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12:35 Newcastle 26 Nov 2016

Vertem Introductory Juvenile Hurdle

(Class 2) (3yo) (2m46yds) 2m Soft 9 hurdles
1st £12,996 2nd £3,816 3rd £1,908 4th £954


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
3 1012 89 127
b g Great Pretender (IRE) - Milie (FR) (Useful)
Held up in touch, steady headway to track leaders 4 out, poised to challenge when hit next, led on bit 2 out, shaken up and soon quickened clear, ridden and ran on well run-in, promising (tchd 8/11 and Evens)
2  8
3 1012 79 117
ch g Poet's Voice - Ganga (IRE) (Generous)
Led 2nd and maintained steady pace, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, headed next, plugged on same pace from last (op 7/4 tchd 15/8)
3  2 [10]
3 1012 77 114
ch g Peintre Celebre (USA) - Saldennahe (GER) (Next Desert)
Took keen hold, tracked leaders, went second 3rd until mistake 3 out, ridden and edged left before next, soon outpaced (op 13/2)
4  27 [37]
3 1012 44 85
b g Alexandros - Rose Of Logis (FR) (Slickly)
Tracked leader to 3rd, close up until ridden and weakened from 3 out (tchd 100/1)
3 1012
ch g Sir Percy - Ekhraaj (USA) (El Prado)
Held up in touch, pushed along and outpaced after 3rd, lost touch from 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, broke blood vessel (jockey said the gelding had bled from the nose) (op 66/1)
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