May 07 / 16.50 Hexham

16.50 Hexham

Good

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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1st

7

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:50 Hexham

Wavelength

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

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.

15/2

2nd

4

11th Apr 2022

Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:40 Hexham

Wavelength

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

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.

6th

1

17th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:25 Hexham

Wavelength

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Sole win came in a Roscommon bumper in September 2019; failed to complete in two of his three chase starts for Gavin Cromwell, but should draw some benefit from his recent Carlisle (hurdles) stable debut.

10/1

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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2nd

1

16th Jul 2022

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

16:43 Cartmel

Dee Star

12st 2lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Gary Hanmer

ran in snatches, niggled along briefly after 6th, reminder and pushed along briefly after 11th, pushed along and steady headway from 4 out, ridden 2 out, bit short of room home turn, went second final 110yds, just held

7/4

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

6

19th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Prince Dundee

11st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders, dropped to last 5th, steady headway 10th, slightly hampered 13th, prominent going easily 4 out, challenging when left in lead 2 out, ridden before last, kept on strongly final 110yds

3/1

2nd

4

4th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:55 Hexham

Prince Dundee

11st 9lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders, shaken up and quickened to lead 3 out, pushed along approaching last, good jump last, ridden out run-in, comfortably

5/1

3rd

2

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:50 Hexham

Prince Dundee

11st 13lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

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.

8/1

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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4th

6

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:50 Hexham

Thatbeatsbanagher

11st 8lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

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.

6/1

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

3

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:50 Hexham

Croagh Patrick

11st 11lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

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.

100/30

2nd

5

30th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

18:20 Hexham

Croagh Patrick

10st 10lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

1st

9

27th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:36 Carlisle

Croagh Patrick

10st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sam England

Two good runs since returning from a wind op this month, the first behind Ashjan at Sedgefield (2m5f, soft) and the latter a win at Hexham (2m4f, good to soft); 4lb out of the weights here but still has low mileage, and a good 5lb claimer is enlisted.

11/2

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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6th

4

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:50 Hexham

Midnight Glance

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

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.

9/2

1st

6

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:55 Market Rasen

Midnight Glance

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Successful twice at Plumpton (2m4f) in November 2020; placed in three of his six subsequent outings, latest at Huntingdon (3m1f) where he picked up a silver medal; possibilities off same mark.

9/2

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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9

4th Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

13:35 Worcester

Dolly Dancer

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Maurice Barnes

in touch with leaders, weakened 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out

8/1

2nd

3

19th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 4

16:25 Hexham

Dolly Dancer

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Maurice Barnes

prominent, bumped 1st, led going easily 4 out, ridden before last, headed run-in, kept on, no match for winner

9/2

1st

6

4th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:55 Hexham

Dolly Dancer

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Maurice Barnes

held up in rear, not fluent 5th, nudged along and headway on outer 15th, mistake 16th, outpaced and pushed along 3 out, ridden and lost touch after 2 out, soon beaten

8/1

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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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

5th

4

30th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

18:20 Hexham

Scottish Accent

11st 1lb

J: Peter Coleman

T: Rebecca Menzies

3rd

2

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

14:15 Newcastle

Scottish Accent

11st 9lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

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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5th

8

11th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:20 Hexham

Hidden Cargo

11st 1lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Jonathan Haynes

took keen hold, tracked leaders, pushed along 3 out, keeping on when bit short of room after 2 out, soon ridden and beaten, finished tired (jockey said gelding ran too free)

6/1

10

7th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:50 Hexham

Hidden Cargo

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

Hidden Cargo

10st 7lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Jonathan Haynes

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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Payout
Exacta £615.00
Straight Forecast £541.10
Tricast £10141.70
Trifecta £8510.00

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