HEXHAM has been a happy hunting ground for Lucinda Russell and she has bright prospects with AHOY SENOR (3.10) in the 2m 7f novices' hurdle.
The son of Aidan O'Brien's multiple Group 1 winner Dylan Thomas, exciting Ahoy Senor should appreciate the drying ground. The six-year-old was too good for odds-on Irish raider Gold Cup Bally at Ayr and fourth horse Flower Of Scotland, beaten 20 lengths, has since scored at Kelso.
Ahoy Senor won't be too exciting a price but better odds are available on stable companion PRINCE DUNDEE (4.45), a dual course and distance winner over this three-mile trip. He has been off the track for 253 days, so a market watch is advisable. Russell's Thunder In Milan has a chance in the concluding bumper but southern hotpot Dynamite Kentucky may be hard to beat.