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14:55 Kelso

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Church House Investment Management Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £7921.5
  • 2m 0f 51y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Church House Investment Management Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.70

Form: -14122 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

11/2

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 2219-P D

Last run: 90 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Has won five of his nine races over hurdles; not disgraced in a strong handicap at Aintree on final start last season having won a 2m3f handicap at Bangor on previous start; pulled up over fences at Wetherby on only start this term; has since had wind surgery; chance back over hurdles.

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15th

2

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 103y

Class 2

17:15 Aintree

Jungle Jack

11st 13lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Five hurdle wins at 1m7f-2m3f, including on heavy; returned from wind surgery with a close call at Kelso in February but he didn't run much of a race at Bangor (where he'd won two of his previous three course starts) three weeks ago which puts him down the list this time.

33/1

6th

1

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 2

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Jungle Jack

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

5-10 over hurdles, including comfortable win in this race a year ago (good to soft); not much went to plan on seasonal/chase debut in the autumn but, following another break, he lost out only by a neck when back over hurdles at Kelso (2m, soft) last month; ought to be on the premises again.

7/2

2nd

1

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:55 Kelso

Jungle Jack

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Has won five of his nine races over hurdles; not disgraced in a strong handicap at Aintree on final start last season having won a 2m3f handicap at Bangor on previous start; pulled up over fences at Wetherby on only start this term; has since had wind surgery; chance back over hurdles.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 2P-201 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

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.

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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: 531321 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Has won two mares' handicaps this season, last time landing a four-runner event by 14l at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy); up 6lb in a stronger race; has an each-way chance.

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6th

1

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

17:05 Musselburgh

Ip Up

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Consistent mare who ran another solid race under a big weight at Fakenham three weeks ago (2m, good) and the winner ran third in last week's Sussex Champion Hurdle; returning to further asks a question of her but she gives the impression that she'll stay.

13/2

2nd

4

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 3

16:25 Fakenham

Ip Up

11st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Took trainer's five-year record here to 2-2 when running away with a C&D mares' 0-120 in November and has since added an identical Newcastle event, albeit on heavy; shaped as if still improving despite defeat in a Kelso contest not run to suit latest, and readily shortlisted once more.

7/2

4th

4

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:55 Kelso

Ip Up

11st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Has won two mares' handicaps this season, last time landing a four-runner event by 14l at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy); up 6lb in a stronger race; has an each-way chance.

6/1

Form: 6-2146 CD

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Won a C&D novice in October (good to soft) and fair form on both runs since, last time finishing sixth after pulling hard in a Musselburgh handicap when wearing a tongue-tie for the first time (retained); hood now tried; considered each-way.

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4th

6

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

14:37 Newcastle

Slugger

10st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

held up in rear, pushed along briefly after 4th, outpaced before 3 out, lost ground and no chance before 2 out

8/1

5th

7

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:55 Kelso

Slugger

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Iain Jardine

Won a C&D novice in October (good to soft) and fair form on both runs since, last time finishing sixth after pulling hard in a Musselburgh handicap when wearing a tongue-tie for the first time (retained); hood now tried; considered each-way.

14/1

6th

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 3

13:45 Musselburgh

Slugger

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 4th, struggling after 6th

14/1

Form: 413-35 D

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Has won over 2m and 2m3f and was a creditable third in a 3m Perth novice in April; decent fifth in a 2m3f Listed handicap at Navan on latest start; each-way chance but this sharp 2m may not be ideal.

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6th

2

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:55 Kelso

Carnfunnock

11st 8lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Has won over 2m and 2m3f and was a creditable third in a 3m Perth novice in April; decent fifth in a 2m3f Listed handicap at Navan on latest start; each-way chance but this sharp 2m may not be ideal.

5/2

5th

5

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:10 Navan

Carnfunnock

10st 13lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

prominent on inner early, soon steadied and dropped to midfield, brief headway approaching last, soon no impression

5/1

Form: 3-1364 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

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.

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4th

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Ayr

Bois Guillbert

12st 0lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

Won at Kelso last October (2m, good to soft); fair run next time, but has finished last on his two most recent starts; plenty to prove at present.

6/1

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

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Payout
Exacta £211.00
Straight Forecast £216.20
Tricast £668.90
Trifecta £954.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Cracking Rhapsody

RP RATINGS:

Ginger Mail

D Express:

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Telegraph:

Ip Up

TOPSPEED:

Cracking Rhapsody

POSTDATA:

Cracking Rhapsody

The Guardian:

Cracking Rhapsody

Daily Mirror:

Ilanz

The Sun:

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Daily Record:

Ip Up

The Times:

Ginger Mail

Daily Mail:

Ginger Mail

The Star:

Ginger Mail