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17:07 Hexham

Good To Soft

Coronation Raceday Celebrations Here 6th May Open NH Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2614.08
  • 2m 0f 48y
  • Class 5
  • 15 runners
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Coronation Raceday Celebrations Here 6th May Open NH Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.40
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 554

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Left his debut form well behind when fifth behind a useful rival at Navan (heavy) last month and he ran another promising race when a 3l fourth at Wetherby (good to soft) 18 days ago; sets a fair standard on his peak form and he should be in the thick of things.

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5th

1

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

15:05 Punchestown

Boldog

11st 9lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Bumper winner for Stuart Crawford at Hexham in the spring; improved on that when a decisive winner of a Tramore maiden hurdle last month; more needed here but no surprise if he was capable.

12/1

1st

1

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 180y

12:00 Tramore

Boldog

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

took keen hold, led, headed but prominent 2nd, went second again before 5th, led going easily before 2 out, pushed along and clear approaching last, kept on well

9/2

1st

5

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:07 Hexham

Boldog

11st 2lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

towards rear, good headway 3f out, led 2f out, soon clear, pushed out towards finish

6/1

13/2

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 21 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in sole Irish point in December and he filled the same position on his rules debut at Ayr before making all over C&D (heavy) last month; that was a good opportunity last time but he had plenty in hand and is open to more progress; respected under a penalty.

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12

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Chance The Robin

10st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

prominent, pressed leader 5th

6/1

2nd

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:50 Thurles

Chance The Robin

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Won both a bumper (heavy) and maiden hurdle at Hexham last season; returned in November and well held both starts in novice company; not a bad effort when fourth on handicap debut at Leopardstown.

8/1

4th

1

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Leopardstown

Chance The Robin

12st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Won both a bumper (heavy) and maiden hurdle at Hexham last season; returned in November and well held both starts in novice company; handicap debut and others preferred.

14/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 53

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Stepped up on his encouraging debut effort when third at Carlisle (heavy) last month but that was behind Rob Roy Macgregor and he needs to find more to make a big impact here.

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4th

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

16:10 Ayr

President Scottie

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Won 2m4f maiden here (2m4f, soft) in February on third hurdle start and suited by the step up in trip when following up on last month's handicap debut at Haydock (3m, soft; half the hurdles omitted); this unexposed 6yo could continue to improve and is one to consider up 5lb.

10/1

1st

4

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

President Scottie

11st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Stayed on well for second at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) in January on second hurdle start and benefited from the leader's final-flight fall to win there (2m4f, soft) last month; this lightly raced 6yo has potential now up in trip on his handicap debut and could have a big say.

7/2

1st

12

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

President Scottie

11st 9lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Placed in two bumpers last spring and on both hurdling starts this season, more recently when second to a good prospect over C&D (heavy) six weeks ago; that form already puts him on the premises today, and he's open to improvement.

5/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £80,000 after his promising second in Irish point (yielding/soft) in December; has a bumper winner on the dam's side of his good pedigree and yard has 30% record in bumpers this season; needs a close look on rules debut.

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5

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Kempton

Parade Away

11st 9lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Placed twice in December for Anthony Charlton; returns from an 11-week layoff and makes debut for new stable (remains with same owner); has proved largely consistent but slow ground would be a negative, having registered his wins on good/good to firm.

12/1

3rd

1

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

14:15 Doncaster

Parade Away

11st 6lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

His hurdle win came in a match (2m3f, good to firm) and he carries a 6lb penalty against some interesting rivals; however, he was second behind an exciting winner at Hereford (2m3f, good) last time and can give another good account if the ground suits (ran well in a point on yielding to soft).

9/4

2nd

1

16th Dec 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

12:25 Hereford

Parade Away

11st 7lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

Won Stratford bumper in the spring and easily followed up in C&D match race on hurdling debut in October; beaten only about 11l when last of seven finishers in Cheltenham Grade 2 (2m, good) later that month and needs to be taken very seriously in these much calmer waters.

8/13

Form: 32

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Both runs have been on good to soft at Wetherby; made a promising start when a close third in February and he built on that with his creditable second from off the pace 18 days ago; that latest form puts him firmly in the picture and he's open to more improvement.

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7

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Paddy OMahler

11st 0lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sue Smith

towards rear

10/1

3rd

3

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:22 Newcastle

Paddy OMahler

11st 11lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sue Smith

0-9; placed in two Wetherby bumpers (both good to soft) last year; also showed some ability in a novice hurdle at that venue (2m3f, soft) and again over that C&D in handicap company last month; has to prove he handles heavy ground but not ruled out.

12/1

Form: 10- D

Last run: 382 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Out of a useful bumper/hurdle winner for same yard; started her career with a last-gasp win at Chepstow (2m, good) last March and she had a daunting task in a Grade 2 at Aintree the following month; back in calmer waters now but she has a bit to prove after a year off and this is competitive.

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0

2

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

15:55 Perth

River Of Joy

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Has won novice events on good ground at Ffos Las (2m) and Southwell (2m4f, stayed on) on last two starts and should be suited by step up to 3m on handicap debut; rain a concern but a possible.

4/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

42,000euros 3yo; has quite a lot of stamina in his pedigree but he was a heavily-backed favourite at Carlisle (2m1f, heavy) last month and rallied well to score with a bit in hand; this is tougher under a penalty but that was a good start and he should improve for the experience.

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5th

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:22 Newcastle

Rob Roy Macgregor

11st 13lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Heavy-ground bumper winner; hasn't yet managed to build on that over hurdles, including when coming in for some support on his return from wind surgery at Ayr (3m, soft; handicap debut) last month; drops 2lb and has a bit to prove but a competitive effort would not surprise.

11/1

5

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Rob Roy Macgregor

11st 8lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Heavy-ground bumper winner; shade disappointing when upped to 2m6f to Kelso last month but began hurdling career with two very encouraging runs and could still have significant untapped potential over staying trips.

8/1

Form: 36

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well-held third at Doncaster (2m, good) on his debut in February and he took a strong hold before fading into sixth of eighth at Market Rasen (2m, good to soft) last time; others preferred.

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5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

17:00 Market Rasen

Moro Rock

11st 3lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sara Ender

Beaten 16l in his first handicap and has fared less well in his other two; mark is falling but others appeal more.

14/1

4th

2

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

17:15 Market Rasen

Moro Rock

11st 11lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Sara Ender

midfield, in touch with leaders after 3rd, headway and led on turn after 3 out, headed before 2 out

12/1

Form: 5P BF

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made an encouraging start when fifth of 13 at Doncaster (2m, good) in January but he was pulled up in similar conditions there (2-1 favourite) the following month; was reported to have lost his action in that race and he comes with risks attached after that.

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5th

2

3rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

13:05 Carlisle

Beep Beep Burrow

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Quite promising bumper debut when fifth of 13 at Doncaster (good) in January but his next two bumper runs were very disappointing and it's hard to know what to expect from him on this seasonal/hurdle debut.

14/1

9th

4

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:07 Hexham

Beep Beep Burrow

11st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Made an encouraging start when fifth of 13 at Doncaster (2m, good) in January but he was pulled up in similar conditions there (2-1 favourite) the following month; was reported to have lost his action in that race and he comes with risks attached after that.

14/1

2

22nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

16:45 Doncaster

Beep Beep Burrow

11st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

took keen hold, midfield

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 148 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Made a good start under rules when justifying favouritism at Sedgefield (soft) in December but he's been vulnerable under penalty in both runs since and was only eighth of nine at Ayr last time; opposable.

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13th

7

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:35 Wetherby

Judicial Review

11st 8lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, lost ground before 5th

25/1

5th

6

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

12:15 Sedgefield

Judicial Review

11st 0lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Won a soft-ground bumper here about 12 months ago and ran well to be fourth at Carlisle next time; dropped out very tamely when 12-1 for hurdling debut at Hexham and needed to show more.

16/1

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Easy winner of a soft-ground Irish point on his debut in January before being bought for £130,000 the following month; out of a French chase winning (2m1f/2m4f) half-sister to a bumper winner and he's an interesting contender on his rules debut.

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2

4th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:45 Southwell

Ismael

11st 11lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Kevin Frost

Came good under rules at sixth attempt, with clearcut success at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in January; found 3m on heavy ground too taxing when remote third last month but may still have more to offer back at 2m4f.

7/2

3rd

7

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

16:25 Doncaster

Ismael

11st 5lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Kevin Frost

raced in second, ridden 3 out, soon outpaced and no chance with winner, weakened and lost second before last

100/30

Form: 86

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Improved on his debut effort when a 6l sixth at Southwell (good to soft) 12 days ago but this is a stronger race and he needs another major step forward.

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12th

17

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 120y

17:05 Cork

Araglen Star

10st 13lb

J: John Shinnick

T: S M O’Donoghue

midfield, slow jump 3rd

33/1

8th

14

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:20 Hereford

Araglen Star

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Gary Hanmer

0-7 over hurdles; has a modicum of ability but is 3lb out of the weights here and needs to find some improvement from somewhere.

33/1

7th

12

5th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:45 Bangor-on-Dee

Araglen Star

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

held up in rear, headway after 6th, not fluent 4 out, weakened after 3 out

25/1

Form: 4

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has several bumper winners in his striking pedigree but he made a low-key debut when fourth of five over C&D (heavy) last month; was beaten 44l in that race and he needs a transformation on his second start.

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14

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Swedish Icon

11st 9lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ruth Jefferson

Well beaten in two Hexham bumpers last spring and also when 200-1 for hurdle debut at Newcastle (2m6f, heavy) in December.

100/1

7th

5

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:05 Newcastle

Swedish Icon

11st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Ruth Jefferson

There's potential in his pedigree and a market check is advised now up in trip on hurdle debut, but he was tailed off in his two bumpers in the spring (2m, heavy/soft) and needs to be an entirely different proposition.

33/1

13th

13

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:07 Hexham

Swedish Icon

11st 2lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Ruth Jefferson

Has several bumper winners in his striking pedigree but he made a low-key debut when fourth of five over C&D (heavy) last month; was beaten 44l in that race and he needs a transformation on his second start.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First foal; dam 6f 2yo winner (RPR 72), half-sister to winners Like A Prayer (1m AW) and Come On Girl (6f AW), is granddaughter of 1m2f Listed winner; has quite a bit of speed in his Flat pedigree and this looks a tough starting point in a bumper.

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14th

12

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:07 Hexham

Saint Percy

11st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

First foal; dam 6f 2yo winner (RPR 72), half-sister to winners Like A Prayer (1m AW) and Come On Girl (6f AW), is granddaughter of 1m2f Listed winner; has quite a bit of speed in his Flat pedigree and this looks a tough starting point in a bumper.

66/1

Form: 33

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Has finished placed in both her starts but she didn't improve with her staying-on third at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) last month and she needs to kick on to make a serious impact here.

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7th

9

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:44 Market Rasen

Touch Of A Dragon

11st 6lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Third in a couple of bumpers; improved on hurdles debut run when a close third at Newcastle last time (2m, heavy); a contender.

8/1

3rd

6

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:40 Newcastle

Touch Of A Dragon

11st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders, raced in second before 4th

20/1

7th

11

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:20 Sedgefield

Touch Of A Dragon

10st 10lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 3 out

5/2

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Payout
Exacta £841.00
Straight Forecast £696.70
Trifecta £8021.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ismael

RP Ratings:

Boldog

Daily Record:

Chance The Robin

Telegraph:

Ismael

The Star:

Ismael

The Times:

Boldog

The Sun:

Boldog