April 22 / 17.35 Hexham

17.35

Heavy

Free Tips Daily On attheraces.com Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3539.9
  • 2m 0f 48y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Free Tips Daily On attheraces.com Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

4/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-sister to a bumper/2m7f hurdle winner; made a winning debut at Stratford last month (2m, heavy; 9-1); that form franked by the second winning next time; this is a much stiffer track but there is plenty of stamina in her pedigree; the one to beat.
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1st

8

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:35 Hexham

Hollygrove Cha Cha

10st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

prominent, went second before halfway, pushed along to lead home turn, soon faced challenges, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, always doing enough

4/5

1st

8

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:35 Hexham

Hollygrove Cha Cha

10st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

prominent, went second before halfway, pushed along to lead home turn, soon faced challenges, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, always doing enough

4/5

1st

8

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:50 Stratford

Hollygrove Cha Cha

10st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Fourth foal; half-sister to bumper/hurdle winner Sheila Nash; unraced dam closely related to smart bumper/hurdle winner Captain Cutter, half-sister to useful jumper Gowel Road; stable has plenty of success in bumpers (17% strike-rate).

10/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Brother to winning hurdler 2m4f hurdler Bertie Blue; stable not known for bumper winners; worth a market check.
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2nd

4

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:35 Hexham

Orkney Blue

11st 3lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

prominent, ran green and lost position briefly before halfway

13/2

2nd

4

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:35 Hexham

Orkney Blue

11st 3lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

prominent, ran green and lost position briefly before halfway

13/2

6

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

16:55 Fakenham

Orkney Blue

11st 3lb

T: Toby Lawes

14/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 5V

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
French-bred half-brother to seven winners; fair fifth in a Kelso bumper on debut in February (2m, soft; 22-1); should improve.
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3rd

4

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:20 Perth

Lance Les Des

11st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Fifth in a Kelso bumper in February (2m, soft) but bettered that at Hexham subsequently (2m, heavy; third, beaten 2l); travelled ominously well there before struggling to maintain his forward momentum late on; noteworthy now switched to hurdles (debut) at a suitable level.

9/2

3rd

4

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:20 Perth

Lance Les Des

11st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders

9/2

3rd

3

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:35 Hexham

Lance Les Des

11st 3lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders on outer

14/1

Form: V

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten 28l when fourth of eight in point bumper at Alnwick in January (2m, soft; 5-2); much more needed
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4th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:35 Hexham

Wheres Willy

11st 3lb

J: Mr Nick Orpwood

T: Jess McKie

took keen hold, held up in rear

33/1

4th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:35 Hexham

Wheres Willy

11st 3lb

J: Mr Nick Orpwood

T: Jess McKie

took keen hold, held up in rear

33/1

8

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

17:35 Kelso

Wheres Willy

11st 3lb

J: Mr Nick Orpwood

T: Jess McKie

held up in rear, pulled up over 4f out, race voided

50/1

Form: 45

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair 6l-fourth of six on Hereford debut (2m, soft; 33-1) but nothing like so good over same C&D last time; bit to prove.
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5th

9

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:35 Hexham

Laddie Cooper Mia

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Nigel Hawke

in touch with leaders in centre of group, in rear after 4f

20/1

5th

9

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:35 Hexham

Laddie Cooper Mia

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Nigel Hawke

in touch with leaders in centre of group, in rear after 4f

20/1

5th

7

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

17:15 Hereford

Laddie Cooper Mia

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nigel Hawke

Showed signs of ability in small field over C&D (soft) last month despite being the rank outsider; out of a bumper winner and may improve with the debut experience under her belt.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Promise in two Irish points; fair third of six in an Ayr bumper in February (2m, heavy; 25-1) on stable debut; likely improver.
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2nd

1

14th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

17:05 Southwell

Cusack Park

11st 4lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

disputed lead

12/1

2nd

1

14th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

17:05 Southwell

Cusack Park

11st 4lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

disputed lead

12/1

6th

2

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:35 Hexham

Cusack Park

11st 3lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in rear, detached 4f out

11/1

Form: 4

Last run: 324 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Mare by Jack Hobbs; well-beaten fourth in a Worcester bumper (2m, good) in June 2023 when trained by Mel Rowley; improvement needed on stable debut.
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7th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:35 Hexham

The Masters Maiden

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Paul Robson

led at steady pace

20/1

7th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:35 Hexham

The Masters Maiden

10st 10lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Paul Robson

led at steady pace

20/1

4th

6

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:10 Worcester

The Masters Maiden

10st 4lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

By Jack Hobbs; dam runner-up in two 2m4f hurdles, sister to winners Bellshill (high-class bumper/2m-3m1f jumps) and Chieftain's Choice (bumper and useful 2m-2m3f hurdle); useful pedigree; stable 6-62 in bumpers in recent seasons.

14/1

Form: 8

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
32,000euros 3yo by Sholokhov; dam was placed in a bumper; 5-1 for debut in a Newcastle bumper last month (2m, heavy) but finished tailed off last of eight after showing up well for a long way; should do better.
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8th

1

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:35 Hexham

Coast To Coast

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders on inner

14/1

8th

1

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:35 Hexham

Coast To Coast

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders on inner

14/1

8th

1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

16:57 Newcastle

Coast To Coast

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders on inner

7/2

Non-runners

Squiggles

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Payout
Exacta £3.30
Straight Forecast £2.88
Trifecta £16.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hollygrove Cha Cha

POSTDATA:

Laddie Cooper Mia

Telegraph:

Orkney Blue

RP RATINGS:

Hollygrove Cha Cha

LAMBOURN:

Hollygrove Cha Cha

The Times:

Hollygrove Cha Cha

The Guardian:

Hollygrove Cha Cha

Daily Mail:

Hollygrove Cha Cha

D Express:

Hollygrove Cha Cha

Daily Mirror:

Hollygrove Cha Cha

The Star:

Hollygrove Cha Cha

Daily Record:

Hollygrove Cha Cha

WEST COUNTRY:

Laddie Cooper Mia