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17:35 Kelso

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Watch Again On Racing TV Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2723
  • 2m 0f 51y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Watch Again On Racing TV Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £21.00
  • Place: £4.60

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

£22,000 3yo; second foal; dam unraced half-sister to 2m-2m5f hurdle/chase winner Whitsundays out of unraced half-sister to useful French/Italian 2m jumper Mon Lutteur and 2m-3m hurdle/chase winner Thunderpoint; stable 3-29 in bumpers recent seasons; more than likely best watched.

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8th

19

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

13:07 Naas

St Cuthberts Cave

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Bumper winner for Rose Dobbin; respectable third in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle in November when jumping sketchily; pulled up lame at Clonmel in December when last seen.

7/2

33/1

  • Place: £10.70

Form: 9-

Last run: 160 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten about 49l in Market Rasen bumper (good to soft; 11-1) on debut last December.

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2nd

2

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Wetherby

Breizh River

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Paul Robson

Showed promise in bumpers; in the frame on last two attempts over hurdles, best effort when a length-second at Carlisle last time (2m1f, good to soft); a possible.

3/1

2nd

3

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:20 Carlisle

Breizh River

11st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Paul Robson

in touch with leaders, headway and went third before 2 out, left in second 2 out, soon ridden, kept on well and challenging towards finish, no match for winner

12/1

4th

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Breizh River

11st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Paul Robson

Failed to settle and well beaten on hurdle debut at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) in November; however, he showed promise in two bumpers last May/June (2m, good to soft) and is not discounted now back down in trip.

16/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 98-

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Ran below market expectations on Naas debut in February but shaped better to be eighth of 22 at Punchestown (yielding to soft); considered.

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3rd

3

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Shengai Enki

11st 12lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Runner-up on two of his four runs over hurdles, including on handicap debut at Fontwell last August (2m5f, good); creditable third at Huntingdon last time (2m4f, good) when returning for a 221-day break; stamina to prove but one to consider.

7/2

3rd

2

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

13:35 Huntingdon

Shengai Enki

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

in touch with leaders

3/1

2nd

4

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:05 Fontwell

Shengai Enki

11st 7lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

Bought for £28,000 after finishing third in a Kelso bumper; both his runs over hurdles for new yard were 2m in the mud, coming second of 11 to an impressive winner in maiden at Worcester four weeks ago; came from off the pace that day and has to be of interest upped in trip for handicap debut.

4/1

4/1

Form: 33-

Last run: 162 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Thirds at Aintree and Ayr (both soft) were encouraging and a steady pace was perhaps no help last time; has each-way claims.

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7th

6

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 4

16:30 Musselburgh

Lemoine

11st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: James Ewart

In the frame in three bumpers and similar level of form in two hurdle races at Newcastle, last time fading late on after making the running; this sharper track may suit better.

16/1

7th

6

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Lemoine

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

Made the frame in all three bumpers (including on soft ground) and another fair run when fifth on hurdle debut over C&D (good) in December, following a break; open to improvement and could have a part to play.

5/2

5th

5

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

11:55 Newcastle

Lemoine

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: James Ewart

held up in rear

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 93-

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Outpaced but kept on well to make the frame on good ground here three weeks ago; likely to need more but couldn't rule out.

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0

3

10th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

13:35 Hexham

Edgewell

11st 4lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Third in a Kelso bumper in April (2m, good); well beaten on both starts over hurdles; others stronger.

40/1

7th

4

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

12:54 Kelso

Edgewell

11st 4lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

midfield on outer, slow jump 1st

20/1

5th

1

14th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

14:10 Hexham

Edgewell

11st 4lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Showed some promise in two Kelso bumpers (2m, good/good soft) in the spring, including when a rallying third of ten on his penultimate run; closely related to a 2m6f jumps winner and he looks a possible improver upped in trip on his hurdling debut.

8/1

Form: 4-

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

£25,000 3yo and well related; raced freely but still finished fourth of 13 at Wetherby (soft) and only beaten about 12l; should improve.

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6th

7

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

12:05 Newcastle

Perfect Poli

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Iain Jardine

Half-sister to useful Irish jumper Brampton Belle; not beaten far in two bumpers in the spring (soft/good to soft) and should have a future over hurdles but others in this line-up look stronger.

25/1

6th

13

10th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

17:35 Kelso

Perfect Poli

10st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

£25,000 3yo and well related; raced freely but still finished fourth of 13 at Wetherby (soft) and only beaten about 12l; should improve.

7/1

Form: 43-

Last run: 164 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has looked one-paced on good and soft ground, keeping on without troubling the principals; others have achieved more.

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3rd

5

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:05 Hexham

Wotyoudunnow Buddy

10st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

0-7 over hurdles; seemed to respond well to first-time blinkers when second to progressive rival on handicap debut at Catterick (1m7f, soft) last month but wasn't quite in same form on either subsequent outing; needs today's headgear switch to give him a lift; 2lb out of the weights.

13/2

4th

5

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

15:50 Newcastle

Wotyoudunnow Buddy

10st 12lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

led, not fluent 3rd, hit 5th, slow jump and headed 6th, outpaced and lost position 3 out, weakening when mistake 2 out

15/2

6th

8

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Musselburgh

Wotyoudunnow Buddy

11st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

didn't always jump with fluency, led, reminder after 3rd

13/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

First foal; dam 11.6f-1m5f winner (RPR 77), closely related to 6f-1m winner Top Offer and prolific 2m AW winner Blazon, half-sister to 1m2f AW winner Kefalonia out of 1m2f Listed winner; stable not noted for bumper winners.

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8th

4

10th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

17:35 Kelso

Run Resdev Run

11st 2lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

First foal; dam 11.6f-1m5f winner (RPR 77), closely related to 6f-1m winner Top Offer and prolific 2m AW winner Blazon, half-sister to 1m2f AW winner Kefalonia out of 1m2f Listed winner; stable not noted for bumper winners.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £70,000 after winning two Irish points over 3m on testing ground; in the latest he beat one who is now 1-13 in that scene and 0-8 under rules, so the form is nothing special; however, has joined a respected yard and should have a future.

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3

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Indian Louis

11st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Won from the front at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day; hasn't been entirely convincing over the fences in his last two runs but still finished close up at Ayr the last time; couldn't rule out.

7/1

3rd

2

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:05 Ayr

Indian Louis

11st 10lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual point winner who duly took well to chasing at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day; a couple of bad mistakes contributed to disappointing effort over C&D since; may rebound granted an error-free round.

11/2

5th

3

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Indian Louis

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual Irish point winner at start of last year and made all at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) when switched to regulation fences for last month's handicap debut; 5lb rise demands more from him here but he has obvious scope for further progress.

5/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second foal; dam unraced sister to useful 1m7f-2m3f hurdle/chase winner Katachenko and half-sister to bumper, 7f Flat and 2m-2m3f hurdle/chase winner Mill House Girl; stable has its share of bumper winners.

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10th

6

10th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

17:35 Kelso

The Back Braes

11st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Sandy Thomson

Second foal; dam unraced sister to useful 1m7f-2m3f hurdle/chase winner Katachenko and half-sister to bumper, 7f Flat and 2m-2m3f hurdle/chase winner Mill House Girl; stable has its share of bumper winners.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

2,500euros 3yo; 13th foal; half-brother to 3m hunter chase winner Harry The Lemmon and point winner Jonnie Chippy; dam well beaten in a bumper; yard 0-27 in bumpers recent seasons; limited appeal.

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11th

8

10th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

17:35 Kelso

Arthur Lilley

10st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Ian Duncan

2,500euros 3yo; 13th foal; half-brother to 3m hunter chase winner Harry The Lemmon and point winner Jonnie Chippy; dam well beaten in a bumper; yard 0-27 in bumpers recent seasons; limited appeal.

40/1

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

8,500euros 3yo; third foal; dam unraced half-sister to winners Theme Tune (2m3f/2m5f hurdle) and Now Is The Winter (bumper); trainer 6-35 in bumpers the last five seasons and he saddles two newcomers here.

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1st

8

27th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:50 Catterick

Wolfburg

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Placed in a bumper and finished upside Isholo Du Vivien on his switch to hurdles at Kelso (heavy) despite racing keenly; entitled to improve on that form and he's respected.

9/4

4th

13

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:02 Kelso

Wolfburg

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Had wind surgery after a quiet debut here and duly showed more in another bumper at Carlisle when keeping on from off the pace; capable of another step forward now switched to hurdles.

6/1

Form: 6-

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to useful 2m-2m4f hurdle/chase winner Cracking Destiny who runs earlier; never dangerous when 10l away on good ground here last month but could improve on that.

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3rd

11

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Ayr

Cracking Rhapsody

10st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Progressing in leaps and bounds, notching his third win from just five attempts over hurdles when storming clear of Ginger Mail in the Morebattle at Kelso (2m, good to soft; has won on heavy) seven weeks ago; a big rise in the weights is fully justified and it's unlikely we've seen the best of him yet; like his half-brother, the useful chaser Cracking Destiny, he's an excellent advertisement for the skills of his trainer.

14/1

1st

17

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Cracking Rhapsody

10st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Has a solid profile and won by a neck in six-runner Class 3 over C&D (soft) a fortnight ago on his second handicap start; he also kept on nicely when second in a novice over Carlisle's stiff 2m1f (good to soft) in December and could prove well suited by this big-field handicap scenario and expected strong pace; his half-brother Cracking Destiny evolved into a useful performer for the yard and this 5yo is open to further progress; interesting.

14/1

1st

8

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:55 Kelso

Cracking Rhapsody

10st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Ewan Whillans

Won a 2m Hexham novice in November (heavy) and has improved on his two runs since, last time finishing second to Ginger Mail (4lb worse off) over C&D (soft); major player.

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £6748.00
Straight Forecast £7525.00
Trifecta £29702.00

Selections

The Times:

Indian Louis

RP RATINGS:

Perfect Poli

SPOTLIGHT:

Shengai Enki

Daily Mail:

Edgewell

The Sun:

Lemoine

TOPSPEED:

Perfect Poli

POSTDATA:

Perfect Poli

Telegraph:

Indian Louis

The Guardian:

Indian Louis

D Express:

Indian Louis

Daily Mirror:

Indian Louis

The Star:

Indian Louis

Daily Record:

Indian Louis