Today's racecards

Hexham

  • 15:20 Great North City Games Handicap Chase3m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 19.91s
  • Off time: 15:20:32
15:20 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Harry Flashman 2/1
2nd Tot Of The Knar 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U0/21P-4 Yellow, dark blue triple diamond, hooped sleeves and diamond on cap Western Gale (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-12 M Todhunter D F O'Regan 115 3/14.00
2 60332-5 Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Tot Of The Knar 21
Nag me
8 11-10 P Bowen Donal Devereux (5) 113 3/14.00
3 P6763-5 Yellow and White diamonds, Grey sleeves, White cap Harry Flashman 38
Nag meCourse Winner
9 10-12 D W Whillans P Buchanan 101 2/13.00
4 57P313- Dark Blue, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Panama At Once 43
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-11 p Joss Saville T Messenger 100 6/17.00
5 8PP/1P-6 White, red triple diamond, red and white halved sleeves, white cap, red diamond Cash On Friday 31
Nag meCourse Winner
9 10-6 p P Monteith K Renwick 95 17/29.50
6 201430- Red, Yellow sash, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Guerilla (AUS) 45
Nag me
10 10-0 p Mrs L B Normile A L Voy (7)(ex9) 81 20/121.00

Verdict

HARRY FLASHMAN gets the vote over the consistent Panama At Once and Tot Of The Knar. Our pick has won twice in four starts here but it's his course and distance third in April that helps to make our case. That day he was beaten just two lengths in a much better race than this one and now races from a 3lb lower mark, so we're prepared to overlook his subsequent well-beaten fifth and bank on him relishing this return to Hexham, with ground conditions ideal. Panama At Once is sure to attract plenty of support for this, arriving as he does in such good form. Joss Saville's gelding is a dual course and distance winner who, despite being almost a stone higher in the ratings than for his latest victory, remains well treated on last year's form. He's won on all types of ground and is four from 12 for Tom Messenger compared to nought from 16 for other jockeys, so the case is strong and he's only narrowly opposed. Tot Of The Knar once promised to be a good deal better than this mark but she's ultimately disappointed, a point reflected in the fact that she's yet to win a handicap. Peter Bowen's mare should be suited by this step back up in trip but, despite the fact she's rated 12lbs lower over fences compared to her hurdles mark, more is needed if she's to win. Western Gale looks a shade high in the weights on what he's achieved but his sole success since arriving from Ireland came over course and distance and he's had less racing than most, so he could go well and is preferred to Cash On Friday who looks in the grip of the assessor. Guerilla is 8lbs out of the weights and can also be taken on in a race taken to go to Harry Flashman.