Racecards

17:00 Hexham

Bet toteswinger Handicap Chase (Div 1) (Class 5)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 1f
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,300 added
  • Winner: £2,144
  • 2nd: £630
  • 3rd: £315
  • 4th: £157
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 16.50s
  • Off Time: 17:00:38
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - Yellow, black cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, black spots and cap
8/1
  • Form 25/8P57-
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 99

towards rear of mid-division, mistake and reminder 12th, outpaced 16th, weakened 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

2
Silk - White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond
10/1
  • Form P92F-35
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 96

always behind, struggling 11th, tailed off

4
Silk - DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap
  • Form 17P6-55
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 86

mid-division, not fluent 8th, in touch 12th, chased leading pair 16th, outpaced before 3 out, stayed on to dispute moderate 2nd before last, no chance with winner

5
Silk - Royal blue, pink sleeves, striped cap
7/1
  • Form 74/4-P5
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 83

tracked leaders, outpaced in 4th when not fluent 4 out, never near leaders, weakened before next

6
Silk - Red, Light Blue star and sleeves

Solway Dornal

29 p BF
15/2
  • Form 57-6126
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 80

made most, headed 2 out, no chance with winner between last 2, held on for moderate 2nd from last

7
Silk - Emerald green, red and emerald green chevrons on sleeves, white cap
14/1
  • Form 584/1P-6
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 79

always behind, not fluent 8th, struggling 15th, pulled up before last

8
Silk - Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap
4/1
  • Form 44-3353
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 75

mid-division, outpaced 16th, never near leaders, weakened before last

9
Silk - Orange, purple stars, white cap
5/1
  • Form P022P-9
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 73

tracked leaders, disputed lead after 13th, hard driven after 3 out, led next, drew clear between last 2, kept on

10
Silk - YELLOW, BLACK cross belts, BLACK sleeves, YELLOW armlets, BLACK cap
9/1
  • Form 722/1F-8
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 71

mid-division, dropped towards rear 10th, reminders 13th, weakened 16th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

11
Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue cross belts, Light Blue sleeves, White armlets, Orange cap, White spots
40/1
  • Form 65-4U47
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 61

prominent, lost place 13th, soon behind, pulled up before 4 out

3
NR
  • Form 223-221
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 88

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Tim Vaughan did really well to produce former pointer Midnight Diamond ready to do the business this month at Fakenham on the gelding's first run under Rules for over three years. The race did rather fall apart and he's up 8lb for the win but most of that is offset by his young rider's claim. He may well follow up against primarily out-of-sorts opponents but this might just be the day that FORESTSIDE gets his head in front over fences at the 27th time of asking. He's woefully devoid of pace but his best chase form has come at this track and a repeat of his latest effort, a close third to Mister Wall Street here nine days ago, would see him go close. Course winner Solis is also respected and is next best along with Solway Dornal.

Formwatch

Ballycolin 16-1 (11-7) Towards rear, some headway before 4 out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 27l behind Viking Rebel (11-5) at Carlisle 3m hts chs (6) gs in Mar.

Solis (GER) 7-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, hampered 3rd, headway 10th, outpaced 13th, modest 5th 4 out, well beaten before next, 5th of 11, 29l behind Presenting Junior (11-6) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.

Alba King (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced after 4 out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 16l behind Morning Time (11-7) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.

New Vic (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Pressed winner, lost place approaching 4 out, soon outpaced, weakened before last, 5th of 13, 9l behind Mister Wall Street (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.

Solway Dornal 7-2fav (10-5) In touch on outside, outpaced when hit 2 out, ridden and weakened after last, 6th of 11, 16l behind Roseville Cottage (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in May.

Local Present (IRE) 22-1 (10-3) Mid-division, mistake 4th, weakened before 5 out, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Nomadic Storm (11-5) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf.

Forestside (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, chased leaders under pressure before last, ridden and stayed on flat, closed on leaders towards finish, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Mister Wall Street (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.

St Gregory (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Soon behind, struggling from 6th, tailed off 4 out, last of 9, 50l behind Hinton Indiana (11-0) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in May.

Danny Cool 5-1 (10-4) Mid-division, struggling 11th, soon behind, tailed off, 8th of 11, 41l behind Roseville Cottage (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in May.

Dorlesh Way (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Held up behind, headway on outside when not fluent 7th, mistake and saddle slipped briefly next, soon behind, no danger after, tailed off, 7th of 9, 32l behind Morning Time (11-7) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.

Midnight Diamond (IRE) 4-1fav (11-3) In touch, reminders 11th, weakened 14th, won at Fakenham 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd beating Xenophon (10-9) by 13l, 9 ran.