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19:20 Hexham

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Port Of Blyth Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7789.47
  • 2m 4f 28y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Port Of Blyth Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.90
  • Place: £3.60

Form: 3S2/6- CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Beaten a neck over C&D in October 2021 and was entitled to need the run at Ayr following a long absence; on a dangerous mark.

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3rd

3

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

13:25 Doncaster

Glinger Flame

11st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

11yo who returned in April from a long absence and has looked as good as ever the last twice with wins at Kelso (2m5f, good) and Ayr (3m, good to soft); could play a leading role once more.

4/1

1st

4

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

13:42 Ayr

Glinger Flame

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

midfield, pushed along and headway after 3 out, staying on 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in, led inside final 110yds, won going away

4/1

1st

4

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

17:50 Kelso

Glinger Flame

10st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, smooth headway and went third before 2 out, soon going best, shaken up to lead but hung left before last, ridden clear run-in

13/2

14/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 192-93 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner; decent third behind Moonlight Glory ten days ago but he's not that consistent and this is a stronger race.

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11

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Applaus

10st 6lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

prominent early, in touch with leaders before 3rd

25/1

6th

6

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Applaus

11st 1lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Dual C&D winner last season (soft/good to soft), and was placed off 10lb higher on the outer track here (2m1f, soft) in November; impossible to rule out but has become unreliable and was safely held here twice last month.

25/1

3rd

5

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Carlisle

Applaus

11st 9lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

raced wide, led

12/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 5637-5 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Without a win since December 2020; has dropped a long way down the weights and he ran okay in the new cheekpieces here 17 days ago (2m), albeit still finishing behind Onward Route; will need more.

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1st

1

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Captain Zebo

12st 0lb

J: Mr John Dixon

T: John Dixon

made virtually all

16/1

3rd

1

6th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

15:48 Perth

Captain Zebo

12st 0lb

J: Mr John Dixon

T: John Dixon

Snapped a long losing run when in front at Hexham last month (2m, good) and probably ran to the same level when third back there over 2m4f 19 days ago; exposed but in form and should run well back in a Class 4.

3/1

3rd

5

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 3

15:10 Hexham

Captain Zebo

11st 5lb

J: Mr John Dixon

T: John Dixon

took keen hold, towards rear, rapid headway and went second after 2nd

13/2

Form: 1375-2 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

May have needed last month's run after six months away and he duly improved to go close here over 2m (good to soft); has form over further and he's a player.

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1st

2

24th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

12:05 Catterick

Onward Route

11st 7lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Rebecca Menzies

held up in rear, steady headway on outer from 8th, not fluent last (usual 2 out), ridden and stayed on run-in, led towards finish, won going away

12/1

4th

3

27th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:55 Perth

Onward Route

11st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Below form when tried in cheekpieces last month but quickly back on track with keeping-on fifth at Hexham (2m4f, good; behind City Derby) three weeks ago; versatile regarding ground and recent 2lb drop helps; no surprise if he features.

10/1

Form: 1722-1 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Winning for a fourth time over hurdles when having a bit in hand over C&D (good to soft) ten days ago; promoted to a Class 3 this time but a 4lb rise shouldn't be too damaging.

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12th

4

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Moonlight Glory

11st 12lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Six-time hurdle winner; posted career-best performance when scoring at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in January and will be fine over today's longer trip but was unable to land any sort of blow in another of these series finals at Musselburgh (2m) last week.

33/1

9th

3

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

17:05 Musselburgh

Moonlight Glory

11st 8lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Six-time hurdle winner from 2m to 2m4f, latterly at Sedgefield in January (soft) off just 3lb lower; heavy ground perhaps not ideal on her penultimate run and then fell mid-race last time; has a big run in her.

25/1

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

13:58 Ayr

Moonlight Glory

11st 10lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

Not at her best on testing ground at Catterick last time (1m7f) but two sound runs before that, winning over 2m1f at Sedgefield (soft) and finishing runner-up over 2m4f, also at Sedgefield (good to soft); a possible.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 8F361- D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Good horse back in the day and he finally exploited his much-reduced mark with a clearcut victory at Ayr (2m4f, good); that was a hands and heels race (partnered by Dylan Johnston) and this is tougher, but a 4lb rise is more than fair.

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3rd

5

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:30 Ayr

Voix Du Reve

11st 6lb

J: Mr Dominic Hislop

T: Iain Jardine

Won this last year and now 8lb lower; market check advised but this 12yo has been below par on his last few runs; needs to turn things around.

25/1

8th

1

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

16:05 Musselburgh

Voix Du Reve

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

12yo who is 5lb lower than when winning at Ayr (2m4f, good) last April; had excuses here (bad mistake) and at Aintree (heavy going) on latest two outings, so he needs a second look.

16/1

Form: F24/9- D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

It was quite a decent effort at Ayr last month (2m, good to soft; beaten 15l), given how long he had been absent, and he now returns to his winning distance; needs considering.

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3rd

1

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

16:20 Uttoxeter

Rattle Owl

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Dual novice winner on good ground at about 2m4f; didn't run at all badly at Ayr on the back of a long absence and he met with some interference when still in with some shout at Hexham last time; both those efforts were in Class 3s; should go well.

3/1

7th

6

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 3

19:20 Hexham

Rattle Owl

11st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

It was quite a decent effort at Ayr last month (2m, good to soft; beaten 15l), given how long he had been absent, and he now returns to his winning distance; needs considering.

8/1

7

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Ayr

Rattle Owl

11st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

towards rear

25/1

Form: 1463-1 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage veteran who only opened his account in October (novice); went in again to claim his first handicap at Kelso (2m5f) two weeks ago when Conor Rabbitt claimed 7lb; has more on his plate in this higher grade.

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4th

3

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

14:05 Sedgefield

Balkalin

11st 11lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Won off this mark over hurdles at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) in May and he seems versatile ground-wise; however, this 11yo hasn't been at his best more recently and needs to produce a bigger run on this belated chase debut.

12/1

5th

2

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:20 Sedgefield

Balkalin

11st 12lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

prominent

12/1

4th

2

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

19:05 Kelso

Balkalin

11st 11lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Appeared to have a bit left in the tank when scoring off 3lb lower over C&D (good to soft) in May but not much has gone to plan since and pulled up after racing too freely at Hexham on Wednesday; comes with risk.

12/1

Form: /4398-

Last run: 99 days

W: 12st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Capable of smart hurdle form when with Nick Gifford; his profile under both codes was looking regressive but he hit back with a good second on the Flat at Pontefract (2m5f) and could be interesting if building on that back over jumps.

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6th

2

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

Didtheyleaveuoutto

11st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Ben Haslam

Continues to drop down the weights and he didn't run badly when fifth of eight at Kelso (2m6f, soft) last month; one to watch in the betting but this 11yo needs to raise his game to return to winning ways.

16/1

5th

2

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:55 Kelso

Didtheyleaveuoutto

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Won a Cartmel handicap (2m6f, good; wore cheekpieces) off this mark last July; in with a chance when taking a heavy fall two out here (3m2f, good) in September but he's not fired in his last two runs; has something to prove again and he's ideally suited by quicker ground.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £1509.00
Straight Forecast £1920.90
Tricast £14279.40
Trifecta £22926.00

Selections

The Guardian:

Moonlight Glory

RP RATINGS:

Voix Du Reve

SPOTLIGHT:

Rattle Owl

D Express:

Glinger Flame

POSTDATA:

Didtheyleaveuoutto

The Times:

Balkalin

The Star:

Rattle Owl

Daily Mirror:

Moonlight Glory

Daily Record:

Moonlight Glory

The Sun:

Glinger Flame

Daily Mail:

Didtheyleaveuoutto

TOPSPEED:

Voix Du Reve

Telegraph:

Voix Du Reve