Hexham

  • 17:40 Hexham For Tourists Maiden Open NH Flat Race 2m 110y

  • Winner £1,711 2nd £499 3rd £250
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 50.80s
  • Off time: 17:45:33
17:40 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Never Never (IRE) 3/2
2nd Present Flight (IRE) 3/1
2nd Toarmandowithlove (IRE) 661/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Fort Canning
5 11-4 W Amos B Harding 28/129.00
2 5 MAROON, WHITE diamond and sleeves, WHITE cap, MAROON star Major Ridge (IRE) 23
5 11-4 J Bewley Henry Brooke 22/123.00
3 32 Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Present Flight (IRE) 92
5 11-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (5) 3/14.00
4 24 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Warriors Tale 73
5 11-4 N G Richards K Renwick 3/14.00
5 Purple, Red epaulets, Pink sleeves, Red cap Clan Legend
4 10-11 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 12/113.00
6 BLACK, white stars, white cap, purple star Golden Orchid (IRE)
5 10-11 h Miss C Cannon B Hughes 33/134.00
7 742 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Never Never (IRE) 29
4 10-11 D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 3/22.50
8 EMERALD GREEN, ORANGE star, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, ORANGE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, ORANGE star Toarmandowithlove (IRE)
6 10-11 S Corbett James Corbett (10) 661/1067.10
9 4 Royal blue and white check, halved sleeves Transient Bay (IRE) 29
4 10-11 P A Kirby K James (3) 10/111.00

Verdict

This is a stronger bumper than the first division and if A P McCoy is hanging around to ride NEVER NEVER that should signal a first victory for Donald McCain's charge, who showed potential with a close second at Leopardstown when trained by Ted Walsh. Transient Bay attempted to make all at Sedgefield earlier in the month and didn't weaken until a furlong out while Warriors Tale made a promising debut at Ayr in November and was taking on much better opposition at Musselburgh in January. Clan Legend is related to numerous winners and may prove best of the newcomers.