Today's racecards

Hexham

  • 15:10 Primary Websites Handicap Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 18.20s
  • Off time: 15:10:48
15:10 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Royal Sam (IRE)
1st Gibbstown (IRE) 11/2
2nd Samson Collonges (FR) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 432324 Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Farm Pixie (IRE) 27
Nag me
8 11-10 h Mrs A Hamilton G B Watters (7) 97 7/18.00
3 14-F124 Emerald Green, Emerald Green and Dark Blue hooped sleeves Dingo Bay 16
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-9 J Wade B Hughes 96 4/15.00
4 8F3213 Royal Blue, White stripe, Purple cap Gibbstown (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-6 p P Stafford Derek Fox (5) 93 11/26.50
5 23123/P Black, orange diamond, orange sleeves, black armlets, black and orange quartered cap Mr Chippy (IRE) 86
Nag me
10 11-5 b1 D McCain Jnr H Brooke 92 10/111.00
6 54P3U7 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Mannered 29
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-5 J Wade J Dawson (5) 92 16/117.00
7 P22PU1 Maroon, black star, white sleeves, black stars, maroon cap, black star Samson Collonges (FR) 18
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-10 Rebecca Menzies T Kelly (3) 83 6/17.00
8 0-P4143 Black, White chevrons, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Esme Rides A Gaine 18
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
12 10-6 C R Wilson B Harding 79 15/28.50
9 C35PP2 Pink, black cross of lorraine and armlets Filbert Fox (IRE) 18
Nag me
8 10-6 p A C Whillans P Buchanan 79 7/24.50
Non runners
144P443Royal Sam (IRE)911-12M TodhunterK Renwick99

Verdict

Samson Collonges has won three times over fences, all on this track, including a neck success over today's rival Filbert Fox earlier this month with Esme Rides A Gaine 6l back in third. The runner-up is slightly better off so there should be very little between them again though this looks a slightly better race. Royal Sam is still a maiden under Rules after 26 career starts but he's mainly competed at a higher level and has dropped to his lowest rating. GIBBSTOWN went up 15lb for a very easy victory in heavy ground at Ayr but still managed to run well in a better race at Newcastle on much quicker going when Dingo Bay was behind. Back in this grade and on ground she'll enjoy she looks the one to be on.