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"A 5 lb rise may therefore prove to be lenient..."

Timeform on Prince Dundee

Glinger Flame - Hexham 14:10

A novice with 13 runners but very little depth, meaning it's very difficult to look past Glinger Flame. He was much improved in cheekpieces when winning readily on his first start in handicap company at this track last month, and with the drop back in trip unlikely to phase him, he's fancied to defy a penalty. Mr Scrumpy won a bumper here and should be suited by the return to this track and can go close, while Honourary Gift is another to consider.

Etamine du Cochet - Hexham 15:10

While Etamine du Cochet was unlucky to depart matters at Newbury last time, clipping heels before the straight, it looked unlikely that she would have played a part in the finish that day, as she was having to work hard to keep her position. That being said, it's worth noting that that start came in Grade 2 company, and this represents a significant drop in class. This looks likely to boil down to a match race between Etamine du Cochet and Miss Delighted, and, on what both have shown so far, preference is for the former to take this for the Skeltons. Meanwhile, Sweet Vinetta seems to have gone the wrong way since her Catterick success and has something to prove.

Prince Dundee - Hexham 16:10

Prince Dundee was suited by the step up to three miles when opening his account over C&D three weeks ago, left clear at the last having rallied to retake the lead, and ridden out, and he remains unexposed at this trip. A 5 lb rise may therefore prove to be lenient, and he's fancied to follow up at the expense of Square Viviani, who was shaping well when falling in the same race last time out.

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