrew J Martin


Mr J Martin (7)
Andrew Martin

Dam won in a point to point race at 3m and in a chase at 2m 5f. Well beaten at 40-1 behind Howard's Legacy when seventh of 13 on her racecourse debut at Hereford over 2m 4f (good to soft) earlier this month.

12 Royal Curtsy (GB) (2134F, 59J)
9 b m Pivotal - Fen Princess (IRE) (Trojan Fen)
13-56 Mr S Coltherd


Mr J Hamilton (7)
W Coltherd

Unplaced in both starts over hurdles. Well beaten at 66-1 behind The Tracey Shuffle when sixth of 7 on her latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Ayr over 2m 4f (soft) in February.

Race Verdict

THE WEATHERMAN can land the opener. Donald McCain's charge showed a liking for the County Durham track when scoring readily over C&D in December (second, third and eighth have clocked up five victories between them since) and jumping errors cost him all chance at Doncaster last time. Providing he jumps for Nick Slatter today, it's difficult to see anything beating him. Andy Vic and Wilde Pastures may be left to fight out minor honours.

Selection: The Weatherman        Danger: Andy Vic        Alternative: Wilde Pastures
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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