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14:45 Hexham

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Mick Walsh Open Ditch Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5096.16
  • 3m 0f 41y
  • Class 5
  • 5 runners
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Mick Walsh Open Ditch Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £24.00
  • Place: £5.40

Form: -P87PP CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Strong in the market when winning this last year (good to soft) but nowhere near that level in six subsequent starts, pulled up behind Kildrum latest; very difficult to fancy from 5lb out of the handicap and with an overall rules record of 1-37.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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

OUR TIP

11/10

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 5-1391 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

A solid Hexham performer (course form figures 25P131); was lightly weighted when scoring by 25l (beat Gipsy Lee Rose) in blustery conditions over C&D latest; has been hit with an 11lb rise but, given that he has run well off this mark previously, commands plenty of respect.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

6

28th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

12:50 Sedgefield

Kildrum

10st 11lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

didn't jump with fluency, towards rear, lost touch 4 out

4/1

5th

7

10th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

12:25 Hexham

Kildrum

10st 12lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Consistent type who garnered a third C&D victory in four-runner handicap in May, albeit in fortunate circumstances when left clear two out; he still needs considering though.

100/30

1st

3

23rd May 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:50 Hexham

Kildrum

10st 6lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

An 11lb rise was surely a factor in him coming up short over C&D latest (heavy; won under same conditions the time before) but he does have a solid record at this track; visor replaces cheekpieces.

11/4

Form: 323562 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Beat a stablemate when scoring over C&D (similar mark) last spring, but proved no match for Kildrum (beaten 25l) on return from a second bout of wind surgery here 12 days ago; renews battle on 11lb better terms but, under similar conditions, whether or not that is enough is questionable.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:20 Newcastle

Gipsy Lee Rose

10st 9lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Exploited some help from the handicapper when keeping on stoutly for narrow win at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in November but wasn't quite in same form on either subsequent outing (3m2f/3m) and today's drop back in trip is probably not ideal; wore cheekpieces last time; usual visor back on today.

9/2

6th

5

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Gipsy Lee Rose

10st 10lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Not as good as she was but kept on stoutly for narrow win at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in November and didn't run badly when fifth (behind Camp Belan) from out of the weights there the following month; back on correct mark here; could have a say.

11/1

5th

6

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

15:32 Kelso

Gipsy Lee Rose

10st 2lb

J: Mr Paddy Hanlon

T: N W Alexander

Doubled chasing tally when keeping on stoutly for narrow C&D (soft) success last month, her 25th start over fences; evidently in good heart but is effectively 8lb higher from 5lb out of the weights today.

3/1

Form: 2U-43P CD BF

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Made all when scoring over C&D (from a 10lb lower mark) in November 2021; ran reasonably well when third at Wetherby (3m, soft) on penultimate start, before a lacklustre effort (jumped poorly; bled from the nose) at Uttoxeter; conditions are fine, so could bounce back from that slight blip.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

8

10th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

12:25 Hexham

Kaphumor

10st 11lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sue Smith

Captured this prize in 2021 but seems not so good nowadays and returned with a well-held third of five in 2m4f handicap here last month; others are more persuasive.

20/1

3rd

7

6th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:55 Hexham

Kaphumor

10st 12lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sue Smith

On a dangerous mark and perhaps he'll have been helped by a break, but he was badly out of form earlier this year and returns with plenty to prove.

15/2

3

14th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

17:05 Sedgefield

Kaphumor

11st 6lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

Point winner whose sole success under rules came at Hexham (3m, good to soft) in 2021 when 7lb lower; acts here and on soft; form has tailed off of late but would have claims from this mark if reproducing his Wetherby effort from January.

12/1

Form: 257-39 CD

Last run: 50 days

W: 12st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner (good ground); struggling for form over the past 12 months or so and didn't offer a great deal on recent return from a second bout of wind surgery (Carlisle 3m, soft); easing in the weights to a workable mark, and the newly applied visor may help.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

28th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:45 Hexham

Speak Of The Devil

12st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

led at steady pace, headed when bad mistake and nearly lost jockey 9th, overjumped 10th, ridden and lost position 14th, weakening when not fluent 3 out, pulled up approaching last

12/1

9th

2

6th Feb 2023

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

16:15 Carlisle

Speak Of The Devil

12st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Absent since a poor effort (tailed-off last of three) here in October; subsequently had a second wind surgery; back on last winning mark, so has possibilities if turning up in top form.

9/1

3rd

3

20th Oct 2022

Good

3m 2f 34y

Class 3

14:45 Carlisle

Speak Of The Devil

11st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

led narrowly, headed but prominent 6th, not fluent 8th, hit 10th, slow jump and lost position 13th, pushed along before 14th, ridden and weakening when blundered 3 out, tailed off

2/1

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Payout
Exacta £623.00
Straight Forecast £564.90
Trifecta £1622.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Kildrum

Daily Mirror:

Kaphumor

RP Ratings:

Kildrum

POSTDATA:

Kildrum

The Times:

Kildrum

Telegraph:

Kildrum

The Guardian:

Kildrum

Daily Mail:

Kildrum

D Express:

Kildrum

The Sun:

Kildrum

The Star:

Kildrum

Daily Record:

Kildrum