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Good To Soft

Book The Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase (Go North Red Rum Series Qualifier)

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  • 3m 0f 20y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Book The Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase (Go North Red Rum Series Qualifier)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 3212P4 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 12st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

OUR TIP

11/4

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 1-536 C BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced 7yo who was placed over hurdles here (2m4f, soft) in the autumn; moves up in trip and sports first-time cheekpieces for today's chasing debut; interesting.

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2nd

4

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 70y

Class 3

13:55 Kelso

Gentleman De Mai

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Came good over fences at fourth attempt, with hard-fought course win (2m7f, good to soft) on last month's seasonal debut; drew clear of the others with the runner-up that day and a 5lb rise ought to be manageable.

3/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 68-424

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Nine-race maiden; built upon her seasonal/chase debut when second of five at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in November but looked rather laboured when well-held fourth at Catterick (3m1f, soft) on New Year's Day and will need to show a bit more zest here.

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5

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:25 Hexham

Maid Of Houxty

11st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

Off the mark at the 11th attempt when battling well to beat a clear second in a Newcastle handicap (2m7f, heavy) last month; this is a deeper race but a 3lb rise looks fair and she's open to more progress over fences; big player.

7/2

1st

3

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle

Maid Of Houxty

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

in touch with leaders on outer

6/4

3rd

6

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Maid Of Houxty

10st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

Nine-race maiden; built upon her seasonal/chase debut when second of five at Kelso (3m2f, soft) in November but looked rather laboured when well-held fourth at Catterick (3m1f, soft) on New Year's Day and will need to show a bit more zest here.

8/1

Form: 7-3P63

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Made quite encouraging seasonal debut in October but hasn't really fired since, and would appeal more on soft/heavy ground.

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1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

15:47 Newcastle

Without Conviction

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

3m chase winner on good last spring; last two efforts have been well below par but she is now well treated on form earlier in the season; bit to prove but no surprise if she bounces back.

10/1

7th

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Without Conviction

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

3m Ayr winner last March and runner-up twice over about 2m5f/2m4f in the autumn; needs to bounce back from a heavy defeat at Kelso on latest outing and now has cheekpieces first time; more appeal than most.

9/2

7th

9

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Without Conviction

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Runner-up twice in a row in the autumn (C&D/2m4f, good/soft) before fair fourth of five here (3m2f, soft), when not quite seeing out the trip; every chance she'll be in the mix now back down in distance.

15/2

Form: 768435

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 9yo; found Class 3 race too hot on latest outing but his staying-on third at Sedgefield (2m5f, soft) two starts ago was a good effort and today's move back up in trip will suit; might be the answer.

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3rd

2

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Mister Bells

11st 10lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Decent efforts at Catterick on last three starts, winning over 3m1f there in January (soft); now 6lb higher but not out of it.

7/2

3rd

6

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Catterick

Mister Bells

11st 1lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Back to form with a bang when winning a veterans' chase by an eased-down 12l over C&D (soft) a month ago and a 7lb rise could have been worse; strong claims.

7/4

1st

7

24th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

12:50 Catterick

Mister Bells

10st 8lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

4lb higher when winning at Market Rasen (2m5f, soft) last March but below that level this season, with his latest third here remote; others preferred.

10/1

Form: 4-5098

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Unplaced all 11 hurdle starts; gave good account before fading into fifth on seasonal/stable debut here (2m3f, soft) in November but last month's three runs were all disappointing and it takes a leap of faith to support him on today's chasing debut.

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6th

9

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Wotsmyname

10st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Leonard Kerr

Unplaced all 11 hurdle starts; gave good account before fading into fifth on seasonal/stable debut here (2m3f, soft) in November but last month's three runs were all disappointing and it takes a leap of faith to support him on today's chasing debut.

25/1

8th

10

26th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:15 Wetherby

Wotsmyname

10st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Leonard Kerr

Fair fifth on his stable and seasonal debut at Ayr in November but he's been well beaten on both runs this month and has to turn things around.

33/1

Form: P4/2-5

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

3-22 in points; unexposed under rules but made low-key stable debut in handicap chase at Catterick (3m1f, soft) last month and needs to have taken significant benefit from that outing.

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2nd

1

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

17:00 Kelso

Alone No More

12st 0lb

J: Miss Emma J Brown

T: Miss Lucy Brown

Not beaten far when third of five off lowly mark in Hexham handicap hurdle (2m7f, heavy) last March but safely held in both points this year and evidently not the force of old.

50/1

9

14th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

17:05 Sedgefield

Alone No More

10st 2lb

J: Miss Lucy Brown

T: Jackie Stephen

Triple point winner who was a distant second in a Kelso maiden hunter chase this time last year; third of five in a Hexham handicap hurdle (2m7f, heavy) latest; others have stronger claims.

16/1

3rd

5

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:55 Hexham

Alone No More

10st 3lb

J: Miss Lucy Brown

T: Jackie Stephen

Three-time point winner who has shown some fair form in hunter chases; however, this 11yo has struggled to get competitive in handicap chases this year and has something to prove on a rare hurdles start.

16/1

Form: 998P77

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Three-time point winner; soundly beaten in two slow-ground chases last month (3m/2m4f) and now 0-10 under rules but at least this switch to less testing conditions ought to be in her favour.

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6th

11

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:05 Carlisle

So Ladylike

10st 2lb

J: Miss Natasha Cookson

T: N W Alexander

0-17 now and was well below par when last seen over fences/hurdles in early summer for Colin McBratney; needs this yard switch to spark major improvement.

25/1

6th

12

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

20:00 Down Royal

So Ladylike

11st 5lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: C A McBratney

Won three points but is 0-16 under Rules and she was pulled up when beaten at Cartmel last week; her Rules form suggests she's more effective over shorter trips than this and others look more likely.

14/1

Form: 8-275

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Didn't achieve much when remote second on hurdle debut in the autumn, and the form of last month's fifth of seven at Musselburgh (3m, soft) isn't anything to get too excited about either; that said, he's open to significant improvement on today's chase/handicap debut.

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4

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Cuddly Dudley

11st 9lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Didn't achieve much when remote second on hurdle debut in the autumn, and the form of last month's fifth of seven at Musselburgh (3m, soft) isn't anything to get too excited about either; that said, he's open to significant improvement on today's chase/handicap debut.

11/2

5th

3

3rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

12:45 Musselburgh

Cuddly Dudley

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Beaten over 40l all three starts, including when second of five on hurdling debut at Southwell (3m, good to firm); needs to improve for the fitting of a tongue-strap.

20/1

7th

1

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:20 Worcester

Cuddly Dudley

11st 4lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

in rear throughout, tailed off from 4 out

50/1

Form: 0-P5P0

Last run: 77 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Yet to show any worthwhile form and makes no appeal from 13lb out of the handicap.

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11

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:55 Perth

Diamond Road

10st 2lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Jean McGregor

Modest hurdler/chaser who is 11lb out of the handicap and would be a surprise winner.

50/1

6

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Carlisle

Diamond Road

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Jean McGregor

Struggled off lowly mark in Newcastle handicap chase on latest outing in November and is now 0-17 under all codes; 5lb out of the weights here; tongue-tie refitted; can't be recommended.

50/1

0

9

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

13:50 Newcastle

Diamond Road

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Jean McGregor

12-race maiden; not seen since keeping on for remote third over C&D (heavy) in March and makes very limited appeal from 4lb out of the weights.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £371.00
Straight Forecast £378.10
Tricast £1464.60
Trifecta £2384.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mister Bells

POSTDATA:

Prince Dundee

Daily Mail:

Gentleman De Mai

The Star:

Without Conviction

Telegraph:

Cuddly Dudley

The Sun:

Gentleman De Mai

RP Ratings:

Mister Bells

The Times:

Mister Bells

Daily Mirror:

Mister Bells

Daily Record:

Without Conviction

The Guardian:

Prince Dundee

D Express:

Prince Dundee