April 22 / 14.30 Hexham

14.30

Heavy

Jim Scallan Retirement Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6257.98
  • 1m 7f 133y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Jim Scallan Retirement Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 53542P

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Maiden under rules; best chase effort when second at Carlisle (3m, soft) on penultimate start; likely player on that form but takes a marked drop back in distance.
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1st

5

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

16:35 Hexham

Five Dollar Fine

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

in touch with leaders, on outer

7/2

1st

5

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

16:35 Hexham

Five Dollar Fine

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

in touch with leaders, on outer

7/2

1st

6

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Five Dollar Fine

11st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ann Hamilton

Maiden under rules; best chase effort when second at Carlisle (3m, soft) on penultimate start; likely player on that form but takes a marked drop back in distance.

12/1

OUR TIP

5/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 32P231 D

Last run: 87 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Made all in six-runner event at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) on final run for Stuart Coltherd; possibly vulnerable off new mark in this bigger field; has rejoined Phil Kirby.
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6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

18:55 Sedgefield

Gandhi Maker

11st 5lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

With Stuart Coltherd when making all over 2m3f here (soft) in January; switched back to previous stable thereafter and posted a similar effort in defeat at Hexham (2m, heavy) 18 days ago; remains on a career-high mark and needs something extra; however, track/ground are fine and not ruled out.

9/2

6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

18:55 Sedgefield

Gandhi Maker

11st 5lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

With Stuart Coltherd when making all over 2m3f here (soft) in January; switched back to previous stable thereafter and posted a similar effort in defeat at Hexham (2m, heavy) 18 days ago; remains on a career-high mark and needs something extra; however, track/ground are fine and not ruled out.

9/2

2nd

2

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Gandhi Maker

12st 1lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Made all in six-runner event at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) on final run for Stuart Coltherd; possibly vulnerable off new mark in this bigger field; has rejoined Phil Kirby.

5/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 33/454

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 8yo maiden; struggled in a better contest at Ayr (chase/handicap debut; jumping lacked fluency) eight weeks ago but may do better at this level; not ruled out.
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3rd

5

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Leitrim Chief

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

Lightly raced 8yo maiden; struggled in a better contest at Ayr (chase/handicap debut; jumping lacked fluency) eight weeks ago but may do better at this level; not ruled out.

12/1

Form: 53P345 CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Tapped for toe at sharp Kelso (back from layoff) last month and this is more suitable; dual C&D scorer who is on a workable mark and looks interesting back here.
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6th

4

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

18:50 Stratford

Going Mobile

11st 8lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

held up in rear, midfield after 3rd, outpaced after last (usual 2 out)

10/1

6th

4

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

18:50 Stratford

Going Mobile

11st 8lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Has form at up to 3m2f but he has been campaigned at about 2m for most of the last two years, winning three times; not sure what to expect from him, back up in trip.

10/1

4th

10

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Going Mobile

10st 6lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

Tapped for toe at sharp Kelso (back from layoff) last month and this is more suitable; dual C&D scorer who is on a workable mark and looks interesting back here.

10/1

Form: 67-44P CD

Last run: 55 days

W: 10st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Acts on heavy; 4-6 at Hexham, including a win in this race three years ago; out of sorts for new yard this term but first-time blinkers may prompt a revival off reduced mark.
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5th

12

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Treshnish

10st 3lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Acts on heavy; 4-6 at Hexham, including a win in this race three years ago; out of sorts for new yard this term but first-time blinkers may prompt a revival off reduced mark.

20/1

5th

12

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Treshnish

10st 3lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Acts on heavy; 4-6 at Hexham, including a win in this race three years ago; out of sorts for new yard this term but first-time blinkers may prompt a revival off reduced mark.

20/1

Form: 4136P2 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Sole success in Britain came off 1lb higher; solid second at Wetherby (1m7f, soft) most recently, beating all bar a rival who was on the middle leg of a hat-trick; shortlisted.
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5th

7

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

16:50 Perth

Contre Ordre

10st 11lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Triple chase winner at around 2m1f; 2lb lower than the most recent of those wins, at Sedgefield (soft) last November; well below that level since, albeit finishing second at Wetherby (1m7f, soft) in March; bit to prove over this far; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

12/1

5th

7

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

16:50 Perth

Contre Ordre

10st 11lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Triple chase winner at around 2m1f; 2lb lower than the most recent of those wins, at Sedgefield (soft) last November; well below that level since, albeit finishing second at Wetherby (1m7f, soft) in March; bit to prove over this far; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

12/1

6th

9

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Contre Ordre

10st 6lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Sole success in Britain came off 1lb higher; solid second at Wetherby (1m7f, soft) most recently, beating all bar a rival who was on the middle leg of a hat-trick; shortlisted.

9/1

Form: P126P8

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Holds weak claims on points/rules form for current stable and this trip looks inadequate; gained her hurdles wins over 2m5f/2m6f.
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9

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:35 Hexham

Pure Surf

10st 8lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

Won a Cartmel mares' handicap hurdle for Iain Jardine last June (2m6f, good to soft); ordinary efforts in points and handicap chase for this yard this year; now tried in blinkers (has worn cheekpieces).

50/1

9

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:35 Hexham

Pure Surf

10st 8lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

Won a Cartmel mares' handicap hurdle for Iain Jardine last June (2m6f, good to soft); ordinary efforts in points and handicap chase for this yard this year; now tried in blinkers (has worn cheekpieces).

50/1

7th

14

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Pure Surf

10st 2lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

Holds weak claims on points/rules form for current stable and this trip looks inadequate; gained her hurdles wins over 2m5f/2m6f.

33/1

Form: 42P776 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
All wins on good ground; far from consistent since last success and can be opposed with the forecast conditions not in his favour.
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8th

11

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Getaway Jewel

10st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

All wins on good ground; far from consistent since last success and can be opposed with the forecast conditions not in his favour.

20/1

8th

11

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Getaway Jewel

10st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

All wins on good ground; far from consistent since last success and can be opposed with the forecast conditions not in his favour.

20/1

6th

7

28th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 36y

Class 4

15:20 Wetherby

Getaway Jewel

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Second at Kelso in September (2m1f, good) but below form since; last of five in this race last year (soft); all his wins have been on good ground so today's conditions not ideal.

20/1

Form: 252322 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
3-16 over fences; consistent since joining current stable and ran well in a better race at Carlisle (2m, heavy; clear second) most recently; warrants respect back down in grade.
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1

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Heritier

12st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

3-16 over fences; consistent since joining current stable and ran well in a better race at Carlisle (2m, heavy; clear second) most recently; warrants respect back down in grade.

4/1

1

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Heritier

12st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

3-16 over fences; consistent since joining current stable and ran well in a better race at Carlisle (2m, heavy; clear second) most recently; warrants respect back down in grade.

4/1

2nd

4

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:47 Carlisle

Heritier

10st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

mounted in chute and taken down early, wore earplugs, midfield

13/2

Form: P-264P D

Last run: 121 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Regressive form this season; drops back to an easier level but doesn't have the ideal scenario; this front-runner has gained all chase wins in much smaller fields.
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3

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Rose Sea Has

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Regressive form this season; drops back to an easier level but doesn't have the ideal scenario; this front-runner has gained all chase wins in much smaller fields.

10/1

3

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Rose Sea Has

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Regressive form this season; drops back to an easier level but doesn't have the ideal scenario; this front-runner has gained all chase wins in much smaller fields.

10/1

9

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

15:25 Chepstow

Rose Sea Has

11st 3lb

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Form: 0P-514 D

Last run: 275 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Best watched in this scenario on return from nine-month absence, having recorded his win last summer over 2m5f on good ground at Cartmel.
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7

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Hungry Tiger

10st 11lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Best watched in this scenario on return from nine-month absence, having recorded his win last summer over 2m5f on good ground at Cartmel.

14/1

7

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Hungry Tiger

10st 11lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Best watched in this scenario on return from nine-month absence, having recorded his win last summer over 2m5f on good ground at Cartmel.

14/1

4th

3

22nd Jul 2023

Soft

2m 1f 61y

Class 5

16:00 Cartmel

Hungry Tiger

11st 8lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

prominent

3/1

Form: 4/P424

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Best effort this season when second at Kelso (2m1f, soft) two starts ago; only a modest fourth in lower grade since, taking record to 0-16; others have stronger claims.
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3rd

10

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

16:50 Perth

Claret Dabbler

10st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

17-race maiden; best effort since a lengthy absence was when second, trying to make all, at Kelso (2m1f, soft) in March; a repeat of that would give him a chance but recent form has been below par and he has it to prove over this far.

16/1

3rd

10

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

16:50 Perth

Claret Dabbler

10st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

17-race maiden; best effort since a lengthy absence was when second, trying to make all, at Kelso (2m1f, soft) in March; a repeat of that would give him a chance but recent form has been below par and he has it to prove over this far.

16/1

13

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Claret Dabbler

10st 2lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Best effort this season when second at Kelso (2m1f, soft) two starts ago; only a modest fourth in lower grade since, taking record to 0-16; others have stronger claims.

14/1

Non-runners

Chapel Green, Cudgel

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £35.20
Straight Forecast £34.98
Tricast £161.77
Trifecta £246.60

Selections

POSTDATA:

Chapel Green

Telegraph:

Gandhi Maker

The Guardian:

Cudgel

SPOTLIGHT:

Heritier

TOPSPEED:

Contre Ordre

RP RATINGS:

Going Mobile

The Times:

Chapel Green

Daily Mail:

Chapel Green

D Express:

Heritier

Daily Mirror:

Gandhi Maker

Daily Record:

Gandhi Maker

The Sun:

Cudgel

The Star:

Cudgel