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Sat, 5th May 2012
Junior Great North Run Mares' Handicap Hurdle, 2m 110y
6 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £3700

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

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Kykate (GB) (16J)
6 b m Hamas (IRE) - Coleham (Saddlers' Hall (IRE))
15/5190- David Bithell Racing
Tongue strap


Mr W Kinsey (7)
W Kinsey

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 4f on good and soft ground. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Kells Belle when 10th of 11 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (soft) last month.

2 Leith Walk (IRE) (15J)
9 ch m Posidonas - Gothic Shadow (IRE) (Mandalus)
7/33415- Mr D McComb


Callum Whillans (7)
D W Whillans

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 4f and 2m 5f on good to soft and heavy ground. Well beaten at 12-1 behind Micro Mission when fifth of 11 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Ayr over 3m (good) last month.

3 Delightfully (FR) (37J)
8 br m Sagacity (FR) - Green House (FR) (Houston (FR))
6P2306- Mr Robert Boyd


Grant Cockburn (7)
Miss Lucinda V Russell

She has won four hurdle races from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Finished 19l behind Tartan Tiger when sixth of 10 at 12-1 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Newcastle over 3m (good) in March.

4 Allbarkanobite (GB) (125J)
7 b m Kadastrof (FR) - Come The Dawn (Gunner B)
7/153P7- The White Liners


R McGrath
Mrs K Walton

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good ground. Well beaten at 13-2 behind Markadam when seventh of 9 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Musselburgh over 2m 4f (good) in January.

5 Janet's Pearl (IRE) (249F, 165J)
4 ch f Refuse To Bend (IRE) - Sassari (IRE) (Darshaan)
P7413- Lord Daresbury


Jake Greenall (5)
M W Easterby

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on soft ground. Third of 6 behind Countrywide Flame beaten 46l at 14-1 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Sedgefield over 2m 1f (good) in November last year.

6 Legbeforewicket (GB) (51J)
6 gr m Silver Patriarch (IRE) - Shazana (Key Of Luck (USA))
465397- Mrs V M Stewart
Cheek pieces


P Buchanan
Miss Lucinda V Russell

Placed in a hurdle race from 13 starts. Well beaten at 40-1 behind Cilliseal when seventh of 13 on her latest outing in a hurdle race here over 3m (good) in March.

Race Verdict

This looks far from straightforward as a decent case can be advanced for all six but KYKATE, out of her depth last time behind Kells Belle at Cheltenham, will give a good account in this grade if delivering her best. Trip and ground suit and she may just have more improvement in her than her rivals. Janet's Pearl is interesting off her current mark but hasn't been seen since finishing a remote third at Sedgefield behind Triumph Hurdle winner Countrywide Flame. The market should reflect stable confidence on this return to action. Leith Walk and Allbarkanobite complete the shortlist.

Selection: Kykate        Danger: Janet's Pearl        Alternative: Leith Walk
* 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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