Today's racecards

Hexham

  • 14:30 Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Beginners' Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £3,165 2nd £935 3rd £468 4th £234
  • Going: Soft (Chase: Soft, Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 8.50s
  • Off time: 14:30:38
14:30 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Papamoa 6/5
2nd Borderhopper 28/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6083P8/ White, Red chevron, White sleeves, Red stars, Black cap Borderhopper 576
Nag me
8 11-3 Ferdy Murphy Tony Kelly (7) 28/129.00
2 33353U Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Ifandbutwhy (IRE) 27
Nag me
10 11-3 p H Hogarth F Davis 109 4/15.00
3 9051- Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Jasperito 198
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 2/13.00
4 3424-9P Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, White sleeves, Red cap Over And Above (IRE) 146
Nag me
6 11-3 t H Hogarth Graham Watters (7) 20/121.00
5 4631-26 Dark blue, orange disc and sleeves, orange cap, dark blue stars Papamoa 27
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 N W Alexander Brian Harding 6/52.20

Verdict

Jasperito, winner of a handicap hurdle at Perth in the spring, is likely to be all the rage here as he is out of a Strong Gale mare and should appreciate the switch to fences. But PAPAMOA wasn't disgraced on his first start over the larger obstacles here last month, despite finding the 2m1f trip too sharp. This will be much more to his liking and he gets the nod. Ifandbutwhy has been placed in three of his five starts over fences but unseated his rider in a handicap over 2m5f here last month, though is still preferred to the returning Borderhopper and Over And Above.