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16:30 Kelso

Good To Soft

Weatherbys Hamilton Buccleuch Cup (A Maiden Hunters’ Chase) (Corinthian Spirit Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £3593.1
  • 2m 7f 96y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Weatherbys Hamilton Buccleuch Cup (A Maiden Hunters’ Chase) (Corinthian Spirit Qualifier)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 436/P-

Last run: 699 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Won five points last year (good-soft) and has finished second three consecutive times in recent weeks, perhaps most notably when losing out only by a head in ladies open at Friars Haugh in February; very consistent and the one to beat.

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

6th

8

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Catterick

Ballydonagh Boy

12st 0lb

J: Miss Rosie Howarth

T: Miss S Coward

Won maiden hunter chase at Kelso (2m7f, good) last April and his two point wins this winter (3m, soft/heavy) have taken his tally in that sphere to five; this 10yo needs others to underperform if he's to make an impact today but that's possible; not without hope each-way.

14/1

1st

1

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Ballydonagh Boy

12st 0lb

J: Miss Rosie Howarth

T: Mrs C A Coward

Won five points last year (good-soft) and has finished second three consecutive times in recent weeks, perhaps most notably when losing out only by a head in ladies open at Friars Haugh in February; very consistent and the one to beat.

7/4

11/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 8887-0

Last run: 352 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

0-10 under rules when trained by Tristan Davidson but won two points for this stable last month (maiden/restricted; both on good to soft) and is evidently in good nick; ought to play a major role here.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

15:50 Kelso

Torngat

11st 12lb

J: Mr Thomas Greenwood

T: T Greenwood

Made it 0-12 under rules when pulled up in hunter chase at Hexham last May, when last seen; however, he won two points last March (3m, good to soft) and was runner-up in a hunter chase over this C&D (good) the following month; has run well in a point on soft; key player if back on song.

11/4

5

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:25 Hexham

Torngat

12st 0lb

J: Mr Thomas Greenwood

T: T Greenwood

Has been improving in points and ran well to finish second in a 2m7f hunter chase at Kelso (good) last month, only just missing out; should have some say.

8/1

Form: 853-0

Last run: 179 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Showed only minor promise over hurdles last year (five runs) and probably didn't achieve a huge amount when third of five in maiden point at Overton last month; remains unexposed, though, and that recent outing might have done him good.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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4

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Carlisle

Baron Briggs

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sandy Thomson

Didn't jump well enough in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Ayr three weeks ago and now 0-5 over fences but began this year with good thirds on soft ground at Musselburgh (2m4f) and Ayr (3m); major player if back on song here; tongue-tie refitted.

11/4

4th

7

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:00 Ayr

Baron Briggs

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Sandy Thomson

Has finished third in all four starts over fences, including when just over 2l behind Heritier De Sivola over C&D (soft) last month (2lb better off with that rival); cheekpieces given a go and Brian Hughes a positive booking, but he hasn't looked the most natural of jumpers so far which raises concerns.

6/1

Form: F/P/3-

Last run: 378 days

W: 12st 0lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Teenager who was in process of running very well before falling in 2019 edition of this race, but has been lightly raced and pretty disappointing since; well held when third in this race last year and recent point form is underwhelming.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Beyond Gold

12st 0lb

J: Mr Joe Wright

T: C Robson

Teenager who was in process of running very well before falling in 2019 edition of this race, but has been lightly raced and pretty disappointing since; well held when third in this race last year and recent point form is underwhelming.

16/1

3rd

2

4th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

16:45 Kelso

Beyond Gold

11st 12lb

J: Miss Charlotte Dun

T: C Robson

Form: 4/390-

Last run: 653 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Unchallenged winner of good-ground maiden point last spring but has completed only one of four points this year, when second of four in Dalton Park restricted last month; still in contention before falling in recent race won by Torngat but a minor role may be his best hope here.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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4

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Inviction

12st 0lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: Ross Wilson

Unchallenged winner of good-ground maiden point last spring but has completed only one of four points this year, when second of four in Dalton Park restricted last month; still in contention before falling in recent race won by Torngat but a minor role may be his best hope here.

11/4

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Payout
Exacta £54.00
Straight Forecast £64.80
Trifecta £143.00

Selections

The Times:

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SPOTLIGHT:

Ballydonagh Boy

Daily Mail:

Torngat

POSTDATA:

Beyond Gold

Telegraph:

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D Express:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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The Star:

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Daily Record:

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The Guardian:

Ballydonagh Boy