• 15:40 Eastgate Novices' Hurdle3m

  • Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 58.70s
  • Off time: 15:40:24
15:40 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Eyre Square (IRE) 4/9
2nd Simply Smashing (IRE) 9/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1F1214- MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Eyre Square (IRE) 160
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-5 K G Reveley J Reveley 120 4/91.44
2 7P-111P Light Blue, Orange stripe Simply Smashing (IRE) 96
Course WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-5 t P A Kirby K James (5) 123 9/43.25
3 79P/P0-4 Dark blue, yellow star, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, yellow star Boston Lad (IRE) 9
7 10-12 Mrs L B Normile Jimmy McCarthy 66/167.00
4 9/369P-4 Yellow, Royal Blue diamond, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue diamond Dechiper (IRE) 25
9 10-12 R Johnson K Johnson 90 18/119.00
5 Dark Green, Red hooped sleeves, Red cap Instinct Star
6 10-5 t1 B Storey K Renwick 100/1101.00


EYRE SQUARE will be back over fences sooner rather than later but Keith Reveley looks to have found the eight-year-old a good opportunity to make a winning reappearance here - he won easily over C&D in March. Simply Smashing has a higher rating over the larger obstacles but, as an 11-year-old, lacks the same scope and has his first run since pulling up in the Summer National at Uttoxeter in June. Dechiper won over 2m on the Flat in June so could be suited by a first try at this trip but Bob Johnson's charge has a bit to find at the weights.