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17:00 Kelso

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Nicol Celebration Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 0f 51y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Nicol Celebration Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/2 (Won)

Form: 344- BF

Last run: 171 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Displayed significant promise on all three hurdling starts in early part of this year, perhaps most notably when fourth at Newcastle (2m1f) on second occasion; untested on ground quicker than good to soft and has fitness to prove after 171-day break but still enters calculations.

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6th

12

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Caithness

10st 12lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Down the field at Kempton and Musselburgh on his two runs this year and needs to raise his game; however, made all twice in a row over C&D (good/soft) in the autumn, prior to a good third of 17 at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft), and he'd be a player if rediscovering that sort of form.

33/1

10th

5

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 2

14:50 Musselburgh

Caithness

11st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Twice made all at Kelso (good/soft) before a front-running third of 17 at Cheltenham (second handicap); didn't jump well enough to remain competitive when last of six at Kempton three weeks ago and he's better than that.

9/1

Form: 34-

Last run: 288 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Has some useful Flat form in his CV but both hurdling attempts for Archie Watson last November were unconvincing and he was sold for 16,500gns after some disappointing Flat runs this year; fitted with tongue-tie for today's stable debut and the booking of Brian Hughes catches the eye but others in the line-up have much less to prove.

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8th

2

(3)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:57 Ripon

Noble Anthem

9st 12lb

J: Kyle McHugh

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Won twice on good ground for Archie Watson as a 3yo; looks to retain ability, placed over hurdles on stable debut in September and on the Flat last November (1m4f); today's ground will be comfortably the slowest he's faced though and could prove vulnerable back at 1m.

20/1

6th

3

(1)

23rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Noble Anthem

9st 13lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

prominent, ridden over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

4/1

3rd

6

(6)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

15:37 Newcastle (AW)

Noble Anthem

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

A two-time 1m/1m2f scorer last term for Archie Watson; made a good start for his new yard when second over hurdles at Kelso in September; he can't be discounted back in this sphere.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 67-729

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Slightly disappointing when only ninth on recent handicap debut at Wexford (2m4f) and again goes without headgear today but the form of his second of 15 in cheekpieces at Sligo (2m1f, good) in July makes him a serious contender here.

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0

2

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 217y

15:55 Clonmel

The Mass Path

11st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Went close in a maiden hurdle at Sligo (2m1f, good) in July but shown little since and very different ground here; pedigree suggests the step back up in trip might be worth another go; others more persuasive.

7/1

7th

6

27th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:12 Limerick

The Mass Path

11st 13lb

J: Kevin A Murphy

T: C Byrnes

Flashes of ability, more so in maidens, albeit a beaten favourite at Kelso latest, but a shrewd operator and no surprise if a bit more left in the locker.

12/1

Form: 23-5

Last run: 115 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in two fillies' bumpers for Robyn Brisland towards the end of last year and didn't run badly for Michael Scudamore at Bangor in May; now part of Lucinda Russell's operation; should have a future over hurdles.

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9th

2

(7)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Whozatgirl

10st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Lucinda Russell

Signs of ability in bumpers; poor form over hurdles and 7f likely to be sharp enough now her attentions are switched to the Flat.

40/1

0

12

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

14:30 Musselburgh

Whozatgirl

11st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Hasn't shown much among her three hurdle starts but she has potential off this lowly opening mark in view of her placed form in bumpers towards the end of 2022; no surprise if she's in the shake-up.

10/1

10th

15

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:50 Ayr

Whozatgirl

10st 13lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Placed in two bumpers late last year but she's been unable to get competitive on her first two hurdle starts and others appeal more.

50/1

20/1

Form: 90-6

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Down the field in both Irish bumpers last year and showed only minor promise on recent stable/hurdle debut; probably one for further down the line.

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12th

14

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Kurphy

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Unplaced all seven hurdling starts; beaten about 32l (albeit on soft ground) when sixth at Perth (3m) last month and effectively 7lb higher here.

25/1

6th

10

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

16:55 Perth

Kurphy

10st 2lb

J: Mr Dominic Hislop

T: Iain Jardine

Eight-race maiden; fair effort in first-time cheekpieces when fifth in a Musselburgh novice handicap on latest start in February (2m4f, soft); headgear retained; stamina to prove; more needed.

12/1

5th

12

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Musselburgh

Kurphy

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

raced in last

25/1

Form:

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed on Flat for Jane Chapple-Hyam last summer (1m2f, AW; RPR 74) but all three Flat runs for Tom Lacey in the autumn were disappointing and he was about 68l behind City Vaults when 80-1 for recent stable/hurdle debut.

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7th

10

8th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:30 Kelso

Swashbuckler

10st 13lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

in touch with leaders on outer

100/1

0

6

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

17:00 Kelso

Swashbuckler

11st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

in touch with leaders, slow jump 1st, awkward jump and fell 3rd

33/1

10th

10

26th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

14:15 Cartmel

Swashbuckler

11st 1lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

novicey jumping, midfield, slow jump 3 out, awkward jump 2 out, soon weakened quickly, tailed off

33/1

Form: P

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced on Flat debut for Grant Tuer in 2021 but, following a long layoff, she struggled when 150-1 for stable/hurdle debut at Perth six weeks ago; hood added here.

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0

7

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

17:00 Kelso

Gold Terms

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Hugh Burns

held up in rear, outpaced after 4th, struggling 5th, lost touch and pulled up before 3 out

100/1

0

5

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

18:20 Perth

Gold Terms

10st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Hugh Burns

always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

100/1

5th

2

(2)

12th Nov 2021

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:40 Newcastle (AW)

Gold Terms

9st 0lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

Havana Gold half-sister to the yard's 6f/1m AW winner Termonator; sole newcomer in the field; market instructive.

4/1

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Non-runners

City Vaults, Mekbat

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Straight Forecast £61.70

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Caithness

SPOTLIGHT:

The Mass Path

D Express:

Noble Anthem

Telegraph:

City Vaults

The Times:

Caithness

The Guardian:

Caithness

Daily Mail:

Caithness

Daily Mirror:

Caithness

RP RATINGS:

The Mass Path

POSTDATA:

The Mass Path

Daily Record:

The Mass Path

The Sun:

Noble Anthem

The Star:

Noble Anthem