• 14:10 Solar Signs Handicap Chase4m

  • Winner £3,628 2nd £1,072 3rd £536 4th £268
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 9m 13.80s
  • Off time: 14:10:29
14:10 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Merlin's Wish 9/4
2nd On Broadway 14/1
3rd Matmata de Tendron (FR) 10/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 763114 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Pyjama Game (IRE) 27
Course Winner
7 11-12 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 110 20/121.00
2 72F2-PP Red, white stripe, chevrons on sleeves, red cap, white star On Broadway 21
Course Winner
7 11-10 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 108 14/115.00
3 1/24-22 Purple and red diamonds, purple sleeves and cap Merlin's Wish 14
Beaten Favourite
8 11-6 M Keighley Ian Popham 104 9/43.25
4 32344-0 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap The Big Freeze (IRE) 33
7 11-6 t Tim Vaughan D C Costello 104 10/111.00
5 14/69-64 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (halved), sleeves reversed, YELLOW cap, EMERALD GREEN star Camden George (IRE) 9
Course Winner
12 11-2 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 100 12/113.00
6 4316P-2 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Beau Dandy (IRE) 19
8 11-1 b J Wade Mr J Dawson (7) 99 3/14.00
7 64-4763 Purple and red (quartered), purple sleeves Cilliseal (IRE) 12
Course Winner
8 10-6 bt N C Kelly D R Fox (5) 90 9/25.50
8 34319-1 Purple, yellow braces, sleeves and star on cap Matmata de Tendron (FR) 12
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
13 10-5 p A Crook J Kington (3) 89 10/111.00


Pyjama Game was put up 10lb for two autumn successes and now finds himself having to concede weight all round in this marathon slog on soft ground. He was a fair fourth behind Carrigdhoun at Carlisle last time off his new mark and it will be interesting to see how he copes with the step up in trip. Matmata De Tendron may be 13 but his last four wins have all arrived here and he certainly will be one that will be plugging on when others have cried enough as his latest success amply demonstrated. He's a solid each-way shout off bottom weight but the choice is MERLIN'S WISH. With only four starts to his name under Rules, he must surely improve on efforts to date which have hitherto shown him to be a potentially decent stayer in the making. He gives the impression he'll stay the trip and receives the vote. Irish raider Cilliseal has place claims.