Today's racecards

Hexham

  • 16:40 SIS Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £2,259 2nd £658 3rd £329
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 54.10s
  • Off time: 16:40:48
16:40 Hexham Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Western Bound (IRE)
1st Baileys Concerto (IRE) 9/2
2nd Double Whammy 18/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 53-P754 Emerald green and yellow diabolo, hooped sleeves, white cap Baileys Concerto (IRE) 15
Nag me
8 11-12 Mrs Dianne Sayer J Reveley 96 9/25.50
2 01F827 Black, Red chevron, Red cap Millers Reef (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-11 K Dalgleish K Renwick 95 9/25.50
3 543/P08 Grey, Purple chevrons, purple and grey hooped cap Double Whammy 18
Nag me
8 11-11 b I Jardine Craig Nichol (5) 95 18/119.00
4 552532 MAROON, WHITE diamond and sleeves, WHITE cap, MAROON star Indigo Island (IRE) 10
Nag me
5 11-5 p J Bewley H Brooke 89 9/110.00
5 5-8583P Red, Emerald Green epaulets and sleeves, Red and Royal Blue check cap I Know The Code (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-10 Miss L C Siddall T Siddall 80 10/111.00
6 F08/PPP Royal Blue and White (quartered), Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Heart O Annandale (IRE) 24
Nag me
7 10-7 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 77 3/14.00
7 775325- Royal Blue, Pink epaulets, hooped sleeves Pen Gwen (FR) 393
Nag me
11 10-7 P A Kirby K James (3) 77 22/123.00
8 323534 Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Forestside (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-5 F P Murtagh B Hughes 75 6/17.00
9 4444P3 Red, Royal blue seams, black cap Alexander Oats 39
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-0 b R H Goldie H Challoner (3) 67 11/112.00
11 363344 Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Panthers Run 29
Nag meCourse Winner
14 10-0 t J C Haynes J Kington (3)(ex2) 60 50/151.00
Non runners
109430F4Western Bound (IRE)1310-0Mrs B ButterworthD C Costello64

Verdict

Alexander Oats is 3lb out of the handicap but Harry Challoner's claim takes care of that. He's only won once in 18 starts over fences but couldn't possibly get any lower in the weights and must have some sort of chance of doubling his tally. Forestside has won three times over hurdles but never over fences in 21 starts though he's another who has dropped to his lowest ever mark, which isn't surprising given his recent form. Baileys Concerto hasn't had much racing but has shown a bit of promise and that may be enough in a race of this quality though INDIGO ISLAND looks the one to be on. The locally trained five-year-old has only had two runs over fences and has run well enough in both recent starts to be handed the vote. Millers Reef's only success over fences came on very fast ground and he won't have those conditions today.