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17:20 Kelso

Good To Soft

BetVictor Go North Jodami Series Final Open National Hunt Flat Race (GBB Race)

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  • 2m 0f 51y
  • Class 2
  • 14 runners
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BetVictor Go North Jodami Series Final Open National Hunt Flat Race (GBB Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: 13-2 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won on debut at Newcastle (2m, good) last March and has run well to be placed on both runs since, over C&D (good) last March and at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft) last month when just behind Bullets Hill; could improve for that recent return to action and might not be far away.

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2nd

1

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:25 Musselburgh

Berties Ballet

11st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

Dual bumper winner; second at Wetherby (2m, heavy) on hurdles debut, to a subsequent Grade 1 novice runner-up, and went one better in tidy fashion at Haydock (1m7f, heavy) five weeks ago; this is a much harder task but he's promising.

12/1

1st

2

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 144y

Class 3

12:50 Haydock

Berties Ballet

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Dianne Sayer

raced in second, lost second after 3rd, went second home turn, good jump and challenging 3 out, going best 2 out, shaken up and led narrowly last, pushed out final 110yds, comfortably

6/5

Form: 23-3

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed on all three starts (good to soft/soft), with gaps between each run; fair third at Ayr last month on latest outing (Isenay second) and the form of his stable is a plus, but there's a suspicion he'll find a few too good.

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4th

1

4th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 4

12:55 Ascot

Idem

12st 0lb

J: Conner McCann

T: Lucinda Russell

Second or third in all four bumpers (two on soft) and better when winning under 5lb claimer in novice hurdles at Hexham (2m, good to soft) in May and Kelso (2m5f, good) in September; impressive at 4-5 in the latter, so he's a promising sort making his handicap debut.

13/2

1st

1

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:40 Kelso

Idem

11st 7lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders on outer

11/8

1st

3

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

18:40 Hexham

Idem

11st 1lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent, not fluent 1st

5/4

Form: 34

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has made the frame at Ayr (2m, soft) on his first two starts but this is more competitive and he's likely to be vulnerable.

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2nd

4

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:35 Ayr

Both Barrels

11st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Consistent maiden who ran creditably at Newcastle (2m6f, heavy; second hurdles attempt) most recently, taking overall form figures to 34343; open to progress in handicaps; one to consider.

9/2

3rd

2

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:05 Newcastle

Both Barrels

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Made the frame in his three bumpers and built upon that promise when fourth on last month's hurdle debut at Carlisle (2m4f, soft); this longer trip could prompt further improvement and he's not ruled out.

11/2

4th

3

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 218y

Class 4

12:45 Carlisle

Both Barrels

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

in touch with leaders on outer, dropped to midfield when not fluent 3rd, headway after 8th, outpaced after 3 out, rallied and went fourth before last, not pace to challenge

16/1

Form: 41 D

Last run: 89 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Fair fourth on debut at Ayr (2m, good to soft) last October and improved to win a big-field mares' bumper at Newcastle (2m1f, soft) on Boxing Day; takes on males here but she's entitled to considerable respect.

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4th

2

5th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:32 Carlisle

Blue Baloo

11st 9lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

led

10/1

7th

2

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 1

12:55 Haydock

Blue Baloo

11st 0lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Won soft-ground Newcastle bumper on Boxing Day last year and made a successful start to her hurdle career in a 2m4f maiden at the same venue (soft; Chosen Hero third) a month ago; will need to leave that form well behind but she is open to progress.

20/1

1st

1

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

12:05 Newcastle

Blue Baloo

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Won soft-ground course bumper on Boxing Day and was fourth of 14 in quite valuable series final at Kelso (soft) in March; makes hurdling debut after eight-month absence but still considered.

6/1

Form: 41 D

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Built upon the promise of bumper debut fourth at Newcastle (2m, good to soft) when winning at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft); faces tougher opposition here but the Sedgefield form is working out well and he's a possible.

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3rd

5

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Raffles Wonder

11st 4lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

took keen hold, slowly away, held up in rear, good jump and headway 4 out, in touch with leaders 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on run-in

4/1

6th

7

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Raffles Wonder

11st 7lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

in rear, headway after 3rd, mistake when midfield 3 out

10/1

10th

8

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:15 Newcastle

Raffles Wonder

11st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Well beaten on first two hurdle starts but it's still very early days in this sphere and he won a bumper at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) last January; could run into a place if settling better than last time.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 21 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up on debut at Haydock (1m7f, soft) in December and went one better at Ayr (2m, good) a fortnight ago; did it cosily last time and this likeable prospect could play a leading role.

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1st

1

5th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

13:32 Carlisle

Coniston George

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

in touch with leaders

9/2

7th

1

18th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:29 Wetherby

Coniston George

11st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

in touch with leaders

8/1

1st

3

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

12:54 Kelso

Coniston George

11st 4lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

prominent

3/1

12/1

Form: 321 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

4yo who was placed on his first two starts (1m5f/2m, good to soft/good) before winning at Catterick (1m7f, good) last month; this is much tougher than last time but he did it nicely and he's progressive; not discounted.

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2nd

2

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Tedtwo

11st 7lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

led

2/1

2nd

3

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:00 Wetherby

Tedtwo

11st 8lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

led, clear 1st, reduced lead 3rd, faced challenge 3 out, joined 2 out, headed last, no extra run-in

4/1

1st

9

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:22 Ffos Las

Tedtwo

11st 6lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

took keen hold, prominent, went second before 3 out, led going best when mistake last, headed run-in, rallied final 110yds, led again towards finish, gamely

10/1

Form: B32

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

In contention when brought down 3f out on debut over C&D (good to soft) in November and placed the next twice (2m, good), most recently beaten just a head over C&D; might not be far away.

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8th

7

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

17:20 Kelso

Balcomie Breeze

11st 5lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

midfield on inner

12/1

2nd

1

17th Feb 2023

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

17:05 Kelso

Balcomie Breeze

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Gillian Boanas

In contention when brought down 3f out on debut over C&D (good to soft) in November and was a promising third at Doncaster (2m, good) last month; that latest form is just about the best on offer here.

11/2

3rd

1

28th Jan 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

16:25 Doncaster

Balcomie Breeze

11st 2lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

In contention when brought down 3f out on debut at Kelso (2m, good to soft) in November; this is a hotter race but he was sent off at just 9-2 last time and it will be no surprise to see a good run.

11/1

Form: 4-11 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) last October on second start and followed up at Carlisle last month (2m1f, good to soft; Bertie's Ballet); a double penalty makes things tough in this warm race but he certainly knows how to win and can give another good account.

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0

1

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:00 Newbury

Bullets Hill

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Ella Pickard

Dual bumper winner but form dipped sharply on final attempt in that sphere; soundly beaten in two races over hurdles (1m7f Grade 2 latest) and faces a very stiff task upped further in class.

150/1

6th

2

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

12:05 Haydock

Bullets Hill

11st 2lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Ella Pickard

Dual bumper winner but inferior to some of these in that sphere and, after a second wind operation, he was tailed off on his switch to hurdling at Ludlow (2m5f, good to soft); very opposable on the back of that in this tougher race; now tongue tied.

66/1

Form: 221

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up on first two bumper starts (2m, good to soft/good) before easily making all at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; leading form player for his top trainer.

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10th

5

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

17:20 Kelso

Go West

11st 9lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

took keen hold, led

11/2

1st

3

9th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

17:00 Wincanton

Go West

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

made all, increased tempo 3f out, pushed along 2f out, ridden and 7 lengths ahead over 1f out, pushed out final 110yds, eased towards finish

9/4

2nd

4

28th Jan 2023

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

16:25 Doncaster

Go West

11st 2lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Went close in sole Irish maiden point (3m, yielding) last March and runner-up on bumper debut at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) in November; open to improvement for top trainer and he's a strong candidate.

15/8

Form: 135 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Won on debut at Catterick (1m7f, soft) last November and hasn't run badly the next twice, but her limitations may again be exposed.

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6th

7

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

You Some Girl

10st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, bad mistake 4 out

8/1

6th

8

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:15 Ayr

You Some Girl

11st 8lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Bumper winner who was in front when falling heavily on her handicap debut at Sedgefield (2m5f, soft) in November; may have still been feeling the effects when not jumping with much fluency at Kelso last time; may be best watched for now.

14/1

7th

7

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

13:35 Kelso

You Some Girl

11st 5lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Debut bumper winner; in process of running best race over hurdles when falling at the second-last on handicap debut at Sedgefield last time; too far out to say with certainty where she might have finished had she not exited but remains to be seen whether she's over that experience.

11/2

Form: 1-2

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a four-runner bumper on debut at Fontwell (1m5f, good) last April and first run since when 1l runner-up at Doncaster (2m, good) last month; he was well clear of the third last time and he's respected here.

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2nd

7

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Cuban Court

11st 8lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Pulled up in 2m3f event here last month; had wind surgery since; performed well in both 2m attempts at Doncaster (bumper/hurdle) and looks open to improvement now handicapping.

20/1

0

4

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

11:55 Doncaster

Cuban Court

11st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Neil King

Bumper winner who was a fair fourth of nine here (2m, good) a fortnight ago on second hurdle start; however, he needs to take a sizeable step forward in the first-time tongue-tie if he's to win this.

16/1

Form: 5

Last run: 128 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Could improve for his debut run at Newcastle (2m, soft) last November, when a near-11l fifth of eight at 28-1, but he has to take a big step forward to pose a threat in this more competitive race.

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10th

4

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

17:05 Kelso

Looking Splendid

11st 3lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

prominent

50/1

13th

11

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

17:20 Kelso

Looking Splendid

11st 5lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

held up in rear

66/1

5th

6

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 46y

Class 5

15:23 Newcastle

Looking Splendid

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

First foal; dam, placed in bumpers/prolific point winner, half-sister to 2m chase winner The Thirsty Bricky (RPR 128); this newcomer may be a longer-term project.

16/1

10/1

Form: 632 BF

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has shown promise on all three starts (on ground from good to yielding through to heavy) and was runner-up to a well-backed newcomer at Ayr most recently; could be thereabouts.

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20th

11

26th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Leopardstown

Isenay

11st 12lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Fair form in bumpers but beaten a long way in first two hurdle starts.

100/1

9th

14

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:32 Navan

Isenay

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: S R B Crawford

Promise in bumpers, including fair sixth on debut in 2022 Goffs Land Rover event; placed twice at Ayr early in the year; struggled over 2m4f here three weeks ago on hurdling debut.

33/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Coniston George

POSTDATA:

Go West

The Times:

You Some Girl

TOPSPEED:

Tedtwo

Daily Mirror:

Cuban Court

RP Ratings:

Coniston George

Telegraph:

Coniston George

The Guardian:

Coniston George

Daily Mail:

Coniston George

D Express:

Coniston George

The Sun:

Go West

The Star:

Go West

Daily Record:

Go West