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15:00 Kelso

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Support The Injured Jockeys Fund Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3696.7
  • 2m 5f 133y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Support The Injured Jockeys Fund Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 322

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

3-5 in Irish points and was only 14l behind the high-class Jeroboam Machin in a bumper there; remote seconds in two non-handicap hurdles for this yard but could turn a corner now chasing/handicapping.

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4th

5

8th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:40 Kelso

Raceview Road

10st 12lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

3-5 in points and improved to win on chase/handicap debut here last time (fourth won next time); should appreciate this trip and, although quicker ground to contend with, won both point starts on good to yielding; interesting from 5lb higher.

9/4

1st

6

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Raceview Road

11st 8lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

3-5 in Irish points and was only 14l behind the high-class Jeroboam Machin in a bumper there; remote seconds in two non-handicap hurdles for this yard but could turn a corner now chasing/handicapping.

7/1

2nd

5

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

15:05 Newcastle

Raceview Road

11st 7lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

3-5 in Irish points and was third to the high-class Jeroboam Machin in a bumper there; however, was beaten 26l into second over C&D three weeks ago and needs to leave that form behind.

4/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 7P8734 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Has come a fair way down the weights and the signs were a little more promising when beaten 12l at Carlisle last week (2m4f, heavy); still didn't really threaten from off the pace.

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2nd

5

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Grand Voyage

11st 11lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Has come a fair way down the weights and the signs were a little more promising when beaten 12l at Carlisle last week (2m4f, heavy); still didn't really threaten from off the pace.

7/1

4th

10

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

Class 2

15:22 Carlisle

Grand Voyage

10st 9lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Stuart Coltherd

Runner-up here last April and runs off a mark fully 18lb lower this afternoon; however, that's because he's been unable to get competitive on his six starts this season and he needs to turn things around.

20/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: P70433 BF

Last run: 82 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Not far away in his first two runs over fences at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) but his soft-ground form is less convincing, which might explain his below par effort there last time; needs conditions to dry out.

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5

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Empty Nest

11st 7lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

prominent

9/2

3rd

8

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Empty Nest

10st 12lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Not far away in his first two runs over fences at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) but his soft-ground form is less convincing, which might explain his below par effort there last time; needs conditions to dry out.

7/1

3rd

9

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

15:00 Catterick

Empty Nest

11st 7lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

Improvement when fourth on chase/handicap debut over C&D (good to soft) in November and took another step forward when staying on for close third over C&D (good to soft) last time; every chance this unexposed 6yo will continue to progress and he could play a leading role in a first-time tongue-tie.

5/1

Form: 4-8P42 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Poor strike-rate but returned to form when dividing Largy Train and Toombridge at Carlisle (2m5f, soft) two weeks ago; no certainty to build on that, mind.

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1st

11

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

The White Volcano

10st 10lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Wilf Storey

in rear

10/1

4th

12

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

The White Volcano

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Wilf Storey

Poor strike-rate but returned to form when dividing Largy Train and Toombridge at Carlisle (2m5f, soft) two weeks ago; no certainty to build on that, mind.

10/1

2nd

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Carlisle

The White Volcano

10st 9lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Wilf Storey

Ex-Irish veteran who has not won since 2019 and was out of form when last seen last spring; resumes on a tempting mark and 2m5f on this stiff right-handed track ought to suit him well, but it still takes a big leap of faith to support him.

10/1

Form: P56111 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Something has clicked having won his last three races from the front, latterly beating two of these at Carlisle (2m5f, soft); up another 7lb but only a 7yo and he's likeable.

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5th

4

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Largy Train

11st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Henry Hogarth

Something has clicked having won his last three races from the front, latterly beating two of these at Carlisle (2m5f, soft); up another 7lb but only a 7yo and he's likeable.

2/1

1st

1

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Carlisle

Largy Train

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Henry Hogarth

Soundly beaten in first two chases but was evidently suited by switch to much more positive tactics when scoring by 16l at Sedgefield (2m5f, soft) last month; recently followed up with hard-fought success at Hexham (2m4f, heavy), and must be considered in current form.

Evs

1st

1

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Largy Train

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Henry Hogarth

led, not fluent 3 out, headed after 2 out, disputing lead when mistake last, lost second run-in, rallied and kept on well to lead inside final 110yds, gamely

11/8

Form: -PP803

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Out of form over hurdles before finishing a 7.5l third to Largy Train on his switch to chasing in a handicap at Carlisle (2m5f, soft); could have his work cut out to reverse those placings but has each-way hopes.

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3

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

17:35 Hexham

Toombridge

11st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Ian Duncan

Yet to win in nine starts; fair third of six in a novice handicap at Carlisle on chase debut (2m5f, soft) and fair effort last time at Kelso (2m5f, soft); stamina to prove back at 3m (runner-up in a point in 2022).

6/1

6th

9

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Toombridge

10st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ian Duncan

Out of form over hurdles before finishing a 7.5l third to Largy Train on his switch to chasing in a handicap at Carlisle (2m5f, soft); could have his work cut out to reverse those placings but has each-way hopes.

12/1

3rd

2

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Carlisle

Toombridge

11st 8lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ian Duncan

Well beaten in two 3m Ayr handicap hurdles this year and now 0-7 in that sphere; has some Irish pointing experience to call upon on this chasing debut but remains difficult to enthuse over.

14/1

Form: 2-2144

Last run: 48 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

A 2l winner at Ayr in November (2m4f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) on his return from a break but hasn't shone since and ran in snatches last time; the tongue-tie tried there is soon removed and that could help.

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2nd

6

8th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:40 Kelso

Everyday Champagne

10st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Hurdle and dual chase winner who may not have been suited by soft ground on last two starts; conditions here should be more to liking and he's back on same mark as for last win.

10/1

7th

2

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Everyday Champagne

12st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

A 2l winner at Ayr in November (2m4f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) on his return from a break but hasn't shone since and ran in snatches last time; the tongue-tie tried there is soon removed and that could help.

6/1

4th

5

27th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Catterick

Everyday Champagne

11st 1lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Won by 2l after a break on stable debut at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) but Newcastle was disappointing and he's yet to prove himself on ground this soft; tongue-tie added.

7/1

Form: 12-34P

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

In good form last spring and he's capable of bouncing back from a no-show; mark is fine, as will be the trip and ground.

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10

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

17:00 Hexham

Ex SElance

10st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

C&D winner who scored off 4lb higher at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) last April but he's been out of sorts at biggish prices in his three runs this year and needs to get back on track.

25/1

7th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Ex SElance

10st 11lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

Both chase wins have been over 2m4f although has won a 3m point and was runner-up to Gibberwell in this race last season; not at his best recently; others stronger.

22/1

8th

11

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Ex SElance

10st 6lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

In good form last spring and he's capable of bouncing back from a no-show; mark is fine, as will be the trip and ground.

33/1

Form: 46833P D

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Long time since he won a race and this season's two thirds came at about 3m; ran poorly last time at Hexham.

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9th

1

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Keep Wondering

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Christopher Kellett

Long time since he won a race and this season's two thirds came at about 3m; ran poorly last time at Hexham.

25/1

1

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Keep Wondering

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Christopher Kellett

Without a win since 2021 but comes here after two very respectable thirds on slow ground at Carlisle (3m) this year and will appreciate this ease in grade; probably won't be far away.

8/1

3rd

2

7th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:55 Carlisle

Keep Wondering

11st 12lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Christopher Kellett

Winless since 2021 but he posted his best effort for current yard when third of eight over C&D 17 days ago; must enter calculations eased 1lb.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 636153

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Won from the front at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day; hasn't been entirely convincing over the fences in his last two runs but still finished close up at Ayr the last time; couldn't rule out.

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7th

6

11th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

17:45 Hexham

Indian Louis

11st 3lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent early, in touch with leaders before 3rd

12/1

3

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Indian Louis

11st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Won from the front at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day; hasn't been entirely convincing over the fences in his last two runs but still finished close up at Ayr the last time; couldn't rule out.

7/1

Form: 61-P44

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Two chase wins in France, over 2m4f and 2m2f; not that competitive over hurdles or fences since returning from a long absence and others appeal more.

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7

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

15:00 Kelso

Iwa

11st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Two chase wins in France, over 2m4f and 2m2f; not that competitive over hurdles or fences since returning from a long absence and others appeal more.

16/1

4th

3

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:02 Newcastle

Iwa

11st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Returned from long absence in January and encouraging fourth over hurdles here (2m1f, heavy) two weeks ago on second start back; won two chases when trained in France and he could play a leading role now back over fences.

9/1

4th

7

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

16:00 Newcastle

Iwa

10st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Back from absence when pulled up at 100-1 over hurdles at Catterick (2m3f, soft) last month; wore a tongue-tie for his two French chase wins in 2022 and it returns today (also has first-time hood), but he has plenty to prove.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £346.00
Straight Forecast £299.50
Tricast £1093.90
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Indian Louis

Telegraph:

Largy Train

RP RATINGS:

Grand Voyage

The Sun:

Empty Nest

The Star:

Raceview Road

Daily Mail:

Everyday Champagne

Daily Record:

The White Volcano

POSTDATA:

Indian Louis

The Times:

Indian Louis

D Express:

Largy Train

Daily Mirror:

Largy Train

The Guardian:

Grand Voyage