Home / May 10 / 15:25 Kelso

15:25 Kelso

Good

RBC Brewin Dolphin Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3960.75
  • 2m 4f 189y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
RTV
View Course
RBC Brewin Dolphin Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.70
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 51463- C

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Belatedly opened his account in novice hurdle here (2m, good) last October; creditable keeping-on third in Hexham handicap (2m4f, soft; back from break) last month; place possibilities off same mark.

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

4th

3

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

14:05 Sedgefield

Balkalin

11st 11lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Won off this mark over hurdles at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) in May and he seems versatile ground-wise; however, this 11yo hasn't been at his best more recently and needs to produce a bigger run on this belated chase debut.

12/1

5th

2

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:20 Sedgefield

Balkalin

11st 12lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

prominent

12/1

4th

2

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

19:05 Kelso

Balkalin

11st 11lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Appeared to have a bit left in the tank when scoring off 3lb lower over C&D (good to soft) in May but not much has gone to plan since and pulled up after racing too freely at Hexham on Wednesday; comes with risk.

12/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 32936-

Last run: 104 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Five-race maiden who has largely encouraging form, most recently sixth at Wetherby (2m, soft) in January; gives the impression he's a likely improver now handicapping and back up in distance; interesting.

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

2nd

1

11th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 4

18:15 Hexham

Boomslang

11st 6lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Pulled up in handicaps the last twice but he had previously been close up in a Kelso handicap (2m5f) and then a Cartmel maiden (2m6f); seems to be suited by this drier ground.

7/2

0

3

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

13:40 Doncaster

Boomslang

11st 10lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Rebecca Menzies

Progressing steadily over hurdles until pulling up back in handicap company at Perth in June; not seen since.

16/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 52246-

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Has sometimes shown signs that he's capable of winning an ordinary handicap over hurdles/fences; however, form dipped last time, taking rules record to 0-23; opposed on balance.

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

1st

10

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Dr Shirocco

10st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Sandy Forster

towards rear, headway and in touch with leaders 9th

6/1

2nd

8

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Dr Shirocco

11st 1lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Sandy Forster

First wins under rules came last year in 2m4f handicap chases at Hexham (good) in June and this track (good to soft; led final strides) in November; form figures at this track read 22216 but there's a bit more for him to prove over this far and, as latest start showed again, on soft ground.

5/1

Form: 33222- C

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Veteran who has been very consistent over fences and hurdles since last spring, most recently second at Ayr (2m4f, good) returned to this sphere on Scottish National day; solid contender off unaltered mark.

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

5th

7

8th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:40 Kelso

Castletown

10st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Veteran with an ordinary strike-rate but does like these conditions; should be better for a recent spin over hurdles but surprise if there's not one or two too good back over fences.

7/1

7th

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

17:00 Ayr

Castletown

10st 6lb

J: Jack Power

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders

13/2

Form: 8V777-

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Dual winner over hurdles and fences; generally out of sorts since last success (12 months ago) and beaten long way in both runs this spring; needs a big revival back hurdling.

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

5th

9

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:25 Kelso

Follow Your Fire

10st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Dual winner over hurdles and fences; generally out of sorts since last success (12 months ago) and beaten long way in both runs this spring; needs a big revival back hurdling.

20/1

7th

6

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

Follow Your Fire

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Won by 9l over C&D (good to soft) last May but he's been disappointing since and was tailed off at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) last time; that was after a break but he needs a major revival on this drop back in trip.

25/1

7th

7

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:40 Huntingdon

Follow Your Fire

10st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Jennie Candlish

Won by 9l at Hexham (1m7f, good to soft) last May and now 6lb lower after some forgettable performances during the past year; Sam Twiston-Davies is booked but not hard to have reservations.

10/1

Form: 8/756-

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Shaped with promise on bumper debut; has not built on that effort but may well improve now handicapping; pedigree suggests he should have something to offer off this modest opening mark; shortlisted.

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

7th

6

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:40 Hexham

Shantous Temple

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Pauline Robson

Beaten about 25l when sixth of 12 on last month's handicap debut at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) but was quite badly hampered by a mid-race faller there and remains unexposed.

20/1

6th

5

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:25 Kelso

Shantous Temple

11st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Pauline Robson

Shaped with promise on bumper debut; has not built on that effort but may well improve now handicapping; pedigree suggests he should have something to offer off this modest opening mark; shortlisted.

10/1

6th

6

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 4

13:20 Musselburgh

Shantous Temple

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Pauline Robson

Regressive RPRs in four runs (two bumpers, two hurdles); best watched.

50/1

Form: 9P9P0-

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Down the field in 2m2f novice hurdle here (debut for new stable) last month, taking record to 0-6; may find things a bit easier now handicapping but has weak form claims.

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

12

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

17:30 Hexham

Diamant Sur Canape

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Ewan Whillans

Had some excuses and was not disgraced when seventh at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft) last month but struggled when dropped back to 2m1f for weak selling handicap three weeks later; 12lb wrong here; blinkers added.

33/1

11

31st May 2023

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

18:50 Cartmel

Diamant Sur Canape

10st 3lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Unplaced all six hurdling starts but had some excuses and wasn't beaten that far on recent handicap debut at Kelso (2m5f); not out of this if suited by the drop back in trip; hood removed.

12/1

13

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

20:50 Hexham

Diamant Sur Canape

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Form: 0U57-

Last run: 222 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Handicap debutante whose poor form claims are reflected by the fact she's 6lb out of weights; had wind surgery since last run; needs a massive step forward.

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

9

8th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

15:10 Uttoxeter

Rocco Molly

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: George Bewley

Difficult to know how much the mid-race interference made on her handicap debut but she ended up tailed off at triple-digit odds; much to prove.

33/1

8th

13

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:25 Kelso

Rocco Molly

10st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: George Bewley

Handicap debutante whose poor form claims are reflected by the fact she's 6lb out of weights; had wind surgery since last run; needs a massive step forward.

25/1

7th

8

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

14:25 Hexham

Rocco Molly

10st 7lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: George Bewley

prominent, ridden and lost position before 2 out, behind and lost touch approaching last, tailed off

66/1

Form: 33544-

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

0-6 on Flat and 0-5 over hurdles, most recently fourth in Sedgefield handicap (2m4f, soft); has frame possibilities but needs some improvement to get off the mark.

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

3

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:20 Perth

Agilulf

11st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Adam Nicol

Eight-race maiden over hurdles; third at Musselburgh on latest start (2m4f, soft) and chance on that form despite drop in trip.

5/1

4

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

19:10 Musselburgh

Agilulf

11st 8lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Adam Nicol

Ex-Flat horse who is now 0-13 overall; no closer than 20l in his three completed handicaps over hurdles and others appeal more on this return from an absence.

20/1

Form: P5846-

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Current mark reflects recent form and he's perhaps past his best now aged ten; however, looks well treated if raising his game.

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

13

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:50 Southwell

Just Call Me Al

10st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Gillian Boanas

Proved he retains some ability when second at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) in December but this regressive veteran was safely held on his latest outing and is not the percentage call.

12/1

6th

9

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

16:10 Sedgefield

Just Call Me Al

10st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Gillian Boanas

11yo who has been beaten on his last 16 starts and was inconsistent last year, but he was a good second at Musselburgh (3m, good to soft) last time and could be in the mix if backing up that performance.

13/2

Form: 826P5-

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Seven-race maiden; had an excuse (found to be coughing post-race) on handicap debut and fared better here (2m2f, good; finished 3l fifth) last time; possibilities if building on latest effort.

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

0

7

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:25 Musselburgh

Melchoir

10st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Nine-race maiden who has not progressed and was pulled up at Kelso (2m5f, soft) last month on her first run after wind surgery; others are more convincing.

16/1

0

9

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

13:35 Kelso

Melchoir

10st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Yet to win but not fully exposed and has shown ability; last seen when brought down in May and has since had a wind op, but she needs to improve if she's to land this.

14/1

Form: 38/03-

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

0-8; encouraging third in Carlisle handicap (2m1f, heavy; second run for new yard) most recently, shaping as if this step back up in trip will suit; this is a deeper field but she may improve again.

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

12

10th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:25 Kelso

Brave Bairn

10st 2lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Catch Bissett

0-8; encouraging third in Carlisle handicap (2m1f, heavy; second run for new yard) most recently, shaping as if this step back up in trip will suit; this is a deeper field but she may improve again.

20/1

3rd

5

26th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Carlisle

Brave Bairn

10st 10lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Catch Bissett

Unexposed after only five hurdle runs but was well down the field when 50-1 for last month's seasonal/stable debut at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) and needs to have taken considerable benefit from that outing.

20/1

10th

10

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:45 Ayr

Brave Bairn

10st 6lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: Catch Bissett

Hinted at some ability earlier in career but was well beaten on handicap debut at Perth in September 2021 and has left Nick Alexander since; best watched back from absence.

50/1

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

Non-runners

Loughermore

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £562.00
Straight Forecast £504.50
Tricast £2986.50
Trifecta £3560.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Castletown

RP RATINGS:

Balkalin

SPOTLIGHT:

Boomslang

The Times:

Agilulf

TOPSPEED:

Follow Your Fire

The Sun:

Boomslang

Daily Mail:

Balkalin

D Express:

Balkalin

Telegraph:

Castletown

The Guardian:

Castletown

Daily Mirror:

Castletown

The Star:

Castletown

Daily Record:

Castletown