Alan Dudman likes two horses at Hexham tonight and our traders have boosted the double from 40/1 to a chunky 66/1. Read our man's thoughts here...
"Nicky Richards and Danny McMenamin team up for the second selection on the evening card and Holme Abbey looks a well handicapped horse over fences."
It's off to my beloved Hexham on Tuesday, and the reason it's one of my favourite jumps' tracks is that I always feel I have half a chance with a horse who stays well. We saw that at the last meeting, as horses were finishing out on their feet.
In the 18:35, Lawtop Legend will be popular as a last time out winner, but Gameface could be the answer as an unexposed, well handicapped rival.
He won at Sedgefield over 3m3f and he certainly has improved for the step up to that distance as he finished second there on his previous start. His mark appeals too in this lowly grade and with his ability to stay beyond today's trip, we could have a fighting chance.
Once upon a time he finished second to Monkfish in a PTP, so he'll be looking to boost that form!
Holme is where the heart is
Nicky Richards and Danny McMenamin team up for the second selection on the evening card and Holme Abbey looks a well handicapped horse over fences.
He showed some ability last time over course and distance in a handicap when unseating four out. He was in contention at the time and was a much improved run - whilst it lasted.
Soft conditions shouldn't be a problem as he acted on that sort of surface from his bumper days and he appears to be well treated on some of that form and over hurdles, as he finished second from 92 at Cartmel last summer and he's from 87 tonight.
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