14:30 Hexham Sat 12 October 2019

  • Campbell & Rowley For Corporate Events Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)
  • 2m 7f 63y, Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • 10 Runners
  • Winner£6,758.002nd£1,984.003rd£992.004th£496.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:6m 9.3sOff time:14:31:16
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1
712-2OR: 128
8/1

Won a February Naas handicap hurdle (2m, good) for Joseph O'Brien before struggling over fences; changed hands last month for £9,500; narrowly beaten at odds of 50-1 on stable debut here over 2m4f (soft) last week; trip?

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2
Stonefordp1,t30
812-1OR: 127
50/1

Won a Cork maiden hurdle (3m, heavy) for Noel Meade in April 2018; 0-9 over fences thereafter (occasionally let down by his jumping); moved on for £4,500 last month and is fitted with a tongue-tie/cheekpieces combination on debut for Tony Coyle.

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3
811-12OR: 124CD
20/1

Best served by a combination an extreme trip and heavy ground (a three-time winner at Ayr); ended the season poorly (PP) following a determined win at Catterick (3m1f+, soft); returns a fresh horse from a 210-day break.

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4
611-10OR: 122
3/1

Won his fair share of races on the Flat (4-32) despite being fairly lowly-rated; has made a decent start to life over hurdles - beat the Willie Mullins-trained Ego Des Mottes by 8L in a Galway maiden (2m5f, soft) last month; player.

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5
Heistp,t328
911-7OR: 119C
40/1

Won here over fences (3m, good) from a mark of 130 in June 2017, but his form has steadily deteriorated ever since; particularly badly out of sorts last autumn (absent since, for 228-days).

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6
511-6OR: 118
13/2

Hit hard by the handicapper for winning a couple of moderate races over fences in late 2018 (at around 2m3f, Catterick and Sedgefield); has plenty to prove on seasonal reappearance back over hurdles (latter fact a shrewd move).

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7
811-6OR: 118C
10/1

Strongest at this track for former trainer Ruth Jefferson but there's always been the suspicion he's been harshly handicapped overall - never more evident than when thrashed 18L by Glinger Flame (2m4f); second start for Nick Alexander.

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8
911-0OR: 112CD
6/1

Front-running mudlark who goes particularly well for Thomas Willmott; beat The Hollow Ginge by an unchallenged 6L in this race last year (off the same mark); must better her Perth comeback run - as was the case in 2018.

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9
1010-12OR: 110CD
14/1

Staying chaser; had May's 3m5f Norfolk National (Fakenham) at his mercy when frustratingly falling at the final fence; harshly hit with an 8lb rise, so connections seek to exploit a lower hurdles mark instead; wears cheekpieces.

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10
910-0OR: 97
3/1

Hasn't run over hurdles since October 2017 (0-10, albeit with some fair C&D form); appreciates a test of stamina and soft ground, but is almost guaranteed to find others stronger on these unfavourable terms.

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Last Year's Winner

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Rivabodiva811-010/3
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: Thomas Willmott

Betting

Forecast

Military Hill (3/1), Kings Eclipse (3/1), Rivabodiva (6/1), Eureu Du Boulay (13/2), Eviscerating (8/1), Ryedale Racer (10/1), Achill Road Boy (14/1), Too Many Chiefs (20/1), Heist (40/1), Stoneford (50/1)

Verdict

Achill Road Boy switches back to hurdles (seeking to exploit a more favourable mark) following a frustrating late mishap in the Norfolk National at Fakenham, while the front-running mare Rivabodiva teams up with Cameron Wadge seeking a repeat of last year's race victory (competes off the same mark of 112). However, the most interesting candidate is the handicap debutant MILITARY HILL. Paul Stafford's Irish raider has made a decent start to life over hurdles, comfortably disposing of a Willie Mullins-trained runner at Galway (2m5f maiden, soft) last month. With the useful 3lb claimer Donal McInerney back aboard he may just take some beating in an otherwise trappy contest.
  1. Military Hill
  2. Achill Road Boy
  3. Eviscerating

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