18:00 Hexham

Saturday 4 May 2019

All17:3018:0018:3519:0519:3520:0520:35

J S Hubbuck Agricultural Merchants Beginners' Chase

Class 4  |   2m 4f 15y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   5 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 18:00  |   Winning time: 5m 13.3s

1st
3
15/8
T: D SkeltonJ: Conor Shoemark
Made all, not fluent 4 out and again next, driven clear from last, ridden out closing stages, comfortably tchd 7/4 and tchd 2/1
2nd
5
4
6/1
T: B HaslamJ: R P McLernon
Tracked front pair, went 2nd 3 out, driven and readily outpaced by winner before last, never able to challenge op 4/1
3rd
14
1
4/5f
T: K DalgleishJ: B S Hughes
Tracked winner, not fluent 2nd, mistake next, mistake and lost place 3 out, readily outpaced by front pair between last 2, no chance in clear 3rd before last op Evens
4th
26
2
810-12
50/1
T: Mrs L B NormileJ: Grant Cockburn (3)
Detached in 4th most of way, tailed off 4 out, ridden and stayed on when pressed for remote 4th flat, never a threat op 66/1
5th
½
5
910-12
125/1
T: Mrs S WaltonJ: Colm McCormack (3)
Soon detached in rear, tailed off 4 out, ridden and stayed on to press for remote 4th flat, never a threat

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Non-Runners

6
Louloumills14
Weight: 10-5|  Age: 9
T: M A Barnes  J: D B Hurst
Betting

Forecast

Alfie's Choice (4/5), Notwhatiam (15/8), Squouateur (6/1), Louloumills (25/1), Call Me (50/1), The Conn (125/1)

Verdict
A Beginners' Chase in which only three of the six declared runners can be considered as possible winners. Alfie's Choice makes his debut over fences following a productive year in 2018 (C&D winner in October) and should go close with a safe round of jumping. However, when delving into SQUOUATEUR's past (formerly with Gordon Elliott), his chance becomes all too obvious. Although ideally suited by a softer racing surface than is forecast, his 2018 Kim Muir third to Missed Approach shines like the proverbial beacon at this level.
  1. Squouateur
  2. Alfie's Choice
  3. Notwhatiam
Prize Money
1st:
£4,938.00
2nd:
£1,450.00
3rd:
£725.00
4th:
£450.00
5th:
£450.00
6th:
£450.00
7th:
£450.00
8th:
£450.00

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