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16:30 Hexham

Bet toteexacta Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 110y
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,800 added
  • Winner: £3,119
  • 2nd: £916
  • 3rd: £458
  • 4th: £229
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 59.00s
  • Off Time: 16:30:30
  • 8 Ran
2
Silk - Yellow, Red diamond, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap
11/4
  • Form 40U6-13
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 119

tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 3 out, outpaced next, no chance with winner between last 2, weakened and lost moderate 2nd after last

3
Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, White sleeves
  • Form 42/363-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 115

tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, lost place before 7th, behind from 3 out, tailed off

4
Silk - Pale blue, red sleeves, black and red check cap
  • Form 16F/PP-8
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 110

led, headed before 7th, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

5
Silk - Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 46/438-4
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 107

pressed leader, lost place after 6th, weakened 3 out, tailed off

6
Silk - Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap

George Fernbeck

26 b BF
3/1
  • Form 40411-2
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 105

held up in last pair, headway and close up 5th, led before 7th, drew clear 2 out, stayed on well, eased flat, comfortably

7
Silk - Purple, orange cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
25/1
  • Form F711/P5-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 104

held up in last pair, reminder after 6th, outpaced in 5th before 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to take moderate 2nd after last, no chance with easy winner

8
Silk - Emerald Green and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green armlets and cap
9/1
  • Form 1355-57
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 98

held up in touch when mistake and unseated rider 2nd

9
Silk - Maroon and White diamonds, Maroon sleeves, check cap

I'll Be Frank

51 t CCD
9/2
  • Form P1U68-4
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 96

tracked leaders on inside, driven 7th, outpaced in 3rd after 3 out, no chance with leaders, weakened after next

1
NR
  • Form 69-1111
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 119

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

PLAYHARA has been a star of the summer jumps campaign, rattling up a four-timer in less than a month. She scored once for Nicky Henderson before moving on to land a hat-trick for Martin Todhunter. Despite rising no less than 26lb for that quartet of victories, she looked better than ever at Aintree last time and it will be fascinating to see just how much further the King's Theatre mare can progress. Graham Watters maintains the partnership and we'll stick with her one more time. Mr Shantu was a tad disappointing when a beaten favourite at Southwell latest but retains scope for improvement while George Fernbeck has done well since joining Brian Ellison. He stays much further than this and it will be interesting to see if, dropped in trip, he can trouble the in-form top weight.

Formwatch

Mr Shantu (IRE) Evensfav (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway 5 out, led before 2 out, blundered 2 out, soon headed, weakened towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Sinbad The Sailor (11-10) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf.

Super Lunar (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, headway before 7th, ridden before last, one pace, 3rd of 13, 17l behind Slim Pickens (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) gf.

Majestic Mayhem (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) With leader, led after 4th, headed 2 out, weakened before last, 8th of 10, 29l behind Rev Up Ruby (10-7) at Hexham 3m amat hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.

Lord Usher (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Led narrowly, ridden and headed after 3 out, kept on same pace, no impression from next, 4th of 9, 13l behind Gold Futures (11-12) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in May.

George Fernbeck 11-10fav (11-12) Prominent, led after 2nd, headed 4th, pushed along after 6th, led after next, headed when not fluent last, one pace, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Ilewin For Hannah (10-10) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in May.

Five Rivers (IRE) 28-1 (10-6) Held up in outside, not fluent 4th, hanging left from before 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, 5th of 7, 38l behind Keeneland (11-12) at Kelso 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.

Weybridge Light 10-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden after next, beaten when not much room last, 7th of 11, 15l behind Rolling Dough (10-11) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.

I'll Be Frank 20-1 (11-3) Behind, headway 4 out, chased leaders after next, hit 2 out, weakened flat, 4th of 12, 18l behind Clues And Arrows (10-10) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.

Playhara (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, niggled along before 3 out, led when hit 2 out, clear from last, stayed on well, won at Aintree 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd beating The Road Ahead (11-2) by 7l, 6 ran.