Hexham

  • 15:40 Margaret Ferries Memorial Handicap Hurdle 3m

  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 7.00s
  • Off time: 15:40:18
15:40 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Corky Dancer 6/1
2nd Solis (GER) 4/1
3rd Grey Command (USA) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P/13562- Emerald Green and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green armlets and cap Weybridge Light 248
8 11-12 D Thompson Tony Kelly (5) 100 12/113.00
2 P0756-0 Light blue, maroon triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap The Bard O Tully (IRE) 11
5 11-10 t B Arthey Graham Watters (7) 98 25/126.00
3 F330F8- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Overafrica (IRE) 17
7 11-9 bt D McCain Jnr A P Lane 97 17/29.50
4 453361- White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Solis (GER) 17
10 11-8 Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss Emma Sayer (5) 96 4/15.00
5 36/5760- Black, White Cross of Lorraine Charlie Bucket 40
10 11-6 D W Whillans Mr Ryan Nichol (10) 94 25/126.00
6 1257U7- Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Almutaham (USA) 19
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-4 h M Todhunter Henry Brooke 92 14/115.00
7 6P066P- Black and Yellow check, diamonds on sleeves, hooped cap Uno Valoroso (FR) 40
5 10-12 p1 T D Walford P Buchanan 86 9/110.00
8 48967- White, grey stripe, pink sleeves and cap Grey Command (USA) 17
8 10-9 P A Kirby K James (5) 83 9/43.25
9 825580- LIGHT BLUE, RED cross belts, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, RED cap Political Paddy 17
11 10-6 R Nixon Gary Rutherford (5) 80 12/113.00
10 808066- Purple, pink star, pink and purple chevrons on sleeves, pink cap, purple star Western Bound (IRE) 118
Distance Winner
12 10-2 t Mrs B Butterworth Miss E Butterworth (7) 76 33/134.00
11 8945P-4 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Corky Dancer 13
8 10-0 v1 A Parker K Renwick 72 6/17.00
12 8P59P-4 Maroon, White hoop, striped sleeves, White cap Westwire Toby (IRE) 7
11 10-0 Miss L C Siddall T Siddall 66 33/134.00

Verdict

This isn't a great contest but Weybridge Light has an absence to overcome while Overafrica has been disappointing over the last few months. SOLIS kept on well to score over 3m3f at Sedgefield last month, landing a bit of a gamble in the process. His proven stamina could see him edge home in front again on this stiff track, though it would be no surprise to see a better performance from Political Paddy now that the ground has dried out a little.