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The Sky Sports Racing cameras turn to Hexham for the first time this year on Thursday, where there are plenty of strong courses, plus Southwell hosts a competitive all-weather card.

3.50 Hexham – Camp Belan beats Russell’s pair in marathon show

With four miles to travel and the terrain likely to be testing, the feature Bk Racing Hexham Marathon Handicap Chase (3.50) at Hexham it’s going to be hard work.

Eight runners have been assembled, including the pair of runners trained by Lucinda Russell. Prince Dundee and Belán Camp.

Russell has a strong track record in the meet, with two winners and a second of seven runners since 2016 and regular rider Derek Fox has chosen seven-year-old Camp Belan, who is sporting cheek pieces for the first time.

Runner-up in the 2022 renewal, Morozov cocktail because Tim Easterby’s team is among the opposition.

Nicky Richards’ glittering love he was denied for just over three miles and two furlongs on heavy ground at Kelso over Christmas and could go well under Sean Quinlan.

3.10 Hexham – Vandemere had a good chance to go off the mark

Having stumbled upon a useful hurdler at Snake Roll on his Newcastle debut in December, John Quinn vandemere makes a second start under the rules of the Malcolm Hopkinson Memorial Maiden Hurdle (3.10).

The former point-to-point winner, who once finished five lengths behind Grade One winner Sporting John on his debut in that sphere, overcame a 1367-day layoff to finish second and looks to have an excellent opportunity here.

Among his nine rivals, Richards fly over milan looks the most interesting while the drop in the trip for enthusiasts shadows in the sky I could see him run a better race.

6.40 Southwell – Winners Ferrous and Yorkshire penalized in Novices

There is a small but select field for the show at Southwell, the BetUK’s Acca Club 5 Free Bet Betting for Beginners (6.40).

The seven-rider lineup includes two penalty winners: Ferrous and Yorkshire.

The first goes to new manager Jack Channon, who recently took over from father Mick, looking to continue a very promising start to his career.

Having filled the runners-up spots in their most recent starts, those coached by William Haggas standing ovation and Richard Hughes’ sharp power receive 7 pounds from his rivals and lead the opposition.

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Watch all the Hexham and Southwell races live on Sky Sports Racing on Thursday 16th March.

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