Today's racecards

Hexham

  • 16:00 Bet totequadpot Novices' Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.50s
  • Off time: 16:00:41
16:00 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Imjoeking (IRE) 5/6
2nd Harrys Whim 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2P1P1-P Black, Yellow cross belts, sleeves and cap Clondaw Hero (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 b1 D McCain Jnr K Renwick 122 11/43.75
2 PF52-P Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow cap Dun Faw Good 43
Nag me
7 10-12 R M Smith Brian Harding 33/134.00
3 23/2624- Light Blue, White spots, striped sleeves and spots on cap Imjoeking (IRE) 92
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 125 5/61.83
4 F5UU-U3 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved), halved sleeves, quartered cap Harrys Whim 8
Nag me
9 10-5 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 102 7/24.50
5 66P32-6 GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop Merry Minster 25
Nag me
7 10-5 J Walton Tony Kelly (3) 83 20/121.00

Verdict

Clondaw Hero's recent form figures don't inspire confidence and it's anyone's guess which version of the McCain novice turns up. The application of first-time blinkers is no surprise and it will be fascinating to witness their effect. Harrys Whim and Merry Minster are limited so IMJOEKING is the choice, especially in receipt of 7lb from the penalised McCain inmate. He hasn't been as impressive in four starts over fences as was anticipated but Lucinda Russell has given him a good rest and hopefully he'll come back a stronger horse and start to realise his potential.