15:20 Hexham Wed 12 December 2018
- Next Meeting Thursday 20th December Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
- 2m 4f 28y, Soft (Heavy in places)
- 10 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Bumper winner for Evan Williams at Wincanton (2m, soft) on Boxing Day 2015; remains unexposed over hurdles (0-3) and could prove to be a reasonable acquisition for the England's at £4,000 (May 2018); handicap debut.
Best with plenty of cut underfoot and this 2m4f trip is probably his optimum; competes from the same mark as when beaten 6L (third) by Cold Shoulder at Ayr (2m3f+, heavy) latest; chance.
0-8 over hurdles, yet continues to knock firmly at the door, including when twice finishing runner-up over C&D (on good/good to soft); tongue-tie now added.
Game mare who has historically thrived on racing at Hexham; slipping back down the weights to a more manageable handicap mark; seemingly needed the run over 2m here last month; never dismissed lightly.
With David Dennis when recording a second hurdles win at Exeter in October 2016 (2m1f novice); low-key on recent stable debut; ground concerns.
Weakened from the final flight (clung on for a place) after forcing the pace throughout on handicap debut at Sedgefield (2m1f) 15 days ago; he'll face competition for the lead here from Beyondtemptation.
Only completed once in six starts in PTP's with nothing of any real significance over hurdles so far either; starting off life with a new trainer, and wearing a newly applied tongue-tie.
Lightly raced maiden (0-5); half-brother to the enigmatic 2m3f-2m7f hurdle winner Shantou Bob; this race represents just his second start in handicap company.
Broke his duck at the 12th attempt when scoring at Carlisle (2m3f+, soft) in April (beating Sunday's Kelso winner Border Victor); returns to the track following a summer break from a 4lb higher mark.
Left his previous form well behind when winning by an unchallenged 9L over C&D last month; the handicapper has taken aim with a subsequent 10lb hike but such was his poor from previously he remains at the foot of the weights.
Last Year's Winner
Ask The Tycoon (9/4), Sheriff Garrett (10/3), Towerburn (9/2), Strike West (9/1), Lostock Hall (11/1), Where Now (12/1), My Liege (14/1), Beyondtemptation (18/1), Wor Verge (20/1), Mah Mate Bob (40/1)
- Strike West
- Ask The Tycoon
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.
Nick Robson makes Mythical Madness one of his best bets and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.