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18:00 Hexham

Friends Of Chollerton Church Selling Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,500 added
  • Winner: £2,395
  • 2nd: £698
  • 3rd: £349
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 11.10s
  • Off Time: 18:43:27
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - Black, orange hoop and armlets, quartered cap
  • Form 694464-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 94

prominent, not fluent 3rd, pushed along after 3 out, weakened next

2
Silk - Purple, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap
6/4
  • Form 8P8/09P-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 126

midfield, headway to chase leaders approaching 3rd, led after 3 out, headed before next, soon weakened

3
Silk - Red, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form 20PP33-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 89

tracked leaders, under pressure 3 out, weakened next, modest 3rd

4
Silk - Light Green, Orange sash and armlets, Orange cap, Light Green spots
  • Form 43/4435-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 102

midfield, mistake 4th, headway to chase leaders 4 out, every chance when mistake 2 out, stayed on under pressure to lead flat, all out

5
Silk - Grey and red diamonds, grey sleeves
  • Form 873FP/P-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 94

held up in rear, under pressure 4th, soon beaten

6
Silk - Purple, white spots, white and purple striped sleeves
  • Form 7956F0-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 79

led until 1st, mistake 2nd, weakened quickly before next, soon beaten

7
Silk - Dark Blue, White epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White star
9/1
  • Form 969P66-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 88

led 1st, hit 3 out, soon headed, rallied to lead again approaching next, headed after last, no extra

8
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, RED cross belts, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, RED cap
66/1
  • Form 0/0PP5-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-5

behind, struggling after 3rd, stayed on from 2 out, remote 4th

9
Silk - Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets

Watchmego

145 t
33/1
  • Form 55P796-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 64

in touch, headway to track leaders before 3rd, lost place 4 out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Bobowen would have won this in a canter a couple of years ago but his form has tailed off dramatically in recent times and he usually runs over fences. This is a big drop in grade from his latest start at Aintree but blinkers would have to reignite his enthusiasm for him to get back to winning ways. KING OF STRINGS is still a maiden over hurdles but has won a bumper and is another eased in grade today. He didn't run badly when fourth at Market Rasen last month and, with the going in his favour, can finally open his account over timber here. Yourholidayisover has shown little on the all-weather or over fences this year but still looks the pick of the remainder.

Formwatch

Yourholidayisover (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 7 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 7, 24l behind Moonlight Maggie (10-5) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.

Bobowen (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) In rear, mistake 4th, reminders after 8 out, weakened before 6 out, tailed off, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Duke Of Lucca (10-4) at Aintree 3m 1f lstd hcp chs (1) gd in Apr, 10 ran.

Duhallowcountry (IRE) 14-1 (12-5) Trckd ldrs; chall 2 out; wknd app last, 3rd of 5, 22l behind Rossini's Dancer (12-5) at Fife 3m ptp gd in Apr.

King Of Strings (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, hard driven in 3rd when hampered 2 out, weakened flat, 5th of 13, 8l behind Libeccio (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.

Native Brian (IRE) 7-1 (12-5) In tch til wknd aft 14; pu nxt, in a race won by Crazy Diamond (12-5) at Ratcheugh Racing Club 3m ptp gs in Dec, 13 ran.

Seventeen Black (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Led to 4th, in touch, outpaced 4 out, weakened 2 out, 14th of 17, 32l behind Northern Acres (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.

The Ice Factor 14-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, not fluent 2nd, outpaced 3 out, well held by leaders from next, 6th of 15, 38l behind Royal Boru (11-8) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.

Just Bee (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, outpaced after 3 out, modest 4th next until before last, 5th of 6, 47l behind Tara Mist (11-4) at Perth 2m mares NH nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.

Watchmego 14-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, ridden 3 out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 43l behind Snapping Turtle (10-13) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Dec.