April 22 / 15.30 Hexham

15.30

Heavy

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  • Prize money: £5201.78
  • 3m 0f 41y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

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5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: -0P322

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Nine-race maiden; runner-up at Newcastle on last two starts, the latest going down by just over 5l behind a subsequent winner over 2m7f on testing ground; one with a chance.
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1st

3

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Torosay

11st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Nine-race maiden; runner-up at Newcastle on last two starts, the latest going down by just over 5l behind a subsequent winner over 2m7f on testing ground; one with a chance.

5/2

1st

3

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Torosay

11st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Nine-race maiden; runner-up at Newcastle on last two starts, the latest going down by just over 5l behind a subsequent winner over 2m7f on testing ground; one with a chance.

5/2

2nd

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

15:47 Newcastle

Torosay

11st 5lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

0-8 but she's shown some ability at times, not least with her latest effort when a staying-on second here (2m4f, heavy) recently; both that run and her pedigree suggest that she could appreciate this step up in trip and find some improvement; player.

3/1

Form: /4P52- C BF

Last run: 432 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Winning pointer; has won three times over hurdles at up to 3m1f including on heavy ground; second in Hereford handicap chase (3m1f, good) off this mark when last seen out in February 2023; could go well despite long break.
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2nd

4

22nd Jul 2024

Good

3m 1f 83y

Class 4

15:20 Cartmel

Dynamite Kentucky

11st 9lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, headway after 3 out, led approaching last, headed and outpaced last, rallied final 110yds, kept on

7/1

2nd

1

28th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

21:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Dynamite Kentucky

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Beaten 13l into second in a chase on his return from more than a year out; disappointing since, including last time on his return to hurdling; bit to prove right now.

10/1

5th

4

30th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 4

18:10 Warwick

Dynamite Kentucky

11st 8lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Good run on return from more than a year off when runner-up in a handicap chase at Hexham last month (3m, heavy) but pulled up at Ffos Las on latest start; both wins have been over hurdles (in 2022) and he is back on his last winning mark; quite interesting.

7/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: -33376

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
12-race maiden; below par at Ayr on latest start (3m, good to soft), having shaped with a degree of promise on his two previous runs over fences; not out of it.
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1st

7

15th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

19:22 Perth

Cowboy Cooper

10st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

in touch with leaders, headway and led before 5th, not fluent 11th

5/2

1st

7

15th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

19:22 Perth

Cowboy Cooper

10st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

in touch with leaders, headway and led before 5th, not fluent 11th

5/2

2nd

11

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:35 Hexham

Cowboy Cooper

10st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Yet to win in 13 attempts (four over fences) but has run well enough on several occasions to suggest he can pick up a race like this, including when third over C&D last time (heavy); chance

11/2

Form: 2237P2 CD BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Won this race off 6lb lower last season (soft); beaten a long way when runner-up to an in-form rival over C&D last time (heavy); each-way chance.
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5th

7

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:35 Hexham

Gibberwell

10st 10lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

C&D winner off 4lb lower last April; hasn't won since but fair efforts over C&D on last two starts (heavy); each-way chance

8/1

5th

7

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:35 Hexham

Gibberwell

10st 10lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

C&D winner off 4lb lower last April; hasn't won since but fair efforts over C&D on last two starts (heavy); each-way chance

8/1

4th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Gibberwell

10st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Won this race off 6lb lower last season (soft); beaten a long way when runner-up to an in-form rival over C&D last time (heavy); each-way chance.

8/1

Form: 45P246 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Dual winning hurdler; yet to score over fences, although was second over 4m here last month (heavy); rather disappointing since.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Don Brocco

11st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Dual winning hurdler; yet to score over fences, although was second over 4m here last month (heavy); rather disappointing since.

12/1

5th

4

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Don Brocco

11st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Dual winning hurdler; yet to score over fences, although was second over 4m here last month (heavy); rather disappointing since.

12/1

6th

13

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Don Brocco

10st 2lb

J: William Maggs

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Ran well when second of five to Breeze Of Wind at Hexham (4m, heavy) on March 14 and subsequent run there may have come too soon; however, he's 0-8 over fences and 3lb out of the handicap today; others are more compelling.

20/1

Form: -02221

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Off the mark over fences in first-time cheekpieces over 3m3f at Sedgefield last time (soft); headgear retained and only 3lb higher; a possible.
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6th

6

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Monaghan Boy

10st 9lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Off the mark over fences in first-time cheekpieces over 3m3f at Sedgefield last time (soft); headgear retained and only 3lb higher; a possible.

4/1

6th

6

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Monaghan Boy

10st 9lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Off the mark over fences in first-time cheekpieces over 3m3f at Sedgefield last time (soft); headgear retained and only 3lb higher; a possible.

4/1

Form: 2-34P8 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Both chase wins have been over 2m4f although has won a 3m point and was runner-up to Gibberwell in this race last season; not at his best recently; others stronger.
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Verdict Starting price

10

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Ex SElance

10st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

C&D winner who scored off 4lb higher at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) last April but he's been out of sorts at biggish prices in his three runs this year and needs to get back on track.

25/1

10

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Ex SElance

10st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

C&D winner who scored off 4lb higher at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) last April but he's been out of sorts at biggish prices in his three runs this year and needs to get back on track.

25/1

7th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Ex SElance

10st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

Both chase wins have been over 2m4f although has won a 3m point and was runner-up to Gibberwell in this race last season; not at his best recently; others stronger.

22/1

Form: 647P32

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Seven-race maiden; two fair runs recently, notably when length-second at Newcastle last time (2m4f, heavy); longer trip a slight concern
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7

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Poetry Man

10st 12lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

led, fell 8th

10/1

7

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Poetry Man

10st 12lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

led, fell 8th

10/1

2

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Poetry Man

11st 8lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Seven-race maiden; two fair runs recently, notably when length-second at Newcastle last time (2m4f, heavy); longer trip a slight concern

8/1

Form: P68-95

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Modest form over hurdles; didn't jump particularly well when last of five on chase debut at Sedgefield last month (3m3f, soft; first run after a wind op); bit to prove.
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2nd

7

26th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 5

16:35 Kelso

Derwent Dealer

10st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

Eight-race maiden; did not jump well enough when last of five on chasing debut at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) in March and has since been pulled up (albeit on heavy ground) at Hexham; may fare better on the quicker surface here but still looks too risky.

16/1

2nd

7

26th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 5

16:35 Kelso

Derwent Dealer

10st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Danny Brooke

Eight-race maiden; did not jump well enough when last of five on chasing debut at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) in March and has since been pulled up (albeit on heavy ground) at Hexham; may fare better on the quicker surface here but still looks too risky.

16/1

8

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Derwent Dealer

10st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Danny Brooke

Modest form over hurdles; didn't jump particularly well when last of five on chase debut at Sedgefield last month (3m3f, soft; first run after a wind op); bit to prove.

12/1

Form: PP7592 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Two wins over fences, the latest off a 6lb higher mark over C&D last May (good to soft); decent effort from out of the handicap when second at Wetherby last time (3m, soft; visor on instead of blinkers); same headgear here; a possible.
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9

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Ballynagran

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Joanne Foster

Two wins over fences, the latest off a 6lb higher mark over C&D last May (good to soft); decent effort from out of the handicap when second at Wetherby last time (3m, soft; visor on instead of blinkers); same headgear here; a possible.

9/1

9

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Ballynagran

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Joanne Foster

Two wins over fences, the latest off a 6lb higher mark over C&D last May (good to soft); decent effort from out of the handicap when second at Wetherby last time (3m, soft; visor on instead of blinkers); same headgear here; a possible.

9/1

2nd

5

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:30 Wetherby

Ballynagran

10st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Joanne Foster

C&D winner; scored at Hexham (3m, good to soft) last May and is well treated on that form, but he's been pulled up or tailed off on all six starts since; a dramatic revival is required; first-time visor replaces blinkers.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £49.70
Straight Forecast £52.92
Tricast £241.33
Trifecta £310.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Torosay

Telegraph:

Monaghan Boy

The Times:

Poetry Man

RP RATINGS:

Ballynagran

The Guardian:

Poetry Man

The Star:

Poetry Man

POSTDATA:

Torosay

Daily Mail:

Torosay

Daily Record:

Torosay

D Express:

Monaghan Boy

Daily Mirror:

Monaghan Boy

The Sun:

Monaghan Boy