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13:00 Kelso

Good To Soft

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  • 2m 7f 96y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

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5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.40

Form: /614-1

Last run: 200 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Point winner who bettered hurdle form when beating a reliable yardstick (pair clear) on chase debut at Warwick in May; off since but unlikely to mind the return to this trip and he's capable of better; yard among the winners.

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3rd

2

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:50 Doncaster

Young Buster

11st 2lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Kept on stoutly to score at Kelso (2m6f, heavy) last month and is now 3-3 over fences; also suited by good ground and could have more improvement to come if aided by the addition of cheekpieces; major player.

9/2

1st

2

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 70y

Class 3

13:55 Kelso

Young Buster

11st 12lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Made virtually all for clearcut course win (2m7f, soft) last month, after a break, and is now 2-2 over fences; latest 9lb rise asks a question but he could easily have a lot more to offer; respected.

5/4

1st

2

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

13:00 Kelso

Young Buster

11st 13lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Point winner who bettered hurdle form when beating a reliable yardstick (pair clear) on chase debut at Warwick in May; off since but unlikely to mind the return to this trip and he's capable of better; yard among the winners.

5/4

2/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 0/25-1 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

3-4 in points and stepped up on hurdle form when scoring over C&D on chase debut under Brian Hughes last time; 5lb higher in this stronger grade but should give a good account.

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2nd

3

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:35 Newcastle

Busty Boy

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Daragh Bourke

raced in last

2/1

4th

1

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

14:45 Ayr

Busty Boy

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Daragh Bourke

in touch with leaders, slow jump 1st

8/11

2nd

4

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

13:00 Kelso

Busty Boy

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Daragh Bourke

3-4 in points and stepped up on hurdle form when scoring over C&D on chase debut under Brian Hughes last time; 5lb higher in this stronger grade but should give a good account.

2/1

Form: 35-235

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won sole bumper start and showed ability over hurdles; below that form on both starts over fences but entitled to need chase debut after five months off and tough task last time; more needed, though.

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3rd

5

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

13:00 Kelso

Swallows Song

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Iain Jardine

Won sole bumper start and showed ability over hurdles; below that form on both starts over fences but entitled to need chase debut after five months off and tough task last time; more needed, though.

8/1

5th

6

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Carlisle

Swallows Song

11st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Iain Jardine

Lightly raced bumper winner who has run some encouraging races in defeat over hurdles, but he has plenty to find with the pick of today's rivals and was well beaten on his recent chase debut at Kelso (novicey jumping).

50/1

3rd

4

8th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:00 Kelso

Swallows Song

10st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Iain Jardine

Won sole bumper start last November (on soft) and showed promise over hurdles subsequently at up to 3m (albeit 0-5 in that sphere); has had wind surgery since his last run in May and connections waste little time in sending this nicely bred 5yo over fences; interesting contender.

9/2

Form: 6231-5

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Consistent sort who already looks a better chaser than a hurdler; shaped as though first run for yard was needed over C&D after near seven-month break recently; should be better for that outing.

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2nd

13

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:08 Newcastle

Prince Des Fichaux

10st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Ewan Whillans

Won at Ffos Las (3m2f, good) last April on final start for Sam Thomas; wore first-time cheekpieces that day and returned to form in second-time blinkers when close second of six to Fenland Tiger here (3m, heavy) last month, rallying after he bungled the final fence; back up 4lb since, plus an extra 4lb today because he's out of the handicap; a big career best is needed but he's relatively lightly raced.

16/1

Form: /23/22

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Missed last year but has shown he retains much of his ability for his new trainer; the return to this much longer trip looks sure to suit and he's an interesting runner.

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7

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 3

13:50 Musselburgh

Overcourt

11st 2lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Started off for current stable with two seconds at Hexham (2m4f/1m7f) in the autumn but looked out of sorts in two Kelso races at end of last year and arrives here with questions to answer.

10/1

0

3

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 70y

Class 3

13:55 Kelso

Overcourt

11st 2lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Runner-up on slow ground at Hexham on first two starts for new stable this season (2m4f/1m7f) and now 2lb lower; needs to bounce back from a below-par run behind Young Buster here a month ago but has run well here in the past and can't be ruled out.

14/1

5th

1

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

13:00 Kelso

Overcourt

12st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Missed last year but has shown he retains much of his ability for his new trainer; the return to this much longer trip looks sure to suit and he's an interesting runner.

7/1

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Selections

The Times:

Busty Boy

SPOTLIGHT:

Young Buster

TOPSPEED:

Prince Des Fichaux

POSTDATA:

Overcourt

The Guardian:

Prince Des Fichaux

The Star:

Prince Des Fichaux

Telegraph:

Busty Boy

D Express:

Busty Boy

The Sun:

Busty Boy

Daily Record:

Busty Boy

RP RATINGS:

Young Buster

WEST COUNTRY:

Young Buster

Daily Mail:

Young Buster

Daily Mirror:

Young Buster