Today's racecards

Hexham

  • 16:25 Hexham Edge Of The Roman Empire Handicap Hurdle 3m

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 0.40s
  • Off time: 16:25:27
16:25 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Auberge (IRE) 7/2
2nd Granwood 4/1
3rd Along Came Rosie 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 314355- Black, red star, chevrons on sleeves, black cap, red diamonds Delightfully (FR) 52
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 b Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (7) 100 10/111.00
2 03P-521 Red, emerald green and white hooped sleeves, red and white hooped cap Granwood 23
Nag me
7 11-12 p T D Walford P Buchanan 100 4/15.00
4 76930-6 Yellow, Dark Blue star, check sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Blue star Word of Warning 14
Nag me
9 11-7 M Todhunter Graham Watters (7) 95 14/115.00
5 1314/P-9 White, emerald green seams, red and white striped sleeves, emerald green and red striped cap Painted Sky 21
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-7 I Jardine A P Lane 95 50/151.00
7 37P5-65 Purple, pink cross of lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Easement 21
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-2 G Bewley Jonathon Bewley (7) 90 9/110.00
8 2/896P-1 Yellow, Black epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Black spots and spots on cap Auberge (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-1 Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania 89 7/24.50
9 24P49-7 Red, beige spots on sleeves and cap Life Long (IRE) 14
Nag me
9 10-10 b1 Mrs A L M King A P McCoy 84 6/17.00
10 84549-0 Dark blue, yellow seams, checked sleeves, quartered cap Reckless Romeo (IRE) 21
Nag me
4 10-8 p1 R Ford Harry Challoner (5) 87 33/134.00
11 7342-31 Orange, Black chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Almond Court (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
10 10-7 p R Johnson K Johnson 81 7/24.50
12 PP3P-P4 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, quartered cap Along Came Rosie 11
Nag me
9 10-6 A Crook D C Costello 80 20/121.00
14 883-357 Red, White hoop, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, White diamond Moon Melody (GER) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-0 pt M E Sowersby Samantha Drake (5) 71 25/126.00
Non runners
322122/5-Winter Alchemy (IRE)811-9N G RichardsBrian Harding97
62-85215Nicky Nutjob (GER)711-4J G M O'SheaCiaran McKee92
139F43/3-5Desert Nova (IRE)1110-2Mark CampionB Hughes76

Verdict

Almond Court kept pulling out more when making all here two weeks ago over fences but whether he'll have the pace to do it again over hurdles off a 7lb higher mark is questionable given his record. Granwood won a lady riders' handicap at Wetherby last month but is now on a career-high mark while Delightfully is also high enough in the weights. Auberge came good here 11 days ago but was rewarded by a 13lb hike while Nicky Nutjob may also be in the handicapper's grip. EASEMENT is beginning to show some improvement for a plunge down the weights and it's a long time since he competed at this lowly level. With Jonathon Bewley again taking 7lb, he gets a tentative vote.