Hexham

  • 14:10 Chesters Fort Novices' Hurdle3m

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 55.60s
  • Off time: 14:10:24
14:10 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Indigo Rock (IRE) 9/2
2nd Soweheard (IRE) 11/10
3rd Oscar Tanner (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3/U363-1 Light Blue, Maroon stars Academy General (IRE) 24
7 11-5 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 9/110.00
2 2435-71 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves General Hardi 21
Distance Winner
12 11-5 J Wade B Hughes 112 25/126.00
3 F/PP-412 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Loose Preformer (IRE) 16
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-5 D O'Meara A P McCoy 115 9/25.50
4 8/233-1 Red, Light Blue Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap Oscar Tanner (IRE) 11
Course Winner
5 11-5 M Todhunter Lucy Alexander 6/17.00
5 1FF2-31 Orange, royal blue star, hooped sleeves, white cap Soweheard (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
6 11-5 G Elliott J M Maguire 115 11/102.10
6 2P0P- Red, light blue cross of lorraine and armlets, red cap Blue Lodge (IRE) 116
7 10-12 v1 James Moffatt B Harding 150/1151.00
7 4/1334-2 White, orange star, black sleeves, orange stars, white cap, orange star Indigo Rock (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
7 10-12 M Smith Ryan Mania 105 9/25.50
8 U Black, yellow sash, white cap Just Awake 11
6 10-12 A M Thomson P Buchanan 300/1301.00
9 P/80- Red, dark blue star, white sleeves, red cap, dark blue star Mr Mistopheles (IRE) 159
5 10-12 P A Kirby Henry Brooke 125/1126.00
10 6218P-5 White, red triple diamond, red and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, red star Native Court (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
7 10-12 t M M McNiff D R Fox (5) 108 25/126.00
11 P7-8U White, Emerald Green chevrons, halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Sarasola 21
6 10-12 A C Whillans Jamie Hamilton (7) 250/1251.00
12 R7U Yellow, black sash and spots on cap Trentside William 14
6 10-12 M E Sowersby A Thornton 250/1251.00
13 5-U7 Light blue, dark blue chevrons, chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap, white spots Desert Sting 28
4 10-7 M W Easterby Jake Greenall (3) 100/1101.00
14 544-FP6 GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop Merry Minster 19
Distance Winner
6 10-5 J Walton Mr John Dawson (7) 95 50/151.00

Verdict

Indigo Rock is 7lb better off with Loose Preformer for the six lengths he was beaten at Wetherby last month. David O'Meara's was beaten 27 lengths on a return visit to the West Yorkshire track and there may not be much between the pair today. Winning pointer Soweheard got off the mark at Downpatrick on just his second start over hurdles and further improvement is likely but Academy General and 12-year-old General Hardi have less scope. We're keen to keep OSCAR TANNER onside as he bolted up over 2m5f here on his hurdling debut after four runs in bumpers. The longer trip is unlikely to be a problem and Lucy Alexander's mount can double his tally.