Racecards

13:30 Hexham

Northumberland College 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places, Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,600 added
  • Winner: £3,833
  • 2nd: £1,117
  • 3rd: £559
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 8.95s
  • Off Time: 13:30:39
  • 11 Ran
1
Silk - DARK GREEN, dark green cap, light green star
1/2
  • Form 20-5212
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 127
  • Trainer P Griffin
  • Jockey B S Hughes

tracked leader, led after 2 out, pressed last, kept on well towards finish

2
Silk - Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap
66/1
  • Form 90
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12
  • Trainer T D Easterby
  • Jockey Mr W Easterby

held up towards rear, weakened before 3 out

3
Silk - Yellow, emerald green hoop and armlets, red cap
  • Form 0/0-6891
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12
  • Trainer P Stafford
  • Jockey Jonathan Moore

tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner before last, kept on and held towards finish

4
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
5/1
  • Form 2232-F3
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 108
  • Trainer D McCain Jnr
  • Jockey Henry Brooke

led, mistake 4th, headed after 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace run-in

5
Silk - Purple, royal blue hoops, royal blue cap
  • Form 67
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12
  • Trainer Mrs R Dobbin
  • Jockey Craig Nichol

towards rear, ridden 3 out, one pace and never dangerous

6
Silk - Dark Blue, White epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White star
20/1
  • Form 9F25
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Trainer Mrs A C Hamilton
  • Jockey B P Harding

tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and one pace from 2 out

7
Silk - Orange, Black braces and sleeves, hooped cap
66/1
  • Form 6P9337
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 84
  • Trainer M A Barnes
  • Jockey M J McAlister

towards rear, pushed along after 4th, never dangerous

8
Silk - White, Red cross belts, Red and White striped sleeves, hooped cap

Chasma

15
125/1
  • Form 078
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-5
  • Trainer M W Easterby
  • Jockey Harry Bannister

towards rear, pushed along after 4th, never dangerous

9
Silk - White and Royal Blue diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form F3-51P8
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-5
  • Trainer N C Kelly
  • Jockey D R Fox

mid-division in 5th, weakened before last

10
Silk - DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap
33/1
  • Form 7-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-5
  • Trainer Mrs S J Smith
  • Jockey Sean Quinlan

mid-division, outpaced from 3 out, kept on and no impression

11
Silk - Silver, Red sleeves and cross belts, quartered cap
66/1
  • Form 57
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-5
  • Trainer I Jardine
  • Jockey D C Costello

always behind

In depth

Verdict

CAPTAIN HOX (NAP) was easily outpaced by Cyrus Darius here last month but the winner went on to land a Grade 2 at Aintree by 10 lengths and Patrick Griffin's charge was well clear of the others, including Mac N Cheese. He's the one to beat on that form ahead of Grange Hall, whose win in a maiden here last time was over another half-mile. Greensalt has had plenty of chances and has also been racing over further and it's difficult to see any of the others getting involved on what they've shown so far.

Formwatch

Captain Hox (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Led before 1st, mistake 5th, driven and headed between last 2, no chance with easy winner in clear 2nd before last, 2nd of 10, 23l behind Cyrus Darius (11-6) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Freddy Coole 66-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, lost place over 6f out, well beaten final 4f, tailed off, 12th of 13, 50l behind Shantou Village (11-4) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.

Grange Hall (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, led before last, soon clear, won at Hexham 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Mar beating Spoils Of War (11-2) by 14l, 11 ran.

Greensalt (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Led, ridden and joined 3 out, headed next, plugged on same pace, 3rd of 8, 21l behind Dibdabs (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.

Mac N Cheese (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Always behind, pushed along before 4th, soon detatched, tailed off from 5 out, 7th of 9, well behind Apachee Prince (10-13) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd.

Towerburn (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Led narrowly until halfway, weakened 3f out, 5th of 8, 33l behind Speredek (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar.

Willie Whistle 80-1 (10-12) In touch, pushed along going out on final circuit, struggling before 2 out (normal 4 out), tailed off, last of 7, well behind U Name It (10-5) at Carlisle 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov.

Chasma 66-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and behind from 3rd, 8th of 12, well behind Apterix (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs.

Cushcapple (IRE) 40-1 (10-2) Behind, outpaced 7th, weakened from 2 out, 8th of 11, 32l behind Shades Of Midnight (11-6) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft.

Lavella Wells 25-1 (10-7) Held up in mid-division, headway to chase leaders 6f out, went 2nd over 3f out until well over 2f out, badly hampered soon after, weakened inside final 2f, 7th of 13, 14l behind Monita Bonita (10-10) at Southwell 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Jul '13.

Lucarno Dancer 16-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, effort over 3f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 27l behind Midnight Tour (11-0) at Catterick 2m NHF (5) gs in Mar.