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15:02 Kelso

Good To Soft

Racing TV Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 0f 51y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Racing TV Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 445

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner in April (3m, soft); only 7l away at Ayr on his first run over hurdles and, although beaten further there next time, that race was won by the smart Florida Dreams; a strict interpretation of that form gives him something to find with Ballyfort but should go well.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Dream Boy

11st 5lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Stuart Coltherd

disputed lead

8/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Went close in an Irish maiden point (3m, soft to heavy) in March and in third was Itseemslikeit who has since won a maiden hurdle at Ffos Las; changed hands for £100,000 in April and could be interesting; had wind surgery and now goes in a tongue tie.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

8

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:07 Wetherby

Walk On Quest

11st 4lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Went close on debut in Irish maiden point (3m, soft to heavy) last March and also finished second in maiden hurdle at Kelso in December (2m, heavy; 11-10 favourite); improvement needed on this second rules start but he's in good hands and the step up in trip could be a plus; bright prospect.

5/2

2nd

12

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:02 Kelso

Walk On Quest

11st 4lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Went close in an Irish maiden point (3m, soft to heavy) in March and in third was Itseemslikeit who has since won a maiden hurdle at Ffos Las; changed hands for £100,000 in April and could be interesting; had wind surgery and now goes in a tongue tie.

2/1

7/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 4

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made all to win his point by 11l in October; only 9-4 for bumper debut at Bangor but dropped away to finish last of the four; should do better.

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3

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

19:10 Musselburgh

Isholo Du Vivien

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

raced in second, in touch with leaders from 4th, weakened after 3 out

13/8

3rd

4

27th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:50 Catterick

Isholo Du Vivien

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Irish point winner; beaten 11l and 7l in his two hurdles, on heavy and good to soft; a weakener on both those occasions but may be sharper now.

4/1

3rd

4

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:00 Hereford

Isholo Du Vivien

11st 5lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Won the second of two completions in Irish points; modest bumper form on British debut but he ran well for a long way when switched to hurdles at Kelso (2m, heavy) and this less testing ground may well suit; open to improvement either way.

9/2

Form: 03

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Had wind surgery after a quiet debut here and duly showed more in another bumper at Carlisle when keeping on from off the pace; capable of another step forward now switched to hurdles.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

8

27th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:50 Catterick

Wolfburg

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Placed in a bumper and finished upside Isholo Du Vivien on his switch to hurdles at Kelso (heavy) despite racing keenly; entitled to improve on that form and he's respected.

9/4

4th

13

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:02 Kelso

Wolfburg

11st 4lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Had wind surgery after a quiet debut here and duly showed more in another bumper at Carlisle when keeping on from off the pace; capable of another step forward now switched to hurdles.

6/1

Form: 8-0

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Down the field in a Kelso bumper and Ayr maiden hurdle; looks to need more time.

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2nd

5

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

Master Bricklayer

11st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: N W Alexander

Struggled in two of his three qualifying races but displayed some promise when keeping-on fifth at Kelso (2m, heavy) in between; upped in trip for today's handicap debut; no surprise if he features.

12/1

9th

5

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:20 Kelso

Master Bricklayer

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Took a step forward when 13l fifth of nine behind Dream Boy on hurdle debut over C&D (heavy) 16 days ago; open to further improvement but may not come into his own until tackling a longer trip.

33/1

5th

10

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:02 Kelso

Master Bricklayer

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Down the field in a Kelso bumper and Ayr maiden hurdle; looks to need more time.

100/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed in three of his six Irish points and then changed hands for £30,000; beaten under 8l in a 2m novice at Ayr and there were some good horses ahead of him; steady pace that days casts some shadow over the reliability of that form but he's one of the better options; now hooded.

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5th

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:27 Newcastle

Ballyfort

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: N W Alexander

took keen hold, raced in third, disputing second 5th

4/1

3rd

4

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Ballyfort

11st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

took keen hold, held up in last

16/1

6th

1

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:02 Kelso

Ballyfort

11st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Placed in three of his six Irish points and then changed hands for £30,000; beaten under 8l in a 2m novice at Ayr and there were some good horses ahead of him; steady pace that days casts some shadow over the reliability of that form but he's one of the better options; now hooded.

12/1

Form: 3-9

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made a lot of the running when third in a good-ground bumper here in April; pulled himself to the front at halfway before having nothing left when it mattered in another bumper here; looks a work in progress.

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9th

9

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Northern Cardinal

11st 3lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Placed in Kelso bumper last spring; showed nothing more than minor promise in his three qualifying runs over hurdles there (2m, soft/heavy) and his tendency to race too freely remains a worry but he has a lowly mark for this handicap debut and is a possible improver.

11/2

5th

10

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Northern Cardinal

11st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders on outer, hit 1st, soon midfield

50/1

8th

7

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:20 Kelso

Northern Cardinal

11st 1lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Third on debut in bumper here (2m, good) last April and he's in good hands, but soundly beaten seventh of nine behind Dream Boy over C&D (heavy) 16 days ago on his first hurdle start, and others are preferred.

20/1

Form: 24/

Last run: 696 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Beaten about 4l in two AW bumpers at Newcastle in early 2022; had a long time out ahead of hurdling debut.

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6th

5

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

14:25 Kelso

Boot N Shoe

11st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

held up in rear 1st

25/1

3

5th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

13:32 Carlisle

Boot N Shoe

11st 5lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

towards rear, awkward jump and lost ground 1st

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

12-race Flat maiden but with placed form to his name and he stayed 1m3f so could have the stamina for hurdling; others still preferred.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

3

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 87y

Class 4

16:30 Musselburgh

Foshan

11st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Adam Nicol

Poor maiden on the Flat; pulled up in a Kelso novice hurdle in December; others stronger.

100/1

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Non-runners

Breizh River, Dapper Gent, Flying Sandpiper, Hazy Glen, Miss Arabella

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Payout
Exacta £162.00
Straight Forecast £114.10
Trifecta £1285.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Walk On Quest

RP RATINGS:

Ballyfort

The Guardian:

Miss Arabella

POSTDATA:

Dream Boy

D Express:

Isholo Du Vivien

The Times:

Walk On Quest

Daily Mail:

Walk On Quest

Daily Mirror:

Walk On Quest

Daily Record:

Miss Arabella

The Sun:

Ballyfort

The Star:

Ballyfort

Telegraph:

Dream Boy