14:10 Hexham

Friday 9 November 2018

All13:0513:4014:1014:4515:1515:45

Weatherbys Racing Bank Foreign Exchange Novices' Handicap Chase

Class 4  |   3m 41y  |   Good  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:10:17  |   Winning time: 6m 17.5s

1st
6
5/1
T: P A KirbyJ: Thomas Dowson (3)
Made all, jumped well, stayed on strongly op 11/2 tchd 9/2
2nd
3 ¾
2
9/2f
T: Andrew MartinJ: Mr J Martin (7)
Chased leaders, went 2nd 7th, mistake next, driven to challenge after 2 out, kept on well op 5/1
3rd
6
3
6/1
T: A M ThomsonJ: Rachel McDonald (5)
Mid-division, slow 1st, mistakes 4th and 13th, headway 3 out, chased leaders after next, never able to challenge op 13/2 tchd 8/1
4th
12
1
6/1
T: I JardineJ: C O'Farrell
Behind, headway 15th, chasing leaders when blundered 3 out, weakened after next op 5/1
5th
nk
9
12/1
T: M WalfordJ: Jamie Hamilton
Mid-division, headway 5 out, chased leaders next, weakened last op 8/1
6th
25
8
12/1
T: G BewleyJ: Jonathon Bewley (3)
Tracked leader, mistake 13th, pushed along 3 out, soon weakened op 20/1
7th
6
4
40/1
T: M TodhunterJ: Henry Brooke
Held up, headway 13th, soon chasing leaders, weakened 3 out op 28/1
8th
5
5
10/1
T: Stef KeniryJ: Finian O'Toole (3)
Mid-division, under pressure 4 out, soon no impression op 7/1
9th
18
7
5/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: B S Hughes
Mid-division, reminders 11th, headway 15th, weakened 2 out op 15/2

Also Ran

PU
10
12/1
T: Micky HammondJ: Joe Colliver
Always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 15th op 16/1

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Betting

Forecast

Militarian (9/2), Little Bruce (5/1), Le Drapeau (5/1), Geronimo (6/1), River Icon (6/1), Durbanville (10/1), Cash To Ash (12/1), Classical Milano (12/1), Late Date (12/1), Talkofgold (40/1)

Verdict
Not the ideal type of contest for betting purposes and a race which is likely to be solely defined by jumping prowess (or not). Le Drapeau could take a step forward on his chasing debut for Sue Smith (looks just the type), whilst the market could prove informative with regards the chances of fellow chasing newcomer Durbanville, who is now in the care of his owner Stef Keniry. However, the top-weight RIVER ICON very much caught the eye when chasing home Rebel Yeats from a difficult racing position over 2m4f here in October, and with the benefit of that initial experience in her favour should prove far more competitive over this longer trip.
  1. River Icon
  2. Le Drapeau
  3. Militarian

Previous Winners

2017
Western Jo
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 9
Weight: 11-12  |  
Age: 9  |  
J: Jonathan England
  |  
T: Sam England
9/4
Prize Money
1st:
£6,267.00
2nd:
£1,851.00
3rd:
£926.00
4th:
£463.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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