17:10 Hexham Mon 15 April 2019
£6,000 Flemesfirth gelding whose dam was winner at 1m2f on the Flat. Yard not known for readying horses first time out and will likely benefit from the experience.
Well related Malinas gelding who is half-brother to the talented Attaglance, among others. Yard have decent bumper record and was beaten less than four lengths on debut at Kelso. Should be thereabouts.
Gives impression he should win a race or two after two respectable efforts so far on testing ground. Better surface may help the cause and represnts good yard in fine form at present.
Irish raider who shaped with pronmise when third on only start so far at Ludlow. €12,000 Multiplex gelding is bred to win a race or two and market should indicate just how much is expected from him with experience to call on.
Decent French jumps pedigree and yard well capable of having one ready to go first time out. Top jockey's only ride of the day so is of definite interest.
€14,000 Cloudings gelding out of dam from family of Grand National winner Royal Athlete. Pedigree suggests he'll need a trip so surprise if he's sharp enough to win a bumper first time out.
Black Sam Bellamy gelding out of a Presenting mare so has the pedgree to make a jumper. Shaped with some promise on debut until getting tired and ultimately well beaten. May improve but a lot more needed.
Bought for 120,000 guineas as a yearling then sold unraced last August for just £800. Has joined decent yard but this Shamardal gelding may be better for outing unless market hints otherwise.
Intikhab gelding who shaped with a little promise when fifth of 12 on debut in bumper at Wetherby a couple of weeks ago. Should be better for experience and may prove one of the likelier outsiders.
Bahri mare makes her racecourse bow here for yard without a jumps winner for well over two years. Expected to benefit from the experience and surprise if she's good enough to figure first time out.
Fair Mix mare whose dam won over hurdles at up to 2m7f. Yard has more than £86 profit to level stakes and over 50 winners here over the years so worth a market check as she maker her first racecourse appearance.
€8,000 daughter of Fame And Glory was well beaten on her racecourse debut at Kelso and will do well to make an impression here on that evidence.
£18,000 daughter of Malinas created a good impression when finishing second on her debut at Wetherby in February. Granted natural progression she rates a genuine contender getting weight-for-age from all her rivals.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson|
Black Ebony (3/1), State Vision (7/2), Miah Grace (4/1), Shanroe (5/1), Holme Abbey (6/1), Teescomponentstrig (22/1), The Retriever (25/1), Big Sess (28/1), Six One Nine (33/1), Wild Gypsy Boy (40/1), Lissen To The Lady (66/1), Fair Lady (80/1), Aerton Brae (150/1)
- Miah Grace
- Black Ebony
- State Vision
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