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11:35 Kelso

Good To Soft

Visit Kelso Christmas Events ‘National Hunt’ Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 0f 51y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Visit Kelso Christmas Events ‘National Hunt’ Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 61- D

Last run: 466 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Unraced on slow ground and absent since August 2021 but he was an easy bumper winner for Colin Bowe back then (2m1f, good) and returns to hurdles with his new trainer in fine form; changed hands for £22,000 last September and wears a first-time tongue-tie; could play a leading role.

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3

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

14:45 Haydock

Carcaci Castle

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Underwhelming when third of five at Ayr (2m, heavy) last time and he could do with jumping better; however, prior to that he was a promising second on his chase debut at Carlisle (2m, soft) and is not written off.

11/2

3rd

4

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:05 Ayr

Carcaci Castle

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Acts on heavy; bumper/hurdles winner who shouldn't be long in scoring over fences, having performed well (half-length second to Gardener) in first-time cheekpieces at Carlisle on the switch to this sphere; enters calculations.

7/2

2nd

4

5th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 207y

Class 3

14:02 Carlisle

Carcaci Castle

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

took keen hold, prominent

12/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 17 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third in his sole point (3m, yielding) and won on bumper debut at Perth (2m, good) in September; only seventh at Cheltenham (2m, good) subsequently but that form is working out well and he brings potential to this first hurdles start; respected.

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4th

5

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

18:10 Musselburgh

Jem In Em

10st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Back from a break and with new blinkers he went down narrowly over C&D last time out, finishing 12l clear of Cardamon Hill in third; obvious claims off just 2lb higher should he back that up.

6/1

2nd

5

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

Jem In Em

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

midfield

7/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 32

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third on hurdle debut at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft) in October and again ran well when second of three behind an odds-on winner at Hexham (2m4f, soft) last month; sets the standard on hurdle form and has solid claims.

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3rd

7

4th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

11:35 Kelso

Quickasican

11st 4lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

led, not fluent 5th

6/1

2nd

4

4th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

13:58 Hexham

Quickasican

11st 0lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

In the frame in two British point-to-point bumpers; bettered those runs when creditable third at Carlisle on stable/hurdles debut (2m1f, good to soft) and he's an interesting contender.

15/2

3rd

4

13th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 4

14:10 Carlisle

Quickasican

11st 0lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

prominent, led 2nd, wandered on approach 4 out, ridden and faced challenge 3 out, headed 2 out, blundered and lost second last, weakened run-in

50/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Didn't enjoy a clear run but found plenty to win on debut in a bumper at Ayr (2m, good to soft) in October, when the 9-4 joint-favourite; trainer won this last year and this fellow looks a good prospect; major player.

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4th

5

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

12:45 Kelso

Dunnet Head

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Iain Jardine

Won on handicap debut at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) by under 2l and just didn't appear to give his running next time at Ayr (2m4f); there's stamina in his pedigree and he could bounce back.

6/1

8th

7

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 3

13:50 Ayr

Dunnet Head

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Iain Jardine

Course bumper winner (2m, good to soft) who built upon the promise of his first two hurdle starts when winning on handicap debut at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) last month; there's stamina in his pedigree and this unexposed 5yo is open to further improvement now up in trip.

3/1

1st

3

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Dunnet Head

11st 13lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Iain Jardine

in touch with leaders in centre of group, pushed along but went fourth before 3 out, went second 2 out, ridden to lead before last, kept on run-in, always doing enough

4/1

Form: 6-6

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Irish maiden point runner-up (3m, yielding to soft) who has been soundly beaten in sixth on his two rules starts (1m7f/2m, good to soft/good); however, there was a hint of promise on last month's hurdle debut at Hereford and he's open to improvement for his top northern stable.

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6th

4

27th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

15:20 Catterick

Upagainstit

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Yet to build upon last year's winning chase debut at Warwick (2m, soft) and was only fourth best on merit when well-held third at Musselburgh (2m, soft) last month; now 3lb below his winning mark but needs to up his game.

7/1

3rd

5

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:05 Musselburgh

Upagainstit

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

prominent, mistake 5th

3/1

Form: 3

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Fair third in Irish maiden point (3m, yielding) in March on his second start and again showed some ability when 34l third of ten on recent hurdle debut at Hexham (2m, soft); improvement is possible but very much needed.

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6th

7

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 207y

Class 2

14:47 Carlisle

Fia Fuinidh

10st 3lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Martin Todhunter

prominent

9/1

5th

1

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:05 Ayr

Fia Fuinidh

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Creditable second twice over 2m since switched to chasing; form dipped here (8l behind Travail D'Orfevre; first run since wind surgery) most recently but this new trip is worth exploring judged on pedigree.

4/1

4th

3

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:15 Ayr

Fia Fuinidh

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

Looked sure to collect at Ayr last month when 2l ahead at the last but he went down to a rallying Ardera Cross; has just a 2lb pull on the winner but perhaps the subsequent wind surgery can help him see this out better.

7/2

Form: 52

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Left his debut run well behind when second of 12 in bumper here last month (2m, good to soft; albeit no match for the winner); he could continue to progress but he needs something extra to make a winning start over hurdles.

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3

19th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Getabeau

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Chris Grant

towards rear

6/1

11th

7

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Getabeau

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Chris Grant

led, jumped right 1st, headed after 4 out

50/1

5th

7

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:25 Newcastle

Getabeau

11st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Chris Grant

Has shown ability at an ordinary level in bumpers but failed to match the pick of that form on hurdle debut; might well find one or two too good again.

66/1

Form: 7

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Finished third in three of his Irish maiden points but didn't really threaten and he was well beaten at 125-1 on his rules debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago; he's probably best watched for now.

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7th

6

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

20:25 Hexham

Shantou Moon

11st 4lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

in rear

12/1

7th

7

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Carlisle

Shantou Moon

10st 10lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Not at his best last time but won over 3m1f at Catterick in January (soft) and twice placed after that, beaten under 5l; brings solid form credentials.

9/1

5th

10

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

Shantou Moon

10st 6lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tristan Davidson

Won at Catterick (3m1f, soft) in January and has run well in defeat there (3m1f, soft) the last twice; also effective elsewhere; goes up in grade today but there's every chance he'll be in the shake-up.

8/1

Form: 84-5

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Not beaten far when fourth in Musselburgh bumper (1m7f, good) in March but that form is modest and she was soundly beaten in mid-division on last month's hurdle debut at Hexham (2m, soft); others are preferred.

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6th

4

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 5

12:50 Kelso

Lacila Blue

11st 9lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Consistent in her five runs last February-November, all over about 2m and second of five in a handicap at Hexham (heavy; acts on good) last time; needs extra to win but has place claims again.

7/2

2nd

3

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

15:05 Hexham

Lacila Blue

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Placed in three of her last four hurdles starts (all around 2m); has shown enough to suggest she can be competitive from this mark, now returning to handicap company.

2/1

3rd

10

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:54 Kelso

Lacila Blue

10st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 3 out, went third last, kept on

8/1

Form: 06-6

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Big odds and down the field on all three starts.

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6th

4

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

17:10 Sedgefield

Couldntgivamonkeys

11st 4lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

Failed to improve for the switch to handicap level at Newcastle last month having been friendless in the betting; this six-race maiden holds weak claims on overall form and needs a big step forward.

16/1

7th

4

25th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

17:15 Newcastle

Couldntgivamonkeys

11st 10lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

Showed very little on first four starts but was making some encouraging late headway when a final-flight faller at Wetherby (2m, soft) last month; could be in the mix if building on that now handicapping.

12/1

3

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Couldntgivamonkeys

11st 2lb

J: William Shanahan

T: R Mike Smith

held up in rear

100/1

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Exacta £246.00
Straight Forecast £221.40
Trifecta £1439.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dunnet Head

POSTDATA:

Jem In Em

The Times:

Dunnet Head

Telegraph:

Dunnet Head

Daily Mail:

Dunnet Head

D Express:

Dunnet Head

The Sun:

Dunnet Head

Daily Record:

Dunnet Head

Daily Mirror:

Jem In Em

The Star:

Jem In Em