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20:20 Hexham

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The Racegoers Club Supporting Racing Welfare Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3866.66
  • 2m 4f 15y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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The Racegoers Club Supporting Racing Welfare Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

(Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: P5425- C

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles here (2m, soft) last year and seemed to be getting his act together over fences when keeping-on fourth at Sedgefield (2m5f, good to soft) in February but this month's run at Kelso was disappointing and it's hard to know what to expect from him here.

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10th

7

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Sputnik

11st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Jackie Stephen

Dual chase winner who has been placed in four of his last five starts including a creditable third over 2m4f at Ayr (Not The Chablis sixth) last month; this step back up in trip is no problem and he should go well again.

5/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 23435- C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Won over fences at Wetherby (1m7f, good to soft) last May and added to his tally over hurdles here (2m, good) the following month; back from break with two good hurdle runs this spring (2m4f/2m3f) and reverts to chasing on a good mark; high on the list.

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5th

9

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:25 Kelso

Follow Your Fire

10st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Dual winner over hurdles and fences; generally out of sorts since last success (12 months ago) and beaten long way in both runs this spring; needs a big revival back hurdling.

20/1

7th

6

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

Follow Your Fire

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Won by 9l over C&D (good to soft) last May but he's been disappointing since and was tailed off at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) last time; that was after a break but he needs a major revival on this drop back in trip.

25/1

7th

7

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:40 Huntingdon

Follow Your Fire

10st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Jennie Candlish

Won by 9l at Hexham (1m7f, good to soft) last May and now 6lb lower after some forgettable performances during the past year; Sam Twiston-Davies is booked but not hard to have reservations.

10/1

Form: 55265- C

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 3lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Responded well to first-time cheekpieces when second over C&D (good) in October and last month's lesser effort perhaps shouldn't be viewed harshly, given it came after a break and the headgear was missing; the cheekpieces are back on today but this teenager remains without a win since 2019.

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3rd

8

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

20:20 Hexham

Roll Of Thunder

10st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: James Walton

Responded well to first-time cheekpieces when second over C&D (good) in October and last month's lesser effort perhaps shouldn't be viewed harshly, given it came after a break and the headgear was missing; the cheekpieces are back on today but this teenager remains without a win since 2019.

5th

9

2nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

14:20 Musselburgh

Roll Of Thunder

10st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: James Walton

Seemed to respond well to first-time cheekpieces when second at Hexham (2m4f, good) in October but was below that form (albeit from out of the weights) at Sedgefield the following month and this 13yo remains without a win since September 2019.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 55823-

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner in 2021; chased home very progressive rival at Kelso (2m1f, soft) last month and was very respectable third from out of the weights in valuable series final at Carlisle (2m, good) three weeks later; yet fully to convince stamina-wise over today's trip but drops in grade with promising 7lb claimer William Shanahan booked here; good chance.

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9th

8

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Fourth Of July

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

14-race maiden over hurdles, but has won two chases, both over 2m1f on good to soft at Kelso; effective on soft ground, is 3lb lower over hurdles but may need the run after 345-day break.

8/1

10th

8

16th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 5

14:15 Newcastle

Fourth Of July

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

Without a win since 2021 and evidently not as good as he was but ran big race in defeat at Hexham (1m7f, soft) three weeks ago and today's better ground is probably in his favour; no surprise if he features.

7/1

Form: 531F9-

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Stayed on well to get off the mark at Catterick (3m1f, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in January but took heavy fall on next outing and was soundly beaten here (3m, good to soft) this month; now has a point to prove, and is not sure to be suited by 2m4f on good ground.

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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: 52820- D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

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8

19th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

17:20 Carlisle

Muroor

11st 12lb

J: Mr Jack Holliday

T: Victor Thompson

Flat/hurdle/chase winner who has been around the block; recent point form nothing to shout about and these terms aren't favourable.

66/1

6th

8

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

12:55 Sedgefield

Muroor

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Victor Thompson

Form has dipped since finishing second here in March; looks a doubtful stayer back up markedly in trip, having gained all jumps wins at 2m3f; 7lb out of the weights.

40/1

Form: P9U47-

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 7yo who is 0-11 over fences; not beaten that far when fourth at Sedgefield (2m3f, good) last month, his third run for Hugh Burns, but was tailed off at Carlisle a fortnight ago.

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0

8

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:15 Sedgefield

Henry Brown

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Hugh Burns

Won a 3m chase on good ground at Hexham 13 months ago; mixed bag since and, although conditions shouldn't faze him, he could have shown more at Perth in August when last seen.

8/1

0

8

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:20 Perth

Henry Brown

10st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Hugh Burns

1-23 over fences but creditable efforts on last five starts, the last two over 3m at Hexham; on a career-low mark and not out of this.

10/1

2nd

6

23rd May 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:50 Hexham

Henry Brown

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Hugh Burns

Poor strike-rate over fences but ran okay behind Gibberwell here last month on soft ground and last September's C&D success came on good; should feature despite being 2lb wrong.

9/2

Form: 3P223-

Last run: 221 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Won an Irish point just over a year ago and made the frame on four of her five subsequent hurdling starts for Charlie Longsdon; makes chasing debut after a seven-month absence but has the services of Brian Hughes and will be suited by today's trip/ground; cheekpieces removed; one to consider.

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7th

4

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:53 Worcester

Present Storm

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charlie Longsdon

Both hurdle wins gained here and ran well when third in a C&D chase in May, following a break; pulled up at Uttoxeter since (ground softer than official description); risky after that but this is her course and may well perk up in a visor.

13/2

2

17th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:10 Uttoxeter

Present Storm

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charlie Longsdon

The second of her two hurdles wins came off this mark last summer at Worcester (2m7f, good), where she also made a respectable return to fences 40 days ago; was beaten 11l so needs more here, but that was her first run for 193 days; respected.

9/2

3rd

10

8th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:15 Worcester

Present Storm

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charlie Longsdon

Dual hurdle winner here (2m7f, good) when fitted with tongue-tie last summer but in poor form when last seen in the autumn, and both her chasing attempts last spring were unconvincing; others have a lot less to prove.

14/1

Form: 07PP3-

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

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2

14th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

17:05 Sedgefield

Larry Looby

12st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Dual C&D winner; prominent racer; 3lb higher than the more recent of those wins, last October; held at Newcastle next time and hampered and unseated early at Wetherby last week; may fare better back here but genuine soft ground would be a concern.

9/1

14

6th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:55 Wetherby

Larry Looby

10st 13lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

towards rear, hampered by faller and unseated 3rd

25/1

6th

4

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

15:25 Newcastle

Larry Looby

11st 10lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

took keen hold, prominent, dropped to midfield 8th, pushed along and lost position after 5 out

13/2

Form: 48887-

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Unplaced all seven starts over hurdles, always on ground softer than good; has some Irish pointing experience to call upon on today's chasing debut and might be boosted by the first-time cheekpieces but others have much more obvious claims.

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2nd

4

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

15:50 Kelso

Torngat

11st 12lb

J: Mr Thomas Greenwood

T: T Greenwood

Made it 0-12 under rules when pulled up in hunter chase at Hexham last May, when last seen; however, he won two points last March (3m, good to soft) and was runner-up in a hunter chase over this C&D (good) the following month; has run well in a point on soft; key player if back on song.

11/4

5

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:25 Hexham

Torngat

12st 0lb

J: Mr Thomas Greenwood

T: T Greenwood

Has been improving in points and ran well to finish second in a 2m7f hunter chase at Kelso (good) last month, only just missing out; should have some say.

8/1

Form: 6F046- CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Scored off 8lb higher over C&D (soft) just under a year ago but generally very disappointing since; finished tired at Carlisle (2m5f, good) a fortnight ago and will need to up his game here; cheekpieces replace blinkers.

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11th

6

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

20:20 Hexham

Holme Abbey

10st 7lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Nicky Richards

Scored off 8lb higher over C&D (soft) just under a year ago but generally very disappointing since; finished tired at Carlisle (2m5f, good) a fortnight ago and will need to up his game here; cheekpieces replace blinkers.

6th

8

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

13:44 Carlisle

Holme Abbey

10st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Best Ashjan to win over fences at Hexham (2m4f, soft) last May but generally disappointing since; safely held when fourth of five here (2m4f, good to soft) in first-time blinkers (retained) last month and may not be ideally suited by today's quicker ground.

4th

5

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Carlisle

Holme Abbey

10st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Won at Hexham (2m4f, soft) last May and he's feasibly treated on that form, but he's failed to shine on his last two completed starts (tailed off over hurdles last time); tried cheekpieces last time, blinkers go on today.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £256.00
Straight Forecast £213.90
Tricast £2059.00
Trifecta £2623.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Fourth Of July

TOPSPEED:

Muroor

Daily Express:

Present Storm

Daily Mail:

Torngat

The Sun:

Follow Your Fire

The Star:

Holme Abbey

The Guardian:

Larry Looby

THE NORTH:

Roll Of Thunder

RP Ratings:

Fourth Of July

The Times:

Fourth Of July

Telegraph:

Fourth Of July

Daily Mirror:

Fourth Of July

Daily Record:

Fourth Of July

POSTDATA:

Muroor