March 28 / 15.50 Hexham

15.50 Hexham Good To Soft

Mick Walsh Open Ditch Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4465.72
  • 3m 0f 41y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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Mick Walsh Open Ditch Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.30

Form: P53362

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
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.
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10

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:50 Hexham

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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

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10st 7lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Jonathan Haynes

1st

3

28th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:50 Hexham

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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

7/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: -PP6P2 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Suffered significant dip in form this winter but took big step back in right direction when second to unexposed rival at Plumpton (3m1f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; not sure to be suited by today's faster ground but remains on a good mark.
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3rd

4

16th May 2022

Good

3m 3f 208y

Class 5

16:40 Ffos Las

Le Tueur

11st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Disappointing favourite when dropped back to 2m5f recently and now 0-7 over fences but was placed three consecutive times beforehand (3m-3m2f; behind Motown Lake on latest occasion) and runs off career-low mark today; usual visor left off; tongue-tie fitted; can't be ruled out.

9/2

7th

6

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

16:10 Market Rasen

Le Tueur

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

3rd

4

16th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:24 Newton Abbot

Le Tueur

11st 7lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Peter Bowen

3m hurdle winner who is 0-5 over fences but he's finished runner-up off this mark at Plumpton (3m1f) and Hexham (3m, both on good to soft) in last two starts; should give it another good shot and he's respected for yard that won this last year.

3/1

Form: 0507PP

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Unplaced all 14 starts under rules in Ireland and was pulled up on last month's stable debut at Carlisle (3m2f, soft); combination of refitted cheekpieces and return to good ground might enable a better performance today, but it takes a leap of faith to support him.
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4th

5

17th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:03 Hexham

Larry Looby

10st 6lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Micky Hammond

9th

10

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

20:20 Hexham

Larry Looby

10st 1lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Micky Hammond

3rd

4

28th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:50 Hexham

Larry Looby

10st 7lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Micky Hammond

Unplaced all 14 starts under rules in Ireland and was pulled up on last month's stable debut at Carlisle (3m2f, soft); combination of refitted cheekpieces and return to good ground might enable a better performance today, but it takes a leap of faith to support him.

12/1

Form: 20-0P5 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 12st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Won over hurdles and fences when trained in France but has struggled on all four British starts, most recently when beaten about 72l at Sedgefield (3m3f, good to soft) this month; drops in grade but has huge amount to prove.
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3rd

6

12th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

16:55 Perth

Furax

11st 4lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Micky Hammond

Chase/hurdle winner in France but has shown very little in five British starts, despite a cascading handicap mark; down in trip; hard to support until showing more positive signs.

33/1

1

28th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:50 Hexham

Furax

12st 7lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Micky Hammond

Won over hurdles and fences when trained in France but has struggled on all four British starts, most recently when beaten about 72l at Sedgefield (3m3f, good to soft) this month; drops in grade but has huge amount to prove.

12/1

5th

4

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 4

16:30 Sedgefield

Furax

11st 7lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

Tailed off twice over hurdles and pulled up over fences in three runs since joining current yard from France; best watched until showing signs of a revival.

33/1

Form: /7-0FP BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
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.
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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

Form: 65P-PP

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Pulled up over C&D on last three appearances and now 0-15 under rules; very difficult to enthuse over.
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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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Exacta £47.00
Straight Forecast £52.40
Trifecta £221.00

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