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14:13 Kelso

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SPG Fire & Security Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 6f 151y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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SPG Fire & Security Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Rather workmanlike when winning three-runner novice hurdle at Hexham (2m4f, soft) on last month's rules debut and the bare form isn't anything to get excited about but the horse he beat on his Irish point debut in April has looked useful in recent novice hurdles (for this stable).

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

16:25 Haydock

De Legislator

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Won his sole Irish maiden point (3m, soft) last April and has been a cosy winner on his first two hurdle starts (2m4f/2m6f, soft/heavy); faces different ground and classier opposition here, but this unbeaten 6yo looks to be a very promising stayer in the making.

13/2

5/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 21-11 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won good-ground Sedgefield bumper in the spring and began hurdling career with easy wins at Catterick (2m3f, soft) and Newcastle (2m6f, good to soft) this autumn; faces tougher assignment under 12lb penalty but we don't yet know the limit of his ability.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Imperial Merlin

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: John & Sean Quinn

A three-time hurdles scorer last term, latest over 3m; sent chasing this term and running very well in second when falling two out in 2m7f handicap chase here 23 days ago; reverts to this sphere on a lenient-looking mark so he's interesting; Brian Hughes is back in the saddle too.

9/2

3

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

16:00 Kelso

Imperial Merlin

10st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: John & Sean Quinn

raced in second, not fluent 12th, going okay when fell 2 out

9/2

Form: 45/P0-

Last run: 578 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Not disgraced in two bumpers in March 2021 but both hurdle runs that May were poor; returns from 578-day absence here.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:30 Kelso

Gypseys Secret

10st 6lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Sandy Forster

Off the mark over hurdles at 12th attempt, keeping on well to beat Arctic Mann at Carlisle (3m1f, soft) last month; 4lb rise demands a bit more from her here but she's evidently in very good nick.

4/1

Form: 0P

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Struggled on both hurdling starts last month; moves up from 2m3f.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

28th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

15:45 Hexham

How Much

11st 2lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

held up in rear, pushed along after 3 out, struggling 2 out, pulled up approaching last

25/1

11

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

How Much

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Tim Easterby

Form: 7U8

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Unshipped his rider soon after the start in the second of his three hurdle races and finished last at triple-digit odds in the other two.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

15

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

20:25 Hexham

Something Golden

10st 8lb

J: Miss Alex Garven

T: Victor Thompson

took keen hold, led

25/1

5th

5

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:50 Perth

Something Golden

11st 6lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

in touch with leaders

200/1

3rd

5

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:40 Newcastle

Something Golden

11st 5lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Victor Thompson

in touch with leaders, weakened 3 out

8/1

Form: 09-

Last run: 279 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well down the field in two bumpers last season (good/heavy); can only be watched on today's hurdling debut.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

25th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 3

13:43 Newcastle

Ellistrin Star

10st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Down the field in two bumpers and two novice hurdles.

50/1

7th

4

6th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:45 Carlisle

Ellistrin Star

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Soundly beaten in two bumpers and a 2m6f novice hurdle, all in Scotland; poor chance on form.

100/1

6th

7

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:13 Kelso

Ellistrin Star

10st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Well down the field in two bumpers last season (good/heavy); can only be watched on today's hurdling debut.

66/1

Form: 56-

Last run: 261 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a slow-ground Irish point last December; showed only minor promise in two maiden hurdles towards end of last season and will probably be of greater interest once qualified for handicaps and with today's run under his belt but, nevertheless, there's a chance he might sneak into a place.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:35 Hexham

Goodoldbill

10st 7lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Jane Walton

Won a handicap chase off 2lb lower at Newcastle in November (2m7f, soft, Coolmoyne fourth); not run as well since; better ground will suit and a possible.

10/1

11

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Goodoldbill

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Jane Walton

Reportedly suited by move up to 2m7f when holding on well to cause 33-1 surprise at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) in November; has some scope for further progress but dropped out rather tamely in home straight at Newcastle last month (2m4f) and is 2lb wrong here.

16/1

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