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14:40 Hexham

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  • 3m 0f 41y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

(Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 54423U

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

0-14 over fences but placed twice in a row at Carlisle (3m/3m2f, soft) in February and she was in contention when unseating four out here last month (jumped the fence fine but collided with rival); yard among the winners and there's every chance she'll be in the mix.

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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

  • Place: £3.40

Form: UO8766

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Continues to drop down the weights and he took a step back in the right direction when sixth here (2m4f, good to soft) last month on his second stable start; however, he needs something extra today and is unproven at this trip; sole win came in Irish bumper in 2019.

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5th

2

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:00 Ayr

Wavelength

11st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Bumper winner who ended a lengthy losing run when successful over fences at Hexham (3m, good to soft) in May 2022; off 552 days afterwards, but gradually working his way back to form and finished a creditable third of 12 at Carlisle (3m, soft) last month (fourth has won since); off the same mark and possibilities if taking another step foward; stable also runs High Roller.

6/1

3rd

6

5th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

16:07 Carlisle

Wavelength

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Won off 1lb higher at Hexham (3m, good to soft) in May 2022 prior to a long absence; fair fourth here (3m2f, good to soft) in December on his second start back and he could be working his way back to form; a possible.

15/2

4th

9

17th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 2f 34y

Class 4

14:45 Carlisle

Wavelength

10st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

taken down early

12/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 235336 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 7-03P2 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

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14

6th Feb 2023

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

16:15 Carlisle

Espoir Moriviere

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Dual hurdles winner; 0-5 over fences, most recently last of four behind To The Limit at Kelso; now first-time visored; 5lb wrong.

16/1

4th

3

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 5

15:30 Kelso

Espoir Moriviere

10st 7lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

raced in second, mistake 3rd, pressed leader 7th, lost second 13th, outpaced and pushed along before 4 out, soon ridden

5/2

14

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

12:27 Wetherby

Espoir Moriviere

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Rose Dobbin

Creditable efforts last spring in first two chases (3m, heavy/good to soft; including over C&D) and a 3l second to Sir Apollo at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) last month when back over fences; again thereabouts.

9/1

Form: -23541 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

third last year

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2nd

4

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Cudgel

10st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: James Walton

held up in rear, hampered and lost ground 3 out, good headway and went second after 2 out, no extra final furlong

9/4

2nd

3

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Cudgel

11st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: James Walton

raced in third, smooth headway after 2 out, outpaced before last, rallied and went second run-in, soon led, no extra and headed inside final 110yds

13/2

2nd

7

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Cudgel

10st 2lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Walton

Ran okay when fourth of nine at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) 12 days ago but this 11yo is 10lb out of the handicap today and others are preferred.

25/1

Form: 24733P

Last run: 101 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Sole rules win was in May 2019 and he was pulled up when last seen on New Year's Eve; however, he may have been ready for a break and was placed on several occasions earlier this season, including here; not ruled out.

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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

0

8

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 7y

Class 4

16:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Dee Star

11st 3lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

in touch with leaders, not fluent and dropped to midfield 6th, struggling 7th, pulled up before 4 out

25/1

2nd

6

28th Aug 2023

Soft

3m 1f 107y

Class 3

13:50 Cartmel

Dee Star

10st 10lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Pulled up at Market Rasen latest but this has always been his happy hunting ground (four wins and six seconds from 13 chasing starts): won over 3m5f here in May, handles soft and likely to give it his best shot again.

9/1

Form: 831343 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Won here (2m4f, heavy) in December on second chase start; hasn't gone on from that and she's untested at this trip under rules, but the return to Hexham may help along with the drop back in grade, and she was runner-up in a 3m point; respected for trainer who has won the last two runnings.

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1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

15:47 Newcastle

Without Conviction

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

3m chase winner on good last spring; last two efforts have been well below par but she is now well treated on form earlier in the season; bit to prove but no surprise if she bounces back.

10/1

7th

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Without Conviction

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

3m Ayr winner last March and runner-up twice over about 2m5f/2m4f in the autumn; needs to bounce back from a heavy defeat at Kelso on latest outing and now has cheekpieces first time; more appeal than most.

9/2

7th

9

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Without Conviction

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Runner-up twice in a row in the autumn (C&D/2m4f, good/soft) before fair fourth of five here (3m2f, soft), when not quite seeing out the trip; every chance she'll be in the mix now back down in distance.

15/2

Form: 533621 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

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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

Form: -7531F BF

Last run: 88 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

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0

13

28th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

14:50 Catterick

Tumbling Dice

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: William Young Jnr

Won over C&D on New Year's Day in 2022 but it's been a long time since he's shown any worthwhile form.

100/1

11th

12

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Tumbling Dice

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: William Young Jnr

Won at Catterick (3m1f, soft) for Sue Smith last January but he was out of sorts in final five runs for that yard and was pulled up at Kelso on his comeback last month; overall record now stands at 1-20 and he has plenty to prove from out of the weights.

40/1

Form: 255256

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

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4th

8

27th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

14:45 Cartmel

Allardyce

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Paul Henderson

Not his fault when falling at Fontwell this month but had been pulled up in his three previous outings and now 0-14 in Britain; lot to prove.

33/1

7

10th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

18:15 Fontwell

Allardyce

10st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Paul Henderson

High-mileage 11yo who has looked out of sorts and been pulled up on all three starts this year; urgently needs to prove he still has what it takes; 2lb out of the weights.

33/1

8

22nd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:35 Warwick

Allardyce

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Paul Henderson

Ex-Irish 11yo who has been campaigned mostly over fences for current yard; pulled up the last twice; not disgraced on last attempt over hurdles but he's on a long losing run.

14/1

Form: F-2P4P CD

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

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4

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:30 Hexham

Asking For Answers

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

in touch with leaders

8/1

7th

7

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

14:40 Ayr

Asking For Answers

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Rallied well to take second on last month's seasonal debut at Hexham (2m3f, soft) but ought to have been suited by the return to 3m when below form there since and has become a hard horse to predict.

16/1

5th

9

4th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

12:48 Hexham

Asking For Answers

11st 1lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Martin Todhunter

Scoped dirty on first run back (Gipsy Lee Rose winner) from wind surgery; stuck on after making a mistake at the final fence on return to action here (2m4f; second) last month; 2lb higher, although that is still 10lb lower than when runner-up in this race 12 months ago; realistic chance.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: P-5523 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Has returned to form the last twice, finishing second at Uttoxeter (3m, soft) then third at Wetherby (3m, heavy); represents in-form yard and he's one to consider.

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7th

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

The Lion Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

Lengthy absences either side of his Uttoxeter win under Harriet Tucker in late 2022; pulled up in his two subsequent runs and hard to know what he'll make of a visor (replacing blinkers).

14/1

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

The Lion Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

prominent, not fluent 9th

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £993.00
Straight Forecast £928.00
Tricast £10611.50
Trifecta £12794.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Cudgel

TOPSPEED:

Gipsy Lee Rose

The Guardian:

Without Conviction

Daily Mirror:

Tumbling Dice

The Times:

Dee Star

Daily Express:

Hidden Cargo

RP Ratings:

Cudgel

Daily Mail:

Cudgel

The Star:

Cudgel

Daily Record:

Cudgel

POSTDATA:

Gipsy Lee Rose

Telegraph:

Gipsy Lee Rose

The Sun:

Gipsy Lee Rose