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15:25 Newcastle

Soft

Boutique Event Hire Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 2m 4f 19y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Boutique Event Hire Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 323332 D BF

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won twice over 2m3f on soft last season as a hurdler; 0-6 over fences but he's been consistent and looked all over the winner until mugged late on at Hexham (2m4f, heavy); solid prospects.

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3

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

18:55 Sedgefield

High Moon

11st 8lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Runner-up at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) in March; has done all of his winning with plenty of cut underfoot, but reportedly found the particularly testing ground too extreme at Newcastle (pulled up) last time; competitive mark for first visit to Sedgefield.

7/1

5

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

14:05 Newcastle

High Moon

11st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won this last year (heavy), and in first-time cheekpieces (retained) he returned to form with a good second at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) last month; he's 1lb lower than 12 months ago and holds strong claims.

11/4

1

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:35 Fakenham

High Moon

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Rebecca Menzies

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 311123 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Beat Blue Hawaii at Sedgefield in January (2m1f, good to soft) and he's bumped into progressive opposition in his two subsequent runs (2m/2m4f); difficult to knock.

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8

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

15:35 Musselburgh

Arthurs Quay

10st 4lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Landed a hat-trick over shorter trips last winter (the second leg was here) and has also scored at Cartmel (2m5f) in July and Catterick (2m3f) in November on his last two outings; up another 4lb and in class but he's going great guns.

16/1

1st

2

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 3

13:50 Catterick

Arthurs Quay

11st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

prominent, left in second 3rd, pressed leader going best 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, good jump last, kept on well run-in, pushed out

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: -PP21P D

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Won six-runner North Yorkshire National at Catterick (3m6f, heavy) in January on his first chase start this season and only his fourth overall; while forgiven his defeat in the Midlands National, that was the fifth time he's failed to complete in his last seven races; usually front runs.

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1

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:30 Kelso

Bushypark

12st 1lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Eventually capitalised upon some help from the handicapper when scoring at Haydock (3m, heavy) in December but has quickly lost his form again this year; needs huge boost from the first-time cheekpieces today.

16/1

6th

2

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Bushypark

11st 13lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

towards rear but in touch with leaders, some headway before 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, soon weakened

7/1

4

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

16:00 Catterick

Bushypark

11st 1lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Front-runner; Haydock winner in December; won 3m6f North Yorkshire National off 3lb lower here last season but disappointing in that race last month; however, conditions are ideal and he could bounce back.

15/8

Form: P21/P5 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Had a long absence after winning off 7lb higher at Ludlow just over two years ago (2m4f, good; won on soft); hasn't offered much since returning but was entitled to need his first run and conditions were very demanding at Carlisle four weeks ago; could bounce back.

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11

20th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:35 Uttoxeter

Evander

11st 4lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Out of form since returning from long absence and looked an unlikely winner before unseating at the third-last fence at Perth last month; might be boosted by combination of better ground and first-time cheekpieces here.

14/1

7

28th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Evander

10st 12lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Out of form following an absence of 689 days this season, although last two runs have been on heavy ground (has won on soft); could bounce back off a reduced mark but plenty to prove, not least his stamina, although won over 3m pointing.

14/1

2

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

15:25 Newcastle

Evander

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

in touch with leaders on outer, lost position and reminders after 6th

6/1

Form: 433157

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Beat this season's Cheltenham winner Seddon at Cartmel last August (2m5f, good), though the runner-up is a very different horse now; tailed off on his recent return from a lengthy break and would prefer good ground.

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8

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

18:55 Sedgefield

Tontos Spirit

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Miss A M Slack

Cartmel specialist who is returning from a 220-day absence; game winner (by a nose) at the popular Lakes venue last August, before pulling up here in October; most effective over 2m1f and will presumably have other summer objectives; safer to look elsewhere.

16/1

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7

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Sedgefield

Tontos Spirit

10st 10lb

J: Mr A J O’Neill

T: Miss A M Slack

Has won 17 races, the latest when taking advantage of a tumbling mark to win for today's rider at Cartmel in August (2m1f, good to soft); 5lb higher here; dual course winner who should go well again.

11/2

1st

2

28th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

13:20 Cartmel

Tontos Spirit

11st 11lb

J: Mr A J O’Neill

T: Miss A M Slack

Eight wins here but unplaced in seven starts since the latest of them, a year ago; fair effort two outings ago but pulled up latest and age seems to be catching up with him.

20/1

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Blue Hawaii

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Payout
Exacta £59.00
Straight Forecast £67.60
Trifecta £163.00

Selections

The Times:

High Moon

RP Ratings:

Blue Hawaii

SPOTLIGHT:

Evander

Telegraph:

High Moon

The Guardian:

High Moon

Daily Mirror:

High Moon

Daily Record:

High Moon

TOPSPEED:

Blue Hawaii

Daily Mail:

Blue Hawaii

D Express:

Blue Hawaii

The Star:

Blue Hawaii

The Sun:

Evander