Hexham

  • 14:10 Solar Signs Handicap Chase4m

  • Winner £3,128 2nd £924 3rd £462 4th £231
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 9m 57.30s
  • Off time: 14:11:17
14:10 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Leac An Scail (IRE) 9/2
2nd Overyou 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 16P-600 Royal Blue, White seams, Red sleeves, White cap Pegasus Prince (USA) 26
Nag me
8 11-12 p1 B Storey Tony Kelly (5) 116 18/119.00
2 812235 Pink, purple striped sleeves, purple cap Leac An Scail (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse Winner
11 11-7 Miss J E Foster Samantha Drake (7) 111 9/25.50
3 3F1-2P3 Dark Blue, Royal Blue chevrons, Dark Blue cap, Royal Blue star Overyou 19
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-13 C Grant K Renwick 103 3/14.00
4 4-22513 Purple and red (quartered), purple sleeves Cilliseal (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-8 t N C Kelly D R Fox (7) 98 9/43.25
5 1F5-453 Light Blue, White seams and sleeves, Red cap Hobb's Dream (IRE) 12
Nag me
8 10-0 p N P Mulholland A Guerin (7) 90 11/43.75
6 P/2PP-PP Orange, Black chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Seaofemotion (GER) 13
Nag me
6 10-0 t R Johnson K Johnson (ex3) 69 50/151.00

Verdict

This will take some getting in these conditions. Pegasus Prince won a novice chase over 3m3f here in December and has mainly been confined to hurdling subsequently. Leac An Scail has only won once in 19 starts over fences but loves heavy ground and should have few problems staying the trip. OVERYOU hasn't had too much experience over fences but was in front when falling at the second last over this marathon trip here in March before scoring at Kelso. She has scope to do better and can take this though Cilliseal loves this track and defied several mistakes to score over 3m1f here last month so should prove a big threat. Hobb's Dream stays forever at his own pace and should get round safely but Seaofemotion is a long way out of the handicap.