Hexham

  • 17:00 totepool A Better Way To Bet Novices' Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £2,055 2nd £599 3rd £300
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 11.70s
  • Off time: 17:00:52
17:00 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Storm Breaker (IRE) 7/4
2nd Howizee 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 00-1 Yellow, Red star, armlets and star on cap Moorlands Jack 36
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 3/14.00
2 3860-41 Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Storm Breaker (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-5 p J J Lambe B Hughes 114 7/42.75
4 83P-922 Purple, yellow diamond, yellow and purple check sleeves, striped cap Howizee 15
Nag me
5 10-12 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 94 7/18.00
5 74/P-07 Yellow, Dark Blue sash, armlets and star on cap Rats 28
Nag me
8 10-12 A Kirtley G Lee 50/151.00
6 3212-82 Red and royal blue halved, royal blue star on cap Eimears Oscar (IRE) 24
Nag me
6 10-5 t G Elliott Callum Whillans (7) 3/14.00
7 PRUU/P-2 White, red sash, halved sleeves, white cap Phoenix Lady 24
Nag me
8 10-5 C Grant A L Voy (5) 12/113.00
Non runners
301-8222Brave Beauty (IRE)710-12G ElliottJ M Maguire115

Verdict

Brave Beauty has just been denied at Downpatrick and Kilbeggan in his last two runs and connections will be hoping he can go one better here. A longer trip on this stiff track may stretch his stamina, however, and he may not represent much in the way of value. Stablemate Eimears Oscar was second over 3m1f at Wetherby last month and will have no trouble lasting home and gets 14lb from Moorlands Jack, who left previous form behind when scoring over 2m5f at Uttoxeter last time. Howizee is fairly consistent but STORM BREAKER must be given a chance to show there was no fluke about his wide-margin win over C&D eight days ago, though he is a lot more exposed than his rivals.