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17:35 Hexham

Independent Racecourses Ltd (IRL) Selling Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 48y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places, Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,500 added
  • Winner: £2,924
  • 2nd: £859
  • 3rd: £429
  • 4th: £215
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 3.90s
  • Off Time: 17:38:42
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Red, White sash, armlets and spots on cap
14/1
  • Form 64659P-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 92
  • Trainer D Thompson
  • Jockey Nathan Moscrop

led, headed before 4th, ridden after 2 out, one pace in 4th

2
Silk - White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond

Discoverie

97 hb D
7/1
  • Form 801182-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 108
  • Trainer Kenneth Slack
  • Jockey Robert Hogg

in rear, reminders after 3rd, weakened before 4 out

3
Silk - Red, yellow hoops, red sleeves, yellow stars, red cap
3/1
  • Form 32231P-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 115
  • Trainer James Moffatt
  • Jockey B S Hughes

tracked leaders, went 2nd before 2 out, soon challenged, one pace in 3rd from last

4
Silk - Pale blue, red sleeves, black and red check cap
125/1
  • Form 0PP46P-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 52
  • Trainer William Young Jnr
  • Jockey D R Fox

tracked leaders, lost place before 4th, weakened from 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before last

5
Silk - Red and white stripes, white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, white stars
1/2
  • Form 132826/
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 124
  • Trainer Dr R D P Newland
  • Jockey Sam Twiston-Davies

held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, in 3rd from 2 out, led before last, kept on well

6
Silk - Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets
20/1
  • Form 6/56768-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 84
  • Trainer M A Barnes
  • Jockey Daragh Bourke

held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, soon outpaced, kept on in 4th from last

7
Silk - Dark Blue, Pink sash, hooped sleeves, quartered cap

Torero

46 pt D
33/1
  • Form P63644-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 74
  • Trainer Miss J E Foster
  • Jockey Henry Brooke

always towards rear

8
Silk - BLACK, EMERALD GREEN hoop, armlets and cap
  • Form FP4F67-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 83
  • Trainer Kenny Johnson
  • Jockey Thomas Dowson

tracked leaders, led before 4th, pressed 2 out, headed before last, kept on same pace

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

This looks on the sharp side for Mondlicht but Jimmy Moffatt’s charge did finally win a race at Musselburgh in November. Discoverie won four times over fences last season and was second over the smaller obstacles at Sedgefield in January so also goes on the short-list. SLIM PICKENS has been off the track since the end of 2015 so his fitness will have to be taken trust but he’s the clear pick on these terms if still retaining former ability and he’s Sam Twiston-Davies’ only booked ride.

Formwatch

Alyasan (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division, slow 1st, weakened after 5th, behind when pulled up before 3 out, at Fakenham 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Discoverie 5-1 (11-12) Keen, soon chasing leaders, led 4th, headed next, led again approaching 4 out, under pressure after 2 out, hung left and headed closing stages, no extra, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Mr Snoozy (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f (5) gs in Jan.

Mondlicht (USA) 6-1 (11-7) Prominent, weakened before 5 out, tailed off after 3 out, pulled up before last, at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Raifteiri (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Prom til wknd qckly 15; t.o & pu last, at Balcormo Mains 3m gd in Apr.

Slim Pickens (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, effort 3 out, weakened next, last of 6, 36 1/2l behind Top Billing (11-0) at Bangor 2m 7f hcp (3) hvy in Nov.

Spinning Scooter 50-1 (11-3) Led, headed 4 out, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 10, 31 1/2l behind Lochalsh (10-4) at Ayr 2m 3f hcp (5) sft in Dec.

Torero 50-1 (11-1) With leader, led 4 out, headed before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, no extra, 4th of 8, 27 1/4l behind Newstart (11-1) at Wetherby 2m 5f (5) gd in Mar.

Bygones For Coins (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Led, headed after last, one pace, 7th of 12, 11 1/2l behind Summer Storm (11-7) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in Aug.