Hexham Bookmakers 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 11 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 25.20s
  • Off time: 12:50:34
Full result
Result 12:50 Hexham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 11 Seeyouatmidnight 66/1
2nd 2 Regal Encore 2 1/4f
3rd 3 Tikkandemickey 13/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3-851
Red, Mauve chevron, Mauve and Red quartered cap Our Boy Ben 21
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 3-851
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-5h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 159 11-5 h J M Jefferson B Hughes 11/2
2 1/12-21
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Regal Encore (IRE) 23
  • T:A J Honeyball
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 1/12-21
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 A J Honeyball A P McCoy 130 1/4f
3 8/3425-1
Royal Blue, White hoops, Royal Blue cap, White star Tikkandemickey (IRE) 21
  • T:R Shiels
  • J:Callum Bewley
  • Form: 8/3425-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 R Shiels Callum Bewley (7) 119 13/2
4 U3
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Allez Cool (IRE) 21
  • T:J Wade
  • J:John Dawson
  • Form: U3
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 J Wade John Dawson (7) 66/1
5 2522-68
Black, royal blue chevrons, white and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Champagne Agent (IRE) 42
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 2522-68
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12p
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 112 14/1
6 80P-0
Royal Blue, Yellow sash, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars and star on cap Here's To Harry 210
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 80P-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 100/1
7 25-672
Light Blue, Scarlet hooped sleeves, striped cap Lord Brendy 21
  • T:R Johnson
  • J:K Johnson
  • Form: 25-672
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 R Johnson K Johnson 20/1
8
DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Marine Band
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Daragh Bourke
  • Form:
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 Mrs S J Smith Daragh Bourke (7) 66/1
10 U7-0U35
Light green, black triple diamond, black cap, light green diamonds Quick Brew 15
  • T:M A Barnes
  • J:S Mulqueen
  • Form: U7-0U35
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12ht
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 ht M A Barnes S Mulqueen (7) 105 20/1
11 P3F-1
Black, yellow sash, white cap Seeyouatmidnight 227
  • T:A M Thomson
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: P3F-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 A M Thomson Ryan Mania 66/1
13 217/0P8-
Purple and yellow diabolo, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Whinstone Dani (IRE) 361
  • T:Miss C Cannon
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 217/0P8-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 145 10-5 Miss C Cannon A E Lynch 22/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
9 708
Marlee Massie (IRE) 33
  • Nag Me
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:B Harding
  • Form: 708
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 1012 N W Alexander B Harding NR
12 F1-447
Uppercut De L'orne (FR) 15
  • Nag Me
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: F1-447
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 1012 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke NR

In depth

Verdict

REGAL ENCORE was a very smart bumper horse last season and, after a pipe-opener at Aintree, got off the mark over hurdles at the second time of asking at Plumpton. He's travelled a long way for this and should take home the spoils with McCoy doing the steering. Our Boy Ben and Tikkandemickey both won over course and distance on the same day three weeks ago. The former should again beat Lord Brendy and, only a four-year-old, probably has more scope than Raymond Sheils' charge. Champagne Agent and Uppercut De L'orne have ability but both need to improve on what they've shown so far this season.

Formwatch

Marlee Massie (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) In rear and mistakes, never dangerous, 8th of 9, well behind Kilbree Chief (10-5) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

Uppercut De L'orne (FR) 12-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, lost place after 3rd, not fluent next, ridden and beaten after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 11, 45l behind Heath Hunter (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) sft in Nov.

Seeyouatmidnight 3-1 (12-0) Ld/disp, ld 4out, hdd bef last, fought back to ld early flat, all out nr fin, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating Forget And Forgive (12-0) by 1/2l, 15 ran.

Regal Encore (IRE) 1-9fav (10-12) Held up in rear, closer order towards rear approaching 2nd, smooth headway 6th, tracked clear leader before 3 out, closed before next, led on bit last, hard held, won at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov beating Saffron Prince (10-12) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.

Tikkandemickey (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) Mid-division, lost place and dropped towards rear 4th, headway under pressure before 2 out, stayed on to challenge when went left last, ridden to lead flat, clear when hung left final 110 yards, won at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov beating Walser (11-12) by 7l, 10 ran.

Lord Brendy 14-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 3 out, challenged next, led between last 2, headed before last, kept on same pace, no impression with winner in clear 2nd flat, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Our Boy Ben (10-12) at Hexham 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Nov.

Quick Brew 33-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, headway when blundered 4th, 2nd when hit 2 out, no impression on winner, weakened last, 5th of 11, 21l behind Heath Hunter (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) sft in Nov.

Our Boy Ben 5-1 (10-12) Held up in touch on outside, tracked leading pair before 2 out, went 2nd between last 2, led before last, driven clear flat, won at Hexham 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Nov beating Lord Brendy (10-12) by 4l, 7 ran.

Allez Cool (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, lost place and dropped towards rear 4th, chased leaders under pressure before 2 out, went moderate 3rd before last, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Our Boy Ben (10-12) at Hexham 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Nov.

Whinstone Dani (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, closer in 6th 4 out, ridden in 5th 2 out, soon no extra, 8th of 20, 21l behind Oscars Joy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Dec '12.

Here's To Harry 50-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, not fluent 1st, mistake 7th, well beaten 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Jumbo John (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.

Marine Band Bandmaster gelding out of Darakah.

Champagne Agent (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Mid-division, chased leaders and mistake 4 out, headway before 5 out, weakened from next, last of 8, 46l behind Definite Dream (10-10) at Carlisle 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct.