December 05 / 12.03 Kelso

12.03 Kelso

Soft

William Hill Bookmakers “National Hunt” Auction Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 0f 51y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 4m 14s
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William Hill Bookmakers “National Hunt” Auction Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.40

Form: -23223

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish 6yo who is 0-14 overall but has proved consistent in four starts for new stable, most recently third in competitive novice handicap at Cheltenham (2m, good); has the best hurdles form in this field and thus warrants respect.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

8

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:25 Doncaster

Kavanaghs Cross

11st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Iain Jardine

Steadily progressive this season (including on good ground), winning maiden hurdle at Kelso (2m, soft) last month then runner-up in Musselburgh handicap (2m4f, good to soft) on New Year's Day; could have more to offer and he's respected off just 1lb higher than last time.

7/1

2nd

8

1st Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 3

13:40 Musselburgh

Kavanaghs Cross

10st 0lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Iain Jardine

Ran really well in autumn in first two handicaps, going close at Carlisle (2m4f, good) then third at Cheltenham (2m, good); won Kelso maiden (2m, soft) since and could go well despite being 2lb out of the handicap.

9/2

1st

3

5th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

12:03 Kelso

Kavanaghs Cross

11st 4lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Iain Jardine

Ex-Irish 6yo who is 0-14 overall but has proved consistent in four starts for new stable, most recently third in competitive novice handicap at Cheltenham (2m, good); has the best hurdles form in this field and thus warrants respect.

2/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 5

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Irish point winner in May, then was sold for £20,000 and had wind surgery; not disgraced on rules debut at Ayr (2m4f) where he finished only about 1l behind a stablemate who boosted the form by winning at Haydock four days ago; open to improvement.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

8

1st Feb 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:30 Newcastle

Rowdy Rustler

11st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Irish point winner who finished second in a maiden hurdle at Kelso (2m, soft) before taking a backward step when favourite at Ayr (2m, soft) last time; needs to bounce back but that's a distinct possibility.

7/2

6th

10

2nd Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:20 Ayr

Rowdy Rustler

11st 6lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Irish point winner who bettered quite promising stable/hurdle debut (2m4f) when second at Kelso (2m, soft) last month; will be right in the thick of things with a similar performance here and should have more to offer.

7/2

2nd

5

5th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

12:03 Kelso

Rowdy Rustler

11st 4lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Irish point winner in May, then was sold for £20,000 and had wind surgery; not disgraced on rules debut at Ayr (2m4f) where he finished only about 1l behind a stablemate who boosted the form by winning at Haydock four days ago; open to improvement.

7/2

4/1

Form: 1520- D

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Struggled in Grade 2 bumper at Aintree when last seen; progressive RPRs otherwise in that sphere, winning at Warwick then running well at Cheltenham (Listed) and Doncaster; related to some useful jumps winners and has possibilities back down in class.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

18th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

13:55 Huntingdon

Conceroe

11st 6lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Ben Case

6th

4

18th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

16:35 Doncaster

Conceroe

11st 8lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Ben Case

Landed a Fakenham maiden in December but has come up short in two subsequent handicaps; tacky (soft) ground perhaps to blame at Wetherby in January but he faded tamely at Kempton a month later (2m5f, good to soft); best watched despite 4lb lower mark and new cheekpieces.

7/1

4th

1

11th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:30 Kempton

Conceroe

11st 12lb

J: Jack Andrews

T: Ben Case

Good-ground bumper winner who scored at Fakenham (2m4f, good to soft) in December on his second hurdle start; soundly beaten on subsequent handicap debut at Wetherby (3m, soft) but this unexposed 6yo could get back on track with a big run now back on better ground and back down in distance.

7/1

Form: U43-26 D

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Bumper scorer last December; 0-5 over hurdles, best efforts when placed twice at Wetherby (2m/2m3f); weakened in 2m5f handicap there last time and should be suited by this drop back in trip.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

17:50 Sedgefield

Not What It Seems

11st 10lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Off the mark when scoring over C&D last month (good to soft, fourth has won since); stiffer task with a penalty, but worth considering.

5/2

1st

5

8th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:45 Sedgefield

Not What It Seems

11st 3lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

9th

1

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 5

13:00 Carlisle

Not What It Seems

11st 12lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Micky Hammond

0-8 over hurdles and inconsistent, but he was a good second in a maiden hurdle at Catterick (2m3f, good) last month and this soft-ground bumper winner is a player today if repeating that latest form.

7/1

Form: 6

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dead-heated in point bumper in April; only a modest sixth, beaten 31l, in 2m1f maiden hurdle at Carlisle last month but he's in good hands and should be capable of better.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

4

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

16:20 Perth

Snowy Clouds

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

2nd

4

20th Mar 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Carlisle

Snowy Clouds

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Dead-heated in good-ground point bumper; best effort in slow-ground maiden hurdles when fifth at Kelso; looks the type to improve now he's qualified for a mark; interesting, especially if the surface is sound.

4/1

13th

8

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:27 Wetherby

Snowy Clouds

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Dead-heated in point bumper last April; better effort over hurdles when fifth of seven at Kelso (2m, heavy) in December, no extra after travelling well; has since had a breathing operation and he's almost certainly capable of further improvement; shortlisted.

6/1

Form: 30

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Hurdles debutant who needs improvement on his bumper efforts at Sedgefield (modest third) and Cheltenham (beaten long way); may be one for handicaps in due course.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:50 Hexham

Uncle Gez

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Chris Grant

12

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle

Uncle Gez

10st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Chris Grant

Showed ability on debut in Sedgefield bumper but soundly beaten next time and for all starts over hurdles; switch to handicaps could suit and gets cheekpieces but would want to see plenty of market confidence.

20/1

9

8th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:33 Newcastle

Uncle Gez

11st 12lb

Fair third on debut in Sedgefield bumper last May but well beaten at triple-figure odds on his three runs since (over hurdles the last twice).

100/1

OUR TIP

Form: 90-

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Modest fourth on sole completion in Irish points; beaten long way in two novice hurdles for new yard, latest in March; hard to fancy.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

16

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

14:05 Newcastle

Economic Editor

10st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adam Nicol

Big improvement on previous efforts over hurdles when close second at Wetherby (2m3f, heavy) last month; has to race from 2lb out of the handicap; fitting of cheekpieces may eke out further progress.

9/2

2nd

16

16th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

16:22 Wetherby

Economic Editor

10st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adam Nicol

Tailed off at triple-figure odds on his three qualifying runs and soundly beaten in mid-division when 33-1 for last month's handicap debut at Ayr (2m4f, soft); lots of improvement is required.

25/1

7th

16

2nd Jan 2022

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

12:45 Ayr

Economic Editor

10st 2lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Adam Nicol

Little worthwhile form in points and over hurdles; needs a transformation in first-time tongue-tie on handicap debut.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
£18,000 2yo, £18,000 3yo; dam half-sister to French 1m7f Listed hurdle winner Funny Des Cotieres; sole newcomer in the field and sole runner on the card for Worcestershire-based trainer; Brian Hughes has good strike-rate for the yard; interesting, especially if the market speaks positively.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8

5th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

12:03 Kelso

Urblereagh

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Tom Gretton

£18,000 2yo, £18,000 3yo; dam half-sister to French 1m7f Listed hurdle winner Funny Des Cotieres; sole newcomer in the field and sole runner on the card for Worcestershire-based trainer; Brian Hughes has good strike-rate for the yard; interesting, especially if the market speaks positively.

11/2

6

18th Nov 2021

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

12:17 Market Rasen

Urblereagh

10st 11lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Tom Gretton

£18,000 2yo, £18,000 3yo; third foal; dam didn't achieve much, half-sister to French 1m7f Listed hurdle winner; probably best watched on debut.

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Payout
Exacta £87.00
Straight Forecast £86.20
Trifecta £170.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Kavanaghs Cross

Daily Express:

Conceroe

POSTDATA:

Not What It Seems

SPOTLIGHT:

Rowdy Rustler

The Times:

Snowy Clouds

Daily Mirror:

Conceroe

The Star:

Not What It Seems

Telegraph:

Rowdy Rustler

Daily Mail:

Kavanaghs Cross

The Sun:

Kavanaghs Cross

Daily Record:

Kavanaghs Cross