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12:40 Hexham

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Hexham Racecourse Membership An Ideal Xmas Present Novices’ Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £7461.02
  • 3m 0f 41y
  • Class 3
  • 4 runners
  • Win time: 6m 47s
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Hexham Racecourse Membership An Ideal Xmas Present Novices’ Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63

Form: 2125-2 D BF

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Opened account over hurdles at Ayr (3m, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in March and made pleasing seasonal reappearance when clear second at Kelso (3m2f, soft) 11 days ago; not favoured by the weights on today's chasing debut but could have more to offer over fences.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

8

20th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

19:05 Uttoxeter

Doyen Breed

10st 13lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

in touch with leaders, headway after 9th, ridden after 3 out, stayed on until no extra from last

11/1

3

28th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Doyen Breed

11st 8lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Course winner over hurdles; promising novice last season but hasn't progressed, best run when second (of three) at Kelso in February (2m5f, good); not so good there last time and visor now replaced cheekpieces; on a good mark.

6/1

4th

6

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 2

15:35 Kelso

Doyen Breed

10st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

in touch with leaders, bad mistake 2nd, soon recovered

11/2

Form: /236P- D

Last run: 221 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Smart staying hurdler in his prime and went close on last October's chasing debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft); safely held in another chase two weeks later, though, and also disappointed when reverting to hurdles (albeit in high-quality races) for final two starts last season; begins second chasing spell with a point to prove; cheekpieces removed after one use.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

15

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Emitom

10st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Two wins and two seconds from his five races for current yard; both the wins were at Newbury, including in clearcut style from Kyntara on heavy going last time out; back up another 5lb but he was fourth in the Grade 1 Stayers' on his only visit to the Festival, admittedly in 2020, but a case can be made for this resurgent 10yo.

25/1

1st

3

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Emitom

11st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Won over C&D (good) last March and he's been a good second on two of his three starts this season (good to soft/soft), including over C&D; there's every chance he'll be in the mix.

4/1

2nd

1

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

14:10 Ludlow

Emitom

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Formerly high class; snapped a long losing run at Newbury last March on debut for this yard and ran well to be second 251 days later; he didn't run much of a race at Haydock last time but this is at least easier than that.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 11112- D

Last run: 221 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Well beaten over hurdles in first-time cheekpieces on stable debut in December but then won four consecutive times in a visor; posted another career-best performance when second of 19 in Grade 3 handicap at Aintree (3m, good to soft) in April and will be hard to beat here if that level of form can be transferred to fences.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

13

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

JAi Froid

10st 11lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

Useful at his peak and still versatile at the age of 11, winning over 1m7f (heavy) and 3m1f (soft) this term; however, put firmly in his place by Cuthbert Dibble at Haydock last time and may struggle to turn things round.

28/1

25

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

JAi Froid

10st 3lb

J: John Kington

T: L J Morgan

Reserve; veteran who's been resurgent with forcing rides in the mud this winter, winning twice, including in the Warwick qualifier (3m1f) when Kyntara stumbled at the last; 11l fourth to Cuthbert Dibble at Haydock last time, however, seemed to confirm that he is vulnerable to younger legs.

40/1

Form: P-4989 D

Last run: 120 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 5yo who was placed in two low-grade Flat handicaps for new stable this autumn; has some fairly useful hurdling form on his CV and made quite encouraging chasing debut this spring but the others in this line-up all look stronger.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

6

(2)

15th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:08 Newcastle (AW)

Metal Man

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Rebecca Menzies

Largely respectable 2m form for current stable; won at Lingfield three starts ago; creditable second at Southwell latest; solid chance.

7/2

2nd

6

(3)

25th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Metal Man

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Rebecca Menzies

Cosy winner of a 2m handicap at Lingfield this month; only fifth of six at Kempton last time but it was still a fair effort; should remain competitive at this level.

5/1

5th

3

(6)

12th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Metal Man

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Rebecca Menzies

Yard is in fine form and this one reeled in the leader to win with something to spare at Lingfield last week (2m); is only lightly raced on AW and has more to come despite the penalty.

7/4

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Payout
Exacta £41.00
Straight Forecast £44.30
Trifecta £61.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Emitom

The Sun:

Metal Man

TOPSPEED:

Emitom

POSTDATA:

Emitom

LAMBOURN:

Emitom

Daily Express:

Emitom