November 24 / 12.48 Kelso

12.48

Soft

Racing TV Black Friday Is Coming Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 0f 51y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Racing TV Black Friday Is Coming Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 47-2

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Ability at ordinary level in bumpers and shaped with promise when second to a previous winner (pair clear) on hurdle debut (2m, good to soft); softer ground unlikely to be an issue and is a player.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

26th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

14:50 Kelso

Chapel Green

10st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

disputed lead, led from 3rd, went clear after 2 out, comfortably

8/1

1st

5

26th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

14:50 Kelso

Chapel Green

10st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Defied a 5lb higher mark at Hexham (1m7f, soft) last October on chase debut; not in the same form since, though not disgraced with cheekpieces enlisted last two outings; best results have been on softer than good.

8/1

5th

4

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

16:35 Hexham

Chapel Green

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in last, not fluent 7th, soon struggling

8/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 245-2

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed ability in bumpers, including on reappearance last month; however, plenty of stamina on dam's side and might find this an inadequate stamina test on hurdle debut.
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4

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:15 Southwell

Chase A Fortune

11st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

Won Catterick handicap on chase debut in February and fair efforts since, last time third off this mark at Hexham (2m, good); considered.

7/1

3rd

3

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

16:35 Hexham

Chase A Fortune

11st 2lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Chris Grant

disputed lead early, prominent before 2nd, led 5th

7/1

3rd

3

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

16:35 Hexham

Chase A Fortune

11st 2lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Chris Grant

disputed lead early, prominent before 2nd, led 5th

7/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 5RFP-2

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
More letters than numbers in form figures and refused to race on second intended start; posted best effort at Hexham last time but remains to be seen whether that will be built on.
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3rd

7

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 2f 25y

Class 4

15:20 Kelso

Arcandy

10st 13lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Stuart Coltherd

Made very inauspicious start to hurdling career last season (once refused to race and once looked reluctant to jump off) but fared considerably better when placed in two 2m novice races in November (one here, both on soft); still comes with risk attached on this handicap debut, but she has the raw ability to be very competitive.

10/1

3rd

9

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

12:48 Kelso

Arcandy

10st 7lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

held up in last

10/1

2nd

1

4th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

14:23 Hexham

Arcandy

11st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Stuart Coltherd

Third in a point-to-point bumper in April 2021 but has shown more temperament than ability over hurdles (refused to race once and was reluctant to race last time); hard to fancy.

66/1

Form: 53-3

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Ability in bumpers and shaped like a stayer on hurdle debut over C&D last month; open to improvement but bit of a surprise if there aren't one or two too good again.
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3rd

7

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

18:20 Hexham

Ninetofive

11st 2lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

prominent

3/1

9th

9

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:00 Perth

Ninetofive

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Lightly raced 6yo who showed the benefit of wind surgery to go close in a 2m maiden on heavy ground at Hexham; this longer trip should suit on his handicap debut and is not ruled out.

4/1

2nd

7

16th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

13:50 Hexham

Ninetofive

11st 6lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Signs of ability in both starts over hurdles, latterly when favourite for an ordinary Kelso novice (since had wind surgery); would have been a deal better off with a few of these were this a handicap.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-

Last run: 242 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Shaped with promise on debut in a Carlisle bumper in March and, although this trip is likely to be on the sharp side for this hurdle debut, he's one to be interested in.
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9

14th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

15:00 Southwell

Coniston Clouds

11st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

midfield

9/2

9

14th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

15:00 Southwell

Coniston Clouds

11st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

midfield

9/2

3rd

9

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Ayr

Coniston Clouds

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Lightly raced 8yo who began this season with clearcut win on chasing debut at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) in November; fell on only subsequent outing (in January) but will be fine on today's forecast soft ground and could still have a lot more to offer over fences.

7/2

Form: 58-5

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Limitations exposed in bumper and on both outings over hurdles; easy to overlook on these terms.
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7th

8

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:45 Musselburgh

So Many Roads

11st 1lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

in touch with leaders on outer

7/1

5th

8

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

12:45 Kelso

So Many Roads

10st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Donald Whillans

Lacks a change of gear and conditions were heavy for sole success, over 2m4f at Ayr last winter; found wanting when tried over nearly 3m last time; others appeal more.

6/1

4th

1

23rd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

13:15 Newcastle

So Many Roads

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Donald Whillans

Scored on handicap debut at Ayr (2m4f, heavy) in January and ran well for a long way when sixth of 19 at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) on recent seasonal reappearance; could easily have untapped potential over today's longer trip; high on the list.

3/1

Form: 2-26

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Similar level of form on both outings over hurdles and she'll likely have to improve if she's to get off the mark this time.
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6

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Reve De Niamh

11st 3lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Iain Jardine

Still to win a race but she showed improved form when upped to 3m at Ayr in February (good to soft; cheekpieces first time, retained); up 3lb but still has time to do better.

13/2

2nd

5

27th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:25 Ayr

Reve De Niamh

11st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Iain Jardine

Runner-up in a bumper and on hurdling debut last year but soundly beaten in first three handicap hurdles (2m-2m4f) and not really bred to benefit from today's step up in trip; cheekpieces (worn three starts ago) are given another whirl.

20/1

7th

6

14th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:45 Ayr

Reve De Niamh

11st 3lb

J: Lewis Dobb

T: Iain Jardine

Showed promise when runner-up in a bumper and on hurdle debut at Sedgefield (2m4f, good to soft); things have gone rather pear-shaped since but heavy ground is a possible excuse for latest two defeats; had wind surgery since; not dismissed.

25/1

Form: 25-3

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has shown ability in bumpers and, although not disgraced on hurdle debut last month, he'll have to raise his game if he's to get off the mark this time.
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11th

3

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Eloi Du Puy

11st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Has made excellent progress since the autumn, winning three times over C&D (good to soft-soft) and once at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft); held on only by a short head from Forged Well here last month and is another 4lb higher today but might still be on the upgrade.

13/2

11th

3

15th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 2

16:00 Kelso

Eloi Du Puy

11st 12lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: N W Alexander

Has made excellent progress since the autumn, winning three times over C&D (good to soft-soft) and once at Carlisle (2m3f, good to soft); held on only by a short head from Forged Well here last month and is another 4lb higher today but might still be on the upgrade.

13/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Stepped up on previous efforts when winning Irish point (overall form ordinary) by a wide margin in April and since sold for £30,000; interesting to see how he goes in the market on this rules debut/first run for yard.
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5

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

12:48 Kelso

Gametime

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Stepped up on previous efforts when winning Irish point (overall form ordinary) by a wide margin in April and since sold for £30,000; interesting to see how he goes in the market on this rules debut/first run for yard.

4/1

Form: 7

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Big price and soundly beaten over 2m6f at this venue on debut; down markedly in trip with plenty to prove.
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9th

15

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

20:25 Hexham

Something Golden

10st 8lb

J: Miss Alex Garven

T: Victor Thompson

took keen hold, led

25/1

9th

15

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

20:25 Hexham

Something Golden

10st 8lb

J: Miss Alex Garven

T: Victor Thompson

took keen hold, led

25/1

5th

5

24th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

13:50 Perth

Something Golden

11st 6lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Victor Thompson

in touch with leaders

200/1

Non-runners

Gametime

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £52.40
Straight Forecast £55.09
Trifecta £355.60

Selections

The Guardian:

Chapel Green

SPOTLIGHT:

Coniston Clouds

POSTDATA:

Eloi Du Puy

RP Ratings:

Arcandy

The Times:

Eloi Du Puy

Daily Mirror:

Chapel Green

The Sun:

Chapel Green

The Star:

Chapel Green

Daily Record:

Chapel Green

Telegraph:

Coniston Clouds

Daily Mail:

Coniston Clouds

D Express:

Coniston Clouds

TOPSPEED:

Arcandy