Hexham

  • 14:10 Metrocentre Always A Winner Novices' Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 20.70s
  • Off time: 14:11:09
14:10 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st No Planning 12/1
2nd Rick (FR) 5/4
3rd Sean Airgead (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 352126 Emerald green, white hoops, striped cap Sean Airgead (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
7 11-10 t M M McNiff S Fox (7) 119 12/113.00
2 7/2661-4 Light blue, dark blue spots Balding Banker (IRE) 149
Distance Winner
6 11-3 Ferdy Murphy Timmy Murphy 22/123.00
3 4/1421-2 Dark Blue, Red disc, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Boruler (IRE) 149
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-3 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (3) 5/16.00
4 0-PPP Yellow, Royal Blue diamond, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue diamond Bremer Bay (IRE) 46
6 11-3 pt R Johnson K Johnson 200/1201.00
5 F065/09- Yellow, Purple star, Yellow sleeves, Purple spots, Yellow cap, Purple stars Day of Destiny (IRE) 322
Distance Winner
7 11-3 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 12/113.00
6 154-934 White, Light Blue stars, Light Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap No Planning 31
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-3 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 12/113.00
7 24631-2 Dark blue, orange disc and sleeves, orange cap, dark blue stars Papamoa 161
7 11-3 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 40/141.00
8 4F2367- Black, black and maroon striped cap Rick (FR) 184
8 11-3 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 5/42.25
9 U4268P- Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Rigidity 211
Distance Winner
5 11-3 t Tim Vaughan D C Costello 6/17.00
11 513522- Royal Blue, Red seams, striped sleeves, Red cap, Royal Blue star Doynosaur 174
Distance Winner
5 10-10 Mrs K Burke Mr A Voy (3) 10/111.00
Non runners
10PF-7387Turbolinas (FR)511-3Miss J E FosterSamantha Drake89

Verdict

No Planning's fitness is guaranteed and Sue Smith's stable is already in good form. Donald McCain's Boruler is respected as he'll have had plenty of schooling and Balding Banker has the scope to make his mark over the larger obstacles and has joined Ferdy Murphy after leaving Paul Nicholls. The mare Doynosaur also warrants a second look but Sean Airgead might struggle to concede weight to less exposed rivals and Papamoa may need this. RICK was the best of these over timber and has travelled up from John Ferguson's Suffolk yard. This may be on the sharp side but his class can see him home in front.