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14:45 Kelso

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £4515.25
  • 2m 6f 151y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 66643-

Last run: 229 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Ran respectably on handicap debut over 3m3f at Sedgefield when last seen in April, without necessarily suggesting the drop back to this trip would suit; however, he's unexposed and no surprise should he raise game this time round.

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

4th

5

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 4

14:10 Ayr

Ballin Bay

10st 12lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Pauline Robson

Built upon last season's promise when making all on reappearance at Kelso (2m6f, soft) three weeks ago, with Enemy At The Gate in second; this unexposed 5yo could have more to offer and is highly respected up 5lb.

3/1

1st

6

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Ballin Bay

10st 13lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Pauline Robson

made all, joined 2 out, soon ridden against near rail and clear with one other, led clearly before last, stayed on

13/2

3

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 5

19:00 Perth

Ballin Bay

11st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Pauline Robson

Milan gelding who improved for the step up in trip when third of seven in 3m3f Sedgefield handicap hurdle last month; he's much respected off an unchanged mark.

6/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 7823-4

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Best handicap run came at Newcastle over 2m4f in March but failed to match that on either of subsequent outings; however, should be better for reappearance run and return to this trip could help so has each-way claims.

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

3rd

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Carlisle

Enemy At The Gate

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald Whillans

Consistent maiden who was close up over 3m at Ayr (just behind Artic Mann) before finishing third here where dropping back to 2m3f found him out (was staying on); unlikely to be far away.

4/1

3rd

5

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:05 Carlisle

Enemy At The Gate

11st 5lb

J: Mr Edward Vaughan

T: Donald Whillans

in rear early, midfield 4 out

9/2

5th

8

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Enemy At The Gate

11st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

0-9 over hurdles but has made the frame on last five appearances, most recently when clear second to Cream Of The West here (2m5f, soft) in December; has to take a 3lb rise on the chin but is likely to give another good account if stamina holds out.

15/2

Form: /P6-20

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Regressive maiden hurdler who failed to match the form of previous run (over this C&D) when fair way behind Call Me Harry after six-month break last time; gets cheekpieces now but might be one to watch.

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

8th

12

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Firth Of Forth

10st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

He's well handicapped on hurdle form as recent as last May. when second over 2m6f here, but he failed to shine on his last two runs in that sphere and was down the field on his chase debut at Newcastle three weeks ago.

20/1

6th

6

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

13:05 Newcastle

Firth Of Forth

10st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

held up in rear

12/1

3rd

4

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Firth Of Forth

11st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

in touch with leaders, hung right and went third before 2 out, weakened before last

8/1

Form: 6342-

Last run: 264 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Ability at an ordinary level last season and has had a wind op since last run in March; up a fair way in trip but interesting to see if there's any money about for this handicap debut.

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

7th

10

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:30 Ayr

Beat The Retreat

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: N W Alexander

Inconsistent and 3lb out of the handicap today; pulled up over C&D last month after bad mistake four out; however, he won here (2m2f, soft) in December and also kept on well when third at sharp Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) in February; only five and open to improvement when back on song.

25/1

7

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

Beat The Retreat

11st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Came good over hurdles here (2m2f, soft) in December, his fifth attempt, and put a lesser effort behind him when keeping-on third at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) last month; not yet fully exposed; enters calculations.

6/1

3rd

3

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Musselburgh

Beat The Retreat

11st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

in touch with leaders on outer

15/2

Form: 446110 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

0-10 over hurdles but has a good strike-rate over fences; has a 9lb lower hurdle mark but he's still 13lb higher than his last run in this sphere (March 2022) so will need to translate some of his chase improvement to this discipline.

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

0

3

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:45 Kelso

Hidden Commander

11st 9lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

raced in second, prominent halfway, weakened before 2 out, lost touch and pulled up before last

7/2

10th

9

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

14:15 Ayr

Hidden Commander

10st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Stuart Coltherd

Comes here after winning at Kelso (2m5f, good) and Hexham (2m4f, soft) this autumn and is now 7-18 over fences; today's race is more competitive but his current mark is probably not beyond him, and he's evidently in very good nick.

6/1

1st

1

14th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 4

15:55 Hexham

Hidden Commander

12st 0lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

prominent, led 3 out, faced challenge home turn, kept on well

9/4

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Non-runners

Boomslang, Call Me Harry, High On The Hill

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £104.00
Straight Forecast £92.60
Trifecta £327.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Call Me Harry

POSTDATA:

Boomslang

Daily Mail:

Firth Of Forth

D Express:

Enemy At The Gate

Daily Record:

Hidden Commander

RP RATINGS:

Call Me Harry

The Times:

Call Me Harry

Telegraph:

Call Me Harry

The Guardian:

Call Me Harry

Daily Mirror:

Call Me Harry

The Sun:

Call Me Harry

The Star:

Call Me Harry