• 16:30 Riding Mares' Maiden Hurdle3m

  • Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 8.90s
  • Off time: 16:30:20
16:30 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hidden Horizons (IRE) 3/1
2nd Valsesia (IRE) 4/1
3rd Lady Of Verona (IRE) 13/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 232100 Yellow, royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow spots Hidden Horizons (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
7 10-12 p1 S R B Crawford P Buchanan 95 3/14.00
2 2-42233 ROYAL BLUE, PINK sleeves, PINK and ROYAL BLUE striped cap Lady Of Verona (IRE) 21
6 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7) 93 13/82.62
3 PP3F-4P Light Blue, Yellow sash, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Yellow cap Miss Sunflower 15
Distance Winner
11 10-12 p Miss T Jackson Samantha Drake (5) 65 66/167.00
4 48P0 Purple, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap, Grey star Mobane Ali 21
5 10-12 S Corbett James Corbett (7) 70 100/1101.00
6 Pink, emerald green triple diamond, white sleeves, emerald green cap Solstice Dawn
5 10-12 P Winks Mr R Winks (7) 33/134.00
8 60-06P3 Red, White chevron, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Sun Lady (FR) 15
7 10-12 Mrs J Walton Miss E Young (7) 81 11/112.00
9 P08590 Red, black seams and armlets, quartered cap Takemeandbreakme (IRE) 16
8 10-12 R T J Wilson A P Cawley 90 15/28.50
10 756-000 Emerald Green and White (quartered), White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets Ute Antique (FR) 138
5 10-12 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 86 25/126.00
11 23/6562- Black, White chevrons, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Valsesia (IRE) 426
6 10-12 C R Wilson E Whillans (3) 4/15.00
12 Purple, Yellow hoop Wudwee
6 10-12 Miss S E Forster A P Lane 40/141.00
Non runners
5P-PP31URetrace Your Steps610-12J WaltonMiss C Walton
7UStella Marris610-12C R WilsonNon Runner


Takemeandbreakme hasn't shown much in Ireland but Paddy Brennan is an eyecatching booking and it's worth checking the pair out in the market. Fellow Irish raider, Hidden Horizons, has only finished in mid-division in a couple of ordinary Irish hurdles but he boasts a level of respectable point-to-point form and should be well suited by the return to 3m. His yard have a strong record with their runners in the UK. Valsesia has a 426-day absence to overcome since running a good second at Wetherby at 100-1 and the market may represent the best guide to current fitness and wellbeing. The choice is LADY OF VERONA who gets on well with 7lb claimer Craig Nicol, the combination having finished a good third in handicap hurdle company last time at Newcastle. She's a consistent sort who appears highly likely to benefit from her first attempt at this trip.