Today's racecards

Hexham

  • 16:30 Linnels Bridge Open Hunters' Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £1,497 2nd £464 3rd £232 4th £116
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 34.80s
  • Off time: 16:30:35
16:30 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Current Exchange (IRE) 5/6
2nd Douglas Julian 18/1
3rd A New Rising (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P2-4211 Scarlet, black sleeves, maroon cap Current Exchange (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
9 12-8 Mrs S Crow Mr P Gerety (5) 119 5/61.83
2 U126P2 Purple, Yellow cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Special Portrait (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 12-8 t Mark Hughes Mr G Crow (3) 109 7/18.00
3 34P362 Scarlet, Blue sleeves and collar, Blue cap, Green hoop Back On The Road (IRE) 30
Nag me
12 12-4 N W Alexander Mr Jamie Alexander (7) 104 20/121.00
4 132132 Scarlet, Blue sleeves and collar, white cap Ocarina (FR) 16
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 12-4 p N W Alexander Mr Kit Alexander (5) 101 4/15.00
5 261-282 Dark green and red diamonds, dark green sleeves, red cap A New Rising (IRE) 16
Nag me
12 12-0 p M E Ellwood Mr J Lyttle (7) 73 50/151.00
6 P-4P3P0 Light blue, red star, white sleeves, light blue cap, red star Douglas Julian 11
Nag meCourse Winner
12 12-0 Miss Katie Scott Mr T Hamilton (5) 107 18/119.00
7 F01451 Maroon, light blue chevron and sleeves, light blue and maroon quartered cap Page One Two Nine (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
11 12-0 Miss J Luton Mr N Orpwood (7) 105 20/121.00
8 75325-P Royal Blue, Pink epaulets, hooped sleeves Pen Gwen (FR) 14
Nag me
11 12-0 pt P A Kirby Mr P Dennis (7) 75 50/151.00
9 U54P14 Yellow, maroon sleeves and cap Radharc Na Mara (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-11 Miss H Harper Miss H Harper (7) 105 7/18.00

Verdict

Quite a few arrive in decent form from the pointing arena, including Current Exchange, who also rallied well to land a hunter chase at Leicester on his last start under Rules last month. A strong performance is anticipated but narrow preference is for course and distance winner, SPECIAL PORTRAIT. The likable grey put a disappointing Kelso effort behind him when a battling second to Sacred Mountain at Sedgefield latest and a repeat of that run puts him bang in the picture here. Course and distance winner Ocarina looks best of the Alexander pair but has something to find with the aforementioned duo, whilst Page One Two Nine, winner of two of the last four points, also warrants respect.