15:00 Hexham Mon 17 September 2018

  • Daily Tips Available On attheraces.com Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 4f 28y, Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner£5,317.002nd£1,571.003rd£785.004th£393.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:5m 1.1sOff time:15:00:32
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Vivantb8(ex 7)
612-5OR: 117D
13/8

On a hat-trick carrying a 7lb penalty for her all the way 14L mares handicap hurdle win at Fontwell (2m5f+) last week; claimer ridden today in order to ease the burden; solid stamina wise and should go close.

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2
811-12OR: 117
7/1

Improving; fast and fluent hurdler who struck up a good relationship with this rider last season (dual 3m Musselburgh scorer); off since February and reappears on quick ground (has won on good); likely to take on Vivant for the early lead.

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3
711-11OR: 116D
10/1

Best suited by quick ground; ready winner of a Perth maiden (2m4f) in July, but clobbered by the assessor thereafter and appears increasingly vulnerable as a result; disappointing in a Worcester claimer latest.

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4
711-9OR: 114
66/1

Won just once in 19 starts; for Jonjo O'Neill at Market Rasen (2m4f+) in April 2017; well held when falling on his most recent outing at Cartmel, and unlikely to be strong enough here.

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5
811-7OR: 112CD
12/1

Thrives at this track during the spring (four-time winner; 2m-2m4f); 5lb higher than when decisively seeing off Elmono by 2¼L, but unseated his rider when last seen competitively 93-days ago; conditions appear perfect.

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6
711-5OR: 110
50/1

Modest in three starts for Donald McCain in 2018 (all over fences), and sold very cheaply last month for £800; back over hurdles (1-11) for the first time in 12 months.

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7
711-2OR: 107
5/1

Debut bumper winner in July 2017 (Stratford), but remains a maiden over hurdles after seven starts; not beaten too far over this trip at Ballinrobe (fifth) in May, and 3lb lower for his English handicap bow; market helpful.

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8
710-13OR: 104
11/4

Well-related gelding who got off the mark when upped marginally in trip (2m5f) at Sedgefield last month; 6lb higher, and in a stronger race, but worthy of respect with conditions likely to be riding on the quick side.

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9
The Trigger27
1010-11OR: 102
T: Ronan McNallyJ: B S Hughes

Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Vivant (13/8), Jack Lamb (11/4), Soleglad (5/1), Jump For Dough (7/1), Judge Earle (10/1), The Trigger (10/1), Desert Island Dusk (12/1), Little Stevie (50/1), Sigurd (66/1)

Verdict

A competitive race with the early pace promising to be fierce with the hat-trick seeking Vivant locking horns with the dual 3m Musselburgh scorer JUMP FOR DOUGH. Both horses possess likeable attitudes, with the former having the clear fitness edge over the selection. However, the suspicion remains that there's considerably more to come from the Lucinda Russell-trained gelding this season. He struck up an excellent partnership with Thomas Wilmott earlier this calendar year, and won't be inconvenienced should any further rain fall (forecast is mixed). Others of note include the course specialist Desert Island Dusk and the English handicap debutante Soleglad.
  1. Jump For Dough
  2. Vivant
  3. Soleglad

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