Northumbria Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 5, 11 runners)
  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 40.80s
  • Off time: 14:41:00
Full result
Result 14:40 Hexham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 11 Lisdonagh House 15/2
2nd 12 Noble Scholar 6 9/1
3rd 3 Bollin Fiona 13 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 243-3F1
DARK BLUE and RED (halved), RED sleeves and cap Stormion (IRE) 39
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Craig Nichol
  • Form: 243-3F1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (10) 100 4/1
2 443-F7P
LIGHT BLUE, RED cross belts, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, RED cap Political Paddy 175
  • T:R Nixon
  • J:F Keniry
  • Form: 443-F7P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10p
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
10 164 11-10 p R Nixon F Keniry 98 16/1
3 44436-1
Yellow, maroon sash, Royal blue sleeves and cap Bollin Fiona 158
  • T:D W Whillans
  • J:Mr R Nichol
  • Form: 44436-1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 D W Whillans Mr R Nichol (10) 98 10/1
4 1233P6
Pink, purple striped sleeves, purple cap Keeverfield (IRE) 27
  • T:Miss J E Foster
  • J:Samantha Drake
  • Form: 1233P6
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
11 161 11-7 Miss J E Foster Samantha Drake (7) 95 20/1
6 01335-1
Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, quartered cap Along Came Rosie 204
  • T:A Crook
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 01335-1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 A Crook D C Costello 90 14/1
7 16P6P-1
Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap Caught In The Act (IRE) 32
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 16P6P-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 90 9/4f
8 66-104P
Red, large Emerald Green spots, Grey sleeves, Red spots, Emerald Green and Red quartered cap Royal Curtsy 17
  • T:W Coltherd
  • J:Gary Rutherford
  • Form: 66-104P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
9 152 10-12 W Coltherd Gary Rutherford (5) 86 33/1
10 3/6357-7
Black, White Cross of Lorraine Mini The Minx (IRE) 27
  • T:D W Whillans
  • J:Callum Whillans
  • Form: 3/6357-7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
6 150 10-10 D W Whillans Callum Whillans (5) 84 20/1
11 80773-1
Maroon, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Royal Blue and White striped cap Lisdonagh House (IRE) 19
  • T:Miss L C Siddall
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: 80773-1
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
10 148 10-8 Miss L C Siddall M G Nolan (5) 82 15/2
12 0F3-P09
Dark blue, pink sleeves, dark blue spots Noble Scholar (IRE) 32
  • T:P A Kirby
  • J:Adam Nicol
  • Form: 0F3-P09
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-6v1
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
7 146 10-6 v1 P A Kirby Adam Nicol (7) 80 9/1
13 6/05076-
Yellow, Black triple diamond, Black sleeves, Yellow diamonds and diamonds on cap Lochore (IRE) 365
  • T:W Amos
  • J:A L Voy
  • Form: 6/05076-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
6 143 10-3 W Amos A L Voy (3) 77 9/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 2428-73
Funky Munky 17
  • Nag Me
  • T:A C Whillans
  • J:E Whillans
  • Form: 2428-73
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
7 115 A C Whillans E Whillans 93 NR
9 P/512-P7
See The Legend 17
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Miss S E Forster
  • J:F Davis
  • Form: P/512-P7
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
7 1010 Miss S E Forster F Davis 84 NR

In depth

Verdict

Five of these arrive in winning form and one of them, CAUGHT IN THE ACT, looks the one to be on. He was having his first start for Nick Alexander when justifying strong market support in heavy ground at Kelso last month and though 9lb higher his rider's claim will be a help and a follow-up appears likely. Bollin Fiona has had a break since her victory on heavy going here in June and might find this on the short side but Stormion should make a bold bid to defy a big weight as he also scored here last time though he's another who would probably prefer further. Along Came Rosie has won twice over fences this year and can revert to hurdling on a lenient mark so she has to be considered and Lisdonagh House was having his first start since April when gaining a shock success at Uttoxeter earlier this month and should have come on for the run.

Formwatch

Funky Munky 10-1 (11-4) Towards rear, headway 2 out, went poor 3rd from last, plugged on, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Dun To Perfection (9-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.

See The Legend 12-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, led 5th, headed next, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 7th of 10, well behind Dun To Perfection (9-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.

Lisdonagh House (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, soon went 2nd, led before last, pushed out, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft beating Rime Avec Gentil (11-5) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.

Noble Scholar (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, blundered 4 out when weakening, 9th of 14, well behind Caught In The Act (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct.

Bollin Fiona 4-1 (11-0) In rear, not fluent 1st, headway approaching 4th, pushed along before 8th, went 2nd after 2 out, stayed on under pressure from last to lead towards finish, won at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jun beating Saddlers Mot (10-12) by 1/2l, 8 ran.

Royal Curtsy 12-1 (10-10) With leaders, lost place from 5th, pulled up, in a race won by Dun To Perfection (9-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy, 10 ran.

Political Paddy 50-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, hampered slightly 5th, weakened from 16th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Ballyvoneen (10-13) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in May, 9 ran.

Keeverfield (IRE) 22-1 (9-11) Blundered 1st, tracked leaders, outpaced in 5th when blundered 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 33l behind Rebel Swing (10-13) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct.

Mini The Minx (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Disputed lead, lost place 7th, soon behind, 7th of 9, 33l behind Knight Valliant (10-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Oct.

Stormion (IRE) 4-1 (10-10) Tracked clear pair, pushed along 7th, went 2nd before 2 out, led before last, kept on well, driven out, won at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct beating Spruzzo (10-0) by 4l, 6 ran.

Along Came Rosie 10-1 (10-3) Towards rear, headway from 2 out, led before last, kept on well towards finish, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in May beating Karingreason (10-11) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.

Caught In The Act (IRE) 4-1fav (10-9) Towards rear, headway 4 out, went 3rd 2 out, challenged last, ridden to lead run-in, kept on, won at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct beating Some Lad (10-10) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.

Lochore (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) In touch in mid-division, closed 3 out, no extra last, 6th of 14, 19l behind Funky Munky (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov '11.