Horse Racing Tips

Through the Card: Hexham, Tuesday 26 March

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"...there’s reason to think he can follow up here..."

Timeform on Graystown

Timeform take you through the card at Hexham on Tuesday...

14:10 - CAPTAIN CJ (3) looked above average when finishing second in a maiden hurdle at Navan in December, and that form has worked out well, so it's probably worth forgetting his latest run when failing to build on that at Limerick. That was his first run for three months, however, so he is entitled to strip fitter for that now, and it will be disappointing if he isn't very competitive in this line-up. Last-time-out winner Largy Prospect could prove the biggest danger.

14:40 - MURPHYS LAW (3) finished placed between the flags and has made an encouraging start to life under Rules, continuing the theme of run-to-run progression when hitting the frame in a maiden at Musselburgh last time. He seemed unsuited by the drop to two miles at that sharp track and should be more suited by this test, so is expected to make a bold bid now sent handicapping. C&D winner Saint Freule is feared back from a break, with Gold Runner making up the tbree.

15:10 - GRAYSTOWN (1) had been given a chance by the assessor and duly ran his best race over fences when opening his account at Ayr last time, justifying market support. The way in which he loomed up three out and brushing off a bad mistake two out suggests he had plenty in hand that day, and the fact he remains really well handicapped on his hurdling form, there's reason to think he can follow up here for a yard that do well at this time of year. Well Joey bounced back to form last time and may prove the biggest danger.

15:40 - The addition of first-time cheekpieces should aid the concentration of GLINGER FLAME (3), who clearly possesses plenty of ability and looks fairly treated on handicap bow. He gets the nod in a tricky-looking event. Talkofgold and Affaire d'Honneur rate the principal dangers.

16:10 - VEAUCE DE SIVOLA (11) has slowly returned to form since joining this yard, seemingly getting his act together, and can follow up his win at Musselburgh now in what looks an open handicap. Dan's Wee Man pulled clear of the others when runner-up at Plumpton and is an obvious threat, while Arizona Bound looked back to his best when second here 12 days ago.

16:40 - Brian Hughes has an excellent strike rate in this sphere and his mount SIDI ISMAEL (8) has shown enough in a couple of starts under Rules to suggest he is up to winning a race of this nature. He shaped well on his debut at Carlisle last month and, though he didn't build on that immediately at Ayr last time, he again showed ability, shaping second best for a long way. This doesn't look the strongest race of its type and Sidi Ismael should give another good account.

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