March 17 / 15.05 Hexham

15.05 Hexham

Good

BK Racing Grand National Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6535.2
  • 3m 7f 199y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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BK Racing Grand National Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: -77324

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Irish raider; first run at this trip but shaped as though he would stay this far when a keeping-on sixth in the 3m4f Ulster National at Downpatrick in March 2021 (good to yielding); in fair form recently; a possible.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Dubai Devils

11st 9lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Paul Stafford

1st

1

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:05 Hexham

Dubai Devils

11st 12lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Paul Stafford

Irish raider; first run at this trip but shaped as though he would stay this far when a keeping-on sixth in the 3m4f Ulster National at Downpatrick in March 2021 (good to yielding); in fair form recently; a possible.

7/2

4th

8

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Navan

Dubai Devils

11st 5lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Paul Stafford

Good spell last year, winning a 3m1f heavy ground handicap chase at Fairyhouse before third in this event 12 months; close up in third behind Wishmoor in a veterans' chase at Limerick after Christmas; had a few of these rivals behind when second at Down Royal.

8/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: -6153P

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Bit disappointing since Wetherby win in December (3m, soft); blinkers now replace cheekpieces but is having his first run at beyond 3m2f.
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1st

4

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

14:15 Newcastle

Morozov Cocktail

11st 6lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

2nd

8

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:05 Hexham

Morozov Cocktail

10st 10lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Bit disappointing since Wetherby win in December (3m, soft); blinkers now replace cheekpieces but is having his first run at beyond 3m2f.

5/1

5

28th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 2f 34y

Class 4

15:20 Carlisle

Morozov Cocktail

11st 6lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

One of two to pull clear of the others when winning at Wetherby (3m, soft; refitted cheekpieces) on Boxing Day, his second chase, and put a lesser effort behind him when staying-on third here (3m, soft) three weeks ago; not yet fully exposed; each-way claims at least.

7/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 573624 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Course winner over hurdles (2m4f, soft) in October 2020; in fair form over hurdles with blinkers recently but hasn't run as well in two tries over fences; plenty to prove at this new trip from 3lb out of the handicap.
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3rd

7

20th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

17:16 Perth

Dequall

11st 0lb

J: Mr Jack Holliday

T: Stuart Coltherd

Not at best when reverting to hurdling at Sedgefield recently but was placed in a marathon chase two starts ago and had been fairly consistent over hurdles before that; seems versatile regarding ground and has slipped to a good mark; one to consider.

6/1

5th

4

8th Apr 2022

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:35 Sedgefield

Dequall

11st 7lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Stuart Coltherd

3rd

9

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:05 Hexham

Dequall

10st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Stuart Coltherd

Course winner over hurdles (2m4f, soft) in October 2020; in fair form over hurdles with blinkers recently but hasn't run as well in two tries over fences; plenty to prove at this new trip from 3lb out of the handicap.

12/1

Form: 69222B C

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Course winner who was in good form earlier in the season (close second over C&D in November); goes on any ground and is one with a chance.
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1st

6

19th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Prince Dundee

11st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders, dropped to last 5th, steady headway 10th, slightly hampered 13th, prominent going easily 4 out, challenging when left in lead 2 out, ridden before last, kept on strongly final 110yds

3/1

1st

4

4th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:55 Hexham

Prince Dundee

11st 9lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders, shaken up and quickened to lead 3 out, pushed along approaching last, good jump last, ridden out run-in, comfortably

8/1

3rd

2

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:50 Hexham

Prince Dundee

11st 13lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

All three wins have been gained on good or slower ground over C&D including a clearcut success in this race last year; his form has been a bit mixed since then but he ran respectably behind a major improver over 4m here last time and is respected back at this trip.

8/1

Form: 122525

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Winner over 3m3f at Sedgefield in October (good to soft, first-time cheekpieces); some fair efforts since, but has no easy task from 5lb out of the handicap.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

6

24th Jun 2022

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:40 Cartmel

Grey Atlantic Way

11st 3lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

held up in rear, pushed along after 10th, weakened after 3 out

25/1

7th

6

28th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

17:39 Cartmel

Grey Atlantic Way

11st 2lb

J: John Kington

T: Danny Brooke

3/1

5th

10

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:05 Hexham

Grey Atlantic Way

10st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Danny Brooke

Winner over 3m3f at Sedgefield in October (good to soft, first-time cheekpieces); some fair efforts since, but has no easy task from 5lb out of the handicap.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 21-P72

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Showed best form this season when runner-up in a veterans' chase at Hereford last time (3m1f, good to soft); stamina to prove (has run well over 3m2f) but a possible.
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3

8th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 3

14:35 Fontwell

Another Emotion

10st 13lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

Won quite valuable series final at Carlisle (3m, soft) just over a year ago but has shown his form on only one of four appearances this season and it's hard to tell whether he'll warm to the task here.

6/1

7

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 2

14:10 Newbury

Another Emotion

10st 10lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Warren Greatrex

None too consistent these days; second to La Cavsa Nostra at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in February but he ran no sort of race at Hexham next time; several others make more appeal.

16/1

2

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:05 Hexham

Another Emotion

11st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

Showed best form this season when runner-up in a veterans' chase at Hereford last time (3m1f, good to soft); stamina to prove (has run well over 3m2f) but a possible.

5/1

Form: 34U266

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Thorough stayer who latest win was over 3m4f at Kelso last May (good) having finished runner-up in the 3m6f Highland National at Perth on his previous start; chance on those efforts but lacks a recent run.
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Verdict Starting price

5

23rd Mar 2022

Good

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

14:45

Mance Rayder

11st 4lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Henry Hogarth

Latest win was 3m4f at Kelso off this mark last May, having been runner-up in the 3m6f Highland National at Perth on his previous start; close second at Catterick (3m1f) in November, before two lesser shows on good to soft; all his best form is on good ground; big shout if he gets his ground.

5

23rd Mar 2022

Good

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

14:45 Haydock

Mance Rayder

11st 4lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Henry Hogarth

Latest win was 3m4f at Kelso off this mark last May, having been runner-up in the 3m6f Highland National at Perth on his previous start; close second at Catterick (3m1f) in November, before two lesser shows on good to soft; all his best form is on good ground; big shout if he gets his ground.

3

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:05 Hexham

Mance Rayder

11st 10lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Henry Hogarth

Thorough stayer who latest win was over 3m4f at Kelso last May (good) having finished runner-up in the 3m6f Highland National at Perth on his previous start; chance on those efforts but lacks a recent run.

14/1

Form: 2-F251

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Less exposed than most and in good form having won a Fontwell handicap on latest start (2m5f, soft) in first-time cheekpieces; headgear retained, but steps up markedly in trip (third on only run over 3m2f which was over hurdles); likely player if he stays.
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4

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:05 Hexham

Alkopop

11st 8lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

Less exposed than most and in good form having won a Fontwell handicap on latest start (2m5f, soft) in first-time cheekpieces; headgear retained, but steps up markedly in trip (third on only run over 3m2f which was over hurdles); likely player if he stays.

9/2

1st

2

27th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:20 Fontwell

Alkopop

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Won a pair of 2m3f handicap hurdles on heavy ground last season; running well when falling on his chase debut, then got to within 5l of a big improver at Ffos Las (3m, heavy); ran no race last time but there's a good effort in him should cheekpieces have the desired effect.

100/30

5th

4

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:37 Ffos Las

Alkopop

11st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Toby Lawes

Won a pair of 2m3f handicap hurdles on heavy ground last season; running well when falling on his chase debut and stuck to his task admirably here last time to finish 5l off Fairlawn Flyer; won't be far away off the same mark.

4/1

Form: 5-P8P9

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Thorough stayer who won last season's Sussex National at Plumpton (3m4f, soft) off a 10lb higher mark; mainly disappointing since but is well treated as a result; visor now tried instead of blinkers but others stronger.
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Verdict Starting price

12

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Seaston Spirit

10st 6lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Oliver Sherwood

5

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:05 Hexham

Seaston Spirit

11st 8lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Oliver Sherwood

Thorough stayer who won last season's Sussex National at Plumpton (3m4f, soft) off a 10lb higher mark; mainly disappointing since but is well treated as a result; visor now tried instead of blinkers but others stronger.

16/1

9th

8

23rd Jan 2022

Heavy

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield

Seaston Spirit

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Oliver Sherwood

Hasn't run a race of note since winning the Sussex National just over a year ago, and that includes a soft defence of that crown last time out when in trouble from an early stage; opposable.

33/1

Form: /433F5

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Well handicapped these days and not entirely disgraced when last of five at Carlisle (3m2f, soft, lost a shoe) as he was beaten only 13l; more needed, but first-time visor could help.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

29th May 2022

Good

3m 2f 39y

Class 3

17:07 Kelso

Behindthelines

11st 12lb

J: Mr Thomas Greenwood

T: T Greenwood

20/1

6

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:05 Hexham

Behindthelines

11st 4lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Well handicapped these days and not entirely disgraced when last of five at Carlisle (3m2f, soft, lost a shoe) as he was beaten only 13l; more needed, but first-time visor could help.

9/1

5th

4

28th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 2f 34y

Class 3

13:35 Carlisle

Behindthelines

10st 5lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Low-mileage 9yo; thereabouts in his first runs on returning from a long absence (all at about 3m) and he was the market leader when tipping up at the first 17 days ago at Bangor; that was over 3m5f so a good test around here should be up his street.

4/1

Form: 69U8FP CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
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.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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 £479.00
Straight Forecast £463.00
Tricast £1115.00
Trifecta £2330.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Alkopop

SPOTLIGHT:

Prince Dundee

POSTDATA:

Dequall

TOPSPEED:

Behindthelines

LAMBOURN:

Another Emotion

The Guardian:

Dubai Devils

Daily Express:

Alkopop

The Sun:

Alkopop

Daily Mail:

Dequall

RP Ratings:

Prince Dundee

The Star:

Prince Dundee

The Times:

Behindthelines

Daily Mirror:

Another Emotion

Daily Record:

Dubai Devils