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12:10 Hexham

Good To Soft

Ne-Bet Sports Book & Casino Handicap Hurdle (Go North Sea Pigeon Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £3267.6
  • 2m 0f 48y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 4m 11s
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Ne-Bet Sports Book & Casino Handicap Hurdle (Go North Sea Pigeon Series Qualifier)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 832-88 D BF

Last run: 162 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

A break may have done him good and he's one to watch in the betting on this return to action, but he was tailed off on his last two runs in May/June (stable debut latest) and today's distance may prove inadequate.

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1

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Romeo Brown

12st 0lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sue Smith

Made all over 2m4f on good to soft at Aintree last season when 5lb higher; pulled up last time on soft but ran an okay race on that ground the time before when beaten about 15l behind last weekend's Uttoxeter winner Santos Blue; could go well, especially if the ground dried out.

9/1

7

21st Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:35 Doncaster

Romeo Brown

11st 8lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

held up in rear

5/1

5th

4

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:50 Wetherby

Romeo Brown

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Made all at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) last season and could improve for last month's reappearance fifth at Doncaster; handicapped to make a bold bid but it's been a long time since he's run well on soft/heavy.

9/1

12/1

  • Place: £7.60

Form: /31U8- D

Last run: 210 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won in good style at Haydock (1m7f, heavy) in January and on that evidence a case can be made off this 5lb higher mark; however, he was soundly beaten at Perth (2m, good to soft) last time out in April; soft or heavy ground may be preferable.

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1st

1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Serious Ego

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

Went up 12lb for two wins at Hexham in November (2m heavy); some fair efforts since, but well beaten at Musselburgh last time; back on a fair mark now; a possible.

5/1

8th

12

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

Serious Ego

10st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Nicky Richards

Won twice on heavy ground at Hexham in November (2m) and may need that sort of stamina test these days; got outpaced at Ayr last time when behind Mack The Man.

14/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 272-U1 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Won at Carlisle (2m4f, good) last month and that form was franked when the neck runner-up ran really well at Cheltenham on Friday; won this last year (soft) and could play a leading role up 3lb for last time.

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5

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

14:05 Kelso

Hart Of Steel

10st 12lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Donald McCain

Claimer ridden for three front-running wins over this sort of trip from five races this autumn/winter, including at Bangor (soft) and Uttoxeter (good) last two outings; raised another 4lb but he's been on the upgrade.

1st

4

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 2

14:22 Uttoxeter

Hart Of Steel

11st 3lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Had excuses when fifth at Haydock two runs back and consistent otherwise; kept it simple and made all over this far on soft ground at Bangor most recently; only 3lb higher and Theo Gillard again claims; not far away.

13/2

1st

1

13th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

15:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Hart Of Steel

11st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Ultimately well beaten at Haydock last month but there were mitigating circumstances (squeezed out at penultimate flight and badly hampered by faller at last); began this season with win off 1lb lower at Carlisle (2m4f, good) in October and is also suited by slower ground; sure to appreciate today's dip back into a Class 4 race and needs to be taken very seriously.

2/1

Form: 33262- BF

Last run: 244 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Four-time Flat winner (soft/heavy) who was runner-up over hurdles on two of her final three starts last season (2m, soft/heavy); returns having had a wind op but could do with the ground being slower than good to soft.

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4

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6th Apr 2022

Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 5

14:05 Catterick

Gamesters Icon

9st 10lb

J: Megan Nicholls

T: Oliver Greenall

More than 500 days since last seen on the Flat but she's a four-time winner in this scene and has been in good form over hurdles this year; ground/trip/mark all fine.

4/1

2nd

3

13th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:48 Bangor-on-Dee

Gamesters Icon

11st 8lb

J: Mr Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall

Came good over hurdles at tenth attempt, with C&D (soft) win under Toby Wynne last month; backed up that performance with good run in defeat at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) a fortnight ago and won't mind if the ground is quicker here; respected.

9/4

2nd

4

28th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Carlisle

Gamesters Icon

11st 10lb

J: Mr Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall

Bounced back from a poor run to open hurdling account at Bangor (2m, soft) this month, her tenth attempt; subsequent 3lb rise ought to be manageable; no surprise if she's in the shake-up again.

6/1

Form: P7U9-9 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Out of form on his final few starts for Jessica Harrington and there was no revival on his recent stable debut at Wetherby; however, he may have needed the run and it's still very early days with his current trainer, who often does well with recruits from other yards; no forlorn hope.

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4th

5

1st Jun 2022

Good

2m 1f 61y

Class 4

15:40 Cartmel

Got Trumped

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

close up, slow jump 1st, led 3rd, nudged along 5 out, ridden after 3 out, soon kept on, headed and no extra run-in, no match for winner

8/1

3

17th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

18:03 Hexham

Got Trumped

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Ex-Jessica Harrington; wasn't beaten far when third at Ayr (2m, soft; from an 11lb higher mark) in January but somewhat underwhelming since; soon detached after a couple of laboured early leaps over C&D (8-1) last time.

7th

5

7th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

13:55 Hexham

Got Trumped

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Ex-Jessica Harrington; yet to win for present yard, and well beaten on last two starts (2m4f, soft/heavy) but on a good mark and could bounce back down in trip on this quicker ground.

15/2

Form: /4452- BF

Last run: 268 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in all three bumpers (including on good to soft) and this lightly raced 7yo was a 21l second to a very well-handicapped winner at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) last time out in February, which was his second handicap start; returns with yard among the winners and could go well.

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10

29th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

14:10 Ayr

Honda Fifty

10st 11lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Donald Whillans

0-5 over hurdles; bumped into a big improver when remote second in Carlisle handicap (2m1f, soft) in February and might have needed his recent reappearance run; could have a say if suited by today's step up in trip.

8/1

6th

14

17th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

12:10 Hexham

Honda Fifty

10st 6lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Donald Whillans

Runner-up in all three bumpers (including on good to soft) and this lightly raced 7yo was a 21l second to a very well-handicapped winner at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) last time out in February, which was his second handicap start; returns with yard among the winners and could go well.

8/1

7

31st Oct 2021

Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 4

13:25 Carlisle

Honda Fifty

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Second in all his three bumpers; his two best pieces of hurdles form (four starts) were over C&D in the mud, including when second of nine to a runaway winner (who did the same five days later) in handicap in February when last seen; capable of going well fresh and has each-way claims.

7/2

Form: 2784-5 D

Last run: 200 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Has dropped back down to the same mark as when scoring at stiff Carlisle (2m1f, soft) last October, and he can go well fresh; however, he was well below his best when last seen in spring and may prefer a greater test of stamina than this, having run well at up to 3m2f last season.

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3rd

1

5th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

14:18 Kelso

Kaizer

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Ewan Whillans

prominent, led 6th

12/1

7th

11

23rd Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 149y

Class 3

13:30 Aintree

Kaizer

11st 7lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Ewan Whillans

prominent, lost position when not fluent 3 out, soon pushed along and beaten

33/1

5th

4

14th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:15 Kelso

Kaizer

10st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

raced in second, lost position and held up in behind leaders before 3rd, niggled along after 4 out, pushed along before 2 out, weakened and behind after 2 out

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 22417- D BF

Last run: 236 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in March in his sole handicap hurdle, and likewise in first-time blinkers on the Flat seven weeks ago after a two-month break; however, he was running well on the Flat earlier this year and has shown promise during his light hurdling career; no headgear today; not written off.

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10th

9

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

18:15 Huntingdon

Magna Moralia

10st 8lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

2m hurdle winner (good to soft) but currently on a long losing sequence; not easy to make a case for him based on his last three starts.

50/1

13th

12

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

15:54 Market Rasen

Magna Moralia

10st 4lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Exposed sort; has won three times on the Flat and once over hurdles (2m Kelso handicap in March 2021); fair fifth at Doncaster in November (2m5f, good) but well beaten since; probably needs better ground.

50/1

11

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

Magna Moralia

10st 13lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

led, headed but pressed leader 4th

14/1

Form: 231324 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Remains 5lb higher than when winning at Cartmel in June and was soundly beaten in fourth at Carlisle last month; however, this race doesn't look as warm as that latest assignment, and this consistent front-runner may not be far away.

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8th

13

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

14:25 Newcastle

Frightened Rabbit

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Lisa Harrison

Six-time hurdle winner (once over C&D on heavy ground) but not firing on all cylinders for new stable this season; 1lb out the weights here; needs a good boost from the refitted cheekpieces; 1lb wrong.

14/1

6th

11

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Frightened Rabbit

10st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Lisa Harrison

led narrowly, headed 3 out, lost second 2 out, soon weakened, tired before last

16/1

8th

12

26th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 8y

Class 5

17:05 Carlisle

Frightened Rabbit

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Lisa Harrison

Course winner in 2022 but his more recent form is far less encouraging, beating only one at Kelso (2m) 18 days ago; this veteran is hard to make a case for.

33/1

Form: 152336 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

There's a question mark about today's drop back in trip, with his wins here earlier this season coming over 2m4f (soft/good), but he likes it here and he does have some pace; could bounce back with a big performance following a lesser run at Wetherby last time.

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3rd

6

16th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

13:00 Newcastle

Sheriff Garrett

11st 8lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Tim Easterby

pressed leader, prominent 5th, not fluent and ridden 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, 9 lengths down and beaten when left in third last

8/1

6th

12

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

15:23 Wetherby

Sheriff Garrett

11st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Tim Easterby

High-mileage 9yo who exploited some help from the handicapper when holding on well to score at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) on Boxing Day; can probably cope with today's 2lb higher mark but is not one to rely upon heavily.

9/2

Form: 5-1488 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Will need a career best to win off her current mark and she was below par at Carlisle last Monday; however, she may have needed that first run since June and shouldn't be taken lightly, having won three times from ten starts since joining this yard (including over C&D); versatile ground-wise.

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10th

5

18th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

13:25 Musselburgh

Evita Du Mesnil

11st 8lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Katie Scott

Four-time hurdle winner; made a good start for her current yard when going close at Kelso (2m, good) in October but she's not matched that form in three runs since; handles most ground and now drops back into a Class 5 event but she needs to rediscover her spark.

8/1

14/1

Form: 1346/ D

Last run: 683 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

This is his first run over hurdles since his 2019-20 campaign, and he showed promise that season; won on the Flat this September (AW) but isn't obviously well treated in this code, and he needs to bounce back from a heavy defeat at Pontefract last time out.

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Form: 31183/ BF

Last run: 620 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

This is her first run since March 2020 but this lightly raced 7yo was progressive that season and she's been given a chance by the handicapper; the betting could be informative on her return.

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5

29th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

14:10 Ayr

Theflickeringlight

11st 10lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Well handicapped on old form but missed last season and was in rear throughout when reappearing at Hexham 12 days ago; could be considered only if much stronger in the betting here.

25/1

8

17th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

12:10 Hexham

Theflickeringlight

11st 5lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

This is her first run since March 2020 but this lightly raced 7yo was progressive that season and she's been given a chance by the handicapper; the betting could be informative on her return.

14/1

Form: 3373P-

Last run: 360 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Maiden in France and pulled up there when last seen last November; however, he showed ability over hurdles and fences previously, and his new trainer saddled a stable debutant to win at 28-1 at Carlisle last week.

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5th

6

9th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:25 Huntingdon

Force De Frap

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

Becoming ever more versatile, winter's Bangor and Ludlow wins being his first on soft or slower; handicapper has appeared to have his measure the last twice, a scruffy round of jumping latest notwithstanding.

7/1

5th

4

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 149y

Class 3

15:38 Wincanton

Force De Frap

10st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in last

7/2

2nd

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 213y

Class 4

15:50 Stratford

Force De Frap

11st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

held up in rear

5/2

Form: 7-7046 D

Last run: 78 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Very well handicapped on old form for Nigel Twiston-Davies but regressed for that yard and there was no turnaround on his stable debut over C&D in August.

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8

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

18:05 Hexham

Kingofthecotswolds

11st 1lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Kevin Hunter

On a slippery slope since winning a maiden hurdle for previous connections and has pulled up in both starts (hurdle/chase) since returning from a long absence.

20/1

5

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

Kingofthecotswolds

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Kevin Hunter

towards rear of midfield, dropped to last when slow jump 5th, lost touch 6th, soon pulled up

50/1

7

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Carlisle

Kingofthecotswolds

11st 3lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Kevin Hunter

towards rear

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £2466.00
Straight Forecast £1858.50
Tricast £6924.60
Trifecta £11492.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Hart Of Steel

The Times:

Magna Moralia

TOPSPEED:

Kaizer

Daily Mirror:

Evita Du Mesnil

The Star:

Serious Ego

The Guardian:

Gamesters Icon

SPOTLIGHT:

Sheriff Garrett

POSTDATA:

Hart Of Steel

Telegraph:

Hart Of Steel

Daily Express:

Magna Moralia

Daily Record:

Magna Moralia

Daily Mail:

Kaizer