There are 5 meetings across the UK and Ireland this afternoon, and it’s at Hexham where one has caught my eye.
Hopefully we’ve found some each-way value ahead of an excellent day of racing.
The novice hurdle (15:10) at Hexham looks a decent race on paper. There are a few interesting names in the race, including Away At Dawn for Donald Mccain. He finished behind Black Kraken at Cartmel last time out and the duo will reoppose again in this one.
The latter looks like the type to go well under a penalty, however, it’s Fostered Phil that has caught my eye. His 3 bumper runs were all decent, and although he never won, he finished 2nd, 3rd and 2nd.
Big Bad Bear was in behind Fostered Phil on the last of those runs and has since gone on to produce some decent performances.
With jockey Rachael McDonald taking off 5 pounds, he will be my each-way selection for the race.