17:00 Hexham Mon 21 August 2017

  • Hardwick Hall Hotel Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 7f 63y, Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • 9 Runners
  • Winner£3,165.002nd£935.003rd£468.004th£234.005th£117.00
  • Surface: Turf
Sort By:

Weighed In

Winning time:6m 3.3sOff time:17:00:48
NEW! Keep an eye out for ‘Insights’ against a horse for additional clues towards its chance! Read more...
1
912-0OR: 117D
4/6

Hard to fault the form of the yard at the moment and this one completed a chase hat-trick before being switched back to hurdles. Won both his last two hurdles starts although a double penalty asks a question of him now even in this grade.

Last RunWatch last race
2
611-0OR:
250/1

One outing in a bumper showed very little and a hurdles outing at Market Rasen arguably showed even less. Hard to make a case for him here.

Last RunWatch last race
3
611-0OR: 105
7/4

Has taken a step forward since running without much promise in bumpers winning a Perth novice last time out finding plenty to lead close home. That form doesn't look that strong but it may not need to be getting 14lb from What Happens Now.

Last RunWatch last race
4
611-0OR:
10/1

Showed some promise when trained in Ireland and running in bumpers and a novice hurdle. Well held on his first outing for this yard finishing last of four and more needed here.

Last RunWatch last race
5
611-0OR:
33/1

His bumper debut remains his best run so far but he's never really built on that and appears to have regressed especially over hurdles.

Last RunWatch last race
6
810-7OR: 58
40/1

A career record of 0-17 hardly inspires confidence and she looks a very limited sort having also been tried in handicaps. Faces a stiff task here and not one to rely on.

Last RunWatch last race
7
710-7OR:
40/1

Looks to need a lot more time and looks a real chasing type having been poor in bumpers. Looked very much in need of the run last time out (debut over hurdles) and can't really enter the argument here.

Last RunWatch last race
8
810-7OR:
15/2

Makes her debut for this very capable yard but has shown very little ability or progress in bumpers or over hurdles for her previous yards.

Last RunWatch last race
9
610-7OR:
200/1

Only cost £600 as a four-year-old and has shown very little ability in two bumpers ten months apart at Hexham and Market Rasen.

Last RunWatch last race

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

What Happens Now (4/6), Ebony Rose (7/4), Smiling Jessica (15/2), Luso Benny (10/1), Wig Wam Wiggle (33/1), Beyondtheflame (40/1), Ginny Brig (40/1), Wandaover (200/1), Ask Shanroe (250/1)

Verdict

This very much looks to boil down to a head-to-head between WHAT HAPPENS NOW and Ebony Rose with the former from a yard that are going well at the moment and might just be a better traveller despite having to concede weight all round. Hard to construct much of a case for anything beyond those two given what they have shown so far with Luso Benny and Ginny Brig two that might battle it out for the minor placings.
  1. What Happens Now
  2. Ebony Rose
  3. Luso Benny

Video Replay

Most Followed

Al Dancer

F: 2314-11

T: N A Twiston-Davies

Divine Image

F: -

T: C Appleby

The Worlds End

F: 4474-13

T: T R George

Birchdale

F: 1-

T: N J Henderson

Aaron Lad

F: 211P-61

T: Dr R D P Newland

Most Followed

Al Dancer

F: 2314-11

T: N A Twiston-Davies

Divine Image

F: -

T: C Appleby

The Worlds End

F: 4474-13

T: T R George

Birchdale

F: 1-

T: N J Henderson

Aaron Lad

F: 211P-61

T: Dr R D P Newland

Next Race Off

13:20 Cheltenham
3
(0)
Bun Doran
J: P J Brennan
1
(0)
Ozzie The Oscar
J: R Johnson
4
(0)
Top Gamble
J: Sean Bowen
6
(0)
Yorkist
J: Harry Skelton
2
(0)
Theinval
J: J McGrath

Racing Tips

Guitar Pete (left) represents the red-hot Nicky Richards team

Value Bet: Right in the Mix

Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and he's taking two against the field in the big Cheltenham handicap including one for Nicky Henderson.

Daily Nap: Going to War!

Matt Brocklebank is doing a War cry ahead of the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham - don't miss the latest Nap selection.

Don't miss the Saturday thoughts of Simon Holt

Simon Holt: Going for Gold

Simon Holt sticks with top weight Frodon as he looks to point you in the right direction of a few winners on Saturday.