Today's racecards

Hexham

  • 14:40 Dr Howard Scott Memorial Novices' Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 29.20s
  • Off time: 14:40:41
14:40 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Suprise Vendor (IRE) 11/4
2nd Cavite Eta (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 115255- Yellow, Light Blue and White check sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Dotties Dilema (IRE) 248
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 108 13/82.62
2 5-655U1 Red, Dark Blue stripe and sleeves Cavite Eta (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 h F P Murtagh Henry Brooke 108 9/25.50
3 32-4162 White, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, Emerald Green cap Suprise Vendor (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-6 W Coltherd Daragh Bourke (10) 102 11/43.75
4 2U432-4 Mauve, White stars, White sleeves, Mauve stars Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE) 188
Nag me
7 11-6 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 102 10/34.33
5 80/7U-95 Light Blue, Dark Blue cross belts, Light Blue sleeves, White armlets, Orange cap, White spots Dorlesh Way (IRE) 174
Nag me
6 10-0 P Holmes R McGrath 66 50/151.00

Verdict

An interesting little handicap with the top four all respected. However, Dottie's Dilemma and Gleann Na Ndochais return from absences of 248 and 188 days respectively whilst Cavite Eta, a Sedgefield wnner last time, is definitely not an easy one to catch right and is also up 6lb for that latest success in Durham. Therefore the nod goes to SUPRISE VENDOR who went well last time for stable conditional Daragh Bourke when a commendable runner-up at Kelso behind Clondaw Knight. He's basically a solid and generally reliable handicap chaser and that could be enough here, especially as he also boasts a course and distance success to his name.