Hexham

  • 15:50 Nova International Classic Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £8,141 2nd £2,405 3rd £1,202 4th £602
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.60s
  • Off time: 15:50:29
15:50 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dorabelle (IRE) 11/4
2nd Hunting Tower 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 009-024 Brown, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap, Brown spots Raslan 10
Distance Winner
8 11-12 bt D Pipe B S Hughes 140 40/141.00
2 03106-3 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Hunterview 28
Distance Winner
5 11-6 b D Pipe J W Farrelly 134 11/43.75
3 57214-6 LIGHT GREEN, dark blue sleeves, orange cap, white stars Hunting Tower 28
Distance Winner
7 11-3 t J J Lambe D F O'Regan 131 6/17.00
4 11403-2 Black and White stripes, Yellow sleeves, Black and Yellow striped cap Dorabelle (IRE) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-10 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 124 11/43.75
5 P/B790-5 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Caravel (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
7 10-9 J Howard Johnson K Renwick 123 7/24.50
6 5U-1225 Dark blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, dark blue and white striped cap Tri Nations (UAE) 19
Distance Winner
6 10-0 pt M F Harris Jimmy Derham (3) 113 6/17.00
7 03324-1 Emerald Green, Purple star, hooped sleeves, Purple cap Lap of Honour (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
7 10-0 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 108 20/121.00

Verdict

Recent Wetherby winner Lap Of Honour and the mare Dorabelle are upped in class today, while Tri Nations has struggled since winning at Plumpton in April. Hunting Tower seems better over a longer trip nowadays and Caravel has plenty to find on recent running with HUNTERVIEW. David Pipe's charge has won in this grade before, wasn't disgraced when third in a Grade 3 contest at Haydock last month and makes much more appeal than stablemate Raslan. A return to winning ways looks on the cards here.