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14:00 Hexham

Hexham Racecourse Ideal For Marriage Interactive Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 133y
  • Going: Good (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,800 added
  • Winner: £3,769
  • 2nd: £1,107
  • 3rd: £553
  • 4th: £277
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 5.95s
  • Off Time: 14:02:32
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves
9/4
  • Form 35-3P32
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 113

tracked leader, ridden in 3rd before last, soon weakened

2
Silk - Yellow and Red diamonds, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond

Ballycool (IRE)

146 t D
5/1
  • Form 5813P-5
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 111

in rear, headway after 2 out, ridden before last, no extra and lost 2nd place run-in

3
Silk - Grey, red cap, grey diamond

Heist (IRE)

29 t D
15/8
  • Form 35-5051
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 111

tracked leaders in 3rd, mistake 8th, soon outpaced, ridden and mistake last, kept on to chase winner run-in, always held

4
Silk - Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved), halved sleeves, quartered cap
7/1
  • Form 33-2484
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 110

led to 3rd, tracked leader, led before last and soon clear, ridden out

5
Silk - Red, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap

Gin Cobbler

8 CDCD
12/1
  • Form 21615F
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 105

led from 3rd, headed before last, soon weakened

6
Silk - GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop

Rupert Bear

565 CD
16/1
  • Form 455446/
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 101

soon tracked leader, not fluent 4th, soon lost place and in rear, pulled up after 6th

In depth

Verdict

Heist did well to win at Sedgefield last month as he was the first off the bridle. But he was also aided by the fact that the clear leader fell at the last, which explains why the handicapper has only put him up a pound. KITCHAPOLY is preferred as he has more experience and has been knocking on the door again lately. Ballycool has his first run since May while Harrys Whim has been below par lately but Gin Cobbler likes it here and will probably try and make all again.

Formwatch

Kitchapoly (FR) 9-4fav (11-12) Tracked leader, effort to lead briefly over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Endeavor (10-11) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Aug.

Ballycool (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Held up in touch, tracked leaders before 3 out, effort approaching last, soon ridden, one pace when rider dropped whip flat, no extra, 5th of 6, 4 3/4l behind Super Collider (11-7) at Hexham 2m hcp (4) hvy in May.

Heist (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced 5 out, headway before last, led soon after last, kept on, won at Sedgefield 2m hcp (4) gf in Sep beating Oliver's Gold (11-12) by 5l, 5 ran.

Harrys Whim 5-1 (11-9) Led, headed 7 out, weakened before 3 out, 4th of 6, dist behind Welsh Bard (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp (4) gf in Sep.

Gin Cobbler 28-1 (11-2) Held up, took keen hold, fell 5th, at Perth 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Sep.

Rupert Bear 12-1 (11-12) In rear, mistake 3rd, soon pushed along and struggling, tailed off, 6th of 7, dist behind Short Takes (11-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp (4) gs in Mar.