15:15 Hexham Thu 14 March 2019

  • Follow Hexham Racecourse On Facebook & Twitter Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)
  • 2m 7f 63y, Heavy
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner£3,834.002nd£1,126.003rd£563.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:6m 38.85sOff time:15:15:28
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1
911-12OR: 100
12/1

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).

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2
911-0OR: 88CD
11/10

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.

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3
710-13OR: 87
9/1

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.

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4
910-12OR: 86CD
10/1

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.

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5
1010-10OR: 84CD
7/2

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.

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6
1110-10OR: 84D
22/1

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.

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7
910-1OR: 75
10/1

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.

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8
710-0OR: 69
16/1

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.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Haul Us In612-51/2
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: Blair Campbell

Betting

Forecast

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)

Verdict

No strength in-depth, so that strongly implies that stakes should be kept to the bare minimum. However, we do have a number of heavy ground C&D form-lines to play with, and there's potentially not a great deal to choose between December's 1-2 Dontdelay and TURTLE CASK. However, with the capable 7lb claimer Danny McMenamin returning to the saddle the Michael Sowersby charge gets the tentative nod. He's without a win since September 2017 but knows his way around this track, also finishing runner-up to the Lucinda Russell-trained Haul Us In in this race in 2018. Of the remainder don't discount the enigmatic Purple Harry.
  1. Turtle Cask
  2. Dontdelay
  3. Purple Harry

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