Today's racecards

Hexham

  • 17:55 Betfair Sponsors The Stable Staff Canteen Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 41.10s
  • Off time: 17:56:06
17:55 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Swiss Art (IRE) 11/8
2nd Whisky Galore 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 8-F5222 Red, Orange stars, Red sleeves, Red cap, Orange star Whisky Galore 21
Nag me
6 11-12 t M M McNiff D R Fox (7) 105 13/82.62
2 213-785 Red, White sash, armlets and spots on cap Swiss Art (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (7) 97 11/82.38
3 P/85188- Red, Black chevron, Red sleeves, Black spots and spots on cap Emirate Isle 227
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-1 p C Grant A L Voy (3) 94 8/19.00
4 38RP27 Light Blue, Purple chevron, Light Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Purple cap Front Rank (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
12 10-6 p Mrs Dianne Sayer Jonathon Bewley (7) 85 6/17.00
5 07-P764 Graham Tartan, White cap Amjad 41
Nag meDistance Winner
15 10-0 p S G West Mr Ryan Clark (10)(ex3) 70 33/134.00

Verdict

This won't take much winning but veterans Front Rank and Amjad are probably worth opposing again while Whisky Galore keeps finding one too good yet continues to climb the weights. SWISS ART has won on soft ground so should handle conditions here and he was obviously in need of the run at Sedgefield last month. Sue Smith's six-year-old looks the one to beat, though Emirate Isle would probably go close if reproducing his best form following a lay-off.