December 20th, 2018

Can Brian make it 5/5 at Hexham today??

This afternoon I have five rides at Hexham, with each of them having a very good chance.

12.30 Glittering Love

A winner of four points makes his chasing handicap after a break of 252 days. He should perform better in this sphere than what he has achieved over hurdles.

Main Danger

Most to fear are last time winners Well Above Par and Calivigny.

1.00 Weakfield

A point winner, put in a pleasing first hurdling run at Doncaster 20 days ago staying on well into fourth for me at the finish. The ground was a little quick for him and he will be right in contention today with the trip and conditions to suit.

Main Danger

Highland Hunter got the better of a subsequent winner on hurdles debut and is the one to beat.

1.30 Kelka

A winner of three hurdles for me, has her first run for the McCain stable after a break of 244 days. She should relish the trip and conditions and the mares allowance puts her right in the picture.

Main Danger

Niven had some good form in Ireland and rates the main danger on debut for the in form Kirby yard.

2.00 Millrose Bell

A maiden after 17 hurdling starts, has performed moderately throughout the year and she needs to show considerable improvement in first time cheekpieces to play a part today.

Main Danger

Misfits recently second at the track and Broadway Belle look the main players.

3.00 Sporting Press

Showed improved form on his second hurdling start finishing second for me at Ayr 21 days ago. I expect him to progress and have a winning chance today.

Main Danger

Dark Ruler looks the main challenger.