Today's racecards

Hexham

  • 14:10 Metrocentre Always A Winner Novices' Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £2,372 2nd £696 3rd £348 4th £174
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.50s
  • Off time: 14:10:41
14:10 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st L'Eldorado (FR) 4/1
2nd Pena Dorada (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 113-113 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Orange check sleeves Bocciani (GER) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 B Ellison Danny Cook 108 3/14.00
2 9/3124-1 Yellow and White check, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Quite The Man (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 J M Jefferson D C Costello 120 11/102.10
3 4/5718-3 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap L'Eldorado (FR) 144
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 C C Bealby T Messenger 113 4/15.00
4 09678- MAROON and LIGHT BLUE (quartered), MAROON sleeves Whiskey Ridge (IRE) 195
Nag me
5 11-3 Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 103 20/121.00
5 12993-0 Orange, black cross of lorraine, diamonds on sleeves, black cap Pena Dorada (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 9/25.50

Verdict

Bocciani won on the Flat in August and wasn't entirely disgraced under a penalty on his return to chasing at Perth. The drop in distance shouldn't be too much of an inconvenience on this stiff track and he can't be ignored. Quite The Man can only improve on his debut victory over fences in a novices' handicap at Perth, but Malcolm Jefferson's gelding finished behind L'ELDORADO over hurdles at Market Rasen in February and is worse off at the weights now. The latter will have learned from his chasing bow at Southwell in May and can score here.