20:50 Hexham Tue 21 May 2019
Left Chris Grant after running in a seller at Wetherby (2m3f+) in April; tailed-off on recent stable debut and looking increasingly unlikely that she'll ever fulfil her early career promise; eased in the weights; blinkers now applied.
Any promise that he has shown in bumpers/novice hurdles has been in limited supply with his second at Musselburgh on his hurdling debut yet to be backed up; the switch to handicaps may eke out some improvement (not guaranteed); newly hooded.
13-race maiden, although considered very unlucky not to win at Catterick (3m1f+) on New Year's Day; back from a break with a reasonable effort at Wetherby (again under Emma Smith-Chaston); stablemate of Witness.
Still seeking that elusive first success (0-10) but in all fairness is improving at a lowly-level; was racing from out of the handicap when beaten 2½L by Emerald Chieftain at Kelso (2m6f, good) a fortnight ago; place prospects.
Eight-race maiden who is yet to remotely threaten to trouble the judge; badly hampered when unseating her rider between obstacles when upped to 3m at Wetherby (100/1) six-weeks ago.
Veteran; stayed on well from the last to beat Lawtop Legend by 8L in this race in 2018 (11/2); able to compete from an identical handicap mark (76) this time around, but beginning to show signs that age is slowly catching up with him.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N W AlexanderJ: Blair Campbell|
Witness (5/4), Farlam King (11/8), It's All About Me (2/1), Donnas Dream (4/1), Andhaar (10/1), Real Armani (16/1), Roberttown Rose (22/1)
- It's All About Me
- Farlam King
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