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17:50 Hexham

Discover Northumberland Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 48y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,320 added
  • Winner: £4,484
  • 2nd: £1,317
  • 3rd: £658
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 11.50s
  • Off Time: 17:51:02
  • 10 Ran
1
9/1
  • Form: 1/6498-7
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 12-1
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
  • Jockey: M Gillard

chased leaders, under pressure after 3 out, weakened next

2
  • Form: 45/P406-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 99
  • Trainer: M Hammond
  • Jockey: A Cawley

led until 4 out, rallied and every chance after next, weakened approaching last

3
  • Form: 6055-P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: D Bourke
  • Jockey: S Fox

held up in rear, beaten 3 out

4
6/1
  • Form: V22454-
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 94
  • Trainer: J Ewart
  • Jockey: B Hughes

chased leaders, outpaced when hit 4 out, and 3 out, rallied approaching last, kept on, never a threat

5
  • Form: 407667-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 89
  • Trainer: M Normile
  • Jockey: G Cockburn

mid-division, headway after 3 out, chased leaders next, driven into 2nd soon after last, stayed on strongly to lead close home

6

Cherry Princess

246 t DCD
12/1
  • Form: P/31526-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 88
  • Trainer: M Butterworth
  • Jockey: S Quinlan

always behind, beaten 3 out

7
4/1
  • Form: 6638P2-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 92
  • Trainer: P Kirby
  • Jockey: T Midgley

behind, not fluent 2nd, never dangerous

8
  • Form: 0U056/3-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Official Rating: 84
  • Trainer: M Sayer
  • Jockey: D McMenamin

prominent, led 4 out, hard driven after 2 out, strongly challenged final 100 yards, headed and no extra near finish

9

Towerburn (IRE)

152 pt C
14/1
  • Form: 004128-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Official Rating: 82
  • Trainer: M Hamilton
  • Jockey: C Bewley

tracked leaders, lost place after 4 out, tailed off when pulled up after 2 out

10
14/1
  • Form: P054P/U
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-4
  • Official Rating: 77
  • Trainer: S England
  • Jockey: D England

keen in mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leader next, mistake last, no extra flat

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Quite a few of these return from a considerable break so caution is advised. Sleep In Frst is one such contender but he's 13 now and may need this, with course and distance winner, Cherry Princess, also returning form nearly 250 days absent. She's leading player if ready first time back but FADING ICON is preferred on her first run for Philip Kirby after shaping pretty well when last seen in February - her best run to date. Her pilot is inexperienced but claims the maximum 10lb and she's the only one in the field possibly open to major improvement. Frightened Rabbit has been off for over a year but would be interesting if market vibes prove positive.

Formwatch

The Character (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Mistake 1st, tracked leaders, mistake and lost place 4th, behind from 3 out, no danger after, 7th of 11, 22 1/2l behind Golden Town (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in May.

Valgor Du Ronceray (FR) 28-1 (11-0) Led to before 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 21 3/4l behind Farmer Boy (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Paddy Melia (IRE) 50-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, weakened quickly after 4 out, pulled up before next, at Ayr 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May.

Sleep In First (FR) 7-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, held up in 4th after 3rd, lost place after 5 out, outpaced next, stayed on to regain 4th near finish, no impression, 4th of 6, 4 1/4l behind Halcyon Days (11-7) at Carlisle 2m hcp (4) gs in Oct.

Sense Of Urgency (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 15, 32 1/4l behind Oromo (10-11) at Perth 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Cherry Princess 12-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, outpaced after 2 out, modest headway before last, no impression, 6th of 9, 12l behind Strong Team (11-0) at Hexham 2m hcp (4) gd in Sep.

Fading Icon 20-1 (10-0) Chased leaders on inside, 2nd approaching 3 out, led 2 out, joined last, hung right run-in, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Ted Bach (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Feb.

Frightened Rabbit (USA) 11-2 (10-11) Held up behind, headway before 2 out, went 3rd before last, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Rory's Valentine (10-0) at Perth 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in May.

Towerburn (IRE) 11-4 (10-9) Led to after 3rd, remained in touch, driven and weakened after 2 out, 8th of 9, dist behind Dontdelay (10-10) at Hexham 2m 7f hcp (5) hvy in Dec.

Windy Writer (IRE) 2-1 (12-5) (tt) chsd wnr til ur 7, at Heslaker 3m gd in May.