May 17 / 17.33 Hexham

17.33 Hexham

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Hexham Racecourse Supporting Northumberland Day Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3921.12
  • 2m 7f 63y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Hexham Racecourse Supporting Northumberland Day Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 7712-1 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Continued a productive spell of form when bravely fending off Dillarchie and Atomic Angel over C&D (good; now rated 4lb higher) 17 days ago; 2-2 at this track (other win came over 2m4f) and on a steady upward curve; good or good to soft ground ideal.
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1st

3

17th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:33 Hexham

Johnson’s Blue

11st 13lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Continued a productive spell of form when bravely fending off Dillarchie and Atomic Angel over C&D (good; now rated 4lb higher) 17 days ago; 2-2 at this track (other win came over 2m4f) and on a steady upward curve; good or good to soft ground ideal.

11/4

1st

3

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:15 Hexham

Johnson’s Blue

11st 8lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Bettered low-key handicap debut when winning comfortably here (2m4f, good to soft) last month, and looked suited by the step up to 2m7f when second at Newcastle (good) three weeks ago; likely contender.

4/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 3557-2

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Debut Sedgefield bumper winner (March 2021); posted a pleasing effort when bustling up Johnson's Blue over C&D (good, 28-1; second-time tongue-tie) 17 days ago; raised 3lb since but is 1lb better off with the winner; possibilities.
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2nd

6

17th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:33 Hexham

Dillarchie

11st 5lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Joanne Foster

Debut Sedgefield bumper winner (March 2021); posted a pleasing effort when bustling up Johnson's Blue over C&D (good, 28-1; second-time tongue-tie) 17 days ago; raised 3lb since but is 1lb better off with the winner; possibilities.

9/2

2nd

7

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:15 Hexham

Dillarchie

11st 1lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Joanne Foster

Won Sedgefield bumper in March 2021 (good to soft) and began hurdling career with two encouraging runs this year (2m/2m3f); struggled on heavy ground last month (2m5f) but remains open to improvement in handicaps.

12/1

7th

2

7th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

13:45 Wetherby

Dillarchie

11st 6lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Joanne Foster

Bumper winner (2m1f, good to soft) who was fair fifth at Carlisle (2m3f, soft) last month; work to do with Carlisle second Mourne Lass but she's bred to be suited by today's extra yardage; tongue-tie added; not ruled out.

8/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 51625-

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Won from a 4lb lower mark at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in January, and has largely fared okay since; kept finding for pressure (second) over an extended 3m3f at Sedgefield on penultimate start; shouldn't be far away if the forecast rain materialises.
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3rd

1

4th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

13:30 Hexham

Bird On The Wire

12st 0lb

J: Mr William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

led narrowly or disputed lead, headed 2 out, going okay when bit short of room and stumbled home turn, ridden approaching last, kept on run-in

7/4

3rd

4

17th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:33 Hexham

Bird On The Wire

11st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Won from a 4lb lower mark at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in January, and has largely fared okay since; kept finding for pressure (second) over an extended 3m3f at Sedgefield on penultimate start; shouldn't be far away if the forecast rain materialises.

9/2

1

3rd May 2022

Good

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Bird On The Wire

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Doncaster winner off a 4lb lower mark in January (3m, good to soft); best run since when runner-up over C&D two runs ago (soft); a possible

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5UP8-4

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Feasibly handicapped on peak hurdles form at Perth (2m4f-3m) but out of sorts over fences - jumping poorly - in 2022; it's possible he'll appreciate the switch back to the smaller obstacles; safest to consult the market.
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3

24th Jun 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

13:55 Cartmel

Shaws Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, pushed along after 2 out, disputing third and going okay when fell last

7/1

4th

1

17th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:33 Hexham

Shaws Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Micky Hammond

Feasibly handicapped on peak hurdles form at Perth (2m4f-3m) but out of sorts over fences - jumping poorly - in 2022; it's possible he'll appreciate the switch back to the smaller obstacles; safest to consult the market.

8/1

4th

4

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 3f 65y

Class 3

18:50 Sedgefield

Shaws Bridge

10st 5lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Micky Hammond

Winning hurdler; not shown much over fences and faces a stiff task from 18lb out of the handicap.

25/1

Form: 1463-3 CD BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Clearly is effective at this track (heavy ground C&D winner from a 9lb lower mark last December); slightly outpaced coming up the hill before keeping on strongly when a close third to Johnson's Blue and Dillarchie here latest; 2lb higher; is likely to be suited by any further rain.
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5th

7

17th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:33 Hexham

Atomic Angel

11st 1lb

J: Dillan Hurst

T: Susan Corbett

Clearly is effective at this track (heavy ground C&D winner from a 9lb lower mark last December); slightly outpaced coming up the hill before keeping on strongly when a close third to Johnson's Blue and Dillarchie here latest; 2lb higher; is likely to be suited by any further rain.

7/2

3rd

10

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:15 Hexham

Atomic Angel

10st 12lb

J: Dillan Hurst

T: Susan Corbett

Dual hurdle winner last season, over C&D (heavy) and at Sedgefield (3m3f, good to soft); also suited by good ground and travelled well for a long way when placed at Sedgefield three weeks ago; probably won't be far away.

8/1

3rd

6

8th Apr 2022

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:35 Sedgefield

Atomic Angel

10st 12lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Susan Corbett

Form: 1790-9 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Won twice in a visor for Iain Jardine at Perth (3m, good) last summer; has struggled in four starts for this trainer, finishing a tailed off last of nine at Kelso (2m6f) earlier this month; cheekpieces make a reappearance.
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2

17th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:33 Hexham

Lord Condi

12st 0lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Danny Brooke

Won twice in a visor for Iain Jardine at Perth (3m, good) last summer; has struggled in four starts for this trainer, finishing a tailed off last of nine at Kelso (2m6f) earlier this month; cheekpieces make a reappearance.

20/1

9th

2

4th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:15 Kelso

Lord Condi

11st 13lb

J: John Kington

T: Danny Brooke

1

8th Apr 2022

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:35 Sedgefield

Lord Condi

12st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Danny Brooke

Form: P5168- D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Won a five-runner affair at Newcastle (3m; from a 4lb lower mark in first-time blinkers) in February, and despite finishing sixth of nine, wasn't beaten all that far over C&D next time; low-key latest (never travelling) so evidently has something to prove.
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3rd

3

29th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:57 Kelso

Tartan Cookie

11st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Returned to form when winning in first-time blinkers (retained since) at Newcastle (2m7f, good) in February; he's of interest on that form but he hasn't gone on since and was well beaten back at Newcastle last time.

9/1

5

17th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:33 Hexham

Tartan Cookie

11st 7lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Ewan Whillans

Won a five-runner affair at Newcastle (3m; from a 4lb lower mark in first-time blinkers) in February, and despite finishing sixth of nine, wasn't beaten all that far over C&D next time; low-key latest (never travelling) so evidently has something to prove.

12/1

8th

2

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

12:30 Newcastle

Tartan Cookie

11st 7lb

J: Peter Coleman

T: Ewan Whillans

Form patchy so far but off the mark over C&D (good) in first-time blinkers February and ran to a similar level at Hexham last time; has a chance, especially with rider removing 5lb.

6/1

Form: 133P2- D

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Prominent-racer who has kept reasonable fettle over fences, finishing second over a marathon trip (3m3f; 12-1) at Sedgefield last time; hasn't raced over hurdles since early 2021 (0-3), so although others are more appealing, it'll be mildly interesting to see how he fares.
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3rd

8

28th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

17:39 Cartmel

To The Limit

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Stuart Coltherd

8/1

8

17th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:33 Hexham

To The Limit

10st 11lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Stuart Coltherd

Prominent-racer who has kept reasonable fettle over fences, finishing second over a marathon trip (3m3f; 12-1) at Sedgefield last time; hasn't raced over hurdles since early 2021 (0-3), so although others are more appealing, it'll be mildly interesting to see how he fares.

10/1

2nd

6

8th Apr 2022

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

17:08 Sedgefield

To The Limit

11st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Stuart Coltherd

Form: 2/U6P-

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Second in a bumper in 2016; has failed to complete in two of her three starts (novice/maiden company) since returning from a mammoth absence; it's difficult to assess exactly how much ability she retains; hooded for handicap debut.
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9

17th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:33 Hexham

Beautiful Mix

10st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Neil Mechie

Second in a bumper in 2016; has failed to complete in two of her three starts (novice/maiden company) since returning from a mammoth absence; it's difficult to assess exactly how much ability she retains; hooded for handicap debut.

40/1

9

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Wetherby

Beautiful Mix

10st 13lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Neil Mechie

Runner-up in bumper on debut in May 2016 but then absent until this month; early unseat on her comeback and finished tailed off at Hexham a fortnight ago; a dramatic turnaround is required from this 10yo.

100/1

Form: 8P55-P

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Still searching for her first career win (0-19) and it's difficult to believe that is imminent; weakened tamely when pulled up in a recent C&D maiden (100-1).
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8

4th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

13:30 Hexham

Dorothy’s Flame

10st 2lb

J: Mr James Waggott

T: Jonathan Haynes

pressed leader, raced wide throughout, outpaced and lost position 2 out, weakened quickly and pulled up approaching last

50/1

10

17th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:33 Hexham

Dorothy’s Flame

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Jonathan Haynes

Still searching for her first career win (0-19) and it's difficult to believe that is imminent; weakened tamely when pulled up in a recent C&D maiden (100-1).

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £114.00
Straight Forecast £115.60
Tricast £715.10
Trifecta £502.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Johnson's Blue

SPOTLIGHT:

Atomic Angel

Telegraph:

Dillarchie

Daily Express:

To The Limit

The Times:

Johnson's Blue

The Guardian:

Johnson's Blue

Daily Mirror:

Johnson's Blue

The Sun:

Johnson's Blue

The Star:

Johnson's Blue

Daily Record:

Dillarchie

RP Ratings:

Atomic Angel

Daily Mail:

Atomic Angel