Today's racecards

Hexham

  • 16:00 Riding Mares' Maiden Hurdle3m

  • Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 12.40s
  • Off time: 16:00:52
16:00 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bespoke Lady (IRE) 9/4
2nd Nosey Box (IRE) 5/1
3rd Waltz Legend (IRE) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 232 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Bespoke Lady (IRE) 34
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-12 D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 9/43.25
2 P-4PP1 yellow, black sleeves, red cap, black diamond Castle Goer (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 p1 B Arthey P Buchanan 33/134.00
3 1-63742 Maroon, white braces, maroon and dark blue striped sleeves, check cap Midnight Streaker 34
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 B Arthey P J Brennan 97 11/26.50
4 7P5656 Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Mrs Grass 17
Nag me
7 10-12 J C Haynes Henry Brooke (5) 69 100/1101.00
5 5-77228 White, yellow star, emerald green sleeves and cap Nosey Box (IRE) 54
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 bt N C Kelly D R Fox (5) 105 5/16.00
6 5444 Dark blue, red seams, white sleeves, red cap Sheilas Lady 32
Nag me
6 10-12 A Crook B Hughes 9/110.00
7 96P Barclay Tartan Tara Springs 24
Nag me
5 10-12 t1 F P Murtagh B Harding 80/181.00
8 13-U355 Black, gold sash, gold cap Waltz Legend (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 t L Lennon G B Watters (7) 15/82.88

Verdict

Bespoke Lady is sure to be popular for McCain and McCoy with the mare asked to travel three miles on her hurdling debut. However, she features a solid second in a three mile point-to-point on her record and seems sure to go close in what looks a modest affair on paper. Midnight Streaker looks the stronger of the Benjamin Arthey pair and should be in the mix, whilst Irish challenger, Waltz Legend, also boasts reasonable each-way claims. Fellow Irish raider, NOSEY BOX, looks to have stronger ammunition to fire though and Noel Kelly's charge rates the value option. Disappointing at Punchestown last time in a better race, previous runner-up efforts at Ayr and Newcastle read well enough in the context of this contest and hopefully the first-time application of a tongue tie and blinkers will aid her cause further.