Hexham

  • 19:10 IJF 50th Anniversary Mares' Handicap Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £4,106 2nd £1,197 3rd £599
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 14.80s
  • Off time: 19:10:16
19:10 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Flaming Matron (IRE) 9/2
2nd High Fair 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11P228- Yellow, light blue chevrons, hooped sleeves, light blue cap Gulf Punch 46
Nag me
7 11-12 p D McCain Jnr James Cowley (7) 115 3/14.00
2 P/4136-7 Dark blue, light blue and dark blue striped sleeves, white cap Rinnagree Rosie 13
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-11 Mrs L B Normile A P Lane 100 9/25.50
3 543P2-5 Pink, Dark Green epaulets and armlets, Dark Green cap, Pink spots The Flaming Matron (IRE) 20
Nag me
8 10-10 t N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 99 9/25.50
4 848P02- Purple, white spots, white and purple striped sleeves Amethyst Rose (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-2 W Coltherd B Harding 91 11/43.75
5 3/2758-3 Light Blue, Yellow braces, striped sleeves, quartered cap High Fair 20
Nag me
8 10-0 Miss S E Forster Mr T Hamilton (7) 88 7/24.50

Verdict

Gulf Punch has ability but unfortunately not the consistency to accompany it in order to make him viable punting material and is, albeit somewhat reluctantly, passed over in a riddle of a race. Rinnagree Rosie would win this if the bare form of her Ayr heavy ground success over Frankie's Promise, immensely impressive since, could be taken literally but her victim that day has improved dramatically whilst her own subsequent efforts have been well below par. The ground is a question mark for The Flaming Matron whilst High Fair could be an improver but is another unproven on heavy. In contrast, AMETHYST ROSE will handle conditions well, has a course and distance win to her name and was back to form last time after a fallow period when hunting up King's Chorister at Perth.