Hexham

  • 19:40 John Wade Supporting Grace In Winners Bar Novices' Limited Handicap Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 30.80s
  • Off time: 19:40:42
19:40 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wolf Shield (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 95137-3 Maroon, Grey triple diamond and sleeves, Grey cap, Maroon diamonds Wolf Shield (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-8 G M Moore F Keniry 118 2/13.00
2 4203/32- BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Leader Of The Gang 46
Nag me
8 11-8 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 118 3/14.00
3 8P444-1 White, Green sleeves, Red cap Purcell's Bridge (FR) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 h Mrs R Dobbin G B Watters (5) 112 9/25.50
4 25366-2 White and red stripes, red and white halved sleeves, red cap Big Sound 17
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-3 p M Walford D C Costello 98 2/13.00

Verdict

WOLF SHIELD is awarded the vote after sticking on doughtily behind a couple of decent sorts on his novice chase debut here this month. A winner on testing ground, he should derive immense benefit from that run and is preferred to Big Sound. The latter receives a deal of weight from his three rivals, a major aid to his chances. His one win came over hurdles at this track and he performed creditably here last time too when the only one to make a race of it with The Shrimp. Leader Of The Gang has to be respected after making the long haul from Somerset for a top yard and is a fascinating contender on this chasing debut. Purcell's Bridge was off the mark this month over fences at Carlisle on soft ground but the overall level of his form is modest and he''ll need to improve again in order to contend.