Today's racecards

Hexham

  • 14:30 Corbridge Handicap Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 12.90s
  • Off time: 14:30:17
14:30 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Forty Crown (IRE) 4/1
2nd Bop Along (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 872121 Red, Yellow stars, Red sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Red cap, Yellow star Short Takes (USA) 29
Nag me
6 11-12 b D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 117 2/13.00
2 P/4435-1 Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Bop Along (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-5 M Smith Danny Cook 110 4/15.00
3 58F334 Emerald Green, Emerald Green and Dark Blue hooped sleeves Forty Crown (IRE) 32
Nag me
8 11-5 J Wade K Renwick 110 4/15.00
4 3/47431- Red, Yellow star, diamonds on sleeves and cap Vuvuzela 517
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 Rebecca Menzies Tony Kelly (3) 110 10/111.00
5 721732 Red, white seams, red sleeves, yellow armlets and stars on red cap Sam Lord 38
Nag me
10 11-2 James Moffatt B Hughes 107 16/117.00
6 F57380 Orange, Black triple diamond, Black and Orange diabolo on sleeves, Orange cap, Black diamond Kent Street (IRE) 17
Nag me
9 10-6 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (3) 97 4/15.00
Non runners
75PP779March Seventeenth (IRE)610-1B EllisonF Keniry92

Verdict

AP McCoy has been the primary beneficiary of the enforced absence of Jason Maguire at Donald McCain's yard and the combination can hit the target here with SHORT TAKES despite conceding weight all round. The gelding has gone from strength to strength this term and there seems little reason why he should not maintain that progression here. Trip and ground are fine. Bop Along, a course and distance scorer last time when just inching out the selection's stable companion, Greensalt, should go well but that form will need to be improved upon here, whilst a market check is suggested for Vuvuzela, returning after an absence of over 500 days. Sam Lord is an each-way option but does find winning rather hard.