Hexham

  • 15:10 Northumbria Handicap Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 34.70s
  • Off time: 15:10:56
15:10 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Amethyst Rose (IRE) 11/2
2nd Saddlers Mot 10/1
3rd Stickleback 15/2
4th Willie Hall 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U26033 White, Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Symphonick (FR) 27
7 11-12 p1 T J FitzGerald B Hughes 100 8/19.00
2 9P6P24- ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Luctor Emergo (IRE) 183
4 11-12 p K Dalgleish K Renwick 100 20/121.00
3 142372 Beige, Brown seams, armlets and cap Saddlers Mot 39
Distance Winner
9 11-10 b Mrs K Tutty Mr John Dawson (7) 98 10/111.00
4 0033P/3- Maroon and white diabolo, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white stars Wee Giant (USA) 22
Distance Winner
7 11-8 T Coyle D C Costello 96 6/17.00
5 6088- Royal blue, white hoops, yellow sleeves, royal blue diamonds Highlander Ted 273
5 11-7 T D Walford P Buchanan 95 16/117.00
6 575365 White, red triple diamond, red and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, red star Native Court (IRE) 33
7 11-6 t M M McNiff R T Dunne (3) 94 12/113.00
8 3/PF68-5 Beige, Dark Blue triple diamond, Dark Blue cap Willie Hall 202
Distance Winner
9 11-0 W Amos B Harding 88 25/126.00
9 8083-P3 Emerald Green, White striped sleeves, quartered cap Lucky Sun 45
Beaten Favourite
7 10-13 p1 P A Kirby Adam Nicol (5) 87 11/26.50
10 435- Black and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Stickleback 22
4 10-12 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (5) 86 15/28.50
11 36P0-PP Grey, Pink cross belts, White sleeves, Pink stars, Grey cap, Pink stars Macklycuddy (USA) 12
7 10-12 p1 Rebecca Menzies Tony Kelly (5) 86 40/141.00
12 79-70 Royal blue, dark blue disc Amethyst Rose (IRE) 21
6 10-10 W Coltherd Daragh Bourke (10) 84 11/26.50
13 7589/74- Mauve, Black star and star on cap Sea Cliff (IRE) 197
Distance Winner
9 10-7 A Crook Ryan Mania 81 50/151.00
14 49/P0-6 Red, Emerald Green epaulets and sleeves, Red and Royal Blue check cap First Of Never (IRE) 193
7 10-7 Miss L C Siddall T Siddall 81 100/1101.00
15 8-38000 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Optical High 11
4 10-3 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (5) 77 40/141.00
16 956U4-4 Light Green and Yellow (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Maroon cap Doyenthedecenthing 202
5 10-0 J J Davies A P Lane 74 16/117.00
17 25/9507- Dark Green, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap W Six Times 511
7 10-0 A C Whillans Callum Whillans (5) 72 25/126.00
18 6460PP Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Bertielicious 8
5 10-0 v1 J C Haynes J Kington (3) 60 150/1151.00
Non runners
72/9670-4Master Murphy (IRE)811-5Mrs J WaltonMr A J Findlay93

Verdict

Seemingly a lot of deadwood here at first glance and a chance for WEE GIANT, an ex-Willie Mullins inmate to get on the scoreboard for his in-form yard. He was a useful third on the level at Catterick when last seen behind Toughness Danon, prior to which he had scored - also on the Flat - at the North Yorkshire venue. He should be spot on for this return to timber and is preferred to Stickleback, who was sixth in that Catterick contest behind Toughness Danon. The latter has only had the three hurdles' starts and has shown enough to be of interest on this handicap bow. Joe Colliver takes off a useful 5lb. Saddlers Mot is the most consistent member of the field, should certainly be there or thereabouts and rates the obvious each-way option.