Today's racecards

Hexham

  • 15:40 Dr Howard Scott Memorial Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £2,738 2nd £798 3rd £399
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 8.80s
  • Off time: 15:41:06
15:40 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rupert Bear 3/1
2nd Stanley Bridge 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 15F3F7- Yellow, Purple hoop, Purple and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Ruff Diamond (USA) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 D Thompson Tony Kelly (5) 110 5/16.00
3 P46-131 GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop Rupert Bear 17
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-7 J Walton Miss C Walton (7) 107 3/14.00
4 FV6669- Red, white seams, red sleeves, yellow armlets and stars on red cap Sam Lord 225
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 James Moffatt Brian Harding 105 9/25.50
5 81473 Maroon, yellow sleeves, royal blue armlets, royal blue cap, yellow star Ritsi 17
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-3 t Mrs Marjorie Fife K James (5) 103 12/113.00
6 151-452 Maroon and Yellow (halved), Yellow sleeves, quartered cap Stanley Bridge 32
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-3 F P Murtagh Lucy Alexander (3) 103 4/15.00
7 75000/5 Royal Blue and White (quartered), Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Heart O' The West (IRE) 17
Nag me
8 10-0 A C Whillans E Whillans (3)(ex1) 84 8/19.00
8 P48664- Royal Blue, White epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, quartered cap Mootabar (IRE) 215
Nag me
5 10-0 v C W Fairhurst F Keniry 82 6/17.00
Non runners
15-7F118Claude Carter811-12A C WhillansE Whillans112

Verdict

RUPERT BEAR landed a novice hurdle here in May and bounced back to winning form on heavy ground at Carlisle earlier this month. That was only his seventh start over timber and with more to come and just a 4lb rise to contend with he can go in again. Ritsi wasn't far behind in that Carlisle event and must go close with a pull in the weights though the winner idled on the run-in and won with a bit in hand. Stanley Bridge has won four times over timber but has climbed the weights as a consequence and has been raised 2lb despite being beaten 12l at Kelso last time. Claude Carter is back in his correct grade after being well beaten at Musselburgh but he's looking high enough in the handicap after his two victories at Market Rasen in the summer.