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16:30 Kelso

Soft

Le Garcon d’Or Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 2f 25y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Le Garcon d’Or Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 1-6133 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

10lb higher than for last year's win in this race but went in again over C&D in December when much too good for a subsequent winner; latest Ayr third also respectable and returning here has to be a bonus.

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

1st

1

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Atlantic Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

10lb higher than for last year's win in this race but went in again over C&D in December when much too good for a subsequent winner; latest Ayr third also respectable and returning here has to be a bonus.

9/2

3rd

5

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Ayr

Atlantic Dancer

11st 5lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Won a novice handicap over C&D in 2022 (soft); has since won three more races over hurdles, the last two mares' handicaps over 2m2f at Kelso; went up 8lb for latest win (December); others look better treated.

8/1

3rd

3

30th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

16:10 Newcastle

Atlantic Dancer

11st 9lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Has won three of her last five and powered clear to beat Ip Up by 10l at Kelso (2m2f, heavy; fine on good to soft and good) last time out; an 8lb rise seems justified.

7/4

7/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: P4572

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

The new visor triggered an improved performance when runner-up in just her second handicap at Catterick (2m6f, heavy) in February; up 2lb in a higher grade here and that might find her out even if as good again.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Bridgetjoans

10st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Simon Waugh

The new visor triggered an improved performance when runner-up in just her second handicap at Catterick (2m6f, heavy) in February; up 2lb in a higher grade here and that might find her out even if as good again.

7/1

2nd

7

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

Bridgetjoans

11st 1lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Simon Waugh

Soundly beaten when 66-1 for last month's handicap debut at Newcastle (2m6f, heavy); remains unexposed but needs combination of first-time visor and less-testing ground to enable significant improvement here.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: -2391P

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won a Chepstow novice (2m, heavy) in first-time cheekpieces but then ran a very laboured race on her handicap debut at Exeter; she's better than that and well treated on some form.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Chosen Hero

11st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

Won a Chepstow novice (2m, heavy) in first-time cheekpieces but then ran a very laboured race on her handicap debut at Exeter; she's better than that and well treated on some form.

13/2

4

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:33 Exeter

Chosen Hero

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

Point and bumper winner who got off the mark at the fourth attempt over hurdles in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Chepstow (2m, heavy) last month; could play another leading role on this handicap debut.

7/2

Form: 6222

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Stayed well on the Flat; no match for the winner on her handicap debut at Doncaster (2m, heavy) but ran a respectable race and it's still early days over hurdles.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

9

8th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

15:45 Kelso

Spit Spot

10st 6lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual AW Flat winner at round 1m6f; has improved since going handicapping over hurdles, best run when 10l-second to an improver in mares' race at Doncaster in March (2m, heavy; winner now rated 14lb higher); may improve again on this better ground.

12/1

4th

2

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Spit Spot

11st 12lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Stayed well on the Flat; no match for the winner on her handicap debut at Doncaster (2m, heavy) but ran a respectable race and it's still early days over hurdles.

7/2

Form: P44221

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Dug deep to win her first race last time at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) and the horse she beat went into that race in good form; 6lb higher here with her out of the weights but hard to dismiss.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Celestial Fashion

10st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Ian Duncan

Dug deep to win her first race last time at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy) and the horse she beat went into that race in good form; 6lb higher here with her out of the weights but hard to dismiss.

5/2

5

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 5

14:35 Newcastle

Celestial Fashion

10st 6lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Ian Duncan

Now 0-15 but she's consistent enough and hasn't been far away the last twice in 2m1f soft-ground handicaps at Sedgefield; should be able to nick one of these sooner or later.

5/1

Form: 637-63

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Maiden under both codes; twice placed over hurdles but was only seventh in this 12 months ago; heavy ground an excuse when a very remote third last time but others have more going for them.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

10th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

19:30 Sedgefield

Lady Hamilton

11st 0lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Wilf Storey

Easily reeled in after building up a lead at Kelso (2m2f, soft) last month and now 0-7 over hurdles but ought to be better suited by the quicker ground here; not ruled out.

14/1

6th

6

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Lady Hamilton

10st 5lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Wilf Storey

Maiden under both codes; twice placed over hurdles but was only seventh in this 12 months ago; heavy ground an excuse when a very remote third last time but others have more going for them.

20/1

Form: 3514

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Narrow winner of a Huntingdon maiden (2m, soft) and ran perfectly well under a penalty against higher-rated opposition at Kempton (good to soft); brings potential into handicaps off this sort of mark.

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4

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Lexies Moon

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Laura Horsfall

Narrow winner of a Huntingdon maiden (2m, soft) and ran perfectly well under a penalty against higher-rated opposition at Kempton (good to soft); brings potential into handicaps off this sort of mark.

9/2

4th

3

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Kempton

Lexies Moon

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Laura Horsfall

prominent, not fluent 2 out, weakening when left in fourth last

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £162.00
Straight Forecast £158.80
Trifecta £1041.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Atlantic Dancer

The Times:

Spit Spot

The Guardian:

Celestial Fashion

LAMBOURN:

Chosen Hero

Telegraph:

Spit Spot

Daily Record:

Spit Spot

The Star:

Chosen Hero

D Express:

Celestial Fashion

Daily Mirror:

Celestial Fashion

TOPSPEED:

Atlantic Dancer

POSTDATA:

Atlantic Dancer

Daily Mail:

Atlantic Dancer