12:20 Hexham Wed 12 December 2018

Scheduled
  • Racing Partnership Maiden Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 4f 28y,
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner£4,484.002nd£1,317.003rd£658.004th£329.00
  • Surface: Turf
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1
811-0OR: 113

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.

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2
711-0OR: 116C

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.

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3
611-0OR:

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.

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4
811-0OR:

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.

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5
511-0OR: BF

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.

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511-0OR:

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.

7
611-0OR: WS

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.

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8
511-0OR:

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.

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Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

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)

Verdict

The £380,000 purchase KNOW THE SCORE will attract all of the attention prior to this race and despite making a relatively modest hurdling debut at Chepstow last month, he ought to prove capable of winning at Hexham. His trainer David Pipe is a rare visitor to this Northumberland track (7-24; 29%, rising to 2-5; 40% over the past five years), so we should probably take the obvious hint. The main danger is the unexposed Baracalu. He has returned to the care of his former handler Sandy Thomson (horses are in-form) and rates as the type who will surely progress from this point forward.
  1. Know The Score
  2. Baracalu
  3. Al Destoor
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