17:05 Hexham Sat 15 June 2019
Dour stayer who ploughed through the mud when winning the four-miler here in November 2017; 10lb 'wrong' at the weights when a respectable 14L fourth of six to Beau Sancy in a Kelso Class 3 (2m7½f, good) latest; key player.
Dual C&D winner (good/good to soft); much higher in the weights now and was beaten 11L by For Jim (flopped at Uttoxeter since) last month; more positively, he does race enthusiastically and jumps very well; chance.
34-race maiden; found little at the business end of the race in a C&D maiden hurdle in May (finished fifth of six to Eva's Oskar); intrepidly ventured over to France for a spin over fences last week (fourth).
Almost as regular as the pie and peas on the Hexham menu having competed here on six of his last seven starts; was beaten 6½L (third) by Witness in a Class 4 handicap hurdle (penultimate); isn't discounted on chasing debut.
17-race maiden; competes from outside of the handicap proper; not totally exposed over fences (0-2), although does have work to do with Prince Dundee on May C&D form; others are much preferred.
30-race rules maiden for Kinneston based Nick Alexander; moved on and switched to PTP's in order to break his duck in a poor 3m Open Maiden here last month (made all); tough task from outside of the handicap proper.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Henry Brooke|
Prince Dundee (5/2), Dutch Canyon (7/2), Lawtop Legend (4/1), Lowanbehold (9/2), Dulce Panem (5/1), The Conn (8/1)
- Prince Dundee
- Lawtop Legend
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Nick Robson makes Stradivarius his best bet for Thursday and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.
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