Hexham

  • 16:50 Betfair Funds New Stable Staff Accommodation Maiden Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 42.30s
  • Off time: 16:50:23
16:50 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dotties Dilema (IRE) 15/8
2nd Full Speed (GER) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0 White, Royal Blue chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, White cap, Royal Blue star Alf The Audacious 23
Nag me
6 11-0 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 33/134.00
2 1-1 Yellow, Light Blue and White check sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Dotties Dilema (IRE) 153
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 15/82.88
3 354-602 Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap El Toreros (USA) 33
Nag me
4 11-0 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 120 3/14.00
4 4/ Red and White check, White sleeves, Red armlets Full Speed (GER) 5
Nag me
7 11-0 P A Kirby F Keniry 11/112.00
5 231242- Royal Blue, Emerald Green and Royal Blue hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Morning Royalty (IRE) 162
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-0 James Moffatt B Harding 7/42.75
6 9 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Resoluton 8
Nag me
4 11-0 Mrs Dianne Sayer J Reveley 66/167.00
Non runners
7Xclaim411-0Micky HammondJoe Colliver

Verdict

El Toreros was only beaten a length-and-a-half at Newton Abbot on his debut for Tim Vaughan but that looked a weak race and he's now had 19 career starts without managing to get his head in front. James Moffatt's MORNING ROYALTY won a bumper for Willie Mullins at Punchestown in December last year and was also placed on several occasions. He'll handle the surface and can get the better of another bumper winner, Dotties Dilemma, on his hurdling bow. Xclaim finished ahead of the disappointing Full Speed on the Flat recently and could be the pick of the remainder.