Hexham

  • 18:40 Agrical Maiden Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 25.11s
  • Off time: 18:41:08
18:40 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Line D'aois (IRE) 1/4
2nd Laird Of Monksford (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 PD3P8-3 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Benefit In Kind (IRE) 17
Nag me
6 11-0 M Smith Adam Nicol (5) 20/121.00
2 555- Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Laird Of Monksford (IRE) 44
Nag me
5 11-0 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 8/19.00
3 22/21-1 Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap Line D'aois (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-0 M Scudamore T Scudamore 1/41.25
4 44P9/37- Black, White Cross of Lorraine Nodda High Kid 149
Nag me
8 11-0 D W Whillans Callum Whillans (5) 90 13/27.50
5 89- Dark Green and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Falcon's Ginger 157
Nag me
4 10-2 J R Weymes B Harding 66/167.00

Verdict

LINE D'AOIS has visited this venue for all three starts under Rules, successfully so the last twice in bumper company. He handles heavy ground which is going to be paramount on this card and, as a former pointer, will have no problems with the trip. He should deliver if taking to the hurdling game. Laird Of Monksford appears a lesser light of the McCain operation at present, having finished in mid-division on all three starts. He should improve with experience and over this longer trip. Nodda High Lad has been absent since December but has notched a bumper success and the best of his subsequent form has been delivered on heavy ground.