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12:45 Hexham

Heavy

Buttermere Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4884.92
  • 2m 4f 15y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Buttermere Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 705-32 BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Winning Irish pointer who has shaped well in two runs over fences, last time finishing a clear second to Bebside Banter (who is now 3lb worse off) at Sedgefield (2m5f, soft); a contender.

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2nd

6

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Breeze Of Wind

11st 11lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

held up in rear, bumped and bad mistake 4th, good headway 9th

2/1

1st

4

5th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

16:07 Carlisle

Breeze Of Wind

11st 10lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Built upon the promise of his first two chase starts to win at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) in December, and followed up at Uttoxeter (3m, heavy) nine days later; this unexposed 7yo is clearly progressive and could still be ahead of the handicapper.

3/1

1st

6

22nd Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:50 Uttoxeter

Breeze Of Wind

11st 5lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Placed in first two chases before improving to win comfortably by 11l at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) nine days ago; carries 7lb penalty in what looks a more competitive race here but could have untapped potential over 3m.

5/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 9074-0

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Poor form so far including on chase debut at Catterick last month; improvement needed.

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1st

4

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:30 Sedgefield

Monaghan Boy

10st 9lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

in rear but in touch with leaders, headway after 12th

2/1

2nd

7

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:35 Market Rasen

Monaghan Boy

10st 10lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

held up in rear, headway on outer 4 out

9/2

2nd

11

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:20 Catterick

Monaghan Boy

10st 4lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

0-13 and poor form in the main, but he stayed on for a fair second behind a well-handicapped winner at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) last month on his second chase start and could have more to offer now back up in trip; chance.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0007/8

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish; point winner in February (3m, good to yielding); low-key run over hurdles on stable debut; first run over regulation fences; others look stronger.

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2nd

4

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 3

14:50 Catterick

Carrigeen Castle

10st 10lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Micky Hammond

Ex-Irish 8yo who has struck form for Micky Hammond since the turn of the year, winning Class 5 races at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) and Wetherby (2m3f, soft); takes a big step up in grade today but still respected in current mood.

3/1

1st

1

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 5

15:17 Wetherby

Carrigeen Castle

12st 0lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Micky Hammond

Point winner who showed improved form on his second chase start when winning at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) four weeks ago; he could have more to offer over fences and is a key player up 5lb.

2/1

1st

3

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

14:50 Newcastle

Carrigeen Castle

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

took keen hold, prominent, led going easily before 3 out, pushed along and headed before 2 out, rallied approaching last, ridden to lead run-in, kept on well inside final 110yds, won going away

8/1

Form: 1-4284 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won a handicap hurdle off 7lb lower here (2m4f, soft) in April; mixed form since, last time finishing a well-beaten fourth on testing ground here; chase debut.

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0

1

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

12:45 Hexham

Noble Affair

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Jane Walton

Won a handicap hurdle off 7lb lower here (2m4f, soft) in April; mixed form since, last time finishing a well-beaten fourth on testing ground here; chase debut.

9/1

4th

4

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Noble Affair

11st 5lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Jane Walton

Sole win came over C&D (2m4f, soft) in April (front pair 3l clear) and also produced a career best when runner-up over C&D on her return to action last month; well below that level at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) latest but has the ability to have a big say back here, if able to shrug off that effort.

13/2

Form: 6543-0

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Maiden; progressive over hurdles at up to 2m4f last season, but well beaten at Carlisle on reappearance in October; may improve now going chasing.

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3rd

4

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

14:50 Newcastle

Torosay

11st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

towards rear, brief headway 4 out, outpaced 3 out, rallied 2 out, kept on approaching last, stayed on run-in, no match for first two

16/1

0

4

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

12:45 Hexham

Torosay

11st 10lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Maiden; progressive over hurdles at up to 2m4f last season, but well beaten at Carlisle on reappearance in October; may improve now going chasing.

8/1

Form: 311-78

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Won two of her five races over fences last season, at Market Rasen (2m1f, soft) and Sedgefield (2m1f, heavy); well beaten over hurdles on reappearance last month; should do better here although has stamina to prove.

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3rd

7

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

13:35 Catterick

Zaras Universe

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Andrew Crook

Only a modest fourth (behind Onenightintown) over C&D five weeks ago but that was something of a step back in the right direction; on last winning mark and has Brian Hughes up for first time; shortlisted.

5/1

4th

5

28th Dec 2023

Good

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

12:30 Catterick

Zaras Universe

10st 9lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Andrew Crook

in touch with leaders, weakened after 3 out

7/1

0

6

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

12:45 Hexham

Zaras Universe

10st 11lb

J: John Kington

T: Andrew Crook

Won two of her five races over fences last season, at Market Rasen (2m1f, soft) and Sedgefield (2m1f, heavy); well beaten over hurdles on reappearance last month; should do better here although has stamina to prove.

14/1

Form: PP-781

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Jumped well when making a winning debut over fences, beating Breeze Of Wind (who is now 3lb better off) at Sedgefield last month (2m5f, soft, first run after wind surgery; front pair clear); obvious contender.

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2nd

7

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

15:40 Sedgefield

Bebside Banter

11st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

2-3 since switched to fences in the autumn, the latter win gained over C&D (soft) last month; another 4lb higher today but likely to make a very bold bid from the front.

2/1

1st

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:37 Sedgefield

Bebside Banter

10st 9lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

jumped well, made all

5/1

0

7

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

12:45 Hexham

Bebside Banter

10st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

Jumped well when making a winning debut over fences, beating Breeze Of Wind (who is now 3lb better off) at Sedgefield last month (2m5f, soft, first run after wind surgery; front pair clear); obvious contender.

7/4

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Payout
Exacta £153.00
Straight Forecast £153.70
Tricast £1607.10
Trifecta £1677.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bebside Banter

Daily Mail:

Breeze Of Wind

POSTDATA:

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Breeze Of Wind

Daily Record:

Breeze Of Wind

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Bebside Banter

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Bebside Banter

Telegraph:

Bebside Banter

The Guardian:

Bebside Banter

Daily Mirror:

Bebside Banter

The Sun:

Bebside Banter

The Star:

Bebside Banter