Today's racecards

Hexham

  • 15:50 Youngs Chartered Surveyors Handicap Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £2,740 2nd £799 3rd £400
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 41.80s
  • Off time: 15:51:19
15:50 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Overquest 8/1
2nd Reckless Venture (IRE) 3/1
3rd Murphys Beau (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P-66373 BLACK, yellow cross of lorraine, red sleeves, yellow stars, red cap Keoghs Bar (IRE) 24
Nag me
6 11-12 t I J Monaghan Mr S Byrne (5) 95 11/112.00
2 3165-23 Red and Yellow diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves Pistol Basc (FR) 153
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-6 Ferdy Murphy Paul Gallagher (7) 89 10/111.00
3 F2P22-3 Maroon, Dark Green chevrons, Maroon sleeves and cap Reckless Venture (IRE) 149
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-6 t Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies (3) 89 3/14.00
4 34F-323 White, Orange hoops, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Gift Of The Gods (IRE) 26
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-4 v Tim Vaughan A P McCoy 87 5/16.00
5 U1-6634 Dark Blue, Royal Blue chevrons, Dark Blue cap, Royal Blue star Overquest 34
Nag me
8 11-3 E J Cooper J W Farrelly 86 8/19.00
6 P801F1 Black and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Archie's Wish 24
Nag me
6 10-12 Micky Hammond F Keniry 81 3/14.00
7 05076-7 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Braden Brook (IRE) 157
Nag me
7 10-8 t J Wade Mr John Dawson (7) 77 16/117.00
8 5PPPP-3 Red and Beige diabolo, Red sleeves, Beige cap Murphys Beau (IRE) 32
Nag me
8 10-1 Mrs K Walton R McGrath (ex1) 70 5/16.00

Verdict

Micky Hammond's Archie's Wish has been in cracking good form of late with two wins at Sedgefield in his last three starts but he is 9lb higher than on the latest occasion and 16lb higher than when scoring three runs ago so may now be too high in the weights and a better bet may be RECKLESS VENTURE. Lucinda Russell's gelding showed a consistent level of form last term and again when last seen at Kelso in May and has solid claims racing off a 1lb lower mark today on his reappearance. Ferdy Murphy's Pistol Basc comes back following a similarly lengthy break and has to be considered but the yard is fairly quiet at present so he makes less appeal than the selection. Tim Vaughan's Gift Of The Gods is bound to be popular with backers but has harshly gone up 4lb despite having been well held by Moon Melody at Fontwell last time.