Hexham

  • 14:30 Visit Hadrian's Wall Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.60s
  • Off time: 14:30:20
14:30 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sleep In First (FR) 7/2
2nd Twentypoundluck (IRE) 5/2
3rd Vosges (FR) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/0740-2 Light Blue, Yellow hollow box Calculaite 338
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-12 R Ford Lucy Alexander 115 25/126.00
2 342283 Yellow, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap Kai Broon (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (7) 112 17/29.50
3 0/P640-2 Red, Yellow cross belts, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Gold Cygnet (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-9 Mrs T Gibson P Buchanan 112 9/110.00
4 709/324 Grey, red cap, grey diamond Twentypoundluck (IRE) 23
Nag me
8 11-9 p1 P Griffin J Reveley 112 5/23.50
5 3F2111 Light Blue and Mauve (halved), Light Blue cap Sleep In First (FR) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 J Ewart B Hughes 107 7/24.50
6 P54146 GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop Saddle Pack (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-1 J Walton Miss C Walton (7) 104 11/112.00
7 3-64552 Green, Gold hoop and sleeves, check cap Vosges (FR) 55
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-9 b J Ewart James Smith (7) 98 6/17.00
9 P65225 Emerald Green and White (quartered), White sleeves, red cap Overlaw 21
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-4 W Coltherd D F O'Regan (ex1) 93 12/113.00
10 3P4953 Royal Blue, Yellow hoops and armlets Gavroche Gaugain (FR) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-2 Ferdy Murphy Tony Kelly (5) 91 14/115.00
Non runners
8P22F13/Against The Wind1010-9Miss Lucinda V RussellP Buchanan98

Verdict

The change in the ground could make things interesting for punters but one contender in the opener who has clearly relished the move to quicker conditions is the vastly-improved SLEEP IN FIRST, who arrives in search of the four-timer. He has risen a massive 26lb for three wins but never looked in any danger last time when completing the hat-trick at Carlisle and will surely prove hard to beat here. Stable companion Vosges, in contrast, has gone very much the other way in the weights but could well be competitive now off a career-low mark of 98. As a six-year-old he also has time very much on his side. Twentypoundluck is a respected Irish raider and the consistent Kai Broon completes the shortlist.