Hexham

  • 13:55 Hexham Interactive Novices' Handicap Chase2m 7f

  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 39.59s
  • Off time: 13:56:03
13:55 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Shrimp (IRE) 11/2
2nd Big Sound 7/2
3rd Forestside (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 26703-P Royal blue, red hoops and sleeves, red cap, royal blue spots Azerodegree (IRE) 3
Nag me
5 11-12 Mrs H O Graham J Reveley 100 10/111.00
2 525366- White and red stripes, red and white halved sleeves, red cap Big Sound 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-10 p M Walford D C Costello 98 7/24.50
3 3/P0825- Grey, Purple chevrons, purple and grey hooped cap Double Whammy 18
Nag me
8 11-9 b I Jardine Craig Nichol (5) 97 11/26.50
4 463731- Emerald Green, Red hoop, White sleeves, Red cap Master Murphy (IRE) 40
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-7 Mrs J Walton Mr A J Findlay (7) 95 11/43.75
7 P53249- Black, yellow sash, white cap The Shrimp (IRE) 24
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-0 b A M Thomson B Hughes 74 11/26.50
9 35344-3 Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Forestside (IRE) 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
9 10-0 F P Murtagh Lucy Alexander 71 5/16.00
10 906/0P-7 Pink, purple striped sleeves, purple cap Gunpoint (IRE) 9
Nag me
10 10-0 R Drake Samantha Drake (5) 64 66/167.00
11 95465-4 Light Blue, Dark Blue cross belts, Light Blue sleeves, White armlets, Orange cap, White spots Dorlesh Way (IRE) 7
Nag me
7 10-0 P Holmes F Keniry 61 16/117.00
Non runners
574/4-New Vic (IRE)811-0Miss P RobsonTony Kelly88
60/P022P-St Gregory (IRE)610-4N G RichardsHarry Challoner78
85/P66P0-Master Bud910-0S CorbettP Buchanan74

Verdict

Big Sound proved frustrating over hurdles but may do better over the larger obstacles and this stiff track should suit this stout stayer. Master Murphy won over timber here in March and also goes on the short-list while Forestside, another course winner over hurdles, has plenty of experience over fences but has yet to take advantage of a tumbling mark. ST GREGORY was pulled up last time at Perth and failed to complete on her only previous try over fences but she has the ability to figure in a race like this if back to her best.