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HEXHAM | Pertemps Hurdle contender Chapmanshype aims for second success over fences

Jamie Snowden’s runner will be hoping to continue his perfect start over fences at Hexham tomorrow

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Chapmanshype will be aiming to land his second victory over fences on Saturday at Hexham, after claiming success on his chase debut at Fontwell last month.

The seven-year-old had made himself known over fences, winning six of his 13 starts over the smaller obstacles.

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He returned this season with a tough task in the Group 3 Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle at the Grand National Festival back in April.

It wasn’t to be the gelding’s day as he could only manage to finish 16th of 22 runners.

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However, he bounced back to form with a pleasing start to life over fences as Snowden’s recruit landed a 2m3½f Novices’ Chase at Fontwell.

The gelding faced a difficult rival in Eglantine Du Seuil (who runs at Newton Abbot on Friday evening) and he got the better of her in the final stages, claiming victory by two and three-quarter lengths.

WATCH: CHAPMANSHYPE WINS AT FONTWELL FOR JAMIE SNOWDEN [CREDIT: RACING TV]

That has proven to be useful form, as Paul Nicholls’ mare went on to claim success at Worcester two weeks later.

Chapsmanshype is carrying a 6lb penalty for this 2m4f Novices’ Chase at Hexham on Saturday, but he is the odds-on 4/7 favourite at the time of writing and he should be comfortably able to land a second success here.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.

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