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11:53 Kelso

Heavy

AJA Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4414.38
  • 3m 2f 39y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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AJA Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 64P-85

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

His two chase wins were at Carlisle over 2m4f/3m on soft/heavy ground back in 2020; rather disappointing since but well handicapped now so could bounce back.

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11

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:08 Newcastle

Rath An Iuir

10st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

The new visor (kept since, replacing cheekpieces) worked a treat when he won at Kelso (3m2f, heavy) over Christmas for the second year running; he hasn't sparked that often in the last two years, though, showing little on latest outing; beaten just over 20l when sixth and fifth in the last two Eiders, so others look more solid.

14/1

5th

4

24th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

12:50 Catterick

Rath An Iuir

11st 10lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: Rose Dobbin

The new visor worked a treat when winning a 3m2f handicap at Kelso (heavy) over Christmas for the second year running; 4lb rise won't prevent another bold show if he's as good again (not guaranteed).

11/4

1st

2

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

15:32 Kelso

Rath An Iuir

11st 8lb

J: Mr Nick Orpwood

T: Rose Dobbin

Behind Camp Belan and soundly beaten on last month's seasonal debut but now 2lb lower than when winning this race a year ago (heavy) and has obvious claims if back on song; swaps cheekpieces for first-time visor.

11/2

16/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 642P-6 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Game winner of a Carlisle handicap in first-time blinkers last December (3m2f, soft); shade disappointing after that, but well handicapped now (a pound lower than at Carlisle) and is one to consider.

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0

5

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Catterick

Glittering Love

11st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Kept on for fair fourth behind Court At Slip at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last month and could build on that run now back up in trip, having gone close over 4m at Hexham last March; capable of having a say.

10/1

4th

4

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

12:30 Newcastle

Glittering Love

11st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

11yo who was well beaten on his comeback at Carlisle last month but he left last season's reappearance behind to go very close at Kelso (3m2f, heavy) next time, and he's on a competitive mark; blinkers are replaced by cheekpieces (ran well in them earlier in career); not discounted.

10/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 3P21-5

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Has won two of his eight races over fences, both at around this trip, the first on soft ground at Wetherby a year ago; should improve on his reappearance run at Catterick last month; stable going well.

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9

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Morozov Cocktail

10st 8lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

prominent on outer, in touch with leaders 4th, dropped to last and reminders 12th

10/1

3rd

1

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

13:50 Hexham

Morozov Cocktail

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

jumped slightly right throughout, led, joined 9th, headed before 11th, lost ground 13th

3/1

0

3

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

13:50 Newcastle

Morozov Cocktail

11st 13lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Thorough stayer who has a C&D win on his CV and copes well with slow ground; not seen since a poor run in April and does not have a compelling record when fresh but begins the new season from a career-low mark.

7/1

Form: -3212P

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Runner-up off 1lb lower mark in this race last season (heavy); mainly decent efforts since but a rare poor run when pulled up in 4m chase at Hexham last time; not ruled out.

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1st

4

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:50 Hexham

Prince Dundee

11st 12lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Five 3m wins, including last month at Ayr and on four occasions here; work to do to reverse Kelso Christmas form with Glittering Love and Morozov Cocktail, and indeed with the latter in this race last year.

4/1

1st

1

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Prince Dundee

12st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Yet to win away from Hexham but bounced back from rare poor run when battling on for fourth at Kelso (3m2f, heavy) in December and ought to be better suited by today's quicker ground; probably won't be far away.

9/2

4th

9

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

11:53 Kelso

Prince Dundee

11st 2lb

J: Mr Gregor Walkingshaw

T: Lucinda Russell

Runner-up off 1lb lower mark in this race last season (heavy); mainly decent efforts since but a rare poor run when pulled up in 4m chase at Hexham last time; not ruled out.

20/1

Form: 33-4P1 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Bounced back after two poor runs to win four-runner event over 2m7f here last time (soft; third has won since); not out of it on this 2lb higher mark.

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3

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Hold The Note

11st 7lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Ewan Whillans

Mixed efforts this season, best run when third in first-time visor at Carlisle last time; headgear retained; should go well again.

3/1

3rd

8

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Hold The Note

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Has struggled on his last four starts, being pulled up on both runs last month; plenty to prove but he's 5lb lower than when winning at 16-1 over C&D (heavy) last March, and that came in the visor that goes back on this afternoon; the first-time tongue-tie may also help; not a forlorn hope.

25/1

7

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

Hold The Note

10st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

prominent, pressed leader after 2nd, not fluent 9th, soon prominent

25/1

Form: 2U7-21 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Progressive sort who was off the mark over fences over C&D last time (soft) under 10lb claimer; up 3lb but has a leading chance.

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5th

2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:57 Carlisle

Camp Belan

11st 11lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Consistent sort who won by 1l from Heritier De Sivola at Ayr (3m, soft) in February, then beaten a head by that rival at Hexham (3m, heavy) last time; edging up the weights but every chance he'll again be thereabouts.

15/2

2nd

2

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Camp Belan

11st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Largely consistent 8yo who was too strong for dual subsequent winner Heritier De Sivola when scoring in second-time blinkers at Ayr (3m, soft) last month; meets that rival on 13lb better terms here (if Joe Williamson's reduced claim is considered) but Philip Kirby's runner has undoubtedly shown major improvement in the meantime.

7/2

1st

2

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Camp Belan

11st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Just 1-16 over fences but ended last year with some pretty good efforts on slow ground, the latest in first-time blinkers; eased in grade here and will probably be on the premises again.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: F5/2/5

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Runner-up at Aintree on chase debut in October 2020 (3m1f, soft); having first run since when fifth of eight at Chepstow this month (2m3f, good to soft); this longer trip will suit and he's an interesting contender.

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7th

6

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:15 Wexford

Smackwater Jack

10st 10lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Winner for Olly Murphy in 2019 pulled up at Fairyhouse on yard debut after a year off; out of the money twice since then, others preferred.

20/1

6th

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:50 Thurles

Smackwater Jack

11st 7lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Winner for Olly Murphy in 2021; pulled up at Fairyhouse on yard debut after a year off; in rear at Navan a fortnight ago.

50/1

8th

5

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Navan

Smackwater Jack

11st 4lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Pulled up on yard debut last time after a year off and not easy to train having missed a couple of years two seasons ago; enough to prove.

20/1

Form: 3434-4

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner who ran well when third to progressive sort on testing ground at Carlisle in February (3m1f); hasn't done as well since (over hurdles last time) and has his quirks (refused to line up on intended reappearance) but capable of going well.

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5th

1

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:00 Hexham

Juge Et Parti

12st 0lb

J: William Maggs

T: James Ewart

Two good C&D runs earlier this season, winning off 3lb lower on the second occasion (heavy); well beaten since; needs to bounce back.

10/1

5th

3

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

16:35 Newcastle

Juge Et Parti

11st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: James Ewart

Dug deep to win off much-reduced mark at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) in December and remains well handicapped on older form but he never really got involved here (2m7f) last month and has become unreliable.

12/1

6th

5

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 3

13:05 Newcastle

Juge Et Parti

10st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: James Ewart

11yo who was runner-up at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) in November then went one better over that same C&D (heavy; beat Teescomponentstrig by a neck); has won over 3m in the past and he's respected now back up in trip.

4/1

Form: 73U5-6

Last run: 241 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish; three wins over 3m over hurdles, twice on soft ground; only fifth in a Hexham point on British debut last month and this is harder.

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6

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:15 Exeter

Thunderosa

11st 12lb

J: Miss Abigail Voyce

T: Mickey Bowen

Triple 3m hurdle winner in Ireland who had some fair chase form in home country last season but he hasn't settled down in Britain as yet and was beaten a long way in a recent point.

50/1

7

25th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

13:45 Catterick

Thunderosa

11st 3lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

raced lazily, midfield, slow jump and ridden 12th

50/1

5th

8

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 5f 214y

Class 3

14:50 Catterick

Thunderosa

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

Even from 2lb out of the handicap he's well treated on Irish form as recent as last February but was well beaten on his final two runs for Dermot McLoughlin and it's been the same story on his three outings for this yard.

33/1

Form: P52-5P D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won twice on soft ground, including over 3m3f, at Ayr in January/March 2020, but was then off for 672 days; hasn't recaptured his best form since; plenty to prove.

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5th

6

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Donnas Delight

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

He's on a reduced mark and had wind surgery prior to being brought down at the fourth fence here a fortnight ago; however, he was pulled up twice in a row prior to the wind op and this 12yo has plenty to prove.

14/1

5

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:50 Hexham

Donnas Delight

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Very strong claims on the form of his all-the-way deep-ground Ayr wins of three years ago, but twice pulled up in December when last seen and a big response to further wind surgery is required.

25/1

8

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

11:53 Kelso

Donnas Delight

11st 4lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: Sandy Thomson

Won twice on soft ground, including over 3m3f, at Ayr in January/March 2020, but was then off for 672 days; hasn't recaptured his best form since; plenty to prove.

16/1

Form: 501-50

Last run: 219 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish; 28-1 winner of a maiden hunter chase at Thurles in March (3m1f, yielding) but hasn't reproduced that form on either start since; worth a check on stable/handicap debut.

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8

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

14:15 Hexham

Along Long Story

10st 8lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Micky Hammond

Won a hunter chase at Thurles (3m1f, yielding) last March but he was disappointing in final two runs in Ireland and has struggled in his four runs for this yard; dropped another 5lb but a major turnaround is needed.

40/1

7th

3

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:25 Hexham

Along Long Story

11st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Won a hunter chase at Thurles (3m1f, yielding) last March but he was disappointing in final two runs in Ireland and has struggled this winter in his three runs for new yard; visor is now tried and a major turnaround is needed.

50/1

1

23rd Feb 2023

Good

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

14:05 Sedgefield

Along Long Story

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

Won a hunter chase at Thurles last March but below par last May on final two runs for Sean Aherne and has struggled this winter on first two starts for new yard; major turnaround needed in first-time cheekpieces.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £424.00
Straight Forecast £420.50
Tricast £2213.10
Trifecta £1920.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Camp Belan

The Star:

Morozov Cocktail

Daily Mail:

Smackwater Jack

Telegraph:

Juge Et Parti

RP Ratings:

Rath An Iuir

TOPSPEED:

Glittering Love

POSTDATA:

Camp Belan

The Times:

Camp Belan

The Guardian:

Camp Belan

D Express:

Camp Belan

Daily Mirror:

Camp Belan

The Sun:

Camp Belan

Daily Record:

Camp Belan