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14:10 Hexham

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Vickers Bet Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 1m 7f 133y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Vickers Bet Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 3U0544 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Course specialist whose four wins have all come here (2m7f/3m, heavy/good to soft); he's below his last winning mark but a return to form is needed and it remains to be seen how he'll be suited by the big drop back in trip.

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

6th

7

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Cudgel

11st 7lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Walton

midfield

4/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 9-8396 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Tailed off on chase debut here (3m, heavy) a fortnight ago but he's never convinced over that trip and he ran okay for a fair way; good third over hurdles at Ayr (2m5f, heavy) in January when wearing first-time cheekpieces and perhaps the first-time blinkers will give him a boost today.

Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

10

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

14:30 Carlisle

Moonacura

10st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Stuart Coltherd

11-race maiden but only two starts over fences and was close second at Hexham (1m7f, heavy) last week; nudged up 3lb but he still looks feasibly treated and has form at up to 2m5f over hurdles; dangerous in another change of headgear.

9/2

2nd

3

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:10 Hexham

Moonacura

10st 4lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Stuart Coltherd

Tailed off on chase debut here (3m, heavy) a fortnight ago but he's never convinced over that trip and he ran okay for a fair way; good third over hurdles at Ayr (2m5f, heavy) in January when wearing first-time cheekpieces and perhaps the first-time blinkers will give him a boost today.

11/4

6th

10

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:30 Hexham

Moonacura

10st 11lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

midfield

14/1

Form: -PU48P

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Runner-up over C&D (soft) last April and well handicapped on that form, but he's struggled this season and a major turnaround is needed.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

14th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Bandit DAinay

10st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Four-time chase winner in France but his last success was in 2019 and he's been generally very disappointing in Britain; on reduced mark but he was a remote third at Perth two weeks ago and others are preferred.

8/1

3rd

9

27th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

15:30 Perth

Bandit DAinay

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Four-time chase winner in France but generally very disappointing in Britain; unlucky to come to grief after first fence at Cartmel last month (first-time blinkers) and Brian Hughes is booked again here but he's 4lb out of the weights and remains difficult to enthuse over.

25/1

0

11

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

13:20 Cartmel

Bandit DAinay

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Four French wins (up to 2019) but 0-15 in Britain and some way behind two of today's rivals over C&D last month; Brian Hughes back on board and blinkers the latest aid to be fitted but too many doubts.

25/1

Form: 15-U79 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 10st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

7lb lower than when winning at Wetherby (1m7f, heavy) last March and he's not totally written off in this weak race, but this inconsistent 11yo has been soundly beaten the last twice and needs to raise his game.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

18:05 Hexham

Choix Des Armes

11st 1lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Alison Hamilton

Shouldn't be the answer on these terms but at least he ran a half-decent race last time.

25/1

3rd

16

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

Choix Des Armes

10st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Alison Hamilton

Well treated on his win at Wetherby (1m7f, heavy) last March but things have not gone well this season and he was tailed off behind Cudgel over C&D last month; has something to prove and he needs to jump better than last time.

25/1

4th

4

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:10 Hexham

Choix Des Armes

10st 3lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Alison Hamilton

7lb lower than when winning at Wetherby (1m7f, heavy) last March and he's not totally written off in this weak race, but this inconsistent 11yo has been soundly beaten the last twice and needs to raise his game.

7/1

Form: /3626-

Last run: 628 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

0-22 in Ireland for Gordon Elliott and Denise Foster and this is his first run since July 2021; however, he's on a competitive mark on his best form and makes his stable debut in a weak race; not ruled out.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:30 Kelso

Hell On Earth

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Catch Bissett

Pulled up over fences on all three outings last year; showed some of his old zest when back over hurdles at Ayr (3m, good) last month but was on the retreat before falling at third-last flight; others preferred.

50/1

9

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:18 Ayr

Hell On Earth

10st 13lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Catch Bissett

taken down early, mounted in chute

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: -46785

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

10yo who hasn't been at his best this season but didn't run badly here (2m4f, heavy) a fortnight ago and that performance is a lot better than most of these managed last time out; respected.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

9

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:00 Hexham

Ashjan

10st 4lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Sandy Forster

Ex-Irish; has won three chases for this yard, the latest at Carlisle in April 2022 (2m5f, good); creditable fourth over hurdles from well out of the handicap on same track last month, but went up the ratings following that and others now look better treated.

14/1

6th

9

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

17:25 Carlisle

Ashjan

10st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Sandy Forster

Not the most reliable these days but was under 5l away in a C&D handicap three weeks ago when a stone out of the weights (behind Masked Crusader); remains to be seen if that flattered him and he's off the same mark here.

14/1

4th

12

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:05 Carlisle

Ashjan

10st 2lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Sandy Forster

A three-time winner over fences (around 2m4f) in early 2022; not the most reliable nowadays but he wasn't disgraced back hurdling when fifth in 2m4f Sedgefield handicap last month; a stone out of the handicap here, however.

40/1

Form: 7P0P

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

6lb out of the handicap today; well beaten in points and his four rules runs, most recently pulled up in first-time cheekpieces (retained) on chase/handicap debut at Ayr (3m, good); however, that latest result doesn't tell anything like the full story as he jumped well in front for a long way before tiring rapidly in the straight; this drop back in trip could be ideal.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:10 Hexham

Court Justice

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

6lb out of the handicap today; well beaten in points and his four rules runs, most recently pulled up in first-time cheekpieces (retained) on chase/handicap debut at Ayr (3m, good); however, that latest result doesn't tell anything like the full story as he jumped well in front for a long way before tiring rapidly in the straight; this drop back in trip could be ideal.

9/2

9

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

15:10 Ayr

Court Justice

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Unplaced in five Irish points last year and showed no significant promise in three soft-ground novice/maiden hurdles in January (2m3f-2m4f); makes chase/handicap debut from 6lb out of the weights and with first-time cheekpieces fitted; considered only if lively in the betting.

16/1

12th

5

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:15 Catterick

Court Justice

11st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Failed to threaten in points and he's been tailed off/pulled up at big odds on his first two hurdle starts.

100/1

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Exacta £111.00
Straight Forecast £100.20
Trifecta £986.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Ashjan

Daily Mail:

Moonacura

The Sun:

Cudgel

SPOTLIGHT:

Court Justice

The Star:

Hell On Earth

D Express:

Moonacura

Daily Record:

Cudgel

POSTDATA:

Ashjan

The Times:

Ashjan

Telegraph:

Ashjan

The Guardian:

Ashjan

Daily Mirror:

Ashjan