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16:32 Kelso

Soft

Royal Caledonian Hunt Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7921.5
  • 2m 1f 14y
  • Class 3
  • 4 runners
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Royal Caledonian Hunt Handicap Chase

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38

Form: P4-441 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Took advantage of a career-low mark to win at Sedgefield last time (2m1f, soft); back up 5lb but these conditions suit; big shout.

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

1st

3

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

17:10 Kelso

Escapeandevade

11st 11lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

Made all at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) in January in reapplied cheekpieces (retained since) and also won in good style over this C&D a fortnight ago (soft; got a lead that time); up 5lb for last time; strong claims.

5/2

1st

2

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:32 Kelso

Escapeandevade

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

mounted in chute and taken down early, led early, headed but raced in second after 1st, not fluent 8th, switched right and smooth headway to lead before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on well run-in, won going away

11/8

1st

2

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Sedgefield

Escapeandevade

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: James Ewart

made all, set steady pace, joined briefly 4th

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-5654 CD

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in March 2022, but last win was over 2m4f on heavy at Carlisle last March; solid run over 2m7f here last time (soft) when fourth to prolific winner Special Rate (runs in the 4.00); this shorter trip a concern but he is worth considering.

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

2nd

8

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

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11st 3lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Tends to come good in the spring, winning at Carlisle (2m4f, heavy) last March and back on the scoresheet at Ayr (2m4f, good) three weeks ago; did it readily in a small field last time and remains feasibly treated back up 4lb; he's on the shortlist.

10/1

1st

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:43 Ayr

Dubai Days

11st 8lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

held up in rear, not fluent 13th, pushed along and steady headway from 4 out, left in lead 3 out, pushed along 2 out, went clear approaching last, good jump last, comfortably

3/1

Form: 51U/32 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish; strong-pulling front runner; went up 22lb after making all to win a Thurles maiden hurdle by 43l in March 2022 (2m1f, yielding); pulled hard in novice handicap chases on his two starts for current yard on return from a 621-day break this term, finishing last of three and last of two; plenty to prove.

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

1st

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:33 Ayr

Salamanca Bay

12st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

made all and travelled strongly, not fluent 1st, jumped right 2nd, not fluent 5th, going easily 3 out, good jump and went clear 2 out, shaken up run-in, unchallenged

9/4

3rd

4

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:32 Kelso

Salamanca Bay

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

took keen hold, raced in third early, rapid headway to lead after 1st, jumped right 5th, clear when jumped slightly right 7th, reduced lead 3 out, headed before 2 out, lost second before last, weakened gradually run-in

7/2

Form: -12715 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish; has won on soft ground, but best form has been on good/good to soft, including his wins at Newcastle (2m4f, good) and Cartmel (2m5f, good to soft) last year; well beaten at Wetherby last month (2m3f, soft) when rider reported he was too free; this shorter trip might suit.

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

3rd

5

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:45 Wetherby

Marshalled

11st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Better chaser than hurdler, last win being in a Cartmel handicap chase in August (2m5f, good to soft); well beaten last twice; could go well but better on faster ground than is forecast.

7/2

4th

1

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:32 Kelso

Marshalled

11st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

prominent early, raced in third after 1st, outpaced from 4 out, lost third after 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

8/1

5th

5

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:25 Wetherby

Marshalled

11st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

10yo who makes his first start since last August but he did well for his new yard last year, winning twice (2m4f/2m5f, good/good to soft), and he's also effective on soft; the betting may be informative on his return.

8/1

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