Today's racecards

Hexham

  • 17:00 Bet toteswinger Handicap Chase 3m 1f

  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 16.50s
  • Off time: 17:00:38
17:00 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st St Gregory (IRE) 5/1
2nd Solway Dornal 15/2
3rd Alba King (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 25/8P57- Yellow, black cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, black spots and cap Ballycolin 98
Nag me
11 11-12 I A Duncan G B Watters (5) 99 8/19.00
2 P92F-35 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Solis (GER) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
11 11-9 Mrs Dianne Sayer Henry Brooke 96 10/111.00
4 17P6-55 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Alba King (IRE) 8
Nag me
8 10-13 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 86 5/16.00
5 74/4-P5 Royal blue, pink sleeves, striped cap New Vic (IRE) 8
Nag me
8 10-10 h Miss P Robson Craig Nichol (5) 83 7/18.00
6 57-6126 Red, Light Blue star and sleeves Solway Dornal 29
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 10-7 p Miss L Harrison Ryan Day (10) 80 15/28.50
7 584/1P-6 Emerald green, red and emerald green chevrons on sleeves, white cap Local Present (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 10-6 C Grant D C Costello 79 14/115.00
8 44-3353 Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Forestside (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-2 p F P Murtagh B Hughes 75 4/15.00
9 P022P-9 Orange, purple stars, white cap St Gregory (IRE) 29
Nag me
6 10-0 b1 N G Richards Brian Harding 73 5/16.00
10 722/1F-8 YELLOW, BLACK cross belts, BLACK sleeves, YELLOW armlets, BLACK cap Danny Cool 29
Nag me
11 10-0 K G Reveley Mr P Dennis (7) 71 9/110.00
11 65-4U47 Light Blue, Dark Blue cross belts, Light Blue sleeves, White armlets, Orange cap, White spots Dorlesh Way (IRE) 8
Nag me
7 10-0 pt P Holmes F Keniry 61 40/141.00
Non runners
3223-221Midnight Diamond (IRE)1111-1Tim VaughanAlan Johns88

Verdict

Tim Vaughan did really well to produce former pointer Midnight Diamond ready to do the business this month at Fakenham on the gelding's first run under Rules for over three years. The race did rather fall apart and he's up 8lb for the win but most of that is offset by his young rider's claim. He may well follow up against primarily out-of-sorts opponents but this might just be the day that FORESTSIDE gets his head in front over fences at the 27th time of asking. He's woefully devoid of pace but his best chase form has come at this track and a repeat of his latest effort, a close third to Mister Wall Street here nine days ago, would see him go close. Course winner Solis is also respected and is next best along with Solway Dornal.