14:00 Hexham

Thursday 20 December 2018

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Class 5  |   2m 7f 63y  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:02  |   Winning time: 6m 29.8s

1st
5
810-10
20/1
T: Micky HammondJ: Emma Smith-Chaston (10)
Always prominent, led 7th, headed before 2 out, outpaced in 3rd between last 2, switched inside and rallied when mistake last, ridden to lead again flat, just held on op 40/1 tchd 18/1
2nd
hd
8
8/1
T: M E SowersbyJ: Danny McMenamin (7)
Mid-division on outside, headway after 3 out, driven into 2nd between last 2, led before last, ridden and headed flat, kept on, just held op 13/2 tchd 6/1
3rd
9
1
712-0
6/4f
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: Blair Campbell (5)
Held up behind, headway after 3 out, led before next, ridden and headed before last, well held in 3rd flat op 5/4
4th
2 ¼
2
4/1
T: W ColtherdJ: Sam Coltherd (5)
Not fluent 1st, held up behind, headway after 3 out, driven to chase leaders after next, ridden before last, kept on same pace, never on terms tchd 7/2
5th
27
4
511-0
40/1
T: J WaltonJ: Jamie Hamilton
Mid-division, lost place and reminders after 6th, no danger after op 66/1
6th
2
6
16/1
T: M E SowersbyJ: R D Day
Prominent, led after 3rd, headed 7th, weakened 2 out op 18/1 tchd 20/1
7th
15
3
25/1
T: C GrantJ: D B Hurst (10)
Mid-division on inside, reminders before 5th, lost place after 7th, behind from 3 out, mistake next op 20/1 tchd 16/1
8th
sh
7
11/4
T: Mrs A C HamiltonJ: Callum Bewley
Led to after 3rd, remained in touch, driven and weakened after 2 out op 7/2
9th
19
10
20/1
T: V ThompsonJ: B S Hughes
Chased leaders, mistake 3rd, lost place before 2 out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off op 18/1 tchd 22/1

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Non-Runners

9
Kerry's Lord228
Weight: 10-0|  Age: 9
T: Joanne Thomason-Murphy  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Misfits (6/4), Towerburn (11/4), Achill Road Boy (4/1), Turtle Cask (8/1), Agent Louise (16/1), Dontdelay (20/1), Millrose Bell (20/1), Broadway Belle (25/1), Kerry's Lord (33/1), Cudgel (40/1)

Verdict
Plenty of these have questions to answer but not so MISFITS, last week's C&D second. A winner here over fences in October, he was just collared late on seven days ago, the front two having cleared away. He's off the same mark now and compensation may await. The danger is Towerburn, much-improved of late and well worth another try over this extended trip having won well here last month before finishing second under a 9lb ratings-hike last week over 2m4f. He, too, is running from an unchanged mark today. The likes of Turtle Cask, Achill Road Boy, Agent Louise and Broadway Belle would have claims at best, but lack recent positives.
  1. Misfits
  2. Towerburn
  3. Broadway Belle
Prize Money
1st:
£3,899.00
2nd:
£1,145.00
3rd:
£572.00
4th:
£350.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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