• 15:00 Thornton Firkin 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,285 2nd £958 3rd £479
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.70s
  • Off time: 15:00:52
15:00 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Flaming Arrow (IRE) 10/11
2nd Maggio (FR) 3/1
3rd Quest Magic (IRE) 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7-11262 Grey, red cap, grey diamond Maggio (FR) 14
Beaten Favourite
8 11-12 t P Griffin J Reveley 132 3/14.00
2 3-32120 Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap Moscow Presents (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
5 11-5 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 121 4/15.00
5 49-P Red, Emerald Green epaulets and sleeves, Red and Royal Blue check cap First Of Never (IRE) 26
7 10-12 Miss L C Siddall T Siddall 200/1201.00
6 262-321 Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, diabolo on sleeves Flaming Arrow (IRE) 38
Distance Winner
5 10-12 K A Ryan B J Toomey (3) 122 10/111.91
7 244/133 White, orange star, black sleeves, orange stars, white cap, orange star Indigo Rock (IRE) 44
7 10-12 M Smith Danny Cook 16/117.00
8 9/85-FP Yellow, Purple star, Purple sleeves, Yellow stars, Purple cap, Yellow star Kealshore 48
6 10-12 G M Moore F Keniry 50/151.00
11 5 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Quest Magic (IRE) 15
7 10-12 J Wade Mr J Dawson (7) 16/117.00
12 769 Yellow, Black stripe, halved sleeves, quartered cap Tiny Dancer (IRE) 46
5 10-12 Micky Hammond B Hughes 80/181.00
14 60006 White and red stripes, red and white halved sleeves, red cap Mightavago 17
4 10-7 T D Walford L Heard 80/181.00
15 F96 Red, White sleeves, Black cap Ferndale 47
4 10-0 Mrs A Duffield K Renwick 80/181.00
Non runners
3Chanceofa Lifetime (IRE)610-12V ThompsonMiss S M Doolan
413-1274Coquet Head710-12J WaltonMiss C Walton
9979-Native Optimist (IRE)610-12Mrs S WaltonE Whillans
100-983Northern Oscar (IRE)510-12T D WalfordP Buchanan
135Desert Sting410-7M W EasterbyJake Greenall


Maggio has done well on his various forays from across the Irish Sea and should be a leading player once again. However, he does have to give weight away to all his rivals of whom FLAMING ARROW, a rare hurdles runner for the Kevin Ryan team, makes greatest appeal. He has proved a consistent performer over timber and looked on the upgrade when obliging comfortably at Fakenham last time but it's his previous effort when hunting up the talented Cockney Sparrow at Doncaster, giving the winner a stone, that really catches the eye. Moscow Presents found Class 3 handicap company at Haydock too much to handle last time but previous hurdling efforts, including a comfortable Towcester success, definitely bring him into the equation.