Aiming To Hit The Heights At Hexham

We like sending runners to Hexham with the stiff nature of the track playing to the strengths of our staying chasers in particular and we are hopeful of another productive afternoon at the Northumberland venue. 

Course Specialists

Buddha Scheme and Prince Dundee are two fine examples of horses who relish Hexham’s unique test with the pair boasting four course wins between them. Indeed, they have yet to win anywhere else! The pair line up in the 4m handicap chase this afternoon, and although conditions won’t be as testing as they usually are at this time of year, it will still take some getting. We know the nature of this race suits Buddha Scheme as he finished runner-up last year and he holds sound claims of going one better. In contrast, the extra trip is an unknown for Prince Dundee, but he has the form to get involved if lasting the distance.

Two for 2m Test

We also run two in the 2m handicap chase, with Izzy’s Champion and Without Conviction taking their chance against 11 rivals. A winner at Musselburgh a couple of week ago, Izzy’s Champion remains on a competitive mark but has to prove he is as effective at this stiffer track, whilst Without Conviction takes on more experienced rivals as she makes her chasing debut. That won’t be an easy task, but she was runner-up on her sole start in Irish points and we do believe she has more ability than her opening mark of 98 suggests.

Headgear Help?

Our fifth and final runner of the day is Your Place, who is fitted with first-time cheekpieces in the second division of the 2m4f handicap hurdle. Pulled up on her reappearance at Kelso after receiving an early bump, we hope the headgear will lead to an improved performance. 


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