December 08 / 12.50 Hexham

12.50 Hexham Heavy

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  • Prize money: £2886.38
  • 3m 0f 41y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 6m 50s
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 6P-P42

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Made some improvement for the switch to chasing at Kelso (2m7f, soft) last month, when a 4l second (hung left on the run-in); that was an encouraging first effort in this sphere and he should be a player from the same mark.
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4th

5

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 4

14:10 Carlisle

Deep Charm

11st 2lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Won at Hexham (3m, heavy) last December on second chase start and solid second at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) in January; shouldn't be written off after just one bad run but it's hard to be confident today given he was pulled up at Wetherby (3m, soft) about three weeks ago.

11/2

13

16th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

15:15 Wetherby

Deep Charm

11st 1lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Progressive type; second attempt over fences when winning at Hexham (3m, heavy; by 13l) and he ran even better when second off a 9lb higher mark at Kelso next time; may not have reached his ceiling just yet; big shout.

5/1

2nd

5

16th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:05 Kelso

Deep Charm

11st 3lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Has made a good start over fences at about 3m, finishing second here (soft) before going one better by 13l at Hexham (heavy); up 9lb and has a sharper test to contend with, but needs respect.

9/4

9/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: U2323- C

Last run: 233 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Triple heavy-ground winner over the equivalent hurdles trip here; placed in six of his eight chases without winning; on a competitive mark for this reappearance; goes well fresh; should be thereabouts.
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3rd

2

17th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:03 Hexham

Cudgel

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Walton

5th

9

11th Apr 2022

Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:40 Hexham

Cudgel

10st 13lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: James Walton

third last year

1st

5

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

13:45 Hexham

Cudgel

10st 10lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: James Walton

Runner-up over C&D on reappearance (heavy) in December and now 10lb lower; goes well fresh so quite interesting back from a short break having had wind surgery.

5/1

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3/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: -42235 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
His two chase wins came over C&D (good to soft/soft) this March, the more recent when 14lb lower; placed over C&D several times since; beaten 25l when tried over 4m latest; more needed to win again but has place claims back over this 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: 27P-53

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
0-17; placed in three of his six chases, including this race last year (heavy) when 1lb higher; inconsistent but if able to build on October's respectable return to action he has an each-way chance.
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12

26th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

11:52 Wetherby

Flaming Glory

10st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Katie Scott

Placed over fences but has ground to make up with Vintage Glen on their Kelso form in October and he was entitled to run better at Hexham 18 days ago (handles heavy); now 0-18.

14/1

4th

7

8th Dec 2021

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

12:50 Hexham

Flaming Glory

10st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Katie Scott

0-17; placed in three of his six chases, including this race last year (heavy) when 1lb higher; inconsistent but if able to build on October's respectable return to action he has an each-way chance.

4/1

9

25th Oct 2021

Good

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

14:05 Ayr

Flaming Glory

10st 10lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Katie Scott

Remains a maiden but placed several times, including over fences at Kelso (2m7f, good) on Saturday; on a competitive mark on his best hurdle form and he's versatile ground-wise; might not be far away.

Form: -P357P

Last run: 144 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
25-race rules maiden; third over C&D (soft) in May when 12lb higher but hard to enthuse about his chance based on three further runs in the summer.
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10

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:50 Hexham

Hidden Cargo

10st 3lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Jonathan Haynes

Got off the mark under rules at the 31st attempt when scoring over C&D (good to soft) in March but he failed to back that up under similar conditions here last time; has something to prove again with visor now added and others are preferred.

16/1

8th

10

11th Apr 2022

Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:40 Hexham

Hidden Cargo

10st 7lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Jonathan Haynes

1st

3

28th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:50 Hexham

Hidden Cargo

10st 9lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Jonathan Haynes

0-30 under rules but placed on three of last four starts, most recently when clear second over C&D (good to soft) 11 days ago; went up 3lb for that but is also suited by good ground and has a major role to play.

5/2

Form: P43-77

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
0-9 career record and little surprise he was outpaced when tried over 1m7f here on his chase debut last month; potentially well treated now 4lb lower, based on his best hurdles effort, and this test of stamina could suit; interesting.
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3

8th Dec 2021

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

12:50 Hexham

Very Patient

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sue Smith

0-9 career record and little surprise he was outpaced when tried over 1m7f here on his chase debut last month; potentially well treated now 4lb lower, based on his best hurdles effort, and this test of stamina could suit; interesting.

8/1

7th

6

17th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:25 Hexham

Very Patient

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sue Smith

0-6 over hurdles but made reasonably encouraging seasonal debut when seventh at Carlisle (2m4f, good) last month and might be seen to better effect now switched to chasing and with that run under his belt.

16/1

7th

1

21st Oct 2021

Good

2m 4f 8y

Class 5

16:20 Carlisle

Very Patient

11st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sue Smith

Low-mileage 7yo who signed off for last term with good third on his handicap debut at Hexham (2m4f) in March; he's not ruled out on his return eased 1lb.

8/1

Form: 1/5-P3 CD

Last run: 197 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Multiple chase winner, one of those coming over C&D (heavy) in 2019; missed a year after winning at Market Rasen (3m, soft) in January 2020 and has yet to come close to recapturing his best form in three runs since; handy mark for this return from a break but has a bit to prove.
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10th

4

24th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:05 Sedgefield

Square Viviani

11st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Six-time chase winner but has been struggling in that sphere and this return to hurdling may well be a confidence-boosting mission.

33/1

7th

9

28th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:25 Catterick

Square Viviani

10st 9lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Six-time chase winner but hasn't recaptured his form since returning from a long absence and is best watched for the time being.

20/1

4

8th Dec 2021

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

12:50 Hexham

Square Viviani

11st 5lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Multiple chase winner, one of those coming over C&D (heavy) in 2019; missed a year after winning at Market Rasen (3m, soft) in January 2020 and has yet to come close to recapturing his best form in three runs since; handy mark for this return from a break but has a bit to prove.

14/1

Form: /6/7-0

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
2m4f point winner who wears a first-time tongue-tie for this chase and handicap debut, but he's hard to fancy on what he's achieved in four starts under rules.
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5

28th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:50 Hexham

Space Safari

10st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Very lightly raced since good-ground point win in 2017 and was a very disappointing favourite on latest outing seven weeks ago; however, was travelling well before falling on chasing debut here in December and may yet get his act together.

11/4

8

7th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

13:35 Carlisle

Space Safari

10st 0lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Sandy Thomson

It was still a fair way from home but few were travelling better when he came down on his chase/handicap debut (also first run in a tongue-tie) at Hexham two months ago (3m, heavy); 5lb wrong here but Edward Austin's claim takes care of that; interesting.

9/4

9

8th Dec 2021

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

12:50 Hexham

Space Safari

10st 0lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Sandy Thomson

2m4f point winner who wears a first-time tongue-tie for this chase and handicap debut, but he's hard to fancy on what he's achieved in four starts under rules.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £176.00
Straight Forecast £274.70
Tricast £1350.20
Trifecta £937.00

Selections

THE NORTH:

Cudgel

RP Ratings:

Deep Charm

SPOTLIGHT:

Very Patient

Daily Record:

Flaming Glory

Daily Mirror:

Square Viviani

POSTDATA:

Deep Charm

The Times:

Deep Charm

Daily Express:

Deep Charm

Telegraph:

Cudgel

The Guardian:

Cudgel

Daily Mail:

Cudgel

The Sun:

Cudgel

The Star:

Cudgel