• 18:10 Book The Pavilion Restaurant Novices' Chase2m 7f

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 51.80s
  • Off time: 18:10:27
18:10 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bobble Hat Bob (FR) 11/1
2nd Kris Cross (IRE) 13/2
3rd Howizee 2/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 32F02-1 Light blue, dark blue spots Balding Banker (IRE) 31
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-5 Ferdy Murphy Tony Kelly (5) 125 10/111.91
2 17/F97-1 Pink, Dark Blue cap Bobble Hat Bob (FR) 27
8 11-5 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 113 11/112.00
3 43P3F/5 Mauve, emerald green hoops, black sleeves, emerald green armlets, emerald green cap Bucklemyshoe (IRE) 10
12 10-12 R Johnson K Johnson 200/1201.00
4 17/500-6 Purple, white spots, sleeves and spots on cap Have You Had Yours (IRE) 12
7 10-12 Mrs J Walton Mr A J Findlay (7) 66/167.00
5 26842-2 Purple, yellow diamond, yellow and purple check sleeves, striped cap Howizee 18
7 10-12 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 2/13.00
6 27202-6 Red, Grey epaulets, Black sleeves, Grey and Red quartered cap Kingdom Of Munster (IRE) 8
6 10-12 R Ford Harry Challoner (5) 33/134.00
7 P52P1-4 Black, red star, black sleeves, red spots Kris Cross (IRE) 19
6 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell T Scudamore 123 13/27.50
8 U826-25 Light Blue, Dark Blue cross belts, hooped sleeves Paddy The Plumber (IRE) 10
7 10-12 p1 S Waugh Ryan Mania 66/167.00
9 32-31PF RED, YELLOW sash, hooped sleeves, EMERALD GREEN and PURPLE quartered cap Red Myst (IRE) 8
8 10-12 V Thompson Mr T Speke (7) 66/167.00
10 43-2331 Red, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap Tom's Pride (IRE) 10
Course Winner
10 10-12 V Thompson Jamie Hamilton (7) 28/129.00
11 6P/9P-P4 LIGHT BLUE, RED cross belts, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, RED cap Just Maddie 3
9 10-5 p R Nixon Gary Rutherford (5) 68 200/1201.00


Howizee must go close in this if taking to the larger obstacles as he has finished second in competitive handicap hurdles at Ayr and Aintree in his last two starts. Kris Cross can only improve on a distant fourth at Perth while stablemate Bobble Hat Bob won at Kelso last month, though has more on his plate here. BALDING BANKER'S easy victory over course and distance last time was long overdue and it should have given his confidence a boost. With Tony Kelly's claim accounting for the majority of his penalty, he looks the one to beat again.