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13:50 Hexham

Good To Soft

B K Racing Long Distance Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3812.2
  • 3m 7f 199y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 9m 10s
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B K Racing Long Distance Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £26.00
  • Place: £5.90

Form: 2P7-75

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on all three starts this year, the latest last month after a break, and remains without a win since February 2019; plummeting down the weights but needs to find a way to stop the rot; stays 3m4f; unraced over further.

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5th

5

12th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 2f 34y

Class 4

14:40 Carlisle

Lough Derg Farmer

11st 6lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Took advantage of a handy mark in marathon event at Hexham (4m, good to soft) last month; remains well treated back up 5lb, as he defied a 13lb higher mark here (3m) in 2019; runner-up in this corresponding race in 2018 and 2020; solid chance.

4/1

1st

7

17th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

13:50 Hexham

Lough Derg Farmer

10st 12lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Well beaten on all three starts this year, the latest last month after a break, and remains without a win since February 2019; plummeting down the weights but needs to find a way to stop the rot; stays 3m4f; unraced over further.

25/1

5th

7

21st Oct 2021

Good

3m 2f 34y

Class 3

14:40 Carlisle

Lough Derg Farmer

10st 9lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Winless since 2019 and he ended last term under a cloud, looking temperamental too; others make much more appeal on his comeback.

16/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 3-1692 C BF

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Three-time course winner (3m, good-soft); just a respectable second in small-field contest at Kelso (3m2f, good) last month but the return to this track is an obvious plus and he looks worth a crack at this new trip.

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1st

4

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:50 Hexham

Prince Dundee

11st 12lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Five 3m wins, including last month at Ayr and on four occasions here; work to do to reverse Kelso Christmas form with Glittering Love and Morozov Cocktail, and indeed with the latter in this race last year.

4/1

1st

1

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Prince Dundee

12st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Yet to win away from Hexham but bounced back from rare poor run when battling on for fourth at Kelso (3m2f, heavy) in December and ought to be better suited by today's quicker ground; probably won't be far away.

9/2

4th

9

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

11:53 Kelso

Prince Dundee

11st 2lb

J: Mr Gregor Walkingshaw

T: Lucinda Russell

Runner-up off 1lb lower mark in this race last season (heavy); mainly decent efforts since but a rare poor run when pulled up in 4m chase at Hexham last time; not ruled out.

20/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: U23247

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Gained his only win and has shown all his best form at Cartmel; on workable mark and has the assistance of Brian Hughes for this first attempt at beyond 3m2f but ran very poorly when last in action; cheekpieces the headgear of choice today; others appeal more.

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1

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Dee Star

12st 0lb

J: Mr Murray Dodd

T: Gary Hanmer

in touch with leaders

33/1

11

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Dee Star

11st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Late-blooming veteran who is best known as a Cartmel specialist; drew clear to win by 3m5f there (good ground) last spring but signed off in the autumn with two disappointing runs and remains on a fairly tough mark.

50/1

6th

6

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 48y

Class 2

16:25 Sedgefield

Dee Star

10st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Inconsistent 10yo who was pulled up at Bangor just 18 days ago, but that was a rare run over hurdles and he's shown some good chase form this season (including 3m5f win at Cartmel); not discounted now back over fences.

12/1

Form: 06F0-4

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Very well handicapped on some of last season's hurdling form but seems to have developed a tendency to race rather lazily; never really looked dangerous when well-held fourth on last month's seasonal/chase debut at Worcester (2m7f, soft) and needs to up his game over new trip here.

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6th

3

3rd Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

13:00 Hereford

Exodela

11st 6lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: Jamie Snowden

Seems versatile regarding ground and won't fail through lack of stamina but has become disappointing this season; unseated rider at first fence last month (first run after a wind op) and comes here with a bit to prove.

8/1

1

18th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 5

16:25 Fakenham

Exodela

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Jamie Snowden

Point winner; yet to score over fences under rules (0-4) and his form has somewhat petered off since finishing fourth in a gruelling four-miler at Hexham (7-2 favourite) last November; sports a reapplied tongue-tie on first start since wind surgery.

4/1

12

23rd Jan 2022

Heavy

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield

Exodela

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Only 1-11 as a hurdler and he's 0-3 over fences, with his best effort an 11l fourth over 4m at Hexham; nothing like so good on either side of that but he's an assured stayer who copes with testing ground.

25/1

Form: 2-4223 C BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Course regular who probably posted new career-best performance when second here (3m, good) last month; gave another very good account when third to For Jim over that trip eight days later (soft ground); had wind op soon afterwards; strong contender if stamina holds out over this new trip.

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9

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:50 Hexham

Real Armani

10st 11lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Jane Walton

Dual C&D winner who returned to form with a front-running third here (3m, good to soft) last month but he was beaten 9l and finished behind Wavelength in that race; may have to settle for a supporting role again.

14/1

3rd

6

11th Apr 2022

Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:40 Hexham

Real Armani

11st 4lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Jane Walton

Soundly beaten in mid-division at Carlisle 15 days ago but that was a better race than this and his two wins have come over this C&D (soft/good to soft); runner-up in this last year and could again be thereabouts.

6th

10

27th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

16:43 Carlisle

Real Armani

10st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Jane Walton

Both wins came back-to-back over Hexham's 3m during March last year; has shown he has little margin for error off current mark even at his favourite venue; can run well again but looks vulnerable.

14/1

Form: 151211 C

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Five wins already this season, the latest gained over fences here (3m, soft) last month; looked to be struggling for a long way that day but eventually rewarded Sean Quinlan's persistence; runs off another career-high mark now but is unexposed over marathon trips.

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0

3

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:14 Hexham

For Jim

11st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Pulled up in two of three starts this year but showed that some ability remains when third at Uttoxeter in June; risky but nothing wrong with this mark (won off 10lb higher 14 months ago); can race prominently.

12/1

0

1

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

14:45 Perth

For Jim

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, mistake and reminder 7th, struggling from 4 out

7/2

3rd

3

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

16:55 Uttoxeter

For Jim

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

led, joined after 2nd, led narrowly 5th, pushed along 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, kept on run-in

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 22141P

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Scored over hurdles in first-time blinkers in July and finished well to make winning chase debut at Worcester (2m7f, good to soft) last month; needs to bounce back from poor run over same C&D four weeks ago but probably still has potential; goes beyond about 3m1f for first time here.

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3rd

1

3rd Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

13:00 Hereford

Wigglesworth

11st 12lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

Failed to complete three of his seven chases but rallied well to win off 3lb higher at Worcester (2m7f, good to soft) in October and posted another good effort when second at Sedgefield (3m3f, good to soft) last month, despite jumping left.

11/4

2nd

2

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 4

16:30 Sedgefield

Wigglesworth

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Winning chase debut in October but mixed bag since and latest third at Taunton (2m7f, good to soft) was just a fair effort; down 3lb but needs to up his game to get back on track here.

9/2

3rd

6

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

15:00 Taunton

Wigglesworth

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Gained an unlikely success at Worcester (2m7f, good to soft; still only fourth jumping last) on his chasing debut in September; has failed to complete the course on three of his four starts since, although at Doncaster last time that was through no fault of his own (going smoothly four out when a stirrup leather came undone); has to be respected.

9/2

Form: 232P-4 C

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Thorough stayer who was close second to Nakadam in this race off 2lb lower in 2020 (soft ground) and ran quite well when fourth behind For Jim here (2m, soft) on last month's seasonal debut; would appeal more on slower ground but still enters calculations.

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8

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

14:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Buddha Scheme

11st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Below form in Borders National at Kelso in December and needs to put that behind him but returned from long layoff with encouraging run in November and certainly won't fail through lack of stamina here.

14/1

12

4th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

4m 0f 90y

Class 3

13:05 Kelso

Buddha Scheme

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders, towards rear after 5th, mistake 16th, shaken up and reminder after 17th, got behind and pulled up before 20th

20/1

3rd

6

9th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 3

14:25 Ayr

Buddha Scheme

10st 10lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along before 4 out, ridden after 3 out

13/2

Form: 5-5278 CD

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Useful staying chaser in his prime and won off much reduced mark over C&D (soft) in March; has become very inconsistent, though, and often looks unenthusiastic nowadays; soundly beaten when reverting to hurdling in September; chance probably depends on what sort of mood he's in.

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5

17th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

13:50 Hexham

Gangster

11st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Warren Greatrex

Useful staying chaser in his prime and won off much reduced mark over C&D (soft) in March; has become very inconsistent, though, and often looks unenthusiastic nowadays; soundly beaten when reverting to hurdling in September; chance probably depends on what sort of mood he's in.

16/1

8th

1

23rd Sep 2021

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:20 Perth

Gangster

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Warren Greatrex

Useful staying chaser in his prime but has regressed and looked unenthusiastic when well beaten last month; needs combination of switch back to hurdling and refitted cheekpieces to rekindle his interest here.

10/1

Form: -41U2P C

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Gained all five career wins here, the latest off a much reduced mark in June (3m, good); rallied well for close second behind For Jim over that trip here last month (soft ground; first-time visor) but pulled up over hurdles since; no headgear today; not an easy one to predict.

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9

17th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

13:50 Hexham

Classical Milano

10st 7lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Gained all five career wins here, the latest off a much reduced mark in June (3m, good); rallied well for close second behind For Jim over that trip here last month (soft ground; first-time visor) but pulled up over hurdles since; no headgear today; not an easy one to predict.

12/1

10

23rd Oct 2021

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

16:35 Kelso

Classical Milano

10st 8lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

All wins at Hexham, mostly over fences; clear second off 2lb higher there on latest outing (visor applied); seems well handicapped but ran poorly over C&D on last two attempts over hurdles (2017/2020).

7/1

2nd

6

9th Oct 2021

Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

13:10 Hexham

Classical Milano

10st 10lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Won for a fifth time here when exploiting a much-reduced mark in June but he was beaten when unseating two out in another C&D handicap in August; that was his seventh non-completion since last January and he now has something to prove; first-time visor.

10/1

Form: P4-369 CD

Last run: 143 days

W: 10st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Out of form when last seen in spring and not getting any younger but won this race when fresh in 2020 (soft ground) and defends his crown from a 6lb lower mark; versatile regarding ground; can't be ruled out.

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10

8th Apr 2022

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:35 Sedgefield

Nakadam

10st 8lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Barry Murtagh

11

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:05 Hexham

Nakadam

10st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Barry Murtagh

C&D winner off a 10lb higher mark in November 2020 (soft) but not scored since; capable of going well even though out of the handicap but others more convincing.

25/1

4

7th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

13:35 Carlisle

Nakadam

10st 13lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Barry Murtagh

Veteran who stays forever; still in front when tried in a visor at Kelso but it was a long way out (usually five fences from home) that he fell; was 28-1 for that after some modest efforts.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £2304.00
Straight Forecast £2471.00
Tricast £19453.40
Trifecta £19807.00

Selections

The Times:

Wigglesworth

RP Ratings:

Prince Dundee

Telegraph:

For Jim

TOPSPEED:

Dee Star

SPOTLIGHT:

Real Armani

The Guardian:

Wigglesworth

The Sun:

Wigglesworth

Daily Mail:

Dee Star

POSTDATA:

Prince Dundee

Daily Record:

Prince Dundee

Daily Mirror:

For Jim

The Star:

For Jim