• 17:15 TDR Apprenticeships Novices' Hurdle3m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 4.30s
  • Off time: 17:15:28
17:15 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Billfromthebar (IRE) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 122311 Orange, dark blue seams, dark blue and orange hooped sleeves and cap Billfromthebar (IRE) 66
Distance Winner
6 11-12 D McCain Jnr Nick Slatter (7) 122 7/24.50
2 33-1123 Red, black disc, checked sleeves Benefit Of Youth (IRE) 36
Beaten Favourite
6 11-5 Tim Vaughan D C Costello 125 9/25.50
3 1334-21 White, orange star, black sleeves, orange stars, white cap, orange star Indigo Rock (IRE) 111
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-5 M Smith Ryan Mania 120 7/42.75
4 1/0F421- Dark blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, red cap Simarthur 180
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 15/82.88


Bumper and points winner Simarthur faces a stiff task on his hurdling debut but should appreciate the step up to 3m. BILLFROMTHEBAR has to concede weight all round but he did well to rally and overhaul Otto The Great at Perth and this stiff track will play to his strengths. He gets the nod as Benefit Of Youth is pretty much exposed, though should run his race again. Indigo Rock was quite impressive when landing a maiden hurdle here in the summer and can't be ignored, despite a short break.