Hexham

  • 13:30 Weatherbys Printing Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £1,819 2nd £534 3rd £267 4th £134
  • Going: Soft (Chase: Soft, Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 40.60s
  • Off time: 13:30:41
13:30 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shoal Bay Dreamer 5/2
2nd Billy Cuckoo (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-2P34P Maroon and white diabolo, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white stars Billy Cuckoo (IRE) 7
6 11-12 p T Coyle Jake Greenall 97 4/15.00
2 083P/43- Red, Black stars, sleeves and star on cap Fightstar (FR) 547
8 11-5 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (8) 90 3/14.00
3 9338-64 Dark blue and maroon (quartered), light blue sleeves and cap Soul Angel 6
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 b1 Miss S E Forster Gary Rutherford 87 14/115.00
4 P43571 Orange, White chevron, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Secret Desert 6 (ex7)
Distance Winner
6 10-6 Ferdy Murphy John Winston (8) 70 5/23.50
5 7F452-4 Light blue, dark blue braces, light blue sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star Shoal Bay Dreamer 188
6 10-2 p Mrs Dianne Sayer Tony Kelly (3) 73 5/23.50

Verdict

SECRET DESERT won a similar contest at Ayr last week when Soul Angel was a well-beaten fourth. Ferdy Murphy's six-year-old is the only one arriving here in any sort of form and should be good enough to defy his penalty. Billy Cuckoo weakened quickly over hurdles at Wetherby last week after making the early running. He may have needed that, however, and has at least had a recent run unlike Fightstar and Shoal Bay Dreamer.