Hexham

  • 16:00 Newgate Mares' Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.50s
  • Off time: 16:00:56
16:00 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Upright Ima 6/1
2nd Briery Star 9/2
3rd Freedom Flying 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 701581 Dark Blue, Grey sleeves, Pink cap Upright Ima 15
Distance Winner
10 11-12 Mrs P Sly Miss G Andrews (7) 105 6/17.00
2 966P40 Dark Blue, White armlets Crow Spinney 37
Distance Winner
6 11-11 M W Easterby Mr O Greenall (5) 104 20/121.00
3 45553 Dark Blue, Light Blue star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Briery Star 30
6 10-10 T D Walford R Walford 89 9/25.50
4 605-53F Yellow, Dark Green armlets, Dark Green and White striped cap One Black Cat 121
6 10-8 Miss S E Forster Ryan Mania (5) 87 11/26.50
5 908800 Red and Yellow (quartered), Red sleeves and cap Claresburn 22
5 10-6 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 85 20/121.00
6 6P1383 Royal blue, pink triple diamond and sleeves, royal blue cap  pink diamonds Miss Tarantella 27
Course and Distance Winner
6 10-3 t M A Barnes M J McAlister (3) 82 6/17.00
7 21857-0 Emerald Green, Orange hoops, Emerald Green sleeves, Orange spots, Orange cap Freedom Flying 8
Distance Winner
6 10-3 b Joss Saville F Keniry 82 14/115.00
8 U50-59F Dark Green and Dark Blue diabolo, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Blue cap Crystal Runner 15
9 10-3 E Jamieson G Whillans (7) 82 25/126.00
9 000-605 Beige, Beige and Dark Green check sleeves, Dark Green cap Ceilidh Lass (FR) 13
5 10-1 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 80 9/110.00
10 97PP14 Grey, Purple chevrons, purple and grey hooped cap Janal (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
6 10-0 p W Coltherd K Renwick 78 5/16.00
11 0-78P BLACK, YELLOW seams, BLACK and RED striped cap Globe Trekker (USA) 30
7 10-0 Bruce Hellier P Aspell 74 66/167.00
12 0/31F-00 Maroon, Black and Maroon striped sleeves and cap Princess of Aeneas (IRE) 326
6 10-0 A G Foster D J Condon 74 50/151.00
14 FF4-277 Royal Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Royal Blue seams, White cap Wensleydale Web 328
7 10-0 t I McMath F Davis (3) 67 33/134.00
Non runners
133672B7Mystic Glen1010-0P D NivenB Hughes72

Verdict

BRIERY STAR is selected in the hope that he attracts market support with alternatives being Upright Ima and Ceilidh Lass. Upright Ima's last two wins both came over course and distance and there has to be some doubt as to whether this fully exposed mare is up to defying a 13lb rise in the weights for her victory in a weak seller but she is a likeable performer. Ceilidh Lass didn't show a great deal in her first five starts but there were sufficient positives to be taken from her staying on fifth at Sedgefield to believe that she can be a factor in this company. One Black Cat is another with possibilities but Briery Star has done enough in qualifying for a mark to think that she can be a player on her handicap bow. She raced with the choke out at this venue last time so the drop back in trip looks sensible, the yard has a respectable record at this track and has been in great form under both codes so everything looks to be in place for a big run from Briery Star.