18:50 Hexham Tue 21 May 2019
- Lloyd's Ltd. Leaders In Our Field Handicap Chase (Class 5)
- 1m 7f 133y,
- 5 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Two-time course winner (2m-2m4f); back from a near four month absence when finishing a keeping on third to Civil Unrest over C&D (good) ten-days ago; should take all of the beating if able to build positively on that effort.
Inconsistent, yet capable on his day; strongest at Sedgefield with some cut underfoot; 1lb lower than when finishing 3½L third to the subsequent winner Johnny Yuma over C&D (good) 36-days ago; stablemate of Black Kettle.
Has struggled for form since joining Micky Hammond (who also saddles Roxyfet); now 4lb lower than when winning in an absolute bog at Newcastle (2m) for Rebecca Menzies in April 2018; sports a first-time visor.
Sole win came at Plumpton (2m4f, good to soft) in March 2017; hard to draw any real positives from his latter efforts; difficult to fancy even in such a weak race from just outside of the handicap proper.
15-race maiden who turned in a lousy performance when last seen in competitive action at Newcastle in November 2018; not jump well (150/1) on sole previous start over fences; competes from outside of the handicap proper.
Last Year's Winner
|Sleep In First||12||11-12||2/1|
|T: J EwartJ: B S Hughes|
Quick Brew (6/5), Roxyfet (15/8), Black Kettle (7/1), Goonjim (7/1), Gentleman James (20/1)
- Quick Brew
- Black Kettle
Matt Brocklebank is on nap duty on Tuesday and he is siding with a progressive runner from the Andrew Balding yard at Nottingham.
Matt Brocklebank looks ahead to the fiercely competitive Investec Dash at Epsom on Derby day, with a 33/1 selection in the big sprint handicap.
Nottingham is the centre of attention for Nick Robson on Tuesday as he identifies the best bets including Aegeus for trainer Amanda Perrett.