McCain on Edge at Hexham


  • Midgley at the double on Coup De Gold and Betty Ballo
  • Channon to land Eagles Nest at Nottingham
  • Ryan’s Tinochio Thirsk raid

By Andrew Atkinson

Donald McCain junior saddles Milans Edge (2.45) at Hexham on Saturday tipped by to win the Mares Novices Hurdle over 2 miles, with Brian Hughes up.

Donald McCain saddles Milans Edge (2.45) Hexham.
Donald McCain saddles Milans Edge (2.45) Hexham.

Six-year-old Milans Edge who ran in a Class 1 NH race at Aintree in April won at Wetherby in February over 2m.

Conditional jockey Tom Midgley is noted on David Thompson trained Coup De Gold (3.20) 12-1 tipped each-way in the Memorial Handicap over 2m 4f. Sheriff Garrett is also worthy of each-way support.

Midgley, 19, also rides Tim Easterby trained Betty Ballo (5.40) tipped to land the Mares Open NH 2 miles Flat Race over 2m.

At Nottingham Mick Channon trained Seagulls Nest (2.20) is tipped each-way in the Handicap over 1m 6f with 5lbs claimer George Bass up.

Kevin Ryan trained Tinochio (6.35) is tipped at Thirsk under Kevin Stott having been in Class 1 company in October, C3 at Doncaster in April and C2 at York and Newbury in 2020.

Kevin Stott rides Tinochio (6.35) Thirsk.

HEXHAM selections: 2.10 Kalaharry. 2.45 Milans Edge. 3.20 Sheriff Garrett (ew); Coup De Gold (ew). 3.55 Worcester Pearmain (ew). 4.30 Grange Road. 5.05 Monte Alban (ew). 5.40 Betty Ballo.

NOTTINGHAM selections: 1.15 Dark Shift. 1.45 Cowboy Soldier. 2.20 Seagulls Nest (ew). 2.55 Venture Diamond (ew). 3.30 Natchez Trace (ew). 4.05 Saratoga Gold (ew). 4.40 Spanish Mane (ew).

THIRSK selections: 5.30 War Of Clans (ew). 6.05 Confrontational (ew). 6.35 Tinochio (ew). 7.05 Furzig (ew). 7.35 Raadobarg. 8.05 Madreselva. 8.35 Meccas Hot Steps.

WARWICK selections: 5.12 Erne River. 5.45 Kepy Blanc (ew). 6.20 Pounding Poet (ew). 6.50 Sandymount Rose. 7.20 Fantastic Lady (ew). 7.50 Lickpenny Larry (ew). 8.20 Storm Dennis.

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