Newcastle welcomes the home bred Maidens

For those punters who like a challenge – fill your boots!

36 hounds who have never won an open including some who have never even raced before. The BGBF BBMD is a terrific bonus for British breeders as they launch careers or look for a bit of fun with hounds who will never kick on to higher levels.

Best of luck!

Ante post 5/1 Rioja Bungle, Romeo Jackson, 6/1 Romeo Crossfire, 10/1 Signet Maisie, 12/1 Romeo El Aguila, Watermill Timone, 14/1 Keefill Chase, Witton Echo, 16/1 Queen Ariana, Untold Quetzal, 18/1 Killieford Hanna, 20/1 Bang On Polly, Singalong Cilla, 22/1 Coppice Lottie, 25/1 Coppice Frank, Fill The Till, Witton Myles, 28/1 lnwick Fire, Burnfoot Scoobie, 33/1 Bang On Edith, Hurry Up Brendan, 40/1 Tickets Bullet, 50/1 Sirdar, 66/1 Blackhouse Kim, Finborough Flyer, Pro Parker, Wraysbury Oakley, 80/1 A Bit Of Noah, Blackhouse Alan, Burnfoot Bertie, Keefill Everest, Killieford Erin, Pro Cooper, Wraysbury Apollo, 100/1 Blackhouse Buddy, Burnfoot Chunkie

It’s a long trek from Oxfordshire to Newcastle but Kevin Hutton made the effort to trial his runners and Coppice Lottie can benefit in the first heat. Her Oxford running style suggests she will be suited to the extra 30 metres and a 29.19 first look suggests a reasonable ’28’ is on the cards. 4-2-1


This looks to be between the inside three though they only have eight races between them. Who will adapt the best? It is just about impossible to call but given Killieford Hannah‘s superior course knowledge, she gets the nod. 3-2-1


The Hutton kennel are doubly represented in here and both runners are in with chances. Rioja Bungle‘s career form to date suggests he could be a very decent hound and his 28.81 trial must make him on of the major fancies for the event. The giant Coppice Frank may enjoy the slightly larger circuit with Blackhouse Alan having the benefit of the most course knowledge. 2-6-1


This is a cracking race – maiden or not and it could see more success for the Hutton kennel. Signet Maisie is an absolute cracking little bitch who impresses more every time she goes to traps. Race experience in decent company suggests Hurry Up Brendan could be thereabouts though he will need to step up on his trials. Witton Echo looks as though he may have something about him. The dark horse is debutant Utold Quetzal. This is a kennel that loves to cause a shock. 3-2-5


This could be a race where experience tells and the in-form Watermill Timone can repeat either of his last two races and possibly take this. Romeo Jackson looks an exciting prospect but iis unraced. 4-3-1


Queen Ariana is a member of a fabulous litter but is has perahps been the slow burner. The trials against Havana Bale Out make her a player here along with a decent first look. And let’s face it, who hasn’t thought, ‘the KSS mob wouldn’t be sending her half the length of the country if they didnt think she could be a player’. Kennelmate Alnwick Fire can use course experience to take second. 6-2-3


Open race wins 2024

10 wins: Romeo To Victory

9 wins: Druids Say Go –  Quarteira – Queen Joni – Rioja Maxi

8 wins: Aayamza Sydney – Ballymac Taylor – Bettys Jack – Coppice Fox – Quagos Jack – Whisky Copper


Tonight:  Hove ♦  Newcastle  ♦ Swindon

Friday: Romford

Saturday: Monmore

Sunday: Sheffield