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14:35 Kelso

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  • 2m 6f 151y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

Form: 33-311 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

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11th

3

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Eloi Du Puy

11st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Has made excellent progress since the autumn, winning three times over C&D (good to soft-soft) and once at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft); held on only by a short head from Forged Well here last month and is another 4lb higher today but might still be on the upgrade.

13/2

1st

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Eloi Du Puy

11st 8lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Dual C&D scorer before Christmas who posted another very good effort here when second of eight over 2m6f 23 days ago; up 3lb but he ought to be in the shake-up once more.

6/1

Form: 9F-382

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

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1

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:55 Huntingdon

Emotional Memories

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

0-8 over hurdles and not very consistent but his second of eight off today's mark at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) In November was a good effort, and he was only beaten about 3l when third of four in tactical race over that C&D ten days ago; contender if he takes well to fences at first attempt.

5/1

3rd

1

22nd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Lingfield

Emotional Memories

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Second of eight on handicap debut over C&D (soft) in November; reportedly bled from the nose when pulled up on heavy going four weeks later; probably needs to resume improvement.

14/1

0

3

12th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 5

13:15 Wincanton

Emotional Memories

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: D J Jeffreys

Suited by the step back up in trip when runner-up at 22-1 on last month's handicap debut at Lingfield (2m7f, soft), behind one who has followed up; this unexposed 6yo is just 1lb higher today and has strong claims.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: F6-32P

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

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1st

2

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Gandhi Maker

11st 7lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Completed a double (2m/2m1f, soft/good) when winning here last February and has run well in defeat the last twice (2m, good/heavy); the step back up in distance poses a question but the trip may be within range and he can be in the mix if seeing it out.

4/1

3rd

4

2nd Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

15:45 Ayr

Gandhi Maker

11st 0lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Stuart Coltherd

Front-running wins at about 2m1f early in 2023 (soft and good ground) off much lower marks; in good form either side of being pulled up in November but, although the likely strong pace will suit, this sharp test might suit others better.

9/2

Form: 64U2-

Last run: 260 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

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9th

6

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Newcastle

Ffree Pedro

11st 11lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Has shown some ability over hurdles without yet winning; soft ground should suit him and it would be no surprise if he left the form of his previous two runs this season behind now he's back up in trip and dropped 2lb.

14/1

0

4

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 5

12:27 Wetherby

Ffree Pedro

11st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

in touch with leaders, not fluent 8th, mistake 10th, reminders and struggling after 11th, weakened after 5 out, weakened before 4 out

6/1

6th

2

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

11:55 Newcastle

Ffree Pedro

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

No match for the winner when second on handicap debut at Bangor (2m7f, good to soft) in March, when last seen, but that was still a pretty promising effort; has also shown ability on soft going; this lightly raced 7yo is with a top northern stable and could have more to offer.

3/1

Form: 96792

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 93

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8

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:20 Newcastle

Line In The Sand

11st 3lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

in touch with leaders, pulled up quickly just after 4th, fatally injured, race voided

14/1

7th

10

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 4

13:40 Wetherby

Line In The Sand

10st 10lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Placed in 3m points and good second at 50-1 on handicap debut at Sedgefield (2m5f, soft) in November; of interest on that evidence but tailed off at Kelso (2m2f, heavy) recently and has to leave that well behind.

20/1

4th

6

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

14:28 Kelso

Line In The Sand

10st 6lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

prominent, lost position after 4 out

5/1

Form: 6776-9

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 83

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1st

5

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

12:55 Newcastle

Bollin Matilda

10st 9lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Donald Whillans

in touch with leaders, smooth headway on inner 3 out, disputed lead last, ridden to lead run-in, won going away

5/1

6th

12

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:18 Ayr

Bollin Matilda

10st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Improved third in third in 2m3f Carlisle handicap (good to soft) in December but failed to back it up when remote fifth upped to 3m1f at Catterick since; others are more obvious.

16/1

5th

7

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

12:45 Catterick

Bollin Matilda

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Well held in her first five starts but she got much closer to the target when third in a Carlisle handicap (2m3f, good to soft) last month; this is a different test on this big step back up in trip but she rallied well last time and had claims if she can build on that.

7/1

Form: 3/03-3 BF

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

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4

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Carlisle

Baron Briggs

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sandy Thomson

Didn't jump well enough in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Ayr three weeks ago and now 0-5 over fences but began this year with good thirds on soft ground at Musselburgh (2m4f) and Ayr (3m); major player if back on song here; tongue-tie refitted.

11/4

4th

7

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:00 Ayr

Baron Briggs

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Sandy Thomson

Has finished third in all four starts over fences, including when just over 2l behind Heritier De Sivola over C&D (soft) last month (2lb better off with that rival); cheekpieces given a go and Brian Hughes a positive booking, but he hasn't looked the most natural of jumpers so far which raises concerns.

6/1

3rd

8

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Baron Briggs

10st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sandy Thomson

Low-mileage 7yo who has posted two good efforts this season, more recently when close third at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day; could quite plausibly be seen to even better effect over today's longer trip; shortlisted.

9/2

Form: 6546-3 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

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6th

8

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:00 Ayr

Cowboy Cooper

10st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Donald Whillans

Made a promising chase debut when third of 11 at Catterick (3m1f, soft) in January, but made a few jumping errors when behind a couple of these over C&D (soft) last month; still a maiden after 11 starts and a bit more is needed.

9/1

7th

10

13th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:30 Ayr

Cowboy Cooper

10st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

A maiden after ten runs but made pretty good start to chasing career when staying-on third at Catterick (3m1f, soft) last month and has each-way claims again off the same mark here.

10/1

Form: 3P76-P

Last run: 218 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 77

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8

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:30 Kelso

Gypseys Secret

10st 6lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Sandy Forster

Off the mark over hurdles at 12th attempt, keeping on well to beat Arctic Mann at Carlisle (3m1f, soft) last month; 4lb rise demands a bit more from her here but she's evidently in very good nick.

4/1

1st

8

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Carlisle

Gypseys Secret

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Sandy Forster

12-race maiden but has raised her game the last twice and went close in a 3m heavy-ground handicap at Ayr a month ago; however, being 5lb out of the weights means that she's 9lb higher this afternoon.

14/1

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Verdict

The long journey may well pay off for EMOTIONAL MEMORIES, who is his Worcestershire-based trainer’s only runner on the card and taken to build on his solid Lingfield effort. Hat-trick seeker Eloi Du Puy is feared most. Several others ran encouragingly last time out.[Steve Boow]