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Good To Soft

Douglas Kennedy Legend Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £2886.38
  • 1m 7f 133y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 4m 16s
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Douglas Kennedy Legend Handicap Chase

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 8258P-

Last run: 221 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

15-race maiden who was in poor form for Maurice Barnes when we last saw him in the spring and seems best suited by heavy ground; makes stable debut from a good mark, though, and is well worth a glance in the betting.

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4th

4

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

16:30 Newcastle

Rollerruler

10st 11lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Inconsistent 10yo who has won just one of his 21 starts and his best runs for this yard have come at Hexham; however, he was third of five there last month (2m4f, heavy) behind two in-form rivals on his second start back from a long absence, and if reproducing that promise he should be involved.

7/2

8/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 47-462

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Ran well in defeat when second at Musselburgh (2m4f, good to soft) two weeks ago, his third start for Susan Corbett, and remains well handicapped on older hurdling form; today's drop back in trip looks an interesting move; no surprise if he features.

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3rd

3

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

14:15 Hexham

Avoid De Master

11st 12lb

J: Dillan Hurst

T: Susan Corbett

Versatile type who has won three times over fences including at 2m and 3m; now 4lb lower than for his last success 12 months ago but he's been pulled up in last two runs (fences/hurdles) and needs to turn things around; cheekpieces reapplied.

33/1

6

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:00 Perth

Avoid De Master

11st 9lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

in rear throughout, lost touch 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

16/1

4

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

14:35 Newcastle

Avoid De Master

11st 13lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Susan Corbett

in touch with leaders, lost ground and towards rear after 2nd

11/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 3373-8

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Placed in an Irish point and two bumpers last year, and bettered her disappointing hurdle debut when third in Kelso novice (2m2f, good) in April; below that form when back in action last month but remains unexposed; makes chasing/handicap debut here.

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1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

15:47 Newcastle

Without Conviction

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

3m chase winner on good last spring; last two efforts have been well below par but she is now well treated on form earlier in the season; bit to prove but no surprise if she bounces back.

10/1

7th

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Without Conviction

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

3m Ayr winner last March and runner-up twice over about 2m5f/2m4f in the autumn; needs to bounce back from a heavy defeat at Kelso on latest outing and now has cheekpieces first time; more appeal than most.

9/2

7th

9

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Without Conviction

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Runner-up twice in a row in the autumn (C&D/2m4f, good/soft) before fair fourth of five here (3m2f, soft), when not quite seeing out the trip; every chance she'll be in the mix now back down in distance.

15/2

Form: 7-3731 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Capitalised on some help from the handicapper when digging deep for narrow win at Musselburgh (2m, good to soft) two weeks ago; today's 5lb higher mark is not beyond him but his overall profile is not compelling.

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7

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

16:20 Musselburgh

Izzys Champion

10st 11lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

10yo whose losing run goes back 12 races to March 2022, and pulled up here last month; however, he may have needed that first run since last August and all three wins have come here; not ruled out off reduced mark.

8/1

0

7

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:05 Musselburgh

Izzys Champion

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders in centre of group, not fluent 5th

13/2

3rd

6

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

20:30 Perth

Izzys Champion

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Gained all three wins at Musselburgh but his C&D third in May was a fairly good effort and he also ran quite well at Market Rasen in June; slightly out of the weights today but won't mind what the weather does; likely contender.

3/1

Form: 557843

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Well beaten over C&D on last month's stable debut but his recent third to Izzy's Champion at Musselburgh (2m, good to soft) was much better, and he remains well handicapped on some of this spring's Irish form.

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5

30th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

14:45 Cartmel

Fightfortheroses

11st 8lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Ben Haslam

Only 2lb higher than for his Sedgefield win in January (2m4f, good to soft) when returning to hurdling; kept to this discipline since and again ran well at Sedgefield last time; should act around here; chance.

3/1

2nd

3

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:50 Sedgefield

Fightfortheroses

11st 6lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Ben Haslam

4th

5

28th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

15:15 Hexham

Fightfortheroses

11st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Sedgefield winner in January (2m4f, good to soft) but beaten a long way on both subsequent starts; a bit to prove now.

5/1

Form: /3614- CD BF

Last run: 343 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Improved upon low-key chasing debut when winning quite comfortably over C&D (soft) one year ago but can't really blame the heavy ground for her lesser effort here last December and this is her first start for 343 days.

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6th

12

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:20 Ayr

Southeast Rose

10st 2lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Martin Todhunter

Hurdle winner; also successful over fences but went off the idea in two chase starts during December; has since run well back hurdling at Kelso (2m, good to soft; stays 2m4f) and has a modest mark to exploit.

11/2

5th

10

16th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 5

13:35 Kelso

Southeast Rose

10st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Martin Todhunter

Made satisfactory seasonal debut in Hexham chase in November but pulled up on both subsequent runs over fences; on a tempting mark back over hurdles but needs to turn things around.

12/1

11

28th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

12:10 Catterick

Southeast Rose

10st 8lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Martin Todhunter

Made satisfactory seasonal debut at Hexham (1m7f, good to soft) in November and is now 5lb lower than when winning over that C&D (soft) last season, but ought to have been suited by the heavy ground when pulled up there three weeks ago and needs to bounce back today.

16/1

Form: 6P43-7

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

0-6 over hurdles but made reasonably encouraging seasonal debut when seventh at Carlisle (2m4f, good) last month and might be seen to better effect now switched to chasing and with that run under his belt.

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3

8th Dec 2021

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

12:50 Hexham

Very Patient

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sue Smith

0-9 career record and little surprise he was outpaced when tried over 1m7f here on his chase debut last month; potentially well treated now 4lb lower, based on his best hurdles effort, and this test of stamina could suit; interesting.

8/1

7th

6

17th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:25 Hexham

Very Patient

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sue Smith

0-6 over hurdles but made reasonably encouraging seasonal debut when seventh at Carlisle (2m4f, good) last month and might be seen to better effect now switched to chasing and with that run under his belt.

16/1

7th

1

21st Oct 2021

Good

2m 4f 8y

Class 5

16:20 Carlisle

Very Patient

11st 12lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sue Smith

Low-mileage 7yo who signed off for last term with good third on his handicap debut at Hexham (2m4f) in March; he's not ruled out on his return eased 1lb.

8/1

Form: 2146-7

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Twice made all over hurdles last season, latterly off 2lb lower at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) in February, but was a well-beaten 33-1 shot on recent seasonal/chasing debut at Sedgefield (2m3f, good to soft) and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

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0

6

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:32 Worcester

Barnay

10st 3lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Out of form in chases in the spring and hasn't won for well over two years; lot to prove on return from a break.

100/1

13

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Barnay

10st 10lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

On a losing run stretching back over two years; twice placed last month but never going well at Southwell 13 days ago and he's easy enough to swerve.

20/1

7

6th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:50 Southwell

Barnay

11st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

0-7 over fences but is back in better form having finished third at Catterick (2m3f) and Leicester (2m4f) last month, both on good ground; each-way possibilities if he copes with this drop back in trip.

9/1

Form: -13826

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 7yo; safely held after racing freely in the lead on recent stable debut at Sedgefield (2m3f, good to soft) but will presumably be ridden positively again over today's shorter trip; not ruled out.

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6th

1

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

17:17 Sedgefield

Chesterville

11st 12lb

J: Peter Coleman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Continues to drop down the weights and there's a possibility today's return to hurdles (from fences) will suit, but he's struggled to get competitive on his last few starts and arrives with something to prove.

9/2

7th

3

8th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

15:08 Newcastle

Chesterville

12st 8lb

Won a maiden hurdle at Limerick last July for Denise Foster; current stable is in fine form and he's dropping down the weights, but isn't easy to fancy on recent evidence; cheekpieces are added to the hood.

14/1

4th

3

14th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

13:15 Catterick

Chesterville

11st 7lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Limerick maiden hurdle winner (2m4f, good) in July for Gordon Elliott; well beaten on first two starts for this trainer and was brought down too early to gauge how he would have fared at Musselburgh latest; bit to prove.

11/1

10/1

Form: 538PP- D

Last run: 220 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Looked badly out of sorts when pulled up on final two starts last season (2m3f/2m5f) and is yet to add to his maiden hurdle win in January 2020 but, if a 220-day break has done him good, he's on a very dangerous mark.

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7th

2

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

13:40 Uttoxeter

Beat Box

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: James Ewart

Three hurdle wins include two handicaps at Ayr (soft and good to soft); in fair form this winter until running no race last time at Newcastle (heavy no excuse); contender if shrugging aside that disappointment.

8/1

6th

1

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

15:50 Newcastle

Beat Box

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: James Ewart

towards rear, outpaced and pushed along 4th, lost touch 6th, tailed off

9/2

4th

7

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

16:00 Newcastle

Beat Box

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

in touch with leaders, lost ground before 5th, headway on turn before 3 out, went third just after last, kept on

8/1

Form: 8-709O

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won a point in Ireland last autumn but struggled in two beginners' chases there in early part of this season and ran out at first flight when reverting to hurdles for recent stable debut; others look much safer.

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3rd

6

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle

Broomfields Kan

10st 4lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

in touch with leaders, prominent 7th, slightly hampered 8th, led narrowly 9th

6/1

5th

6

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Broomfields Kan

10st 7lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

18-race rules maiden but he's shown some fair form this year and didn't see out 3m here a fortnight ago; 2m4f on heavy ground could be his ideal conditions and he's one to consider off a reduced mark.

11/2

3rd

6

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

14:30 Hexham

Broomfields Kan

11st 0lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

17-race maiden; fair efforts at Ayr on last two starts; goes well on testing ground, on a career-low mark but yet to prove conclusively that he stays 3m.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 221P-4 BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Came good over hurdles off 4lb lower at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft) in April and travelled well for a long way when fourth there on last month's seasonal debut; player if he jumps soundly on today's chasing debut.

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9th

10

27th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:26 Carlisle

Donladd

10st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Donald McCain

Won off 8lb higher over hurdles here (2m1f, good to soft) last spring but 0-4 over fences this season; can't blame the soft ground for last month's 20l defeat at Sedgefield and needs help from the first-time cheekpieces here.

20/1

6th

1

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Donladd

11st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Now 5lb lower than when winning over hurdles at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft) last April and he was a fair third at Wetherby (1m7f, heavy) last month in his second chase; however, he didn't look straightforward and has since been well beaten at Catterick, when again jumping right; something to prove.

7/1

4th

3

4th Feb 2022

Good

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

15:40 Catterick

Donladd

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won over hurdles at Carlisle last April and he was a fair third at Wetherby last month on his second chase start; didn't look straightforward on that latest outing but it's possible he has more to offer over fences.

11/4

Form: 55-847

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten on both appearances this autumn and career strike-rate now stands at 0-54; makes very little appeal from 7lb out of the weights; cheekpieces refitted.

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11th

14

3rd Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

13:05 Sedgefield

Challow

10st 0lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Victor Thompson

Longstanding maiden who has been chasing and makes no appeal from out of the weights.

100/1

13

17th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:25 Hexham

Challow

10st 0lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Victor Thompson

Soundly beaten on both appearances this autumn and career strike-rate now stands at 0-54; makes very little appeal from 7lb out of the weights; cheekpieces refitted.

50/1

7th

8

3rd Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

13:20 Musselburgh

Challow

10st 0lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Victor Thompson

Longstanding maiden who is unlikely to break his duck today from 7lb out of the handicap.

66/1

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Payout
Exacta £551.00
Straight Forecast £529.60
Tricast £4202.90
Trifecta £6026.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Beat Box

THE NORTH:

Avoid De Master

Daily Mail:

Fightfortheroses

The Sun:

Chesterville

TOPSPEED:

Rollerruler

Daily Express:

Barnay

RP Ratings:

Beat Box

Telegraph:

Avoid De Master

Daily Record:

Fightfortheroses