April 30 / 20.20 Hexham

20.20 Hexham

Good

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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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

17th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

20:03 Hexham

Sputnik

11st 1lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Jackie Stephen

1st

7

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

20:20 Hexham

Sputnik

10st 5lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Jackie Stephen

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.

5th

11

4th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Sputnik

10st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Jackie Stephen

  • 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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1

24th Jun 2022

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:40 Cartmel

Follow Your Fire

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

always towards rear, weakened 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

4/1

8th

2

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

13:20 Hexham

Follow Your Fire

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

in touch with leaders on inner, not fluent 4 out, soon pushed along and struggling, tailed off (jockey said gelding was never travelling; vet reported that a post-race examination of the gelding during routine testing failed to reveal any abnormalities)

11/4

1st

5

17th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

18:03 Hexham

Follow Your Fire

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Justified favouritism when winning over hurdles here (2m, good) last summer, and knocking at the door over fences; was unable to match the finishing kick of the winner (coming up the hill) when runner-up here (2m4f, good; 7-2 favourite) last month; interesting back over 2m.

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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3rd

5

26th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 4

15:20 Cartmel

Fourth Of July

10st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: R Mike Smith

took keen hold, midfield, chased leaders 3rd, ridden run-in, soon lost second and no extra but kept on

9/2

2nd

4

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

13:20 Hexham

Fourth Of July

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, good jump and went second 2 out, pushed along home turn, ridden and kept on well run-in, just held

4/1

6th

9

12th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

16:55 Perth

Fourth Of July

10st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: R Mike Smith

Both wins at Kelso and ran well there three starts ago; yet to be placed at this trip and weakened out of contention at Hexham 12 days ago so stamina still to prove; Ryan Mania (both wins under him) back on board.

9/1

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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7th

9

24th Jun 2022

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

16:15 Cartmel

Tumbling Dice

10st 5lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

midfield, not fluent 7th, soon pushed along, dropped to last after 13th, weakened 4 out, tailed off

16/1

5th

9

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

20:20 Hexham

Tumbling Dice

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

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.

9th

12

11th Apr 2022

Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:40 Hexham

Tumbling Dice

10st 0lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Sue Smith

Form: 52820- D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
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6th

11

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

20:20 Hexham

Muroor

10st 0lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Victor Thompson

10th

12

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:40 Newcastle

Muroor

10st 0lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Victor Thompson

2nd

7

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

15:47 Sedgefield

Muroor

10st 3lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Victor Thompson

Often makes the frame and heavy ground may have been too much for him at Hexham last time out in December; not ruled out each-way but he's on a lengthy losing run and others are more compelling.

9/1

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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5th

6

11th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:20 Hexham

Henry Brown

11st 4lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Hugh Burns

towards rear, still plenty to do but going easily 4 out, outpaced and pushed along before 3 out, minor headway from 2 out, never dangerous

6/1

6th

10

28th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

17:39 Cartmel

Henry Brown

10st 11lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Hugh Burns

20/1

2nd

10

11th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

19:10 Perth

Henry Brown

10st 10lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Hugh Burns

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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13th

12

4th Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Worcester

Present Storm

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charlie Longsdon

prominent, ridden after 9th, weakened home turn, tailed off

66/1

5th

7

2nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:27 Uttoxeter

Present Storm

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charlie Longsdon

towards rear, not fluent 3rd, chased leaders 7th, pushed along before 3 out, soon no extra and weakened gradually

8/1

8th

1

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

20:20 Hexham

Present Storm

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Charlie Longsdon

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.

Form: 07PP3-

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
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1st

5

24th Jun 2022

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

16:15 Cartmel

Larry Looby

11st 0lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

led, ridden after last, edged left when headed home turn, led again run-in, kept on well final 110yds, ridden out

4/1

4th

10

11th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:20 Hexham

Larry Looby

10st 7lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders, lost position and pushed along on outer 4 out, some headway into midfield 2 out, kept on approaching last, went fourth run-in, not pace to challenge

33/1

4th

5

17th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:03 Hexham

Larry Looby

10st 6lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Micky Hammond

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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10th

5

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

20:20 Hexham

Torngat

10st 13lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

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.

7

22nd Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

19:10 Southwell

Torngat

10st 12lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Has not made much of an impact under rules (all on softer than good); made handicap debut only on Boxing Day (four starts back) and has a 14lb lower mark today, but he's run over about 3m on four of last five outings (5-1 last two starts) and needs to show something new in the first-time headgear.

16/1

7th

4

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:35 Wetherby

Torngat

11st 3lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Tristan Davidson

Runner-up in a point last April but yet to make a significant impact under rules, including three handicaps at up to 3m1f; wasn't beaten far at Hexham last time and mark continues to fall but he still needs to step up.

11/1

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