17:40 Hexham Sat 15 June 2019
Made all and jumped her nine rivals to sleep when landing the odds in a C&D mares' novices' hurdle here in May 2018; also 2lb lower than when finishing a close third to Llantara over C&D in March; chance.
Left Charlie Longsdon for £8,000 last month; off the track since finishing fifth of nine at Towcester (1m7½f, soft) in February 2018; only of interest on handicap debut if the market speaks with authority, otherwise appears best ignored.
Placed on all three previous Hexham starts, including in recent C&D novice hurdles (beaten 4¼L by the James Ewart-trained For Three last month); fairly low-key fourth of five on Southwell handicap debut 11 days ago.
After a torrid sequence of P's on his CV, he finally got his career back on track under a very patient waiting ride (second) at Cartmel (2m1f, heavy); handles soft ground; could prove capable of building on that initial starting block.
13-race maiden; runner up on her final start for Sheena West at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) in February; poor so far (always behind) in two C&D starts for Phil Kirby; it's tough to argue a particularly solid case for her defence.
Wouldn't be at all troubled by these conditions on his peak form for Keith Dalgleish but has performed woefully since joining Kenny Johnson; simply can't be the solution on his return to hurdles based solely upon current form.
Last Year's Winner
|Sense Of Urgency||6||10-9||16/1|
|T: Mrs L B NormileJ: Grant Cockburn|
Birch Vale (6/4), Wazowski (6/4), Think Ahead (3/1), Bobndave (4/1), Starplex (7/1), Fading Icon (8/1), Some Ambition (20/1)
- Birch Vale
- Think Ahead
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