• 13:10 Dr Tom Kelsey 70th Birthday Beginners' Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 35.00s
  • Off time: 13:10:43
13:10 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Highrate (IRE) 6/4
2nd Brandon Thomas (IRE) 13/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 3064-0U Emerald Green and White (quartered), White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets Brandon Thomas (IRE) 21
6 11-0 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 13/27.50
2 2F3P0-5 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Highrate (IRE) 26
6 11-0 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 6/42.50
3 4378-24 Dark blue, white chevron and sleeves Milano Magic (IRE) 11
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 13/82.62
4 6927-46 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves No Way Hozay 170
6 11-0 J Wade K Renwick 16/117.00
5 76403-P Grey, Pink cross belts, White sleeves, Pink stars, Grey cap, Pink stars Rocking And Reelin 47
5 11-0 Ferdy Murphy Tony Kelly (5) 18/119.00
6 P914-08 White, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, Emerald Green cap Suprise Vendor (IRE) 188
Distance Winner
6 11-0 W Coltherd B P Harding 11/112.00
7 P/0P63-P Light Blue, Dark Blue chevron, Dark Blue and Light Blue diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue star Woodys Brother (IRE) 18
9 11-0 p B Storey Nick Slatter (7) 66/167.00


Milano Magic is a real dour stayer who won a point-to-point in Ireland last year and has produced one or two decent effort in heavy ground over hurdles, though this trip looks on the short side. SUPRISE VENDOR has won four times over hurdles, won't mind the ground and the trip should prove ideal so he's handed the vote to make a winning reappearance. Neither of Ferdy Murphy's pair have shown much though Brandon Thomas should improve over fences while Highrate's best effort over timber came on very testing ground and he's bred for chasing.