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Jean Margaret Alcock Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5446
  • 3m 0f 41y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Jean Margaret Alcock Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.40
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 87662-

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

His sole win was in an Irish bumper in 2019 but he ran his best race for a long time when runner-up off a reduced mark over C&D (good to soft; third run for current yard) last month; finished well for a clear second in that race and has claims if he can back that up.

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2

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:35 Hexham

Wavelength

11st 10lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

mounted in chute and taken down early

6/1

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

16/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 733P6-

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Sole rules win was in May 2019; had some close calls over fences (3m1f, good) last summer but he's hard to predict and couldn't make an impact over C&D on his return last month; others are more convincing

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1

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Dee Star

12st 0lb

J: Mr Murray Dodd

T: Gary Hanmer

in touch with leaders

33/1

11

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Dee Star

11st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Gary Hanmer

Late-blooming veteran who is best known as a Cartmel specialist; drew clear to win by 3m5f there (good ground) last spring but signed off in the autumn with two disappointing runs and remains on a fairly tough mark.

50/1

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

8/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 222B4- CD

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

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.

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1st

4

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:50 Hexham

Prince Dundee

11st 12lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Five 3m wins, including last month at Ayr and on four occasions here; work to do to reverse Kelso Christmas form with Glittering Love and Morozov Cocktail, and indeed with the latter in this race last year.

4/1

1st

1

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Prince Dundee

12st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Yet to win away from Hexham but bounced back from rare poor run when battling on for fourth at Kelso (3m2f, heavy) in December and ought to be better suited by today's quicker ground; probably won't be far away.

9/2

4th

9

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

11:53 Kelso

Prince Dundee

11st 2lb

J: Mr Gregor Walkingshaw

T: Lucinda Russell

Runner-up off 1lb lower mark in this race last season (heavy); mainly decent efforts since but a rare poor run when pulled up in 4m chase at Hexham last time; not ruled out.

20/1

Form: 41452-

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner who has had a productive time over hurdles this year including a win (3m3f) at Sedgefield in February and a near miss back there (2m5f, good) two weeks ago; only 2lb higher than last time and has claims if he can continue the good work back over fences.

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3rd

4

31st May 2023

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

20:50 Cartmel

Thatbeatsbanagher

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Has been in good form this year, winning two of his four races (second in the other two), the latest at Newcastle earlier this month (2m7f, good; fourth has won since); up 4lb; chance.

3/1

1st

3

16th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Thatbeatsbanagher

11st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Gained all three British wins over 3m3f at Sedgefield, the latest off 7lb lower in March; ran very well over that C&D last month and won't care what the weather does here, but is away from his happy hunting ground.

11/2

2nd

1

14th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:30 Sedgefield

Thatbeatsbanagher

12st 2lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Ben Haslam

Triple C&D winner, including on soft; comfortable scorer last time, for which he has gone up 5lb; that form hasn't worked out well but he clearly relishes his visits here and is a big player.

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6211-2 C BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 2112 since wind surgery and his latest second was a close call over C&D (good) last Saturday; nudged up 2lb but he's still unexposed over staying trips and is open to more progress in this sphere; big player.

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5th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

18:55 Sedgefield

Croagh Patrick

10st 5lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Difficult to win with (2-30), but can't be knocked for consistency having finished runner-up ten-times; has acquitted himself respectably on both previous visits to Sedgefield, recently when a keeping-on third to Deep Charm (3m3f, soft); good ground usually aids cause.

10/1

Form: 8/721-

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

7yo who recorded his third hurdle win when keeping on well to score at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft) in March; now switches to fences but he's out of a chase winner and could still have untapped potential over staying trips; respected off 3lb higher than last time.

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0

6

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

13:25 Exeter

Midnight Glance

11st 4lb

J: Mr Rian Corcoran

T: Alan King

Triple hurdle winner who has won over fences; however, he looks stuck in a rut right now in both disciplines and now has another change of headgear (has won in cheekpieces).

20/1

0

1

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

15:33 Taunton

Midnight Glance

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Triple hurdle winner who won over fences at Exeter (3m, good) last November but he's lost his way since and was pulled up at Huntingdon last month; now 2lb lower than for his chase win but he needs to turn things around; reapplied visor replaces cheekpieces.

20/1

0

3

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:13 Huntingdon

Midnight Glance

11st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Three-time hurdle winner who won a 3m chase at Exeter (good) last November; soon went downhill afterwards (twice hurdling this summer) and now has questions to answer.

10/1

Form: P234-U CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Well treated off 9lb lower than for her C&D win (good to soft) last May but has a very patchy record in 11 subsequent runs and she didn't get very far back here (unseated at first) last Saturday; yard won this race in 2018 and 2019 but this 8yo comes with risks attached.

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5th

6

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 4

16:23 Hexham

Dolly Dancer

10st 11lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

led, ridden and headed after 2 out, weakened run-in

10/1

5th

3

17th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:55 Hexham

Dolly Dancer

11st 5lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Maurice Barnes

Has become very unreliable but seemed to run well when third of four in tactical race at Kelso three weeks ago, and this dual C&D winner can't be ruled out off a career-low chase mark.

7/2

3rd

4

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

15:00 Kelso

Dolly Dancer

10st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Maurice Barnes

Doesn't look entirely solid on recent form but shaped better than the bare result at Hexham five days ago; gained both handicap wins off higher marks and receives plenty of weight all round in this field; possibilities if anywhere near best.

5/1

Form: 1263-5

Last run: 7 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Versatile type who won at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) in January and has run some good races since but he was well below form over C&D (behind Croagh Patrick) last Saturday; only 2lb higher than for last win but he didn't jump fluently last time and needs to bounce back in new headgear.

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5th

5

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

12:10 Catterick

Scottish Accent

10st 12lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

Two chase wins but yet to score over hurdles; best effort for some time when fourth at Kelso last month; cheekpieces return (both wins in headgear) and chance will be heightened if this turns into a real slog.

15/2

4th

5

22nd Oct 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

17:10 Kelso

Scottish Accent

11st 12lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

raced in last, pushed along and detached 3 out (usual 4 out), headway on outer into midfield omitted 2 out, ridden before last, kept on well run-in, nearest finish

16/1

1

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:50 Hexham

Scottish Accent

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rebecca Menzies

Versatile type who won at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) in January and has run some good races since but he was well below form over C&D (behind Croagh Patrick) last Saturday; only 2lb higher than for last win but he didn't jump fluently last time and needs to bounce back in new headgear.

9/1

Form: 53363- CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 36218- CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 04772- D

Last run: 207 days

W: 10st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Without a win since 2017 but he's dropped a long way in the weights and was a creditable front-running second at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) when last seen in October; has had wind surgery since and and he's hard to rule out on his return; new headgear combination.

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9

24th Jul 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:55 Uttoxeter

Miami Present

10st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Harriet Bethell

Four-time chase winner, most recently when too strong for Orchestrated at Fakenham (3m, good) in May; bumped into revitalised opponent when second of four at Southwell (3m, good) last month and Brian Hughes is booked again here.

10/1

1st

8

22nd May 2022

Good

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

15:20 Fakenham

Miami Present

10st 6lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Harriet Bethell

Regressive veteran who hasn't won since 2017; proved he retains a modicum of ability when second off lowly mark at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) in the autumn but was pulled up this month, after a break, and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing; blinkers the headgear of choice today.

16/1

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Selections

RP Ratings:

Wavelength

SPOTLIGHT:

Croagh Patrick

POSTDATA:

Thatbeatsbanagher

Daily Express:

Midnight Glance

Telegraph:

Prince Dundee

Daily Mail:

Croagh Patrick

The Star:

Croagh Patrick

Daily Record:

Croagh Patrick

TOPSPEED:

Wavelength

The Guardian:

Wavelength

Daily Mirror:

Wavelength

The Sun:

Wavelength

The Times:

Thatbeatsbanagher