• 20:30 James The First Novices' Hurdle3m

  • Winner £2,192 2nd £639 3rd £320
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 55.20s
  • Off time: 20:30:58
20:30 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Quelle Chance (IRE) 11/4
2nd Emperor Charlie 7/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 UF2F1F- SALMON PINK, WHITE check cap Cricket Bat (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
6 11-0 B Ellison Henry Brooke (7) 3/14.00
2 504445- Royal Blue, Yellow hoops and armlets Emperor Charlie 55
7 11-0 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 99 7/42.75
4 85/04F- MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Mannered 87
6 11-0 J Wade J Reveley 98 5/16.00
5 6P08- Maroon, White hooped sleeves, white cap No Way Hozay 29
5 11-0 B Storey K Renwick 64 66/167.00
6 994- Red, Light Blue chevrons, Red sleeves, hooped cap Quelle Chance (IRE) 19
5 11-0 J Howard Johnson Paul Gallagher (5) 100 11/43.75
7 P61/773- Brown, yellow stars and sleeves, check cap The Bravetraveller (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
8 11-0 Mrs B Butterworth J P O'farrell (3) 25/126.00
9 80U88- Red, white seams, red and black striped sleeves, quartered cap Grey Assassin 19
4 10-7 S G West E Whillans (3) 50/151.00
Non runners
3U/P7FP9-Highland Cathedral711-0J WaltonMiss C Walton
8U/0P-Willowthewizard711-0Miss S JohnstoneNathan Moscrop


EMPEROR CHARLIE is a typical Ferdy Murphy long-term project but has shown more than enough to merit the vote in this ordinary contest. His fourth at Kelso in November, beaten little over a length by Torta Nel Cielo, looks the best form on offer and he was far from disgraced in handicap company at Wetherby on his penultimate outing. He stays further than this but hopefully this tough track will maximise his stamina. Check out the market for clues as to expectations surrounding pointer Cricket Bat for the in-form Ellison yard, while Quelle Chance displayed his first sparkle here last time and can be expected to progress once again.