• 21:10 St. John Lee Amateur Riders' Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £2,305 2nd £709 3rd £355
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 16.75s
  • Off time: 21:11:53
21:10 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Playhara (IRE) 15/8
2nd Raifteiri (IRE) 15/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 47500-2 Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Politeness (FR) 19
5 11-12 h Mrs R Dobbin Miss H Harper (7) 95 4/15.00
2 2U569-1 Dark blue, yellow chevron, yellow and dark blue chevrons on sleeves Playhara (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
5 11-10 M Todhunter Mr Kit Alexander (3) 93 15/82.88
3 2P12P-6 Dark Blue, White epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White star Some Lad (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
9 11-6 h Mrs A C Hamilton Mr T Hamilton (5) 89 11/43.75
4 07524-3 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, hooped sleeves, striped cap Cool Bob (IRE) 15
11 10-9 ht M Sheppard Stan Sheppard (7) 78 11/26.50
5 6165-F3 Pale blue, red sleeves, black and red check cap Raifteiri (IRE) 3
7 10-0 William Young Jnr Mr J Dixon (7) 69 15/28.50


PLAYHARA looked as if she was going to struggle to find a race for Nicky Henderson until scoring with something to spare at Towcester this month. She's since moved on to the Todhunter yard which has wasted no time returning her to action, presumably with the view that she's now in form and on the improve. Totally unproven on the ground, she's a hopeful choice to reproduce her improved form under very different conditions. Politeness was much better last time too when second on the soft at Carlisle and definitely enters the equation on that evidence, whereas Raifteiri has failed to convince on four starts this year. Some Lad is only 1-22 but did score at Newcastle in March although he has not backed that up since. Cool Bob hasn't done too badly of late but is hard to support with a career record of 0-42.