• 14:55 Happy Birthday Ron Woodman Novices' Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 33.10s
  • Off time: 14:55:28
14:55 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kilbree Chief (IRE) 13/8
2nd Romany Ryme 15/2
3rd Ocean Club 2/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F37-F16 Red, white chevrons, black sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap Ballinalacken (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
5 11-5 A Middleton Mark Marris (10) 5/16.00
2 P2-2132 DARK GREEN and ORANGE (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Ocean Club 43
6 11-5 B Ellison Danny Cook 120 2/13.00
3 2257P-6 Black, white chevrons, white sleeves, black stars, white cap, black star Danebrook Lad (IRE) 27
7 10-12 A M Thomson Ryan Mania 100/1101.00
4 P4/1-32 Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Kilbree Chief (IRE) 23
5 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7) 13/82.62
5 70 Emerald Green and White stripes, Dark Green and White striped sleeves Marlee Massie (IRE) 15
4 10-12 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 150/1151.00
6 F521-66 Black, red stars, black sleeves, red diamonds on cap Milan Flyer (IRE) 20
7 10-12 N C Kelly D R Fox (5) 33/134.00
7 13332-4 Black, emerald green seams, striped sleeves, black cap Romany Ryme 15
Distance Winner
7 10-12 G Bewley Jonathon Bewley (7) 104 15/28.50
8 F1-4 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Uppercut De L'orne (FR) 176
Beaten Favourite
5 10-12 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 12/113.00
9 P-3 Pink, Black epaulets, Pink sleeves, Black stars, Black cap You'resomedreamer (IRE) 27
5 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (7) 40/141.00


Ocean Club has the best recent form and should go close again after finishing second at Perth. But he's unproven in testing ground and KILBREE CHIEF makes more appeal. The latter made a promising start over hurdles when runner-up at Wetherby finishing some eight lengths clear of the third and Lucinda Russell's charge gets the nod. Romany Ryme is another with claims on his earlier placed efforts in soft going while hurdling debutant Uppercut De L'orne would be of interest if attracting significant support in the betting.