• 14:30 Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Beginners' Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £3,165 2nd £935 3rd £468 4th £234
  • Going: Soft (Chase: Soft, Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 8.50s
  • Off time: 14:30:38
14:30 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Papamoa 6/5
2nd Borderhopper 28/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6083P8/ White, Red chevron, White sleeves, Red stars, Black cap Borderhopper 576
8 11-3 Ferdy Murphy Tony Kelly (7) 28/129.00
2 33353U Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Ifandbutwhy (IRE) 27
10 11-3 p H Hogarth F Davis 109 4/15.00
3 9051- Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Jasperito 198
Distance Winner
6 11-3 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 2/13.00
4 3424-9P Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, White sleeves, Red cap Over And Above (IRE) 146
6 11-3 t H Hogarth Graham Watters (7) 20/121.00
5 4631-26 Dark blue, orange disc and sleeves, orange cap, dark blue stars Papamoa 27
Distance Winner
7 11-3 N W Alexander B Harding 6/52.20


Jasperito, winner of a handicap hurdle at Perth in the spring, is likely to be all the rage here as he is out of a Strong Gale mare and should appreciate the switch to fences. But PAPAMOA wasn't disgraced on his first start over the larger obstacles here last month, despite finding the 2m1f trip too sharp. This will be much more to his liking and he gets the nod. Ifandbutwhy has been placed in three of his five starts over fences but unseated his rider in a handicap over 2m5f here last month, though is still preferred to the returning Borderhopper and Over And Above.