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16:10 Kelso

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Join Racing TV Now Open National Hunt Flat Race (Cat 1 Elimination) (Go North Jodami Qual’) (GBB)

  • Prize money: £2723
  • 2m 0f 51y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 4m 30s
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Join Racing TV Now Open National Hunt Flat Race (Cat 1 Elimination) (Go North Jodami Qual’) (GBB)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain and wind

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7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Cost £35,000 in December; seventh foal; brother to bumper/Listed Flat/smart hurdle winner Airlie Beach, half-brother to four winners including useful hurdler Screaming Rose; dam fourth in bumper; trainer has very good bumper strike-rate (20%) and has booked Brian Hughes for this newcomer.

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12th

12

(12)

24th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Aint No Sunshine

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

took keen hold, prominent on outer, pushed along 4f out

25/1

10th

2

(8)

10th Jan 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Aint No Sunshine

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

Bumper winner; has shown some promise in novice/maiden company on the Flat but he failed to progress for the switch to handicaps when last seen in October (1m6f); stepping up in trip may help and too soon to write him off just yet.

16/1

10th

2

(5)

14th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 5f 218y

Class 5

14:34 Redcar

Aint No Sunshine

9st 10lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Keith Dalgleish

dwelt start, towards rear, pushed along over 5f out, ridden over 4f out, soon struggling

10/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam French maiden Flat/jumps (placed in 2m2f chase), half-sister to French Grade 3 hurdle winner Barents Sea and prolific Flat winner Sand Chief; hooded on debut; market may guide.

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11th

3

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Eloi Du Puy

11st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Has made excellent progress since the autumn, winning three times over C&D (good to soft-soft) and once at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft); held on only by a short head from Forged Well here last month and is another 4lb higher today but might still be on the upgrade.

13/2

1st

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Eloi Du Puy

11st 8lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Dual C&D scorer before Christmas who posted another very good effort here when second of eight over 2m6f 23 days ago; up 3lb but he ought to be in the shake-up once more.

6/1

50/1

Form: 8

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fractious in the preliminaries and well beaten when 40-1 for debut at Doncaster (good) three weeks ago; hood added today.

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6th

12

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

13:30 Ayr

Bolt Man

11st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Ian Duncan

Unexposed after only four hurdle runs but never looked dangerous when seventh on last month's handicap debut at Kelso (2m6f, good; first-time cheekpieces) and clearly needs to improve here.

25/1

7th

8

17th Feb 2023

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:05 Kelso

Bolt Man

10st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Ian Duncan

Hasn't threatened across his five runs but he was a fair fourth of seven at Ayr (2m3f, soft) in November when last seen and is a possible improver now up in trip in first-time cheekpieces on handicap debut; no forlorn hope.

14/1

12

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:25 Newcastle

Bolt Man

11st 3lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Ian Duncan

Form: 2

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First foal of a bumper/2m6f hurdle winner for this stable; no match for wide-margin winner when second of six at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft) last month and it's very hard to tell what that form is worth.

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5th

3

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:47 Carlisle

Chase A Fortune

10st 7lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

led

7/1

3rd

1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:02 Newcastle

Chase A Fortune

11st 13lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Chris Grant

Following wind surgery he was better than ever when winning on his chase debut at Catterick (1m7f, soft) last month; he likes it there but ran well over hurdles here last February; also effective on heavy; open to further improvement in this discipline and he's a strong contender up 5lb.

Evs

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Sixth foal; half-sister to 2m4f hurdle winner See Forever; dam unplaced bumpers/2m3f hurdle, half-sister to smart hurdler Garruth; stable quiet in bumpers (0-8 in last five seasons).

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8th

2

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

14:45 Bangor-on-Dee

Fog On The Tyne

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Well held in two bumpers (for Sandy Forster) early in 2022; plenty to prove on that basis but has joined a stable going well and worth a look in the betting on hurdle debut after 16 months off.

16/1

7th

8

4th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

17:15 Kelso

Fog On The Tyne

10st 8lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Sandy Forster

5th

7

18th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

16:10 Kelso

Fog On The Tyne

10st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Sandy Forster

Sixth foal; half-sister to 2m4f hurdle winner See Forever; dam unplaced bumpers/2m3f hurdle, half-sister to smart hurdler Garruth; stable quiet in bumpers (0-8 in last five seasons).

20/1

Form: 5

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Brother to a fairly useful hurdler; not beaten far when last of five at Ayr (heavy) last month and the winner impressed on her recent hurdling debut but he'll almost certainly need to improve to win this.

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7

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

15:10 Newcastle

Gie It Laldy

11st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

Displayed promise in two of three bumpers but struggled on last month's hurdling debut at Kelso (2m, heavy); up in trip with tongue-tie added.

66/1

6th

5

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:48 Kelso

Gie It Laldy

11st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Donald Whillans

held up in behind leaders on inner

33/1

5th

5

5th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:55 Kelso

Gie It Laldy

11st 0lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Donald Whillans

Some promise on debut at Ayr (2m, heavy) but didn't kick on next time when tailed off over this C&D in February; others more appealing.

25/1

Form: 00

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten on first two starts and very difficult to enthuse over.

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0

12

26th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

16:36 Cartmel

Big Arthur

10st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

led

50/1

13

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Kelso

Big Arthur

10st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

midfield on outer

66/1

9th

11

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:13 Perth

Big Arthur

10st 3lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Lacks worthwhile form, albeit after just one handicap (pulled up over 2m4f on heavy last time); hooded last three starts but not today; while this drop back in trip will surely help, he's hard to fancy.

66/1

Form: 4

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Closely related to smart bumper/jumps winner Royal Rendezvous; made quite promising debut when staying-on fourth at Musselburgh (soft) last month and today's race looks less competitive; likely contender.

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5

19th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:55 Musselburgh

Hard Iron

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

prominent

11/8

1st

6

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

16:12 Catterick

Hard Iron

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

in touch with leaders

6/4

1st

5

9th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

15:25 Ayr

Hard Iron

11st 3lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Nicky Richards

Moderate form in maiden/novice hurdles at around 2m earlier in the year; returned from a break to score when upped to 2m3f (good to soft) for his handicap debut over C&D last month, when he had plenty in hand; up 7lb for that but may still be well treated; big player.

10/11

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second foal; half-brother to hurdle winner/useful chaser Overcourt; dam 3m-3m4f chase winner; will probably need a stiffer stamina test to be seen to best effect and stable has modest strike-rate in bumpers.

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9

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Midnight Fiddler

11st 9lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Struggled to get competitive on all three hurdling starts for the Graham and Rutherford stable (2m1f-3m1f); makes debut for Stuart Coltherd after ten-month absence.

50/1

13th

7

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

13:40 Kelso

Midnight Fiddler

11st 5lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Struggled to get competitive on first two starts (3m1f/2m); can't be recommended.

100/1

8

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

14:00 Newcastle

Midnight Fiddler

11st 5lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Out of 3m-3m4f chase winner; tailed off when 40-1 for debut at Catterick (3m1f, good to soft) last March; tries much shorter trip here.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

First foal; dam well held in bumpers, sister to two winning jumpers; stable 3-65 in bumpers during last five seasons; some of the other newcomers are more enticing.

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5th

14

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

17:05 Musselburgh

Blame Rose

10st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

Bolted up at Carlisle a month ago (2m1f, soft) but that race took little winning and she has a lot more on her plate here from well out of the weights.

25/1

1st

7

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Carlisle

Blame Rose

10st 8lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

made all, joined when not fluent 4 out

8/1

4th

13

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:30 Catterick

Blame Rose

10st 6lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

0-9 over hurdles; best run for a while when third from 4lb out of the handicap at Kelso on return from a break last month (2m5f, soft; first run after a wind op); off same mark here; interesting.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ninth foal; half-brother to Group 3 Flat winner Coulsty, three other Flat winners and a selling hurdle winner; dam 1m2f-1m3f Flat winner (RPR 66); well worth a glance in the betting.

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10th

8

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

16:21 Kelso

Grady Gaston

10st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Went off 20-1 and never landed a blow when 11l fifth of eight at Musselburgh (soft) last month; now fitted with a tongue-strap; plenty of improvement needed.

25/1

5th

6

20th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

17:00 Musselburgh

Grady Gaston

10st 7lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ewan Whillans

30,000euros foal; ninth foal; half-brother to 6f Group 3 Flat winner Coulsty, three other Flat winners and a selling hurdle winner; worth a glance in the betting on debut.

12/1

11

18th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

16:10 Kelso

Grady Gaston

10st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Ninth foal; half-brother to Group 3 Flat winner Coulsty, three other Flat winners and a selling hurdle winner; dam 1m2f-1m3f Flat winner (RPR 66); well worth a glance in the betting.

12/1

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Selections

Telegraph:

Hard Iron

RP Ratings:

Chase A Fortune

POSTDATA:

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Daily Record:

Chase A Fortune

The Guardian:

Hard Iron

The Sun:

Hard Iron

The Star:

Hard Iron