• 15:00 Thornton-Firkin 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 14.40s
  • Off time: 15:00:48
15:00 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Frankie's Promise (IRE) 4/1
2nd Wild Card 10/3
3rd Tikkandemickey (IRE) 6/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 212F42 Royal blue, white hoop and sleeves, yellow cap Howwoulduno (IRE) 164
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 12-6 L Lennon G B Watters (7) 122 13/27.50
2 133412 Royal Blue, White hoops, Royal Blue cap, White star Tikkandemickey (IRE) 14
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-13 R Shiels Daragh Bourke (7) 120 6/42.50
3 U322U1 Light green, purple star, chevrons on sleeves, light green cap, purple star Frankie's Promise (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
6 11-6 p N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 120 4/15.00
4 34/2-132 YELLOW, RED stars, RED and YELLOW halved sleeves, YELLOW cap Wild Card 41
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-6 D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 118 10/34.33
5 7695 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Be A Dreamer 27
6 10-13 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (3) 80/181.00
6 00/6-F Yellow, brown and yellow quartered cap Crofton Lane 7
8 10-13 J E Dixon Mr J Dixon (7) 250/1251.00
7 79 Light Blue, Dark Blue chevron, Dark Blue and Light Blue diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue star Diamond Native 62
6 10-13 B Storey Jamie Hamilton (7) 250/1251.00
8 09U8 Brown, fawn sash Mighty Cliche (IRE) 14
5 10-13 Mrs Dianne Sayer Colm McCormack (5) 150/1151.00
9 1/8-4 Black, purple sleeves, white armlets, white cap Present Lodger (IRE) 26
6 10-13 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 12/113.00
10 667 Light Blue, Yellow sash, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Yellow cap Purple Harry 14
6 10-13 Miss T Jackson Samantha Drake (5) 100/1101.00
11 9/1466F White, Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Sedano (FR) 22
8 10-13 Sara Ender B Hughes 50/151.00
12 Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Where's Malachy (IRE)
6 10-13 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 40/141.00
13 7 Grey, Orange cross belts and sleeves, Royal Blue cap Always Summat 42
4 10-7 M W Easterby B Harding 80/181.00
14 4390 Emerald Green and White diabolo, Black and Pink striped sleeves, Black cap, Pink diamond Lilly's Legend 32
4 10-0 M Walford D C Costello 33/134.00


Present Lodger is a potential improver for Lucinda Russell but will have to really up his game to deal with the four at the head of the weights. There's little between the quartet on official ratings and it's no surprise to see connections of Howwoulduno and TIKKANDEMICKEY employ the services of useful conditionals to reduce their respective burdens. Both have a course and distance success to their name but the 7lb received by the latter could prove decisive. Frankie's Promise and Wild Card finished one-two the last day at Newcastle but there should be little between them now as the McCain charge seems likely to enjoy this drop in trip and could well emerge as the main danger to the selection.