• 17:35 Metrocentre Always A Safe Bet Intermediate NH Flat Race 2m 110y

  • Winner £1,848 2nd £539 3rd £269
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 31.30s
  • Off time: 17:35:30
17:35 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Claiming Benefits (IRE) 7/2
2nd The Friary (IRE) 6/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 12 White, black sleeves, white spots, orange cap Absolutely Bygones (IRE) 56
Course and Distance Winner
4 11-11 Karen McLintock Callum Whillans (5) 11/26.50
5 3-3 Brown, Orange epaulets and sleeves, Brown cap, Orange star Claiming Benefits (IRE) 14
4 11-4 R O'Leary Peter Carberry (5) 7/24.50
6 00- Yellow, brown and yellow quartered cap Crofton Lane 510
6 11-4 J E Dixon Mr J Dixon (7) 100/1101.00
7 2 Emerald Green, White striped sleeves, quartered cap Taxi Des Obeaux (FR) 128
5 11-4 Mrs K Walton Mr S Brockbank (10) 2/13.00
8 1- Royal blue, yellow braces, sleeves and cap The Friary (IRE) 251
5 11-4 t1 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (10) 6/42.50
9 7 Yellow, light green hoop, light blue cap Golden Court 47
6 10-11 J S Wainwright Mr A Voy (3) 66/167.00
Non runners
2P1-Ballycool (IRE)511-4Miss Lucinda V RussellS Fox
3Big George511-4S WaughJonathan England
4Big Ideas611-4C N KellettMr Jake Thomas Coulson


TAXI DES OBEAUX ran well when runner-up to Cracking Man on debut at Wetherby in June. It was heavy ground that day so conditions shouldn't be a problem here and he looks the one to beat. Absolutely Bygones won here in June before finishing second at Perth but a penalty will again make life tough while Claiming Benefits probably needs to improve on his third at Market Rasen two weeks ago to get off the mark. Lucinda Russell runs Ballycool and The Friary, both point-to-point winners, and the market will be the best guide to their chances.