• 17:00 Linnels Bridge Hunters' Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £1,497 2nd £464 3rd £232 4th £116
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 32.60s
  • Off time: 17:00:12
17:00 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ocarina (FR) 16/1
2nd Harry Flashman 10/3
3rd Playing The Field (IRE) 18/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 344-51P Black, white cross belts and armlets, striped cap Harry Flashman 16
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 12-4 G Aitken Mr N Orpwood (7) 123 10/34.33
2 11-2F3U GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop Highland Cathedral 51
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 12-4 J Walton Miss C Walton (3) 108 7/18.00
3 31116/1 Black and White check, Red and White striped sleeves Palos Conti (FR) 17
Distance Winner
10 12-4 Mrs A Christmas Mr G Brewer (3) 112 6/42.50
4 3-PP222 Purple, maroon star and star on cap Playing The Field (IRE) 9
8 12-4 Mrs F Brewer Mrs Freya Brewer (7) 104 18/119.00
5 1-U5531 Silver, brown cross belts and hoop on cap Supreme Plan (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
10 12-4 E Cameron Mr E Cameron (7) 103 33/134.00
6 36PP63 Dark Blue, White epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White star Granaruid (IRE) 16
10 12-0 p Mrs A C Hamilton Mr C Bewley (7) 117 25/126.00
7 323-321 Dark green, orange star and sleeves Ngong Hills (FR) 21
Distance Winner
12 12-0 Paul Collins Mr P Collins (7) 95 5/16.00
8 613112 Scarlet, Blue sleeves and collar, Blue cap, Green hoop Ocarina (FR) 21
Course Winner
11 12-0 p N W Alexander Mr C Alexander (7) 89 16/117.00
9 P1-2P81 Black, yellow stripe, black sleeves, yellow stars and cap Putitawayforayear (IRE) 16
11 12-0 Miss V Renwick Miss R McDonald (7) 78 40/141.00
Non runners
10322222Senor Alco (FR)712-0V ThompsonMr T Davidson102
11544033Tiger Billy (IRE)1112-0Miss F J StoreyMiss S M Doolan59


A decent hunter chase with PALOS CONTI taken to follow up a very smooth success at Sedgefield last time from Special Portrait, defying an absence of over two years in the process. Hunters tend not to bounce in the same way as many performers and a repeat of that latest effort will make him hard to beat here. Highland Cathedral rates the likeliest threat - generally consistent over Regulation fences and the best of his form certainly places him firmly on the shortlist. He gets on really well with his regular pilot and is very much at home on good ground. Three or four of the others have been in winning form between the flags, of which Ngong Hills and Ocarina make most appeal.