Hexham Racecourse is based in the centre of Northumberland and is renowned as one of the most picturesque tracks in the country. Set at around 800 metres above sea level, Hexham is the most northerly National Hunt course in England. Due to its remote location, no meetings are held in the winter months. Jumps racing is staged from March until December. The Heart of all England Maiden Hunters’ Chase is Hexham’s most historic race. It is typically run between the end of April and the start of May each year.
Hexham Betting Tips
Hexham racecourse provides a left-handed, undulating track at a distance of 1 mile 4 furlongs. There are 11 fences per lap of the track, two open ditches and one water jump. Most jockeys consider these easy to jump. The most notable feature is the steep climb from the end of the back straight to the finish. Many horses have been going well before kicking for home a long way out, only to be pegged back on the flat 250 yard run in due to the testing nature of the finish. As a result, our Hexham betting tips tend to favour local trainers and course specialists. Hexham is a similar course to Cheltenham. As a result, form is often replicated here.
Hexham Betting Trends
Over fences, Lucinda Russell has a very good record at the course. She has had 15 winners from 70 runners and a win percentage of 21.43% in the last three years. Of the 70, she also had 27 placed and totalled prize money over £60,000, a decent return given the relatively small pots on offer per race. Northern based trainers also have good records at Hexham, including George Bewley (6 winners from 12 runners) and Nicky Richards (4 winners from 8 runners) who both boast 50% strike rates.
Of the hurdlers, it’s Brian Ellison who leads the way in prize money at Hexham races since 2013. However, the best strike rate goes to the aforementioned Nicky Richards, with 6 winners and 4 places from his 19 mounts. He’s definitely a man to follow under rules.
Brian Hughes has had more rides than any other jockey by some distance. As a result, he has claimed the most money in prizes at over £80,000 in all codes. James Reveley has a good record at the track, winning 25% of his races over fences, 18% over hurdles and 28% in bumpers.