Hexham

  • 15:45 Chollerford Novices' Hurdle3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 23.40s
  • Off time: 16:09:41
15:45 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Powerful Ambition (IRE) 4/9
2nd Isla Pearl Fisher 11/4
3rd Sun Lady (FR) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 7-2P Black, White and Red striped sleeves, hooped cap Crabbie's Cloudy (IRE) 11
6 10-12 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 14/115.00
3 12-1F1F Red, Royal Blue epaulets and sleeves, quartered cap Isla Pearl Fisher 93
Distance Winner
10 10-12 p1 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 97 11/43.75
4 P/ Purple, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap, Grey star Master Bud 728
8 10-12 S Corbett James Corbett (7) 33/134.00
5 243225 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Powerful Ambition (IRE) 36
7 10-12 t B Ellison Danny Cook 116 4/91.44
6 498P59 Maroon, White hoop, striped sleeves, White cap Westwire Toby (IRE) 42
11 10-12 Miss L C Siddall B Harding 66 33/134.00
7 63-P273 Orange, Black chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Almond Court (IRE) 58
Course Winner
10 10-5 R Johnson K Johnson (ex1) 70 14/115.00
8 90 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, WHITE cap, BLACK spots Olive Grove 123
7 10-5 p1 A H Mactaggart J Reveley (ex2) 50/151.00
9 760-06P Red, White chevron, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Sun Lady (FR) 40
7 10-5 Mrs J Walton Mr A J Findlay (7)(ex2) 81 40/141.00
Non runners
1P2-1111Swatow Typhoon (IRE)611-12D McCain JnrHenry Brooke127

Verdict

Nobody could begrudge POWERFUL AMBITION a first success over timber after a number of decent efforts in much better company. He gets 14lb from the hat-trick-seeking Swatow Typhoon and that should be enough for Danny Cook's mount. Isla Pearl Fisher has won six times over fences and stays well. He might be able to run into a place, though Almond Court has been placed six times over timber and might have a say in proceedings.