Hexham

  • 17:25 Youngs Chartered Surveyors Handicap Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £1,916 2nd £559 3rd £279
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 7.20s
  • Off time: 17:25:38
17:25 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cilliseal (IRE) 11/8
2nd Billsgrey (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 714-225 Purple and red (quartered), purple sleeves Cilliseal (IRE) 103
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-12 t N C Kelly D R Fox (7) 93 11/82.38
2 71243-3 DARK BLUE and RED (halved), RED sleeves and cap Stormion (IRE) 111
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-4 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 85 5/23.50
3 77-6081 Red, White hoop, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, White diamond Moon Melody (GER) 29
Nag me
9 11-2 pt M E Sowersby Samantha Drake (7) 83 10/111.00
4 P4-P446 Dark blue, light blue sleeves, black cap Sycho Fred (IRE) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-10 t M E Sowersby Gavin Sheehan (7) 77 12/113.00
5 2P/3443- Royal Blue and Brown (halved), halved sleeves, hooped cap Billsgrey (IRE) 211
Nag me
10 10-10 W Amos Brian Harding 77 7/24.50
Non runners
663494-2Archie's Wish810-9Micky HammondB Hughes76

Verdict

Stormion won over hurdles at Ayr in the spring but didn't impress in a couple of tries over fences here at this time last year so we'll give another chance to Irish raider CILLASEAL. The former pointer gets on well with claimer Derek Fox and, though well beaten over track and trip on his latest start, was second over C&D previously and is only 4lb higher now. Moon Melody beat Archies Wish by almost four lengths at Sedgefield last month but the runner-up is 7lb better off now and fancied to turn the tables. He's preferred to Sycho Fred and the disappointing Billsgrey.