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13:35 Kelso

Good To Soft

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  • 2m 4f 189y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 623P-2

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Yet to win but ran to best over C&D on reappearance when just touched off by a previous scorer (first three clear); up 2lb but couldn't rule out.

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9

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

Eden Mill

10st 13lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Displayed significant improvement to win easily at Kelso (2m5f, soft) in November, his ninth start over hurdles, but was not in same form on either subsequent appearance and now has a point to prove.

14/1

10th

7

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Musselburgh

Eden Mill

11st 1lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

in rear

7/1

5th

7

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

14:15 Newcastle

Eden Mill

10st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

prominent on outer

9/2

16/1

  • Place: £5.10

Form: 43/F

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Has shown ability over hurdles; off for over 600 days and never figured before falling over C&D recently (first run since wind surgery); should improve but this may come too quickly.

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3rd

1

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:20 Newcastle

So They Say

12st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Low-mileage 8yo who began chasing career with three good runs over 2m7f at Musselburgh, most notably when making all on second occasion (soft ground); likely to be ridden very positively again over today's shorter trip; could be very hard to catch.

10/11

3rd

8

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 4

15:20 Musselburgh

So They Say

10st 12lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Lightly raced point winner who build upon the promise of her chase debut fourth here (C&D; good to soft) when winning over C&D (soft) last month; hit with 7lb rise but the clear runner-up comfortably went one better next time and this unexposed 8yo could have more to offer.

9/4

1st

2

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

12:10 Musselburgh

So They Say

11st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Point winner who was beaten about 3l when fourth to Deep Charm on last month's chase debut over C&D (good to soft; also effective on soft); this very lightly raced 8yo is 3lb better off with the winner today and open to further improvement; respected.

11/4

33/1

  • Place: £7.80

Form: 58484P

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent maiden who was again well beaten on heavy when last seen two months ago; since had a wind op but work to do from just out of the handicap.

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1st

7

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:00 Hexham

Blame Rose

11st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

led at steady pace

4/1

5th

14

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

17:05 Musselburgh

Blame Rose

10st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

Bolted up at Carlisle a month ago (2m1f, soft) but that race took little winning and she has a lot more on her plate here from well out of the weights.

25/1

1st

7

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Carlisle

Blame Rose

10st 8lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

made all, joined when not fluent 4 out

8/1

Form: U5-151 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Flat winner in Ireland who has won two of three starts for this yard; 11lb rise demands more but not the biggest surprise should he prove up to the task.

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4th

4

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

13:35 Kelso

Secret Secret

11st 8lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

Flat winner in Ireland who has won two of three starts for this yard; 11lb rise demands more but not the biggest surprise should he prove up to the task.

9/4

1st

7

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:25 Kelso

Secret Secret

10st 12lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

in touch with leaders

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 734-P

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Showed ability over hurdles for Patrick Neville but well beaten on reappearance/yard/handicap debut at Carlisle last month; that race threw up a couple of winners but plenty more needed.

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1

20th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

14:25 Market Rasen

Breakdance Kid

12st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Placed over hurdles and off the mark on second chase start (first at this trip) when scoring over C&D two weeks ago (soft); up 5lb but further improvement likely; good chance.

7/4

1st

1

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:35 Market Rasen

Breakdance Kid

12st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

led, headed after 1st, not fluent 5th, pressed leader 7th, led again 11th, good jump and went clear 3 out

15/2

Form: 6-F63P

Last run: 149 days

W: 10st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Last three jump wins have been at Sedgefield but has had plenty of chances since last success (chase) in January 2022 and isn't consistent; well beaten last time and, although Brian Hughes rides, is best watched down in trip with usual tongue-tie left off.

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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: 068-7F

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Debut bumper winner; in process of running best race over hurdles when falling at the second-last on handicap debut at Sedgefield last time; too far out to say with certainty where she might have finished had she not exited but remains to be seen whether she's over that experience.

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2nd

4

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Carlisle

You Some Girl

11st 3lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Scored on her bumper debut in 2022 but she's yet to add to that in this sphere and made mistakes when below-par sixth in 2m Sedgefield handicap 29 days ago; hood is refitted and she's also tongue tied, so could bounce back.

7/2

6th

7

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

You Some Girl

10st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, bad mistake 4 out

8/1

6th

8

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:15 Ayr

You Some Girl

11st 8lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Bumper winner who was in front when falling heavily on her handicap debut at Sedgefield (2m5f, soft) in November; may have still been feeling the effects when not jumping with much fluency at Kelso last time; may be best watched for now.

14/1

Form: /16-92 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Dual Flat winner on a sound surface whose hurdles win came on soft; shaped as though on the way back at Hexham last time (heavy; winner followed up back over same C&D from 5lb higher); claims back up in distance.

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6th

10

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Carlisle

Bouncing Bobby

10st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

towards rear on outer

11/2

8th

8

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

13:35 Kelso

Bouncing Bobby

11st 1lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Martin Todhunter

Dual Flat winner on a sound surface whose hurdles win came on soft; shaped as though on the way back at Hexham last time (heavy; winner followed up back over same C&D from 5lb higher); claims back up in distance.

5/1

2nd

8

10th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 5

14:45 Hexham

Bouncing Bobby

11st 1lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Martin Todhunter

held up in rear, good headway after 2 out

9/1

Form: 10UU-P

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent sort; won at Musselburgh just over a year ago but soundly beaten all outings since and couldn't be backed with confidence, especially over a trip she's still to prove she stays.

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4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Silver Vision

11st 5lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Stuart Coltherd

prominent, pushed along and pressed leader 2 out, going okay when fell last

5/1

5th

4

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

13:35 Sedgefield

Silver Vision

11st 6lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Stuart Coltherd

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader briefly 3rd

9/2

20/1

Form: 03735P CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner but hasn't scored for over two years and form has been patchy since that last win; dropped a fair way in the weights but hasn't shaped of late as though a return to winning ways is imminent.

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11th

11

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Iolani

10st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Miss A M Slack

Six-time winner over hurdles but not since 2021, and was badly out of form when last seen in the autumn; resumes on a tempting mark but has a lot more to prove than some.

25/1

10th

10

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

13:35 Kelso

Iolani

10st 11lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Miss A M Slack

Multiple winner but hasn't scored for over two years and form has been patchy since that last win; dropped a fair way in the weights but hasn't shaped of late as though a return to winning ways is imminent.

20/1

0

16

26th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 8y

Class 5

17:05 Carlisle

Iolani

10st 9lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Miss A M Slack

Winless since 2021 and he's been largely below par this season; a C&D scorer but others appeal more.

33/1

Form: 454P4-

Last run: 219 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Point winner; ran best race over hurdles when fourth at Hexham (race worked out well) over this trip in April; off since but trainer among the winners and claims in first-time tongue-tie/cheekpieces.

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2

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

19:10 Musselburgh

Hattons Gardens

11st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Sandy Thomson

Point winner; ran best race over hurdles when fourth at Hexham (race worked out well) in April and reported to be suffering from an irregular heartbeat when pulled up in November; now returns from another absence but there are races in him off this mark.

13/2

0

2

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

13:35 Kelso

Hattons Gardens

11st 10lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Point winner; ran best race over hurdles when fourth at Hexham (race worked out well) over this trip in April; off since but trainer among the winners and claims in first-time tongue-tie/cheekpieces.

9/1

4th

9

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 5

16:00 Hexham

Hattons Gardens

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Irish point winner on soft/heavy; some fair form over hurdles (2m-3m) and reportedly found the ground too testing when pulled up on heavy last time; could bounce back.

10/1

Form: 26P5-B

Last run: 203 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: /578P-

Last run: 486 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

3m1f soft-ground chase winner for Sue Smith; inconsistent otherwise and well beaten over hurdles in July; off since and no appeal for new yard from 3lb out of the weights.

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13

28th Dec 2023

Good

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

14:50 Catterick

Tumbling Dice

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: William Young Jnr

Won over C&D on New Year's Day in 2022 but it's been a long time since he's shown any worthwhile form.

100/1

11th

12

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:55 Musselburgh

Tumbling Dice

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: William Young Jnr

Won at Catterick (3m1f, soft) for Sue Smith last January but he was out of sorts in final five runs for that yard and was pulled up at Kelso on his comeback last month; overall record now stands at 1-20 and he has plenty to prove from out of the weights.

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £675.00
Straight Forecast £674.70
Tricast £17147.20
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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Secret Secret

The Sun:

Eden Mill

The Times:

Hattons Gardens

POSTDATA:

Ballyquin Bay

SPOTLIGHT:

Bouncing Bobby

TOPSPEED:

Iolani

Daily Record:

Eden Mill

D Express:

Hattons Gardens

Telegraph:

Secret Secret

The Guardian:

Secret Secret

Daily Mail:

Secret Secret

Daily Mirror:

Secret Secret

The Star:

Secret Secret