13:40 Hexham Sat 13 October 2018

  • interbet.com Maiden Hurdle (Class 5)
  • 2m 4f 28y, Good to Soft
  • 13 Runners
  • Winner£3,444.002nd£1,011.003rd£506.004th£253.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:5m 10.0sOff time:13:40:14
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1
511-0OR:
15/2

Jumped well throughout when winning a 3m maiden point-to-point at Loughrea (yld/soft) in May, and now switches to hurdles for rules debut for Lucinda Russell.

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2
511-0OR:
10/11

The form of his Hereford debut bumper win (2m, soft) isn't overly strong, but this €5,000 foal is switched to hurdling at a realistic level after finishing in midfield in a Grade 2 Aintree bumper in April; chance.

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3
511-0OR: 115
16/1

Shown glimmers of ability including when finishing 6L fourth of six to Aye Right (2m4f novice) at Kelso last month; tack issues when pulled up in a weak race here last week (2m7f).

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4
511-0OR:
28/1

10L winner of a 3m Kinsale maiden (good) in June; didn't get home on rules debut at Cartmel in August (2m6f, soft) when a well beaten fourth behind subsequent Hexham winner Mac Tottie.

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5
511-0OR: BF
5/2

Beat subsequent Fontwell winner Earth Moor (P.Hobbs) by 2L when winning a Worcester bumper in June (good) and also ran well behind the still unbeaten Longhouse Sale at Market Rasen (2m1f); hurdles debut.

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6
1011-0OR:
25/1

Modest record in 3m Irish point-to-points (1-11), but has changed stables since, so is worth a cautionary glance in the market on rules debut; wears a tongue-tie.

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8
611-0OR:
33/1

Bought for £7,000 in May; 1-8 in Irish point-to-points, kept on strongly to beat Road by The River by 1L in a 3m Belclare maiden in March; stable/rules debut.

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9
911-0OR: 74
100/1

0-14 under rules for Rose Dobbin in 2014/15 (hence the eligibility for this maiden hurdle); has won a point-to-point since last appearing under rules, but is impossible to consider off a 510 day absence.

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10
411-0OR: 108
10/1

Raced over 1m6f on the Flat at Nottingham last week (finished eighth of 15); solid if unspectacular over hurdles prior to that run; 12L runner-up to Mac Tottie (a stablemate of Fortunes Hiding) at Cartmel in August (2m6f+, soft).

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11
611-0OR:
150/1

Hasn't looked to be the most proficient of hurdlers so far, and shouldn't be overly competitive in this race; likely better with additional experience/confidence and the switch into low-grade handicaps.

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12
511-0OR: 91
33/1

Possible that he'll pick up a small race somewhere along the line (most likely a handicap); back over hurdles after struggling (not jump well) on chasing debut over C&D in May; hood applied.

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13
200/1

0-17 in Irish point-to-points, and tailed-off on rules debut at Downpatrick (2m6f) in July; backnumber.

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14
200/1

Runner-up in a 3m mares maiden at Loughrea (heavy) in October 2016, but her form under rules (0-4) is poor; not considered.

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Non-Runners

7
Largy Beach154
411-0OR: -
T: S R B CrawfordJ: Callum Bewley
15
Mrs Vonn17
610-7OR: -
T: W ColtherdJ: Non Runner

Last Year's Winner

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Niceandeasy411-09/4
T: K DalgleishJ: Craig Nichol

Betting

Forecast

Arthur Mac (10/11), Fortunes Hiding (5/2), Ain't My Fault (15/2), Sheriff Garrett (10/1), Largy Beach (12/1), Farocco (16/1), Glen Roe (25/1), Fiercly Forgie (28/1), War Joey (33/1), Nine O Three (33/1), Mrs Vonn (50/1), Pegasus Walk (100/1), Wagner Klass (150/1), Archview Sunshine (200/1), How Much Is Enough (200/1)

Verdict

Arthur Mac probably didn't achieve that much in winning a modest Hereford bumper on debut in January, but he's fully respected on hurdles debut for Philip Hobbs in a race which isn't lacking in terms of numbers, but is so in terms of depth. However, preference is for the Peter Bowen-trained FORTUNES HIDING. The Pembrokeshire based handler had mixed fortunes with his runners here last week, but operates a 19% strike-rate (6-31) at the track, and there's plenty of depth to this 5yo's bumper form. Although a beaten favourite at Market Rasen in June, the winner of that race (Longhouse Sale) is unbeaten in four starts for Dan Skelton.
  1. Fortunes Hiding
  2. Arthur Mac
  3. Ain't My Fault

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T: H Palmer

Jack Berry House

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T: M W Easterby

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T: R Charlton

Denmead

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T: D Skelton

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