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16:30 Hexham

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  • 2m 7f 63y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
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Download The N-E Bet App Today Handicap Hurdle (Go North Brindisi Breeze & Lady Buttons Qual’)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain and snow

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £21.00
  • Place: £5.20

Form: 465330 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Not wholly consistent, but back to the mark of last April's third Kelso success (2m7f, good to soft) and handles slow ground; yet to record an RPR higher than 89 away from the Borders track, however.

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1st

6

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 217y

15:55 Clonmel

Lissen To The Lady

11st 4lb

J: Miss J Walton

T: Miss M Harding

raced wide, soon prominent, went second before 5th, led before 7th, headed and pressed leader after 8th

8/1

5th

11

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Limerick

Lissen To The Lady

10st 8lb

J: Miss J Walton

T: Miss M Harding

towards rear, headway on inner after 2 out (usual 3 out), weakened approaching last

25/1

OUR TIP

5/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: -56251 D

Last run: 61 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Better RPRs with each race this term, so 6lb rise for his Wetherby win (3m, soft) may be coped with; not well off with Lewa House on their autumn clash here (2m4f), but not the same stamina question to answer.

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3rd

1

26th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Carlisle

Piaff Bubbles

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Off the mark at Wetherby (3m, soft) in January and neck second of 15 at Hexham (2m7f, heavy) ten days ago, when appearing to idle after hitting the front; has a progressive profile and holds strong claims once more.

6/4

2nd

3

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Piaff Bubbles

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Better RPRs with each race this term, so 6lb rise for his Wetherby win (3m, soft) may be coped with; not well off with Lewa House on their autumn clash here (2m4f), but not the same stamina question to answer.

5/1

1

20th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:25 Carlisle

Piaff Bubbles

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Jumped well when deservedly off the mark at Wetherby (3m, soft; 3-1), proving stamina in the process; has more to do from a 6lb higher mark over this slightly longer trip, but still merits ample respect even from the summit of the weights.

11/4

33/1

  • Place: £5.90

Form: 164658

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Modest handicap debut run latest upped to a near-2m7f trip which should have suited, though ground may have ridden slower than advertised good; likely of more interest once finding genuinely sound surface again.

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4th

14

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

20:15 Chepstow

Pipers Cross

10st 7lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Bumper winner who has form figures of 222131 over hurdles for her current yard; up 7lb for her C&D win (good to soft) two weeks ago but she raised her form to a new level with that clearcut success and is open to more progress; respected.

6/1

6

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:32 Chepstow

Pipers Cross

10st 10lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Has form figures of 22213 (all in Class 5) for current yard, the win gained at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft; easily); now goes in up grade but her consistency is an asset; place possibilities.

11/2

Form: -P0666 CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

2-2 over C&D in 2017-18 (good, soft), and a chase winner over 2m here since; out of form in both chases and hurdles this term, however.

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4th

10

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Kalaharry

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Ewan Whillans

2-2 over C&D in 2017-18 (good, soft), and a chase winner over 2m here since; out of form in both chases and hurdles this term, however.

66/1

10

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

13:30 Ayr

Kalaharry

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Regressive veteran who has been out of form over hurdles and fences this season; continues to slide down the weights but the addition of cheekpieces (retained) didn't appear to help much in a chase last month.

33/1

6th

11

6th Feb 2023

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

16:15 Carlisle

Kalaharry

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Gained all wins (hurdles/fences) off higher marks but is very hard to fancy on this season's form; now goes in first-time headgear.

14/1

Form: 1-032U BF

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Best served by a galloping 3m and cut, and bounced back to form granted both when second at Wetherby on his last completed outing; 6lb above his one winning mark following a re-raise, but solid place claims.

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5th

16

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Shoeshine Boy

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

midfield on outer

20/1

5th

13

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Shoeshine Boy

10st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Has reacted well to a tongue-strap with soft-ground wins at Ayr (3m) and Kelso (3m2f) in recent weeks; 3lb higher in a stronger race now but hard to rule out in his current mood.

6/1

1st

10

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Shoeshine Boy

10st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Resumed winning ways in a first-time tongue-tie in 3m Ayr handicap hurdle 26 days ago; up 3lb but he's not taken lightly with tongue-strap again fitted.

6/1

Form: 899

Last run: 60 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Form of last April's Irish point win (3m, soft) hasn't worked out; three heavy defeats in slow-ground 2m hurdles since, and hopes likely rest as much on the wind surgery as the step back up in trip.

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5th

7

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:15 Newcastle

Serious Mickey

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Nicky Richards

Won Irish maiden point (3m, soft) last April; heavy defeats in Britain in three novice hurdles and, after wind surgery, beaten 20l when sixth of 15 on handicap debut at Hexham (near 3m, heavy) 13 days ago; he was well behind Pipers Cross in the latter and is 2lb out of the handicap today.

6/1

6th

14

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Serious Mickey

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Form of last April's Irish point win (3m, soft) hasn't worked out; three heavy defeats in slow-ground 2m hurdles since, and hopes likely rest as much on the wind surgery as the step back up in trip.

16/1

13

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

14:00 Ayr

Serious Mickey

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Opened her account at the fifth attempt in Irish points; has poor claims on rules form (2m) but looks a possible improver now handicapping and upped to 2m4f on first run since wind surgery.

16/1

Form: -58164 C

Last run: 66 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

A neck too good for Piaff Bubbles over 2m4f here last November (soft), and even better off at the weights now; mixed signals since as to whether he requires further, however, and today's trip asks a fresh question.

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3rd

9

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Lewa House

10st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Catch Bissett

Sole win was over C&D in November 2022 (soft); has run creditably in two of her three races in 2024, including last time when third at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft); worth considering

8/1

3rd

11

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

Lewa House

10st 8lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Catch Bissett

1-16 over hurdles, the win gained in 2022; kept on for modest second behind Follow Charlie over C&D (heavy) in January but was never seriously involved over 3m here last month; not the percentage call.

20/1

9th

13

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Lewa House

10st 2lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Catch Bissett

1-15 over hurdles; kept on well for second here (2m4f, heavy) six weeks ago and is probably worth another crack at about 3m but is 4lb wrong today and others have stronger claims.

14/1

Form: 21-357 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Hung left throughout when beaten 79l by Our Sam on his recent stable debut; bit to take on trust after that, but is back to the mark he defied in equally deep ground at Warwick a year ago (3m2f).

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3rd

5

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

One Fer Mamma

10st 4lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Paula Smith

Not beaten far when last of five here (4m, heavy; Don Brocco second) eight days ago but has generally been very disappointing since switching to current stable last winter; others are much more appealing.

20/1

5th

5

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

One Fer Mamma

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Paula Smith

Heavy-ground 3m chase and 3m2f hurdles winner in 2021-22 when cheekpieces first went on; mostly struggling since, and although a bit perkier in debuted blinkers latest (retained) continues below a winning level.

12/1

11/2

Form: 639721

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Could mark up comfortable Carlisle win 24 days ago in the second-time tongue-tie (3m1f, good to soft), given a last-flight error and late idling; more is needed upped 6lb, but placed on both previous C&D runs.

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6th

8

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:50 Haydock

Our Sam

11st 0lb

J: Leah Noreci

T: James Moffatt

7yo who completed a hat-trick in the first half of the season and ran another fine race when second of six over C&D (heavy) just before Christmas; there's no reason why he won't give his running but he is up against a few progressive types here.

14/1

2nd

5

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 3

15:15 Haydock

Our Sam

11st 0lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

in touch with leaders, went second 4 out, kept on but no impression from 3 out

2/1

Form: 46P148 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Under 2l behind Lady Bowes at Ayr last time and like that one would have favoured slower ground; more in her favour here (C&D winner to boot), other than a mark which is still 5lb above any ever defied.

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1st

10

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

20:25 Hexham

Atomic Angel

11st 1lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Susan Corbett

prominent

7/1

2nd

6

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

15:25 Newcastle

Atomic Angel

11st 5lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Susan Corbett

led

9/2

Form: 4P-571 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 12st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Cashed in a career-low mark at Ffos Las in January (3m) on soft ground still not thought soft enough by connections; still 8lb below a winning mark despite a re-raise, and will find this course no less to his liking.

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11th

1

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Mr Harp

12st 2lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Thomas Gallagher

Cashed in a career-low mark at Ffos Las in January (3m) on soft ground still not thought soft enough by connections; still 8lb below a winning mark despite a re-raise, and will find this course no less to his liking.

7/2

1st

2

23rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:30 Ffos Las

Mr Harp

11st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Thomas Gallagher

Just one win in 17 rules starts; not disgraced in two handicaps this season at about 3m, beaten in the region of 10l on both occasions; has each-way claims.

10/1

Form: d011-7

Last run: 309 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Landed two soft-ground stayers' handicaps as soon as the cheekpieces went on a year ago, touching off Shoeshine Boy both times; nothing much in hand of mark, despite a 2lb drop since last seen back in May.

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5th

4

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Don Brocco

11st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Dual winning hurdler; yet to score over fences, although was second over 4m here last month (heavy); rather disappointing since.

12/1

6th

13

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Don Brocco

10st 2lb

J: William Maggs

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Ran well when second of five to Breeze Of Wind at Hexham (4m, heavy) on March 14 and subsequent run there may have come too soon; however, he's 0-8 over fences and 3lb out of the handicap today; others are more compelling.

20/1

4th

6

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Don Brocco

10st 2lb

J: William Maggs

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

0-7 over fences but gave good account when second of five from out of the weights here (4m, heavy) last week and is effectively 2lb lower today; this drop back in trip won't be a problem; a possible.

5/1

Form: F-P2P6 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Likely ground wasn't soft enough at Ayr the last twice; 2m4f win and place form here in 2020-21 reads well in today's context, and mark has never been lower; not without a hope.

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2

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:30 Hexham

Lady Bowes

11st 8lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

towards rear

25/1

7

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Lady Bowes

11st 9lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: James Moffatt

Likely ground wasn't soft enough at Ayr the last twice; 2m4f win and place form here in 2020-21 reads well in today's context, and mark has never been lower; not without a hope.

14/1

6th

1

27th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:25 Ayr

Lady Bowes

12st 2lb

J: William Shanahan

T: James Moffatt

Pulled up on two of her three appearances this season, latterly over C&D (good to soft) a fortnight ago; ran well in defeat at Catterick (3m1f, heavy) in between but is not an easy one to predict and may find today's ground too lively.

7/1

Form: -03182 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Newcastle third (led when hit last) and Catterick win in two soft-ground staying handicaps this term; back up another 2lb, but may have more to offer over this trip/ground mix; shaped as if still in form last time.

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10

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Just Jess

10st 9lb

J: William Maggs

T: Sue Smith

towards rear

12/1

6th

7

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Just Jess

10st 10lb

J: William Maggs

T: Sue Smith

Very inconsistent mare who struggled on her chasing debut in January and was soundly beaten when switched back to hurdling last month; too well handicapped to rule out but others look much less risky.

10/1

8th

8

7th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 3f 9y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Just Jess

10st 12lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Struggled on recent chasing debut and now quickly reverts to hurdling; has very patchy overall record but is 2lb lower than when winning at Catterick (3m1f, soft) at start of 2023 and is likely to be suited by 3m3f.

10/1

Form: 9/P-PP C

Last run: 271 days

W: 10st 2lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Winless since autumn 2015, and 11lb out of the weights returning from another appreciable absence.

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15

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Oscar Blue

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Jean McGregor

Winless since autumn 2015, and 11lb out of the weights returning from another appreciable absence.

100/1

8th

12

18th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

17:23 Perth

Oscar Blue

10st 2lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Jean McGregor

in touch with leaders, on outer, awkward jump 11th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

25/1

16

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:15 Hexham

Oscar Blue

10st 3lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Jean McGregor

Lightly raced and in very poor form since switching to current stable in 2019; can't be recommended on first start for 11 months.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £1370.00
Straight Forecast £963.00
Tricast £13599.60
Trifecta £24631.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mr Harp

Daily Mirror:

Our Sam

D Express:

Serious Mickey

TOPSPEED:

One Fer Mamma

POSTDATA:

Just Jess

The Times:

Lewa House

Daily Mail:

Shoeshine Boy

Daily Record:

Our Sam

The Star:

Serious Mickey

Telegraph:

One Fer Mamma

The Sun:

Just Jess

RP Ratings:

Mr Harp

The Guardian:

Mr Harp