• 16:30 Metrocentre Always A Hot Favourite Maiden Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 38.70s
  • Off time: 16:30:40
16:30 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Green Flag (IRE) 11/10
2nd Attycran (IRE) 13/2
3rd Farm Pixie (IRE) 5/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6F4P-P4 Dark Green, Yellow diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green armlets Attycran (IRE) 11
7 11-0 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 100 13/27.50
2 59225P- BLACK, WHITE cross belts, BLACK cap, RED diamond Badgers Retreat 209
6 11-0 Ferdy Murphy Timmy Murphy 105 7/18.00
3 FF7657 Maroon, Black hoop, Red sleeves and cap Cool Star (IRE) 6
Course Winner
6 11-0 D Carr F Davis 73 28/129.00
4 PPP4 Purple, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap, Grey star Dun To Perfection 46
5 11-0 S Corbett S Mulqueen (7) 69 200/1201.00
5 5P3-223 Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Farm Pixie (IRE) 119
6 11-0 h Mrs A Hamilton K Renwick 102 5/23.50
6 45P112- Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Green Flag (IRE) 173
Course Winner
5 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 11/102.10
7 6 Black, Yellow cross belts, sleeves and cap Seriously 76
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 D McCain Jnr Callum Whillans (5) 14/115.00
8 8- Black and Yellow check, diamonds on sleeves, hooped cap Uno Valoroso (FR) 206
4 11-0 T D Walford B J Toomey (3) 66/167.00


GREEN FLAG, already successful in a point-to-point and bumper, looks to have been found a good opportunity to get off the mark over hurdles on ground that will suit. Badgers Retreat was second twice at Sedgefield around this time last year and is probably the danger as Farm Pixie is starting to run out of chances. Seriously and Uno Valoroso have only had one run and the former started favourite in a Stratford bumper in July but they may need more time.