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14:15 Kelso

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Aitken Turnbull Architects Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 6f 151y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Aitken Turnbull Architects Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 1113P- C

Last run: 85 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Made a great start for current yard by completing a hat-trick (2m7f-3m2f) in the autumn; has gone backwards the last twice so needs to turn things around.

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5

8th Oct 2023

Good

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Hoganville

11st 6lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

in touch with leaders on outer, dropped to last and niggled along briefly after 7th, reminder after 10th, struggling after 12th, lost touch after 14th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out

8/1

6th

7

26th Aug 2023

Soft

3m 1f 83y

Class 2

17:36 Cartmel

Hoganville

10st 3lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

raced in second, led narrowly 6th, headed but prominent before 7th

10/1

5th

5

3rd Aug 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 3

17:25 Stratford

Hoganville

11st 0lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

4-7 for this yard, the latest win coming at Kelso in May; fair third at Hexham the following month and softening ground will suit this thorough stayer well (all four wins on good to soft/soft); live player.

4/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 2P/P6-

Last run: 85 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Runner-up twice at maiden level; has achieved little since handicapping, remote sixth at Ayr most recently; needs to raise his game sharply.

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8th

12

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Firth Of Forth

10st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

He's well handicapped on hurdle form as recent as last May. when second over 2m6f here, but he failed to shine on his last two runs in that sphere and was down the field on his chase debut at Newcastle three weeks ago.

20/1

6th

6

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

13:05 Newcastle

Firth Of Forth

10st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

held up in rear

12/1

3rd

4

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Firth Of Forth

11st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

in touch with leaders, hung right and went third before 2 out, weakened before last

8/1

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9/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 46515-

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

In good form fitted with cheekpieces applied the last twice, winning at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) then creditable fifth at Carlisle (3m1f); possibilities in the retained headgear.

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3rd

1

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

18:10 Musselburgh

Curley Finger

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won this last year and returns searching for a four-timer after three soft-ground wins at about 3m; was all out for the latest and has a 5lb rise to defy, so it won't be easy.

11/4

1st

9

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 2

14:05 Doncaster

Curley Finger

10st 5lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

made all, not fluent 4 out, jumped left 2 out, not fluent last, ridden run-in, drifted left final 110yds, kept on gamely, all out

7/2

Form: 3/245- C

Last run: 49 days

W: 12st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Form has dipped in last two appearances, following a consistent spell, and perhaps age is catching up with this veteran; others preferred.

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6th

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

17:00 Ayr

Better Getalong

12st 0lb

J: Miss Ella McGarry

T: Nicky Richards

disputed lead early, raced in second after 2nd

14/1

6th

3

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Better Getalong

11st 13lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Nicky Richards

Veteran who sprung a 33-1 surprise at Ayr in December (2m4f, soft; back from a break); however, that was only his second win since 2018 and he fared less well last time.

14/1

Form: 35508- C

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Appears well treated, having defied a higher mark here (2m5f) last September; not in the same form of late and finished only eighth over C&D most recently.

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6th

8

(2)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 15y

Class 5

15:50 Hamilton

The Navigator

8st 10lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Dianne Sayer

slowly away, held up in rear

25/1

13th

13

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 2

18:40 Musselburgh

The Navigator

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Dianne Sayer

His win in this two years ago was the first leg of a hat-trick; back on a really good mark but plenty of water has since passed under the bridge and he's been off since October when running a quiet race at Kelso.

25/1

Form: 24514- C

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

In decent form at the age of ten and regained the winning thread at Ayr (2m5f, good) two starts ago; respectable fourth here (2m2f) latest; should go well, back up in distance.

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6th

7

10th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:15 Kelso

Animore

11st 3lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

In decent form at the age of ten and regained the winning thread at Ayr (2m5f, good) two starts ago; respectable fourth here (2m2f) latest; should go well, back up in distance.

7/2

4th

2

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

15:55 Kelso

Animore

11st 11lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Iain Jardine

Looked in excellent nick when winning easily by 12l at Ayr (2m5f, good) last month and is now 3-18 over hurdles; 8lb higher here but is very well suited by this C&D and must be considered.

3/1

1st

7

11th Mar 2023

Good

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

14:10 Ayr

Animore

10st 8lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Iain Jardine

Had been chasing before finishing a close second at Kelso (2m2f, good) in September; subsequently had a break and has been a bit short of her best in two runs since; feasibly treated if returning to form.

10/1

Form: 78344-

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Seven-race maiden; made an encouraging handicap debut at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) two weeks ago, finishing fourth; looks open to progress at this level and is one for the shortlist.

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9

8th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

14:10 Kelso

Split The Bill

11st 1lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

took keen hold, held up in rear, no impression before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

9/1

3rd

4

16th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Aintree

Split The Bill

11st 10lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

Eight-race maiden for Micky Hammond, best run when fourth over this trip at Perth in April (good to soft); well beaten next time (didn't jump well) and now makes debut for Rebecca Menzies with a first-time tongue-tie.

10/1

7th

8

10th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:15 Kelso

Split The Bill

11st 2lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Micky Hammond

Seven-race maiden; made an encouraging handicap debut at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) two weeks ago, finishing fourth; looks open to progress at this level and is one for the shortlist.

7/1

Form: /23PF-

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Things soon turned pear-shaped over fences last season; won at Newcastle (2m4f, good) when last seen over hurdles and that form has been well advertised by the runner-up since; interesting back in this sphere.

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4

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

20:25 Hexham

Rowdy Rustler

11st 7lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

in rear

16/1

13th

1

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:18 Ayr

Rowdy Rustler

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Best run back hurdling this season when 10l fourth of eight over an extended 2m4f at Newcastle (good) just before Christmas; has stamina to prove (fell before halfway previous attempt over 3m under rules) but being dropped another 4lb can only help.

8/1

Form: 232P2-

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at Newcastle (2m4f) last spring; has picked up a few silver medals since, including over fences; clear second over C&D (good) back hurdling last month; solid contender off just 3lb higher.

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3rd

2

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Warriors Story

12st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

prominent

10/1

6th

5

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 4

13:55 Musselburgh

Warriors Story

11st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Sole win over 2m4f at Newcastle in April 2022; has blown hot and cold in 2023 and soft ground isn't necessarily a plus; cheekpieces refitted.

13/2

Form: 684/P- CD

Last run: 375 days

W: 10st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Defied a higher mark over C&D in early 2021; absent since breaking a blood vessel at Hexham (stable debut) just over a year ago; returns as a 12yo; market can guide.

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11

10th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:15 Kelso

Ryedale Racer

10st 2lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Catch Bissett

Defied a higher mark over C&D in early 2021; absent since breaking a blood vessel at Hexham (stable debut) just over a year ago; returns as a 12yo; market can guide.

50/1

1

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:15 Hexham

Ryedale Racer

11st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Catch Bissett

Regressive veteran who has done all his winning on ground slower than good (three times here); signed off for Nick Alexander with respectable fourth at Kelso (2m6f, soft) in February and runs off another career-low mark here but may find the conditions too lively; first runner for Nick Alexander's former assistant, Catch Bissett.

14/1

1

17th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:45 Hexham

Ryedale Racer

11st 12lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: N W Alexander

Three-time course winner (including C&D); clearly isn't the force of old in his advancing years, although the handicapper is giving him every assistance; held fourth of 12 at Kelso (2m6f, soft; 25-1) four weeks ago.

17/2

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Payout
Exacta £1631.00
Straight Forecast £1340.50
Tricast £4394.60
Trifecta £10695.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Warriors Story

RP RATINGS:

Curley Finger

Telegraph:

Fabuleux Du Clos

The Times:

Split The Bill

SPOTLIGHT:

Rowdy Rustler

D Express:

Animore

Daily Mail:

The Navigator

TOPSPEED:

Curley Finger

The Guardian:

Curley Finger

Daily Mirror:

Warriors Story

The Star:

Warriors Story

Daily Record:

Warriors Story

The Sun:

Fabuleux Du Clos