Hexham

  • 14:25 Racing Partnership Novices' Hurdle2m 7f 63y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 8.25s
  • Off time: 14:25:28
14:25 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Heart Of Kernow (IRE) 11/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 7-1 Royal blue, yellow seams, dark blue sleeves, yellow cap, dark blue star Heart Of Kernow (IRE) 22
Course Winner
5 11-5 N J Hawke Sean Bowen 1001
2 14432-1 Emerald green, black chevrons, hooped cap Monsieur Arkadin (FR) 148
6 11-5 Tim Vaughan George Blackwell (7) 112 1001
3 64B830- Red, Emerald Green spots, Red sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Portrait King (IRE) 167
12 10-12 P Griffin A W Short (7) 117 1001
4 4404P5 Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Beyondtheflame 46
7 10-5 v J C Haynes Thomas Dowson (5) 58 1001

Verdict

Veteran chaser Portrait King faces his easiest task for some time but lacks the scope of a couple of today’s rivals. Heart Of Kernow impressed over 2m4f here on only his second career start and should relish the extra but MONSIEUR ARKADIN has the form in the book and might be the one to beat if handling the surface.