17:00 Hexham Mon 17 September 2018
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- 2m 7f 63y, Good (Good to Firm in places)
- 15 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Knocking at the door, and seemingly best suited by a sound surface; beaten just shy of 5L (third) by Jack Lamb at Sedgefield (2m5f) latest; fair chance if staying 3m.
Seven-race hurdles maiden; placed over 3m off this mark at Perth (beaten 3L) in May, and feasible that she simply needed the race at Worcester latest following wind surgery.
1-22 career (3m, soft) and hasn't raced over hurdles since March 2017; pulled-up after racing keenly when last in competitive action over fences here in June.
Not shown much ability so far (either side of wind surgery), including in a couple of staying handicap hurdles; masses to find with Damut I'm Out on recent Sedgefield (2m5f) form; cheekpieces applied.
Eight-race hurdles maiden; fallen 9lb since introduced to handicapping, but not entirely disgraced when a keeping on fourth of eight at Bangor (2m3f+) last month; moderately interesting in first-time cheekpieces.
Produced an improved effort when encountering a sound surface for the first time over hurdles here in May, when beaten 8L by Andhaar; disappointing over a shorter trip at Perth next time and needs to bounce back.
Made all to win a mares maiden at Stradbally (3m, firm) in May 2016, but has disappointed since; makes her English debut for Sheena Walton with the handicapper simply playing a guessing game in allocating a mark of 81.
Without a win over hurdles (0-13), and a beaten favourite in each of his last two starts at Perth (3m) and Sedgefield (3m3f); not convincing.
Beat today's rival Lawtop Legend by 8L when scoring over C&D in May (good); 5lb higher today, and whilst making the frame at Perth (3m) latest, was beaten 21L by the decisive winner King's Song.
Eight-race maiden; keeping on well when just held by Maureen's Star at Perth (3m, good) in June; had wind surgery since and able to compete off the same mark with talented rider James Bowen travelling North for the mount; strong claims.
Handicapped to have a say on his peak efforts, but this Sedgefield specialist appears to be on the decline nowadays and has plenty to do with Damut I'm Out on more recent Sedgefield form; not likely.
Eight-race maiden whose overall form figures don't make for positive reading; got no further than the first hurdle at Sedgefield last month (100/1).
Regressed for previous trainer Susan Corbett after making an encouraging start in bumpers for Pam Sly; 0-2 for Seamus Mullins and difficult to argue that she's heading in the right direction despite sliding down the weights.
0-25 under NH rules, and a mere 1-47 on the Flat; finished last of 11 (100/1) in a 2m3f+ Kilbeggan maiden hurdle earlier this month; no chance.
25-race maiden who competes from out of the handicap; has no issues with track or ground and is fit from a spell on the Flat, but others rate as far, far more likely winners.
Last Year's Winner
|T: M E SowersbyJ: Ryan Day|
Mission Trio (3/1), Rose Tree (4/1), Damut I'm Out (11/2), Cockley Beck (7/1), Lawtop Legend (10/1), Misfits (12/1), Lincoln County (12/1), Boogie Life (14/1), What A Game (14/1), Dizoard (16/1), Andhaar (20/1), Secret Passenger (33/1), Sendiym (66/1), Bygones For Coins (66/1), Dudette (100/1), Maca Cailin (100/1)
- Mission Trio
- Boogie Life
- What A Game
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