• 17:00 intu Metrocentre Always A Hot Favourite Maiden Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 2.10s
  • Off time: 17:00:39
17:00 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballyben (IRE) 5/2
2nd Milano Magic (IRE) 5/1
3rd Shimla Dawn (IRE) 9/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0 Dark green, emerald green sleeves, dark green armlets, emerald green cap Amilliontimes (IRE) 16
5 11-0 Mrs J Stephen Henry Brooke 66/167.00
2 3340-2P Red, Black chevrons, Grey sleeves, Red cap Ballyben (IRE) 17
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7) 113 5/23.50
4 P/2257P- Black, white chevrons, white sleeves, black stars, white cap, black star Danebrook Lad (IRE) 174
7 11-0 A M Thomson Ryan Mania 50/151.00
5 5PFU-10 Dark green, beige hoops, yellow sleeves, beige and yellow hooped cap Dr Paddy (IRE) 16
6 11-0 Mrs L B Normile D C Costello 50/151.00
6 2432PP- Dark blue, white chevron and sleeves Milano Magic (IRE) 196
7 11-0 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 109 5/16.00
8 23 Yellow, white sleeves, dark blue armlets, red and white hooped cap Oneofapear (IRE) 56
7 11-0 M E Sowersby D F O'Regan 112 5/16.00
9 F1 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves Print Shiraz (IRE) 140
5 11-0 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 11/112.00
10 3241F-4 Grey and pink stripes, black and grey chevrons on sleeves, black and pink hooped cap Redpender (IRE) 160
7 11-0 James Moffatt B P Harding 25/126.00
11 146- Red, Black braces, Black and Red hooped sleeves, quartered cap Sankyouplease (IRE) 178
5 11-0 M Scudamore A Tinkler 7/18.00
12 F4- Royal Blue, Red sash, White cap, Red spots Shimla Dawn (IRE) 329
5 11-0 T D Walford P Buchanan 9/25.50
13 45- MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Spanish Fleet 173
5 11-0 J Wade B Hughes 16/117.00
Non runners
344-47Cloudy Deal (IRE)611-0M TodhunterJ M Maguire
7PP4/P-4Mister D (IRE)711-0G BewleyJonathon Bewley


Ballyben and Milano Magic, arguably the best of those with previous hurdling experience, were both pulled up last time and have a bit to prove now but Oneofpear has been placed in a couple of starts at Market Rasen and can figure along with the returning Shimla Dawn, who showed promise in two runs at Wetherby last year. Sankyouplease is a bumper winner but the interesting one could be PRINT SHIRAZ. Rose Dobbin's gelding quickened well to land a Ballybunion point-to-point in May and his proven stamina will be an asset on this stiff track.