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14:30 Hexham

Visit Hadrian's Wall Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,800 added
  • Winner: £3,769
  • 2nd: £1,107
  • 3rd: £553
  • 4th: £277
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 7.60s
  • Off Time: 14:30:20
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - Light Blue, Yellow hollow box

Calculaite

338 D
25/1
  • Form 1/0740-2
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 115

mid-division, took keen hold, not fluent 9th, went 5th 2 out, no impression

2
Silk - Yellow, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap
17/2
  • Form 342283
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 112

held up, not fluent 1st or 7th, headway approaching 9th, ridden before 3 out, no impression, stayed on same pace flat

3
Silk - Red, Yellow cross belts, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Form 0/P640-2
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 112

held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, mistake 5th, soon behind, tailed off 9th, pulled before last

4
Silk - Grey, red cap, grey diamond
  • Form 709/324
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 112

tracked leaders, led 3rd, headed 9th, ridden before 2 out, went 2nd approaching last, no chance with winner

5
Silk - Light Blue and Mauve (halved), Light Blue cap
  • Form 3F2111
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 107

tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3 out, 3 lengths down when left in lead next, clear before last, easily

6
Silk - GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop
11/1
  • Form P54146
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 104

held up in rear, headway approaching 9th, mistake and lost place 3 out, well beaten after

7
Silk - Green, Gold hoop and sleeves, check cap

Vosges (FR)

55 b D
6/1
  • Form 3-64552
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 98

led after 1st, headed 3rd, reminder after 7th, ridden before 2 out, no extra flat

9
Silk - Emerald Green and White (quartered), White sleeves, red cap

Overlaw

21 D
12/1
  • Form P65225
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 93

led until after 1st, tracked leaders, lost place before 9th, well held from 3 out

10
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow hoops and armlets
  • Form 3P4953
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 91

prominent, led 9th, 3 lengths up when ran out 2 out

8
NR
  • Form P22F13/
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 98

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

The change in the ground could make things interesting for punters but one contender in the opener who has clearly relished the move to quicker conditions is the vastly-improved SLEEP IN FIRST, who arrives in search of the four-timer. He has risen a massive 26lb for three wins but never looked in any danger last time when completing the hat-trick at Carlisle and will surely prove hard to beat here. Stable companion Vosges, in contrast, has gone very much the other way in the weights but could well be competitive now off a career-low mark of 98. As a six-year-old he also has time very much on his side. Twentypoundluck is a respected Irish raider and the consistent Kai Broon completes the shortlist.

Formwatch

Calculaite 25-1 (11-7) Held up in touch, chased leaders under pressure on inside 4 out, ridden next, stayed on to go 2nd flat, no impression, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Tempting Paradise (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.

Kai Broon (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Mid-division, pushed along before 7th, headway 3 out, ridden before 2 out, went 3rd from last, kept on, 3rd of 8, 23l behind Jack The Gent (11-12) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.

Gold Cygnet (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Mid-division, chased leaders before 6th, went 2nd from 5 out, led before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Diamond Frontier (11-3) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.

Twentypoundluck (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden before 3 out, one pace, 4th of 9, 12l behind Quite The Man (11-12) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.

Sleep In First (FR) 4-7fav (11-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd from 8th, led last, stayed on well, easily, won at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd beating Prince Tam (10-6) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.

Saddle Pack (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) In rear, headway before 3 out, chasing leaders when blundered badly last, no extra run-in, 6th of 10, 7l behind Diamond Frontier (11-3) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.

Vosges (FR) 11-4 (11-2) Led, headed 4 out, rallied 2 out, left in 2nd after last, kept on, 2nd of 5, 6l behind The Fox's Decree (10-9) at Catterick 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.

Overlaw 8-1 (11-7) Led, headed after 4th, led again 6th, headed 4 out, outpaced when hampered and left 3rd next, weakened and lost place before last, 5th of 12, 34l behind Sleep In First (11-7) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs.

Gavroche Gaugain (FR) 12-1 (10-13) Tracked leader until ridden 10th, keeping on one pace when left 3rd at last, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Sleep In First (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.

Against The Wind 3-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, led 3 out, ridden and headed next, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind You Know Yourself (11-7) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar '11.