• 15:20 Metrocentre Keeps Getting Better Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 42.10s
  • Off time: 15:20:43
15:20 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tipsy Dara (IRE) 2/1
2nd Sparkling Tara 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 76-5441 Black, purple sleeves, white armlets, white cap Eyre Apparent (IRE) 56
Distance Winner
7 11-12 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 110 5/23.50
2 0/33353 Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Ifandbutwhy (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
10 11-11 p1 H Hogarth F Davis 109 6/17.00
3 84S424 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Sparkling Tara 11
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-7 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 105 8/19.00
4 442112- GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop Saddle Pack (IRE) 173
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
9 11-1 J Walton Miss C Walton (7) 99 5/16.00
5 3/81PF-3 Royal Blue, Yellow hoops and armlets Gavroche Gaugain (FR) 150
Distance Winner
8 11-1 Ferdy Murphy Tony Kelly (7) 99 20/121.00
6 81341F- Dark Blue, Emerald Green hoop and armlets, check cap Tipsy Dara (IRE) 169
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 10-13 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 97 2/13.00


Ifbutandwhy and Sparkling Tara are proving expensive to follow but Eyre Apparent won a small race at Perth in August, though is 11lb higher now. Saddle Pack won here and at Cartmel in the spring while Gavroche Gaugain is only 3lb higher than when successful at Sedgefield last autumn, though lacks consistency. TIPSY DARA was badly hampered when falling at the first at Perth on her final start of last season. She'd ploughed through the mud to win by seven lengths over 3m here on her previous start and a repeat of that effort would probably suffice today.