April 22 / 14.00 Hexham

14.00

Heavy

Sky Sports Racing Welcomes Racing To School. “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 0f 48y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Sky Sports Racing Welcomes Racing To School. “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.40
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 7-1221 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Two wins and two places from four runs over hurdles, winning for Kerry Lee at Ffos Las in December (2m, heavy) and last month when odds-on at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) on third start for this yard; chance.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 3

18:15 Cartmel

Tedtwo

11st 2lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

3-5 in slow-ground novice hurdles at around 2m last season; drew clear of a useful rival at Hexham last month and connections are evidently keen to switch him to fences for this handicap debut; respected.

7/2

2nd

2

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 3

18:15 Cartmel

Tedtwo

11st 2lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

3-5 in slow-ground novice hurdles at around 2m last season; drew clear of a useful rival at Hexham last month and connections are evidently keen to switch him to fences for this handicap debut; respected.

7/2

1st

1

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

14:00 Hexham

Tedtwo

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

led at steady pace, clear with one other after 3rd, headed 2 out, pushed along before last, led again run-in, pushed out final 110yds, won going away

2/1

4/6

  • Place: £1.10

Form: -41222 BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
Dual winner over fences in France; decent form in handicap hurdles for this yard, winning at Lingfield in December (2m3f, good to soft) and last time finishing runner-up at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy; pair clear); chance despite drop in trip.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

14:00 Hexham

Joker De Mai

11st 9lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Harry Derham

prominent, went clear with winner after 3rd, led 2 out

4/6

2nd

3

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

14:00 Hexham

Joker De Mai

11st 9lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Harry Derham

prominent, went clear with winner after 3rd, led 2 out

4/6

2nd

3

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 3

16:05 Newcastle

Joker De Mai

11st 9lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Harry Derham

Ex-French; won easily at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) on second stable start and at least as good when runner-up to a well-handicapped horse at Kempton (2m5f, soft); strong form claims and he's Harry Derham's only runner on the card.

5/2

7/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 93

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in an Aintree bumper on debut; improved form when third over C&D on first run over hurdles last month (heavy); should progress; has an each-way chance.
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8th

3

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

14:50 Perth

French Highlands

11st 12lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Progressive in novice company at Hexham (2m, heavy); stuck to her task when placed again at the Northumberland venue last time; switches to handicapping in suitable company sporting a newly applied tongue-tie; should stay further eventually; highest on the shortlist.

7/2

8th

3

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

14:50 Perth

French Highlands

11st 12lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Progressive in novice company at Hexham (2m, heavy); stuck to her task when placed again at the Northumberland venue last time; switches to handicapping in suitable company sporting a newly applied tongue-tie; should stay further eventually; highest on the shortlist.

7/2

3rd

10

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

14:00 Hexham

French Highlands

10st 9lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders, headway and went third after 4th

7/1

Form: 06767

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in bumpers and over hurdles; would be a surprise winner.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

20:05 Sedgefield

Fosters Fortune

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

Soundly beaten in three slow-ground maiden/novice hurdles (1m7f-2m1f) towards end of last season and seems rather harshly treated for this handicap debut, but improvement is possible if the quicker ground suits.

12/1

1st

2

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

20:05 Sedgefield

Fosters Fortune

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

Soundly beaten in three slow-ground maiden/novice hurdles (1m7f-2m1f) towards end of last season and seems rather harshly treated for this handicap debut, but improvement is possible if the quicker ground suits.

12/1

Form: 08

Last run: 118 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten at long odds in two bumpers; best watched on hurdles debut.
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No / Draw
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9th

8

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

19:58 Hexham

Norse Reiver

10st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Gillian Boanas

Big odds and well beaten on all four starts.

100/1

9th

8

21st May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

19:58 Hexham

Norse Reiver

10st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Gillian Boanas

Big odds and well beaten on all four starts.

100/1

7th

11

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

19:15 Hexham

Norse Reiver

10st 8lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Gillian Boanas

midfield on inner

100/1

Form: 3658

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair third in a Sedgefield bumper on debut last November (2m1f, soft); modest form over hurdles; others appeal more.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11th

11

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

16:50 Market Rasen

Chantilly Dragon

10st 5lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Peter Niven

Well down the field after racing too freely on handicap debut here (2m4f, good) a fortnight ago; needs combination of drop back in trip and first-time cheekpieces to enable significant improvement.

16/1

9th

8

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:58 Market Rasen

Chantilly Dragon

10st 10lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Peter Niven

took keen hold, midfield, no impression after 3 out

25/1

9th

8

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:58 Market Rasen

Chantilly Dragon

10st 10lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Peter Niven

took keen hold, midfield, no impression after 3 out

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 350791

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at 40-1 in a Fontwell maiden hurdle last time (2m1f, heavy; third has won since) on first run after a wind operation; stiffer task this time.
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1

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

17:15 Newton Abbot

Clinton Lane

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

His standout piece of form is the Fontwell maiden win in March and that came on heavy ground; dropped away in a handicap on good to soft back there three weeks ago.

8/1

5th

1

16th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

Clinton Lane

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Form of 40-1 C&D maiden win in March (heavy; first start since a wind job) rates a big personal best; proved last autumn he also has something to offer on drier ground, but blowout last time needs forgiving.

20/1

5th

1

16th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

18:40 Fontwell

Clinton Lane

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Form of 40-1 C&D maiden win in March (heavy; first start since a wind job) rates a big personal best; proved last autumn he also has something to offer on drier ground, but blowout last time needs forgiving.

20/1

Form: 9/424-

Last run: 481 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish; fair efforts in two hurdles and in a novice handicap chase in 2022 but hasn't run since; no easy task.
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11th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

17:18 Sedgefield

Rathgearan

11st 3lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Chris Grant

Fared respectably on first few starts for Chris Grant in late 2022, including when runner-up to a long odds-on favourite at Hexham (2m, soft; beaten 22l); always behind and pulled up on recent return to action, so probably needs more time to recapture peak form; look elsewhere.

20/1

11th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

17:18 Sedgefield

Rathgearan

11st 3lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Chris Grant

Fared respectably on first few starts for Chris Grant in late 2022, including when runner-up to a long odds-on favourite at Hexham (2m, soft; beaten 22l); always behind and pulled up on recent return to action, so probably needs more time to recapture peak form; look elsewhere.

20/1

5

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

14:00 Hexham

Rathgearan

11st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

in rear

40/1

Form: 56

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Ex-Joseph O'Brien; modest form so far and would be a surprise winner.
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5th

2

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 98y

15:15 Punchestown

Atlanticexpress

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

In good hands and closely related to several winners, best of them Locks Corner, an eight-time scorer for Jonjo O'Neill; dam was unraced; pedigree suggests this trip should be within her range.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £3.50
Straight Forecast £3.57
Trifecta £7.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Joker De Mai

WEST COUNTRY:

Clinton Lane

Telegraph:

Tedtwo

RP RATINGS:

Joker De Mai

TOPSPEED:

Joker De Mai

POSTDATA:

Joker De Mai

LAMBOURN:

Joker De Mai

The Times:

Joker De Mai

The Guardian:

Joker De Mai

Daily Mail:

Joker De Mai

D Express:

Joker De Mai

Daily Mirror:

Joker De Mai

The Sun:

Joker De Mai

The Star:

Joker De Mai

Daily Record:

Joker De Mai