14:50 Hexham

Saturday 14 October 2017

All14:1514:5015:2516:0016:3517:1017:40

    intu Metrocentre Always A Winner Novices' Handicap Chase

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 4f 15y  |   Heavy  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:50  |   Winning time: 5m 32.7s
1st
Horse silk
2
10/3
T: S EnglandJ: Jonathan England
Led until after 2nd, led again before 10th, drew clear after 3 out, very easily, eased closing stages tchd 3/1 and tchd 7/2
2nd
Horse silk
31
6
16/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: Blair Campbell (7)
Behind, soon driven in rear, headway 2 out, stayed on to go moderate 2nd approaching last, no chance with easy winner op 18/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¼
3
711-11
11/2
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Sean Quinlan
Chased leaders, under pressure 10th, stayed on after 2 out, never nearer op 6/1
4th
Horse silk
2 ¾
7
15/2
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Danny Cook
Chased leaders, effort into 3rd 5 out, weakened approaching last op 8/1 tchd 9/1
5th
Horse silk
13
5
20/1
T: Micky HammondJ: Finian O'Toole (5)
Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4 out, never on terms op 18/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
3/1f
T: B PaulingJ: Nico de Boinville
Prominent, led after 2nd, headed before 10th, under pressure next, weakened 3 out, behind when pulled up before last op 11/4
PU
Horse silk
4
50/1
T: F P MurtaghJ: Lorcan Murtagh (5)
Mid-division, weakened halfway, pulled up before 10th
PU
Horse silk
8
611-4
12/1
T: R DobbinJ: C O'Farrell
Held up in rear, headway halfway, under pressure 3 out, soon beaten, behind when pulled up before last tchd 11/1
PU
Horse silk
9
50/1
T: R DobbinJ: Craig Nichol
Mid-division, mistake 2nd, slow next, weakened halfway, behind when pulled up before last op 40/1
PU
Horse silk
10
33/1
T: R M SmithJ: Dale Irving (3)
Mid-division, weakened 10th, behind when pulled up before 3 out tchd 40/1
PU
Horse silk
11
20/1
T: C GrantJ: B S Hughes
In touch, lost place halfway, behind when pulled up 4 out op 25/1
F
Horse silk
12
28/1
T: Micky HammondJ: A P Cawley
Stumbled and fell 5 strides after start tchd 33/1
PU
Horse silk
14
10/1
T: Kenny JohnsonJ: Callum Bewley (3)
Held up, weakened 10th, pulled up before 4 out op 9/1 tchd 17/2

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Non-Runners

15
Horse silk
Attention Please453
Weight: 10-4|  Age: 7
T: R Dobbin  J: R D Day
NR
13
Horse silk
Smiling Jessica16
Weight: 10-6|  Age: 7
T: R Menzies  J: Nathan Moscrop
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.30Pl:£2.10, £3.10, £2.20EX:£76.40Trifecta:£396.60Tricast:£287.18SF:£46.70Swingers:£1.90, £2.40, £6.60

Forecasts

Alpine Secret (3/1), Western Jo (10/3), Attention Please (7/2), Perseid (11/2), Red Danaher (15/2), Under The Red Sky (10/1), Log On (12/1), Haul Us In (16/1), Christmas Twenty (20/1), Robins Legend (20/1), Knocknamona (28/1), Firstymini (33/1), Ruby Who (50/1), Clondaw Banker (50/1), Smiling Jessica (50/1)

Verdict

In a race that will take very little winning PERSEID looks as likely as any. He wasn't beaten far at Sedgefield last time and is off the same mark today. Ben Pauling hasn't sent Alpine Secret all this way for nothing on his chasing debut so he merits respect. Ten-year-old maidens are hardly the sort you look for but that said Under The Red Sky is running well off this sort of mark and has a big advantage on most of these experience wise.
  1. Perseid
  2. Alpine Secret
  3. Under The Red Sky

Previous Winners

2016
Quick Brew
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 8
11/2

Prize Money

1st: £4,549.002nd: £1,336.003rd: £668.004th: £334.00

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