Hexham in the mud, the joys of winter!


The racing at Hexham to day will not make for good watching. It is low grade horses racing on a bog and the combination will not make a pretty sight. We might find a winner or two, we might not but when we have days like this, I prefer eating raw anchovies to betting….yep, it’s that bad!


12-25 – We had an OMM here but that thing has drifted out to it’s opening show. The horse that is being punted now is ROMEO BROWN, from the same yard as the 3/10 favourite, BUSHYPARK, the 22/1 long gone, now 12/1 but it’ll not be a serious challenge to the favourite! The last thing Phil Kirby needs right now is another probe into the gamble recently landed, ironically by BUSHYPARK.

I’ve no doubt my figures are spot on but who punts horses at 3/10 in handicaps?

12-55 – A major punt is going on here. Post Racing subscribed members were advised of two OMM’s in here and it’s the second named in that OMM’s section of the Newsletter still getting mullahed in the market….looks genuine, too.

1-25 – The winner is in the front three on the tissue but the market is not telling us which one is most fancied, or least fancied. It is 25/1 bar the three and less than 9% profit on the dutch. I’ll be setting up for the Cheltenham Podcast when this goes off and paying it no heed at all.

1-55 – Class 5 Handicap and we have three being supported or holding their ground, one on the drift. ORIONINVERNESS is 3/1 > 5/1….nobody wants it, at all, whilst OVERWORKEDUNDERPAID is 3/1 > 15/8, ABSOLUTELY DYLAN rock solid 11/4 and DON’T NEED TO KNOW 15/2 > 11/2.

The dutch that trio pays around 43% profit but it’s got a horrible whiff coming of it, this race has, and just as it ends I’ll be starting the intro to the podcast.

2-25 – Another Class 5….it really is dire stuff here this afternoon. The OMM advised has hurtled out again and is now a bigger price than it opened last night! The market is effectively telling us that GOLAN CLOUD is a certainty, 7/4 > 5/4, 13/2 bar. I’m seeing FINAL FLING attracting E.W. support 14/1 > 8/1 but again I’m saying no bet. How can I tell you I’m backing a mover that is 1-12 under rules, who has to go the furthest he has ever gone, on ground that is going to be attritional?

I cannot so, onwards!

2-55 – Another Class 5. I’ve mentioned many times how many bad horses are in training and today is definitely proof of it. The first three on the tissue currently, are all very weak. WOR VERGE 9/1 > 13/2 and CASIMIR DU CLOS 14/1 > 8/1….two being nibbled at. The last named is a CD winner but he’s one of those that has going days, and days when he’s anything but going.

His Hexham form figures 5, 1, 2, 1, 5….could be a 20/80 I suppose?


Best of luck today!

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