14:45 Hexham Sat 16 June 2018

  • Andy Calvert Celebration Novices' Hurdle (Class 3)
  • 2m 48y, Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner£7,278.002nd£2,137.003rd£1,068.004th£534.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 9.5sOff time:14:45:41
2
511-6OR: D
8/1
Cost a paltry £800 in September 2016 and left all previous form well behind when forging clear to win at odds of 66/1 at Kelso in May (2m good); hard to evaluate accurately.
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3
411-3OR: 119D
10/11
More or less gifted the race by the recalcitrant Jumping Jack when winning at Plumpton last month (2m good), but ran to a similar level of form when finishing third at Cartmel latest.
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4
Calachh224
611-0OR:
5/1
Had plenty of time between his two starts in bumpers, but ran well enough when a runner up at Ayr in November 2017. Makes his hurdles debut after another absence, but is a half-brother to the 2m-2m3f winning hurdler/chaser Verni.
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5
511-0OR:
150/1
Cost just £800 as a three-year-old and not bred for a jumps career; 125/1 and tailed off over C&D on hurdles debut in May; no chance.
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6
511-0OR:
150/1
Out of the 2m-2m5f chase winner Posh Stick, and a half-brother to point-to-point winner Ripstick, so hurdling (poor thus far) is unlikely to be his long-term objective.
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7
511-0OR: BF
3/1
Showed a modicum of ability in Ireland for Elizabeth Doyle, and placed in two of his four starts for this trainer, including when finishing 7¼L third to Kick On Dottie over 2m4f here last month.
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8
811-0OR:
66/1
0 from 4 under rules for Keith Reveley and also a 12-race point-to-point maiden. Makes no appeal on his first rules start since August 2016.
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9
611-0OR:
10/1
Six-race maiden who did manage to make the frame in a Sedgefield bumper in October 2017; better suited by the handicap hurdle option imminently.
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10
711-0OR:
100/1
A sorry tale in four career starts (including in two point-to-points for Niall Kelleher); all sorts of headgear now applied.
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12
811-0OR:
50/1
Lacked fluency and pulled up on hurdles debut at Perth (2m4f good) last month on his first outing for 18 months.
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13
410-11OR:
50/1
11-race Flat maiden who tries the hurdling option now after being well beaten in a Ripon seller (1m2f) last month.
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14
410-4OR:
33/1
Lost her way since a productive spell on the Flat at a lowly level in May/June 2017 (dual 1m4f winner); 100/1 and never really in the hunt on hurdles debut at Market Rasen (2m good) last month.
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Non-Runners

1
High Jinx38
1011-6OR: -
T: T D EasterbyJ: C R King
11
Siannes Star15
511-0OR: -
T: B EllisonJ: Henry Brooke

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Enzani611-51/9
T: J C McConnellJ: R Johnson

Betting

Forecast

Crushed (10/11), High Jinx (11/8), Macardle (3/1), Calach (5/1), Placedela Concorde (8/1), Mutawaasel (10/1), Siannes Star (25/1), Dyna Might (33/1), Single Estate (50/1), Solway Storm (50/1), Mafate Fortin (66/1), Our Uncle Pat (100/1), Cudgel (150/1), Coastley Lane (150/1)

Verdict

A race which is there for the taking for HIGH JINX assuming that he turns out quickly after an intended run at Aintree on Friday Evening; should he fail to take up this engagement, then Crushed looks to be by far the most sensible option in an otherwise uninspiring contest.
  1. High Jinx
  2. Crushed
  3. Macardle

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