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16:30 Hexham

Heavy

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  • Prize money: £3247.81
  • 2m 4f 15y
  • Class 5
  • 5 runners
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Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £23.00
  • Place: £5.90

Form: 23-647

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Back from long absence with three very underwhelming runs at Sedgefield this season (2m1f-2m5f) and career strike-rate now stands at 0-19; 6lb out of the weights; difficult to enthuse over.

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

1st

5

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Stowaway John

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Sandy Forster

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 1st, not fluent 10th, ridden to lead after 2 out, kept on well run-in, won going away

25/1

7th

8

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

15:40 Sedgefield

Stowaway John

11st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Sandy Forster

18-race madien who was unable to land any sort of blow on his two starts here (2m1f/2m5f) since returning from a long absence in November; difficult to enthuse over.

33/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 343422 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Six-time course winner (three times over fences); holds no secrets from the handicapper but looked as good as ever when second on last two appearances, the latter over C&D (heavy) eight days ago.

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

2nd

4

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Cudgel

10st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: James Walton

held up in rear, hampered and lost ground 3 out, good headway and went second after 2 out, no extra final furlong

9/4

2nd

3

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Cudgel

11st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: James Walton

raced in third, smooth headway after 2 out, outpaced before last, rallied and went second run-in, soon led, no extra and headed inside final 110yds

13/2

2nd

7

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 4

15:00 Carlisle

Cudgel

10st 2lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Walton

Ran okay when fourth of nine at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) 12 days ago but this 11yo is 10lb out of the handicap today and others are preferred.

25/1

Form: -67P87 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Out of form over fences and hurdles this season, and the addition of cheekpieces did not appear to make a big difference at Ayr a fortnight ago; drops in grade here and has become very well handicapped but needs to turn a corner.

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

4th

10

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

15:22 Carlisle

Grand Voyage

10st 9lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Stuart Coltherd

Runner-up here last April and runs off a mark fully 18lb lower this afternoon; however, that's because he's been unable to get competitive on his six starts this season and he needs to turn things around.

20/1

3rd

1

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Grand Voyage

12st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

led, headed after 2 out, mistake last, soon weakened

5/1

Form: 2-7641 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Placed three times over hurdles last season and built upon last month's very encouraging chase debut when keeping on well to score at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) three weeks later; recent 3lb rise ought to be manageable; likely contender.

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

3rd

1

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

16:30 Newcastle

Nights In Venice

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

Disappointing at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) three weeks ago but he'd previously made a positive start to his chasing career and won at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) in February; can be a contender if leaving last time behind.

7/2

4th

3

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Nights In Venice

11st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

in touch with leaders

7/4

1st

5

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:05 Ayr

Nights In Venice

11st 3lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

The only maiden in this field but is unexposed over fences; had wind surgery prior to respectable fourth at Carlisle (3m, soft) three weeks ago on debut in this sphere; possibilities off current mark.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 6-1354 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Safely held when fourth at Musselburgh (2m7f, soft) last month but will appreciate this dip back into Class 5 and is now only 1lb higher than when making all over C&D (soft) on seasonal debut in October.

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

2

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Return Fire

11st 13lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders, dropped to rear 3rd, not fluent 8th, mistake and unseated 3 out

3/1

4th

6

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 4

15:20 Musselburgh

Return Fire

11st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Didn't see out Carlisle's stiff 3m2f in December last time out but in good form previously, winning at Hexham (2m4f, soft) then close third at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft); won over 3m last season and could be involved.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £506.00
Straight Forecast £670.80
Trifecta £2225.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Nights In Venice

TOPSPEED:

Cudgel

SPOTLIGHT:

Return Fire

Telegraph:

Nights In Venice

Daily Mail:

Nights In Venice

D Express:

Nights In Venice

Daily Mirror:

Nights In Venice

Daily Record:

Nights In Venice

RP RATINGS:

Return Fire

The Times:

Return Fire

The Guardian:

Cudgel

The Sun:

Cudgel

The Star:

Cudgel