Betfair Commits 40 Million To British Racing Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 3, 8 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 31.20s
  • Off time: 15:05:30
Full result
Result 15:05 Hexham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 River Dragon 11/8f
2nd 2 Howizee 8 12/1
3rd 6 Global Fella 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 6/12113-
MAROON, WHITE diamond and sleeves, WHITE cap, MAROON star Bury Parade (IRE) 216
  • T:J Bewley
  • J:Mr C Bewley
  • Form: 6/12113-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 J Bewley Mr C Bewley (7) 130 13/2
2 6131-24
Purple, yellow diamond, yellow and purple check sleeves, striped cap Howizee 140
  • T:M A Barnes
  • J:M J McAlister
  • Form: 6131-24
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 127 12/1
3 23/2324-
Dark Green, White braces and sleeves, striped cap Crystal Rock (IRE) 17
  • T:T Coyle
  • J:Timmy Murphy
  • Form: 23/2324-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 T Coyle Timmy Murphy 125 16/1
4 17-6711
Black and red diabolo, black sleeves, red stars, black cap, red star Kellys Brow (IRE) 48
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 17-6711
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 p D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 122 11/4
5 663184
White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Cool Baranca (GER) 41
  • T:Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 663184
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania 122 28/1
6 25/U22-
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Global Fella (IRE) 198
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form: 25/U22-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
7 148 10-8 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 112 8/1
7 41175/6
Royal blue, mauve hoop and armlets Summer Soul (IRE) 48
  • T:S Corbett
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 41175/6
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-6p
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
10 146 10-6 p S Corbett P Buchanan 110 66/1
8 143632-
White, royal blue star, white and black striped sleeves, white cap, black star River Dragon (IRE) 2
  • T:T Coyle
  • J:Jack Quinlan
  • Form: 143632-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 T Coyle Jack Quinlan (3) 104 11/8f

In depth

Verdict

Kellys Brow won at Uttoxeter and Perth over the summer and has been placed on heavy ground between the flags. He shouldn't be far away here while a chance can also be given to Howizee and Global Fella if they are fully wound-up. Tony Coyle runs Crystal Rock, the mount of Timmy Murphy, and RIVER DRAGON and it's the latter who gets the vote. He's turned out again quickly after winning over 2m on heavy ground on the Flat at Newcastle on Wednesday and races off the same mark as when second over C&D in April. Bury Parade looked a decent prospect for Robert Bewley last season but this will be the furthest he's ever travelled and he has a lot of weight to carry following a lay-off. The trip could also be a problem for Cool Baranca.

Formwatch

River Dragon (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Held up in touch in rear, headway approaching 7th, not fluent 3 out, went 2nd approaching last, stayed on same pace, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Rosairlie (9-12) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Apr.

Howizee 4-1fav (10-11) Mid-division, mistake 5th, not fluent next, headway when not fluent 9th, no impression on leaders approaching last, 4th of 20, 19l behind Alpha Victor (10-8) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.

Global Fella (IRE) 5-2 (11-1) Tracked leaders, chased winner after 4 out, ridden before next, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Amron Lad (11-1) at Haydock 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Bury Parade (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, no impression when lost 3rd before last, weakened and no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 6, 25l behind Tap Night (11-5) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Mar.

Cool Baranca (GER) 12-1 (11-0) Behind, struggling 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden and some headway on long run from last (usual 2 out), went 4th over 1f out, never near leaders, 4th of 7, 13l behind Royal Bonsai (10-13) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Aug.

Summer Soul (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Always behind, 6th of 9, 47l behind Glingerbank (10-11) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Aug.

Crystal Rock (IRE) 11-10fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent, ridden after 8th, demoted to last when mistake 4 out, mistake and beaten next, weakened flat, last of 4, 12l behind Wester Ross (11-5) at Leicester 2m nov chs (4) gd in Jan.

Kellys Brow (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Made all, stayed on strongly from 2 out, won at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp 0-115 (4) sft in Aug beating Raajih (11-8) by 5l, 7 ran.