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Schloss Roxburghe Go North Cab On Target Handicap Hurdle (Series Final) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £15609
  • 2m 4f 189y
  • Class 2
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 5m 12s
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Schloss Roxburghe Go North Cab On Target Handicap Hurdle (Series Final) (GBB Race)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

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8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.60
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 814942 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Drew 14l clear to win at Hexham (2m, good to soft) in November, his second run for Sue Smith; has performed at least respectably on three of his four starts since, beating four of today's rivals when second at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft) on latest; thereabouts.

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1

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Romeo Brown

12st 0lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sue Smith

Made all over 2m4f on good to soft at Aintree last season when 5lb higher; pulled up last time on soft but ran an okay race on that ground the time before when beaten about 15l behind last weekend's Uttoxeter winner Santos Blue; could go well, especially if the ground dried out.

9/1

7

21st Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:35 Doncaster

Romeo Brown

11st 8lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

held up in rear

5/1

5th

4

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:50 Wetherby

Romeo Brown

11st 2lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

Made all at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) last season and could improve for last month's reappearance fifth at Doncaster; handicapped to make a bold bid but it's been a long time since he's run well on soft/heavy.

9/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 6-2212 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Went very close in his first two handicaps before winning by 7l in a big field at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) in January; improved again when edged out by an improver at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) 22 days ago; the pair came 15l clear of the third so he could still be well treated after a 3lb rise.

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2nd

5

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

16:43 Newbury

Son Of The Somme

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

9yo who is not easy to predict but he was a good second over hurdles at Doncaster (3m, good) in January, on his final run for Brian Ellison; now returns to fences but he won in this sphere (2m5f, soft) last winter and could be dangerous for new yard.

6/1

2nd

2

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:05 Doncaster

Son Of The Somme

12st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Brian Ellison

Back to form in first-time blinkers (retained since) when close third over 3m on good to soft at Ayr in November; backward steps at Cheltenham and Catterick since, however.

12/1

7th

1

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 4

15:05 Catterick

Son Of The Somme

12st 1lb

J: William Maggs

T: Brian Ellison

led, headed after 3 out

10/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 9541F5

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Made a successful return to hurdles at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) last month; early faller in chase there next time but last weekend's hurdle fifth at Newcastle suggests he's still in form.

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8th

3

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Idilico

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Alexandra Dunn

Runner-up in selling handicap hurdle last month but well beaten on the Flat twice since, and his record over fences is not convincing; blinkers fitted for first time since 2021; too risky.

16/1

10th

6

(7)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

12:16 Lingfield (AW)

Idilico

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Alexandra Dunn

towards rear, headway and prominent after 4f

16/1

14/1

Form: 271215 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Good start for this yard with wins at Wetherby (2m, soft) and Sedgefield (2m4f, good to soft); moved well for a long way when fifth at latter venue last time and likely still in form.

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11th

10

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:30 Sedgefield

Demi Sang

10st 12lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Sara Ender

Won handicap hurdle over C&D for this yard off 13lb higher in February 2022; below par in two runs this summer after having more than a year off; best watched for now.

40/1

0

1

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:10 Uttoxeter

Demi Sang

12st 0lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Sara Ender

Won twice off higher marks for Sara Ender in 2021-22 season but, having rejoined this stable, made low-key return from one-year absence last month; entitled to have benefited from that outing but others have less to prove; tongue-tie fitted for first time since 2018.

14/1

11th

4

30th Jun 2023

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

13:55 Cartmel

Demi Sang

11st 9lb

J: Mr John Dawson

T: Sara Ender

2-5 for Sara Ender between December 2021 and March 2022, both wins coming off higher marks; not quite at his best in two outings for Micky Hammond last June (including this race); may need this first run for 12 months.

10/1

Form: PU4299

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Second in a 2m4f Hexham maiden hurdle in December but well held in two handicaps since; a first-time cheekpieces and refitted tongue-tie combination will need to spark an upturn in his fortunes.

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1st

14

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:53 Uttoxeter

Bak Rocky

11st 3lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Maiden who has been placed in handicaps at Kelso (2m1f) and Ayr (2m4f) since switched to chasing; form looks sound (the winners of those races have followed up since); holds sold claims off unchanged mark.

7/1

3rd

3

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

14:40 Ayr

Bak Rocky

11st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Sandy Thomson

Became rather disappointing over hurdles last season but stayed on well from poor position to take second (ahead of Spark Of Madness) on last month's chasing debut at Kelso (2m1f, good to soft) and is sure to be suited by today's move back up in trip; still on a good mark; must be considered.

7/2

2nd

6

22nd Oct 2022

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 5

16:35 Kelso

Bak Rocky

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

midfield, jumped badly right 1st, niggled along briefly after 4th, outpaced and pushed along in rear 4 out, keeping on but still plenty to do 2 out, ridden before last, kept on well and went third run-in, went second towards finish, no match for winner

16/1

Form: 091268

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Enjoyed a good spell around the turn of the year but his form has dipped the last twice and his overall hurdle record is now 1-17.

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8th

7

18th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:52 Perth

Three Castles

11st 3lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Keith Dalgleish

midfield, ridden after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, tailed off

16/1

7th

3

(5)

2nd Jun 2022

Good

1m 5f 16y

Class 6

15:46 Hamilton

Three Castles

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Keith Dalgleish

slowly away, always towards rear, ridden and weakened over 2f out

10/1

5th

2

(1)

21st May 2022

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

14:28 Musselburgh

Three Castles

9st 3lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

9/1

Form: D551246

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won over 2m3f at Clonmel (yielding to soft) in December; not disgraced on either start for new yard but he was behind a couple of these at Carlisle latterly (rider reported he hung left throughout); being dropped another 5lb can only help, though.

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8th

8

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 4

14:58 Carlisle

Lovely Moon

11st 2lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Failed to threaten in the first half of the year on his first five starts for this yard (over fences the last twice); however, he's dropped down the weights and returns from a break with his stable in excellent form.

13/2

4th

8

7th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

13:55 Hexham

Lovely Moon

10st 13lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Ex-Irish; looked to shape well in a novice chase on first run over fences for present connections here last week (2m4f, good) and would have a chance if as effective at this shorter trip.

6/1

Form: 651314 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Has landed good-ground wins at Carlisle and Newcastle (both 2m4f) this term; similar conditions likely here but latest Doncaster fourth would suggest the handicapper perhaps has her about right for now.

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5th

7

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

13:58 Ayr

Headscarf Lil

10st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Creditable second on soft ground at Perth in September (3m) but all her wins have been on good ground; on fair mark now but probably needs the ground to dry out.

12/1

Form: 7-P113 D BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won twice over 2m4f at Hexham (good to soft/heavy) at the end of 2021; not in the same form when a remote third at Catterick (2m3f) last month; possible he'll strip fitter for that run but he is 6lb out of the weights here.

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10

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

19:10 Musselburgh

Shoughalls Boy

10st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Mostly disappointing since winning twice at Hexham in late 2021 with latest non-completion coming after an absence.

40/1

6

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:05 Hexham

Shoughalls Boy

10st 2lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Won twice over 2m4f here in late 2021 but lightly raced and generally very disappointing since; absent since pulled up over fences here a year ago and 11lb out of the weights today; not the most obvious answer.

25/1

7

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Shoughalls Boy

10st 5lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

Unable to get competitive this season on his first four chase starts; however, both hurdle wins came here (2m4f, including on heavy) and this is his first chase outing at Hexham; he's therefore worth a second look.

7/1

Form: -53678

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

0-7 over hurdles and 0-13 overall; has possibly had softer ground as an excuse for his lesser efforts since his Carlisle handicap debut third last autumn but Son Of The Somme looks the stronger of the yard's pair.

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4th

8

(7)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

16:57 Newcastle (AW)

Kiss My Face

9st 5lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Back on a handy mark but his three Flat wins last spring came over 2m and he hasn't run over this sort of trip since his days in maidens; the usual visor is missing too.

12/1

4th

3

(5)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Kiss My Face

9st 6lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Struggled in a heavy-ground hurdle last time and he's had mixed results on AW in recent months; capable of threatening off this mark if he could raise his game.

5/1

6th

4

19th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Carlisle

Kiss My Face

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

held up in rear, slightly hampered 9th

13/2

Form: -07533 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Not getting any younger but proved he retains a significant chunk of ability when third at around 2m4f at Musselburgh and Carlisle on his last two outings; Romeo Brown was just under 5l ahead of him at the latter venue, though.

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6th

2

18th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:52 Perth

Celtic Flames

11st 11lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

pressed leader, ridden when lost second before 2 out, soon weakened

12/1

6th

1

3rd May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:15 Ayr

Celtic Flames

12st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

11th

6

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

13:35 Kelso

Celtic Flames

10st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Not getting any younger but proved he retains a significant chunk of ability when third at around 2m4f at Musselburgh and Carlisle on his last two outings; Romeo Brown was just under 5l ahead of him at the latter venue, though.

12/1

Form: 602FF1 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Showed himself to be none the worse for a couple of falls when resuming winning ways at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) 20 days ago; up 7lb in a more competitive race now.

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3rd

6

16th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

13:00 Newcastle

Sheriff Garrett

11st 8lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Tim Easterby

pressed leader, prominent 5th, not fluent and ridden 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, 9 lengths down and beaten when left in third last

8/1

6th

12

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

15:23 Wetherby

Sheriff Garrett

11st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Tim Easterby

High-mileage 9yo who exploited some help from the handicapper when holding on well to score at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) on Boxing Day; can probably cope with today's 2lb higher mark but is not one to rely upon heavily.

9/2

Form: -11223

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Raced almost exclusively at Musselburgh, winning handicaps over 2m/2m4f on first two outings this term; creditable placed efforts over 2m4f on all three outings since; claims if as effective at this new venue.

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9th

14

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 4

16:05 Musselburgh

Diamond State

11st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Below best on final two runs in last season's chase campaign and, after wind surgery, didn't offer much on return to hurdling for two starts this autumn; all his three wins have been at this track but he now has questions to answer.

33/1

8th

8

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 3

16:00 Musselburgh

Diamond State

10st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Below best over fences on final two runs last season and didn't offer much on return to hurdling 20 days ago, though the ground was heavy (handles soft); on a dangerous mark but with questions to answer at the minute.

12/1

Form: 324950

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Well handicapped on some of his form but it's hard to be encouraged by his recent efforts, including finishing well behind some of today's opponents at Carlisle last time; needs to get back in the groove.

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8th

13

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

14:25 Newcastle

Frightened Rabbit

10st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Lisa Harrison

Six-time hurdle winner (once over C&D on heavy ground) but not firing on all cylinders for new stable this season; 1lb out the weights here; needs a good boost from the refitted cheekpieces; 1lb wrong.

14/1

6th

11

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Frightened Rabbit

10st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Lisa Harrison

led narrowly, headed 3 out, lost second 2 out, soon weakened, tired before last

16/1

8th

12

26th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 8y

Class 5

17:05 Carlisle

Frightened Rabbit

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Lisa Harrison

Course winner in 2022 but his more recent form is far less encouraging, beating only one at Kelso (2m) 18 days ago; this veteran is hard to make a case for.

33/1

Form: 421321 D

Last run: 1 day

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Doesn't seem straightforward but he won in good style at Ayr (2m4f, soft) in January and, having been placed the next twice (including here), he scored at Musselburgh (3m, good) yesterday; could play another leading role under a 7lb penalty; the tongue-tie adopted yesterday is left off.

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9th

11

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Goodtimes Badtimes

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Sandy Thomson

A dual hurdles scorer early in 2022 but he's been off the track for 22 months since coming in a good second over 2m6f here; others are preferred on this occasion.

10/1

2nd

4

4th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:15 Kelso

Goodtimes Badtimes

11st 10lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

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Payout
Exacta £318.00
Straight Forecast £228.90
Tricast £1763.20
Trifecta £3351.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Son Of The Somme

Daily Record:

Diamond State

The Star:

Headscarf Lil

Daily Mirror:

Demi Sang

POSTDATA:

Celtic Flames

RP Ratings:

Son Of The Somme

TOPSPEED:

Son Of The Somme

The Times:

Son Of The Somme

Telegraph:

Son Of The Somme

The Guardian:

Son Of The Somme

Daily Mail:

Son Of The Somme

Daily Express:

Son Of The Somme

The Sun:

Son Of The Somme