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16:35 Kelso

Good To Soft

Ponsse UK Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3960.75
  • 2m 7f 96y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Ponsse UK Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 3334P-

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Had jumping issues on both appearances in March and needs to put things right on that front here, but this return to a left-handed track ought to be in his favour and he's a big player in this uncompetitive race if judged on the form he showed when third three consecutive times (2m1f-3m) last autumn/winter.

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4

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 5

16:50 Carlisle

Baron Briggs

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Sandy Thomson

Didn't jump well enough in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Ayr three weeks ago and now 0-5 over fences but began this year with good thirds on soft ground at Musselburgh (2m4f) and Ayr (3m); major player if back on song here; tongue-tie refitted.

11/4

4th

7

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

16:00 Ayr

Baron Briggs

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Sandy Thomson

Has finished third in all four starts over fences, including when just over 2l behind Heritier De Sivola over C&D (soft) last month (2lb better off with that rival); cheekpieces given a go and Brian Hughes a positive booking, but he hasn't looked the most natural of jumpers so far which raises concerns.

6/1

16/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 8/95P-

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden; did not jump well enough when last of five on chasing debut at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) in March and has since been pulled up (albeit on heavy ground) at Hexham; may fare better on the quicker surface here but still looks too risky.

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8

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:30 Hexham

Derwent Dealer

10st 8lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Danny Brooke

Modest form over hurdles; didn't jump particularly well when last of five on chase debut at Sedgefield last month (3m3f, soft; first run after a wind op); bit to prove.

12/1

Form: PP6-22

Last run: 11 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in two hunter chases this month, latterly when second of four behind a 14yo at Perth (3m, good to soft) 11 days ago; evidently in good heart but needs to prove he can be competitive off his recently revised handicap mark (previous BHA rating was 23lb lower).

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Form: 1/2/9- D

Last run: 77 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner when fitted with cheekpieces in early 2022, latterly in quite valuable 3m series final, but returned from long absence with down-the-field run here in March and the headgear is again missing for this chasing debut; tricky to weigh up at present.

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9th

11

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

16:30 Kelso

Goodtimes Badtimes

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Sandy Thomson

A dual hurdles scorer early in 2022 but he's been off the track for 22 months since coming in a good second over 2m6f here; others are preferred on this occasion.

10/1

Form: 32/36-

Last run: 336 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

0-12 over hurdles and absent since 35l defeat at Hexham last June but went close off today's mark at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) last April and has possibilities if fully tuned up for this chasing debut.

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6th

1

25th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

Grand Du Nord

12st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last

11/2

3rd

4

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 4

13:50 Hexham

Grand Du Nord

11st 6lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

held up in rear

13/2

Form: P6PP-0

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Placed over hurdles at 250-1 at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft) 13 months ago but has not shown much since; upped in trip for today's chasing debut; big leap of faith required to support her.

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14th

10

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

18:20 Sedgefield

Izzy Bell

10st 5lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Maurice Barnes

Placed at 250-1 at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft) 13 months ago but has not shown a great deal since and is now 0-8 over hurdles; makes handicap debut after 134-day break.

50/1

0

3

28th Dec 2023

Good

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

14:15 Catterick

Izzy Bell

11st 0lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Placed at 250-1 at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft) in April but hasn't repeated the form and was beaten a long way out at Newcastle five weeks ago.

50/1

Form: 44994-

Last run: 73 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Did not show a great deal off lowly marks for Micky Hammond last season and is now 0-12 overall; blinkers the headgear of choice today; 5lb out of the weights; difficult to enthuse over.

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