Hexham

  • 19:20 Port Of Blyth Handicap Hurdle2m 48y

  • Winner £7,213 2nd £2,118 3rd £1,059 4th £529
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.70s
  • Off time: 19:21:52
19:20 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st For Three (IRE) 11/8
2nd Fanzio (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1154- BLACK, YELLOW seams, BLACK sleeves, YELLOW stars, BLACK cap, YELLOW star Ormesher 30
Distance Winner
4 11-7 D McCain Jnr W T Kennedy 122 16/117.00
2 313F5F- BLACK, Orange Star Horst (FR) 53
5 11-4 Micky Hammond Henry Brooke 115 20/121.00
3 2737-51 Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Beyondtemptation 10
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-3 ht J C Haynes Thomas Dowson (3) 114 3/14.00
4 2253-1 Emerald green, yellow seams, dark blue sleeves, yellow seams, hooped cap For Three (IRE) 17
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-1 h J Ewart B S Hughes 112 11/82.38
5 482336- White, royal blue spots, red sleeves, white cap Placedela Concorde 185
Distance Winner
6 11-1 t M A Barnes Dale Irving (3) 112 5/16.00
6 531383- Royal Blue, White sash, Red cap Fanzio (FR) 26
Distance Winner
4 11-0 h Richard Hobson Paul O'Brien (3) 115 4/15.00

Verdict

The best race on the card and none are discounted. However, Ormesher has plenty on his plate giving weight away all round as a four-year-old and Horst has failed to complete on two of his last three starts. Confirmed trailblazer, Beyondtemptation has landed seven of 15 career wins here so is impossible to omit from the shortlist although a 7lb hike for his latest course victory this month seems harsh. Placedela Concorde is consistent but is probably where the handicapper wants him and For Three steps into handicap grade for the first time. So we'll go with FANZIO (NAP) who's come up against useful sorts this term and ran an excellent race last time when pitched in against older horses in handicap company. He receives weight all round and should still be on the upgrade.