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Hexham Racecourse Welcomes Racing To School Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4574.64
  • 3m 0f 41y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Hexham Racecourse Welcomes Racing To School Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 3-2354 C

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

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.

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

6th

7

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Cudgel

11st 7lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Walton

midfield

4/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 7P5336

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Maiden who was behind a couple of these last time at Carlisle and is 0-20 over fences; others preferred.

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

1st

5

28th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:45 Hexham

Hidden Cargo

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Jonathan Haynes

held up in rear, steady headway from 12th, went second 14th, pushed along home turn, ridden and kept on strongly to lead run-in, won going away (trainer could offer no explanation for improved form shown)

33/1

13

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:30 Hexham

Hidden Cargo

10st 4lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Jonathan Haynes

prominent, prominent in chasing group 3rd

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 52-4P2

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Yet to win over fences but was a good second to an in-form rival on first run over 3m at Ayr last time (heavy) and the fourth has won since; 3lb higher but the one to beat.

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

3rd

2

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

13:45 Hexham

Shaka The King

11st 8lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Yet to win over fences but was a good second to an in-form rival on first run over 3m at Ayr last time (heavy) and the fourth has won since; 3lb higher but the one to beat.

7/4

2nd

4

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:15 Ayr

Shaka The King

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Shaped well for much of the race when a weakening fourth on stable debut at Hexham (2m4f, heavy; first-time cheekpieces) in December; bitterly disappointing - never travelling or jumping and eventually pulled up - when favourite at Newcastle (Just Don't Know second) subsequently; 3lb lower.

11/2

6

8th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

15:08 Newcastle

Shaka The King

11st 5lb

Beaten about 15l when fourth on last month's chase and stable debut at Hexham (2m4f, heavy), but ran well for a long way and this very lightly raced 8yo could improve for that first outing since April, when he ran well here on his handicap hurdle debut (2m7f, good); on the shortlist.

9/4

Form: -54423

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Plenty of decent efforts to her credit over fences, including when third at Carlisle last time (3m2f, soft), but yet to win in 13 attempts; stable in fine form and a possible.

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

1st

4

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:20 Newcastle

Gipsy Lee Rose

10st 9lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Exploited some help from the handicapper when keeping on stoutly for narrow win at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in November but wasn't quite in same form on either subsequent outing (3m2f/3m) and today's drop back in trip is probably not ideal; wore cheekpieces last time; usual visor back on today.

9/2

6th

5

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Gipsy Lee Rose

10st 10lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Not as good as she was but kept on stoutly for narrow win at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in November and didn't run badly when fifth (behind Camp Belan) from out of the weights there the following month; back on correct mark here; could have a say.

11/1

5th

6

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

15:32 Kelso

Gipsy Lee Rose

10st 2lb

J: Mr Paddy Hanlon

T: N W Alexander

Doubled chasing tally when keeping on stoutly for narrow C&D (soft) success last month, her 25th start over fences; evidently in good heart but is effectively 8lb higher from 5lb out of the weights today.

3/1

Form: 97676

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Modest efforts in a bumper and over hurdles and plenty to prove on chase debut.

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

10th

13

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

14:30 Carlisle

Bannside

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Ian Duncan

Maiden who has finished tailed off in his four completed runs over fences and he can only be watched; 5lb out of the weights.

66/1

10th

13

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:10 Musselburgh

Bannside

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Ian Duncan

Only modest effort over fences this season and no easy task from 5lb out of the handicap.

66/1

9th

11

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

14:40 Ayr

Bannside

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Ian Duncan

Well beaten in two chases this autumn and now 0-8 overall; ran well to a point in first-time cheekpieces at Hexham (3m, soft) this month and may benefit from today's drop back in trip but others have much more obvious claims; tried in blinkers this time; 9lb out of the weights.

33/1

Form: 88P6-0

Last run: 176 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Showed promise on only run pointing in Ireland (fell 2 out when in second place) but modest efforts over hurdles for Phil Kirby; this longer trip should suit but probably best watched on stable/chase debut.

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

7

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

15:43 Newcastle

First Illusion

10st 6lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Stuart Coltherd

midfield, mistake 4th

10/1

8

24th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

14:40 Ayr

First Illusion

10st 2lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Tailed off when making handicap hurdle debut for Philip Kirby last month but is in a similar boat to stable's other runner Gandhi Maker, in that his promising Irish point debut offers hope he can do better under rules at some stage; sports first-time cheekpieces; market may guide.

6/1

4

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

13:45 Hexham

First Illusion

10st 11lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Showed promise on only run pointing in Ireland (fell 2 out when in second place) but modest efforts over hurdles for Phil Kirby; this longer trip should suit but probably best watched on stable/chase debut.

11/2

Form: /65P-P

Last run: 313 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

14-race maiden who was pulled up on last two starts; hasn't run since May and watching brief advised.

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

9

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

13:37 Newcastle

Oh No

10st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Maurice Barnes

6

28th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:50 Hexham

Oh No

10st 5lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Maurice Barnes

Pulled up over C&D on last three appearances and now 0-15 under rules; very difficult to enthuse over.

16/1

6

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

13:45 Hexham

Oh No

10st 5lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Maurice Barnes

14-race maiden who was pulled up on last two starts; hasn't run since May and watching brief advised.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £209.00
Straight Forecast £281.40
Trifecta £543.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Shaka The King

RP Ratings:

Cudgel

POSTDATA:

Gipsy Lee Rose

Telegraph:

Shaka The King

The Guardian:

Shaka The King

Daily Express:

Shaka The King

Daily Record:

Shaka The King

The Times:

Cudgel

Daily Mail:

Cudgel

Daily Mirror:

Cudgel

The Star:

Cudgel

The Sun:

Gipsy Lee Rose