Hexham

  • 14:30 Bet totejackpot Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner £3,285 2nd £958 3rd £479
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.80s
  • Off time: 14:30:43
14:30 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alderbrook Lad (IRE) 15/8
2nd Indalo Return (IRE) 15/2
3rd El Massivo (IRE) 4/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1232F-1 Black and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Alderbrook Lad (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (5) 120 15/82.88
2 3P1/3P-P Beige, Dark Green chevron Cloggy Powell (IRE) 48
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7 10-12 J K Hunter Mr H A A Bannister (7) 50/151.00
3 08-6 Light Blue, Black sash and sleeves, Red cap, Black spots Dicky Shore 52
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6 10-12 A Dodgson Dean Pratt (7) 100/1101.00
4 552-U47 Orange and Light Blue (quartered), Orange sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Orange cap Indalo Return (IRE) 8
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8 10-12 P A Kirby Phil Dennis (7) 105 15/28.50
5 05-0 Black, red spots on sleeves Poppies Milan (IRE) 8
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5 10-12 Rebecca Menzies Tony Kelly (3) 40/141.00
6 7/78P-8 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Red Mystique (IRE) 8
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5 10-12 M A Barnes M J McAlister 76 9/110.00
7 P Light Blue, Yellow sash, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Yellow cap Sir Posealot 43
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7 10-12 Miss T Jackson A Thornton 50/151.00
8 9 GREEN, GOLD sash, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Spread Boy (IRE) 8
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7 10-12 F P Murtagh G B Watters (5) 50/151.00
9 F-22 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap El Massivo (IRE) 9
Nag me
4 10-9 B Ellison Danny Cook 122 4/61.67

Verdict

Confirmed front-runner Alderbrook Lad, a winning and consistent chaser, was untroubled to score at Wetherby last time when returned to the smaller obstacles. Connections understandably go to the well again with regular partner Joe Colliver sure to set out and make all and look to run the finish out of EL MASSIVO. But the Ellison inmate was only reeled in late on in a competitive Aintree contest nine days ago with some promising sorts behind. He's progressing well and earns narrow preference over the penalised topweight. The remainder have shown little or nothing and appear outclassed.