Hexham

  • 15:05 Britain In Bloom Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £3,970 2nd £1,157 3rd £579
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 20.50s
  • Off time: 15:05:32
15:05 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Or d'Oudairies (FR) 6/1
2nd Sergeant Pink (IRE) 8/1
3rd Papa Caruso 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7/4P3F3- DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Papa Caruso 45
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-12 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (3) 112 11/43.75
2 666146- EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Bene Lad (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
11 11-10 J S Goldie Henry Brooke 110 16/117.00
3 3U01P-P Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves Flying Squad (UAE) 12
Distance Winner
9 11-5 t Mrs R Dobbin Shaun Dobbin (8) 105 33/134.00
4 P4PFP2- Light Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves Civil Unrest (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
7 11-4 b J Ewart Dale Irving (8) 104 8/19.00
5 484368- RED, BLACK triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Classic Cut 29
9 10-13 b J Ewart Graham Watters (5) 99 4/15.00
6 1P4534- Light Blue, Purple chevron, Light Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Purple cap Sergeant Pink (IRE) 14
7 10-9 p Mrs Dianne Sayer Tony Kelly 95 8/19.00
7 U44332- DARK GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves Or d'Oudairies (FR) 14
Course WinnerDistance Winner
11 10-7 t Ferdy Murphy Samantha Drake 93 6/17.00
8 551122- Royal blue, white hollow box, white sleeves, royal blue armlets and diamond on white cap Ancient Times (USA) 50
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-3 p P A Kirby Adam Nicol (6) 89 7/24.50

Verdict

It could be that Ancient Times is just a few pounds too high at present, though he won't be far away again. Or D'Oudaires is still struggling to get his head back in front but Civil Unrest hinted at a revival at Newcastle last time and makes more appeal than the out-of-form Bene Lad and Flying Squad. PAPA CARUSO is only a couple of pounds higher than when scoring at Newcastle in December and won't be fazed by the quicker ground - he can defy top weight.