• 20:35 Acomb Novices' Hurdle3m

  • Winner £3,285 2nd £958 3rd £479
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 18.66s
  • Off time: 20:35:23
20:35 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wolf Shield (IRE) 6/5
2nd Nodforms Violet (IRE) 2/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/57031- Black, red Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Wolf Shield (IRE) 13
6 11-5 G M Moore F Keniry 120 6/52.20
2 47- Emerald green, yellow hoops, yellow cap Ballyhoulihan (IRE) 22
5 10-13 D O'Meara B Harding 33/134.00
3 3463- Yellow, Dark Blue diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Brae On (IRE) 72
5 10-13 G Bewley Jonathon Bewley (7) 16/117.00
4 11PF/PP- LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Loose Preformer (IRE) 51
Distance Winner
7 10-13 D O'Meara Henry Brooke 122 9/25.50
5 P/5- Purple, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap, Grey star Master Bud 27
8 10-13 S Corbett James Corbett (7) 80/181.00
6 2121FF- White, Black epaulets, White and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap Nodforms Violet (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
9 10-13 Karen McLintock B Hughes 120 2/13.00
7 P27342- Orange, Black chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Almond Court (IRE) 12
Course Winner
10 10-6 p R Johnson K Johnson 70 20/121.00


A winner twice over fences last year, Nodforms Violet appears to be having a confidence-booster after falling again on his reappearance at Perth and, though he's conceding weight all round, we're going to stick with WOLF SHIELD. George Moore's charge is finally fulfilling the promise he showed in bumpers and can follow up his Newcastle victory over this slightly longer trip. Brae On should improve on his third at Ayr but Almond Court is one-paced, though was only beaten half-a-length over fences here last time. Loose Preformer won a couple of novice chases for Nicky Henderson last season but it's been downhill since.