• 17:35 Vallum Standard Open NH Flat Race2m 110y

  • Winner £1,643 2nd £479 3rd £240
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.90s
  • Off time: 17:36:17
17:35 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zermatt (IRE) 9/4
2nd Powderonthebonnet (IRE) 4/1
3rd New Academy 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 24 Dark Green, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, Dark Green cap Clan Gathering 17
5 11-3 P A Kirby Harry Bannister (7) 16/117.00
2 75 Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Honourable Gent 17
5 11-3 Mrs R Dobbin R McGrath 50/151.00
3 33 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves New Academy 15
5 11-3 J Wade K Renwick 12/113.00
4 Royal blue, white star, light blue sleeves Northern Warrior
5 11-3 H Burns Shaun Dobbin (7) 66/167.00
5 6 White, Red stars, White sleeves, Dark Green cap Powderonthebonnet (IRE) 108
5 11-3 G A Swinbank Joe Colliver (5) 4/15.00
6 4 Maroon, White hooped sleeves, white cap Spanish Fleet 31
5 11-3 J Wade B Hughes 28/129.00
7 Black and orange (quartered), striped sleeves Timeforarun (IRE)
5 11-3 D Thompson Mr R Smith (7) 66/167.00
8 5 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Rene Le Roi (FR) 26
4 10-12 T D Easterby Lucy Alexander 16/117.00
9 Pink, maroon stars Royal Sea Breeze (IRE)
4 10-12 R T J Wilson A P Cawley 12/113.00
10 Yellow and White diamonds, Grey sleeves, White cap Tomahawk Wood
4 10-12 D W Whillans Callum Whillans (5) 40/141.00
11 EMERALD GREEN and RED check, hooped sleeves and cap Venomous Stinger (IRE)
4 10-12 B Rothwell T J O'Brien 5/23.50
12 Black, Emerald Green seams, Black sleeves, Emerald Green cap Zermatt (IRE)
4 10-12 J J Quinn D C Costello 9/43.25
13 Dark Green, Yellow diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green armlets Flaybay
5 10-10 t1 M A Barnes M J McAlister 66/167.00
14 5 Royal blue, yellow chevrons, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Pamymour (IRE) 37
5 10-10 N Kent P N O'Brien (7) 66/167.00
15 Dark blue, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Pennine Josie
4 10-5 James Moffatt B P Harding 66/167.00


The market regularly proves instructive in such contests and that should certainly be the case here with a considerable number of newcomers, of which Zermatt and Royal Sea Breeze take the eye most readily on paper. However, there's also a decent level of form on show, notably from New Academy, a solid third here last time and likely to progress again, and Rene Le Roi, who looked the sort to improve with time when a respectable fifth on debut at Wetherby last month. Clan Gathering may be a little more exposed but the vote is awarded to POWDERONTHEBONNET. Alan Swinbank appears to have reduced his number of bumper horses this term but the yard has enjoyed a fine strike rate in such contests over the years. The stable has been in excellent form of late after a rather quiet period and his charge showed plenty of promise first time up when a decent sixth at Musselburgh in January and is worth chancing here despite a subsequent absence.