12:20 Hexham Wed 12 December 2018
- Racing Partnership Maiden Hurdle (Class 4)
- 2m 4f 28y,
- 8 Runners
- Surface: Turf
No concerns whatsoever with regards the conditions and has finished runner-up on each of his last three starts over hurdles (2m3f-2m4f); should figure fairly positively.
Impressive when scoring by 30l in a heavy-ground bumper at this track in March 2017; low mileage over hurdles for Phil Kirby (off since late 2017) but back with his former handler now; rates as the type who will only progress.
Maiden in five starts under rules (four bumpers and a chase) for former handler Peter Fahey; kicks-off over hurdles for Daragh Burke in a reasonably competitive maiden; market a guide.
Finished a tailed-off last of 14 on rules debut in an Aintree bumper in May 2016 and absent since; makes his hurdles debut wearing a first time tongue-tie.
Purchased for the sum of £380,000 (Nov 2017) and simply blew the opposition away on his first start under rules in February 2018 (Towcester NHF); scope for improvement from his recent Chepstow hurdles debut (third) but remains of obvious interest.
Distant Peak gelding who makes his racecourse debut for a trainer who is in a fine spell of winning form; whilst the level of this contest is suitable, he'll probably find a few of these rivals plenty stronger.
Fencing was never his forte in PTP's (0-5) and this £2,200 3yo hasn't appeared to be anything out of the ordinary under rules either; keen and weakened over 2m here in April; first start since wind surgery.
Disqualified after winning a 3m Belclare PTP in March (prohibitive substance in sample); shown minor ability in defeat (well held by some useful rivals) on two previous occasions over C&D of late; potentially more interesting once sent handicapping.
Last Year's Winner
Know The Score (4/7), Baracalu (5/2), Al Destoor (10/3), Peak Time (25/1), Warendorf (28/1), Rowdy Robin (28/1), Cloghouge Boy (33/1), Battle Hard (33/1)
- Know The Score
- Al Destoor
Swiss Knight is Anita Chambers' best bet of the day and she has a tip for every race in the UK.
Richard Mann is back in the Nap hot-seat for Wednesday's selection and he heads to Kempton for the bet of the day.
David Ord has a horse-by-horse guide to Saturday's Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and tips at 25/1 and 16/1.