Hexham

  • 19:25 Ramside Hotels Heart Of All England Maiden Hunters' Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £1,249 2nd £387 3rd £194 4th £97
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 21.90s
  • Off time: 19:25:19
19:25 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bitter Blue (IRE) 11/10
2nd Impact Zone 13/2
3rd Mr Gossip (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 20/4321- Red and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Beau Dandy (IRE) 35
6 12-0 J Hellens Mr G R Smith (7) 10/111.00
2 45/P111- Light blue, dark blue chevrons, chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap, white spots Bitter Blue (IRE) 27
6 12-0 D Easterby Mr O Greenall 11/102.10
3 235624- Royal blue, mauve hoop and armlets Definite Appeal (IRE) 34
8 12-0 p S Corbett James Corbett (7) 88 8/19.00
4 32112-3 Emerald green, black braces and armlets, striped cap Impact Zone 5
7 12-0 I M Mason Miss Joanna Mason (7) 77 13/27.50
5 P/PP366- Royal blue and white check, hooped sleeves Montauk Highway (IRE) 13
8 12-0 Ms J Williamson Mr T Davidson (3) 104 50/151.00
6 1S3222- GREEN, GREY and LEMON striped sleeves, MAROON cap Mr Gossip (IRE) 13
Course Winner
6 12-0 b1 D Easterby Mr Toby Greenall (7) 12/113.00
7 00P2- BLACK, WHITE cross belts, BLACK cap, RED diamond Samson Collonges (FR) 13
5 12-0 Miss V E Hayter Mr J Roche (7) 20/121.00
8 542121- MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Triggers Sun 20
6 12-0 J Wade Mr D K Millar (7) 15/28.50
9 8970/91- Saxe Blue, Canary sleeves, Silver cap, Blue spots Tyrrhenian 20
8 12-0 Mrs J Jeffreys Mr David Jeffreys (7) 33/134.00
10 2/36172- Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Dark Blue and Light Blue hooped sleeves, Red cap, Dark Blue star Paint Me Silver 13
8 11-7 R Ross Mr W Kinsey (5) 33/134.00

Verdict

BITTER BLUE has been in splendid form in the pointing arena and looked a youngster on the upgrade when scoring at Whitwell-on-the-Hill last time. He showed plenty of ability in bumper company behind some useful sorts only last year and has taken to the point-to-point world with considerable aplomb. Impact Zone ran well on the same card at Whitwell and will be far better suited by this demanding track, having shown solid handicap form on more than more occasion last year. He, too, has compiled a very good record in the pointing sphere. Similar comments can be applied to Triggers Sun, whilst Definite Appeal has shown enough in a couple of Irish hunter chases in recent months to take a hand.