Hexham

  • 15:15 Visit attheraces.com Handicap Hurdle2m 4f 28y

  • Winner £7,083 2nd £2,080 3rd £1,040 4th £520
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 4.90s
  • Off time: 15:15:20
15:15 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Melody Of Scotland (FR) 4/1
2nd Morraman (IRE) 7/2
3rd Raising The Bar (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 31341-2 Cream, cream and red striped cap Morraman (IRE) 29
6 12-1 D McCain Jnr Miss A McCain (5) 122 7/24.50
2 14/514P- Light blue, white braces and sleeves Nefyn Bay 326
Distance Winner
10 11-12 t D McCain Jnr Lorcan Murtagh (3) 119 40/141.00
3 652/420- Light blue and yellow check, orange and black hooped sleeves, light blue cap Raising The Bar (IRE) 74
Beaten Favourite
7 11-10 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville 117 11/26.50
4 114/47-8 Black, yellow star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Gallahers Cross (IRE) 19
7 11-8 Daragh Bourke A P Cawley 115 20/121.00
5 8P/115-5 RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap Kick On Dottie (IRE) 29
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-7 Ruth Jefferson Jamie Hamilton 114 28/129.00
6 06/443-1 ROYAL BLUE, BEIGE hoop Lord Wishes (IRE) 27
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-7 bt J Ewart B S Hughes 114 6/17.00
7 773P-01 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Melody Of Scotland (FR) 22
Course Winner
5 11-6 v B Haslam R P McLernon 113 4/15.00
9 22F434- Silver, Red sleeves and cross belts, quartered cap Something Brewing (FR) 105
Course Winner
5 11-5 p I Jardine C O'Farrell 112 9/110.00
11 2/2PP5-2 Royal Blue, White epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, quartered cap Sixties Star 27
5 10-13 C W Fairhurst Henry Brooke 106 12/113.00
12 431P5-4 Dark Blue, White triple diamond and armlets Champagne To Go (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
9 10-12 p Rebecca Menzies Nathan Moscrop (5) 105 10/111.00
Non runners
84226F-2Desert Island Dusk811-5M A BarnesDale Irving112
10487P-86Loupgarou (FR)711-0J J LambeL A McKenna107

Verdict

Lord Wishes won over fences at Cartmel but last won over hurdles over this track and trip in 2016. Melody Of Scotland steps up a grade off an 11lb higher mark after scoring over course and distance at the start of the month. Desert Island Dusk usually runs well here but Raising The Bar has disappointed so far. MORRAMAN appeared to be travelling best off the home turn at Cartmel but couldn’t match the pace of winner Becky The Thatcher in the closing stages. That form has been franked and this stiffer track may be in his favour so he gets the nod with Abbie McCain taking off 5lb again.