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14:50 Kelso

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Kelso Betting Ring Bookmakers Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6601.25
  • 2m 0f 51y
  • Class 3
  • 4 runners
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Kelso Betting Ring Bookmakers Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34

Form: 22P-20 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Down the field at Cheltenham (2m1f, soft) last month in a first-time visor, but he's back in his usual cheekpieces today in which he went very close at Ayr (2m, good to soft) in November; has won on soft ground; can play a leading role if back on song.

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

2nd

11

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Ginger Mail

10st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Went close at Ayr (2m, good to soft) in November and won four-runner handicap over this C&D (soft) in January; solid third of six over C&D (soft) last time but there's a suspicion today's task will prove too competitive.

33/1

3rd

3

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:55 Kelso

Ginger Mail

11st 6lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Not at his best when tried in a visor at Cheltenham in December but sound efforts with today's headgear either side of that, last time winning four-runner event over C&D (soft, Cracking Rhapsody second, third just beaten at Catterick on Tuesday); a possible.

11/2

1st

2

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:50 Kelso

Ginger Mail

11st 8lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Down the field at Cheltenham (2m1f, soft) last month in a first-time visor, but he's back in his usual cheekpieces today in which he went very close at Ayr (2m, good to soft) in November; has won on soft ground; can play a leading role if back on song.

5/1

Form: 6-1412 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who scored at Hexham (2m, heavy) in November on second hurdle start and was close second under a penalty at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft) last time; this lightly raced 5yo is a half-brother to useful stablemate Cracking Destiny and could continue to progress now handicapping.

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

1st

17

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Cracking Rhapsody

10st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Has a solid profile and won by a neck in six-runner Class 3 over C&D (soft) a fortnight ago on his second handicap start; he also kept on nicely when second in a novice over Carlisle's stiff 2m1f (good to soft) in December and could prove well suited by this big-field handicap scenario and expected strong pace; his half-brother Cracking Destiny evolved into a useful performer for the yard and this 5yo is open to further progress; interesting.

14/1

1st

8

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:55 Kelso

Cracking Rhapsody

10st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Ewan Whillans

Won a 2m Hexham novice in November (heavy) and has improved on his two runs since, last time finishing second to Ginger Mail (4lb worse off) over C&D (soft); major player.

9/2

2nd

4

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:50 Kelso

Cracking Rhapsody

11st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Bumper winner who scored at Hexham (2m, heavy) in November on second hurdle start and was close second under a penalty at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft) last time; this lightly raced 5yo is a half-brother to useful stablemate Cracking Destiny and could continue to progress now handicapping.

3/1

Form: 75-721 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who returned to form when going very close at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft) in November, then went one better at Haydock (1m7f, heavy); he did it nicely last time and a 5lb rise may not prevent a follow-up.

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

4th

13

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

The Churchill Lad

10st 11lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Made all in small field at Haydock (1m7f, heavy) in December and bounced back from a blip here when second of seven at Catterick (1m7f, heavy) three weeks ago; versatile ground-wise; however, he's going back up in grade today and that may find him out.

25/1

2nd

4

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 3

15:30 Catterick

The Churchill Lad

11st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

took keen hold, led, raced in second after 2nd

5/1

3rd

3

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:50 Kelso

The Churchill Lad

11st 7lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Rebecca Menzies

Front-runner who returned to form when going very close at Musselburgh (1m7f, soft) in November, then went one better at Haydock (1m7f, heavy); he did it nicely last time and a 5lb rise may not prevent a follow-up.

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: 13-136 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Disappointing at Haydock three weeks ago but perhaps the heavy ground was too much; progressive previously, winning a C&D handicap (good to soft) before a creditable third at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft); has also shown promise on soft; lightly raced and could go well if handling conditions.

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

6

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:55 Kelso

Bois Guillbert

11st 1lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

C&D winner in October (good to soft) but has finished last on soft/heavy on two most recent starts (behind Ginger Mail latest); today's conditions may not be ideal.

16/1

4th

1

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:50 Kelso

Bois Guillbert

11st 8lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Disappointing at Haydock three weeks ago but perhaps the heavy ground was too much; progressive previously, winning a C&D handicap (good to soft) before a creditable third at Cheltenham (2m, good to soft); has also shown promise on soft; lightly raced and could go well if handling conditions.

4/1

6th

4

23rd Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 3

14:05 Haydock

Bois Guillbert

11st 11lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

in rear but in touch with leaders, struggling after 5th, weakened approaching last

9/2

Terms and conditions

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Payout
Exacta £98.00
Straight Forecast £110.20
Trifecta £214.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Churchill Lad

POSTDATA:

Russian Virtue

The Times:

Cracking Rhapsody

D Express:

Cracking Rhapsody

RP RATINGS:

The Churchill Lad

TOPSPEED:

The Churchill Lad

Telegraph:

The Churchill Lad

Daily Mirror:

The Churchill Lad

The Star:

Russian Virtue

Daily Record:

Russian Virtue