15:15 Hexham Thu 14 March 2019
Runner-up (beaten 13L) from a 7lb higher mark over fences here in December (2m4f, soft); twice disappointing since, including at Newcastle just nine-days ago; cheekpieces applied on return to the smaller obstacles (1-10).
Justified some market support (20/1) when scoring on debut for this trainer (under this rider) over C&D in December - beat today's rival Turtle Cask by a head; not totally disgraced since and should figure prominently in the mix.
0-5 under rules; very difficult to draw any positives whatsoever from those efforts (2m-2m4f); handicapper taking an educated guess with a mark of 82; trainer 5-36 (14%) at Hexham.
3lb lower than when scoring by a head over C&D in June 2018 (good); poor since (appears held by Dontdelay); no obvious reason as to why she should bounce back to form; handles soft ground.
Without a win since notching over C&D in September 2017 (heavy); feasibly treated and was beaten only a head by today's rival Dontdelay here in December; noteworthy that Danny McMenamin returns to the saddle.
Hasn't won over hurdles since justifying favouritism under Nico De Boinville at Newcastle (3m) in March 2015; no joy over fences since December 2017, so the headgear (visor) goes on back over hurdles.
13-race maiden who has been off the track since November 2017; dropped 4lb since finishing 8¾L fourth to today's rival Turtle Cask over C&D in September 2017.
18-race maiden; competes from outside of the handicap proper; stays all day but shouldn't be capable of winning this race; has plenty to find with Dontdelay based upon last month's Sedgefield (3m3f) evidence.
Last Year's Winner
|Haul Us In||6||12-5||1/2|
|T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: Blair Campbell|
Dontdelay (11/10), Turtle Cask (7/2), Swarez (9/1), Broadway Belle (10/1), The Conn (10/1), Royal Salute (12/1), Millrose Bell (16/1), Purple Harry (22/1)
- Turtle Cask
- Purple Harry
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