January 15 / 13.30 Kelso

13.30 Kelso

Soft

racingtv.com/freetrial Handicap Chase (Go North Monet’s Garden Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 5f 133y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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racingtv.com/freetrial Handicap Chase (Go North Monet’s Garden Series Qualifier)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain and snow

Form: 1/2-PP D

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
11yo who was pulled up towards the end of last year on both starts since a long absence; has plenty to prove but this is a sizeable drop back in grade and he's one to watch in the betting.
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6th

5

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

14:35 Newcastle

Fortified Bay

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Jennie Candlish

Pulled up on first two outings after a long absence but made all to cause 20-1 surprise when dropped in grade at Kelso (2m5f, heavy) this month; quickly moves back up to Class 3 today but remains well handicapped on older form and has a C&D win on his CV.

10/1

1st

1

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:30 Kelso

Fortified Bay

12st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

11yo who was pulled up towards the end of last year on both starts since a long absence; has plenty to prove but this is a sizeable drop back in grade and he's one to watch in the betting.

16/1

9

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:45 Wetherby

Fortified Bay

10st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Good second at Haydock (2m4f, soft) in May 2021 but not seen again until pulling up there 26 days ago; can only be watched after that.

25/1

Form: 52-364 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
11yo who is 0-15 in Britain and has to produce more than he managed on his two outings towards the end of last year; however, his reduced mark appeals on last spring's form and he's not discounted.
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2nd

10

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:30 Kelso

Caboy

10st 7lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Lucinda Russell

11yo who is 0-15 in Britain and has to produce more than he managed on his two outings towards the end of last year; however, his reduced mark appeals on last spring's form and he's not discounted.

8/1

4th

3

22nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

15:30 Ayr

Caboy

11st 12lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent

8/1

6th

2

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

14:40 Ayr

Caboy

11st 11lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Yet to win in Britain but ran well in two chases here (2m5f/2m4f) in cheekpieces in the spring; had another wind op (his third) during seven-month break; versatile regarding ground and will appreciate today's ease in grade; major player if fully tuned up.

7/1

Form: 12P4-P

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
His jumping can lack fluency and he was pulled up here last month; however, he may have needed that reappearance and is now 6lb lower than when second in this last year (good to soft); has won on heavy; not discounted.
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3rd

7

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:30 Kelso

Deep Charm

11st 2lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

His jumping can lack fluency and he was pulled up here last month; however, he may have needed that reappearance and is now 6lb lower than when second in this last year (good to soft); has won on heavy; not discounted.

11/2

5

4th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

12:35 Kelso

Deep Charm

11st 2lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

Below par on final two runs last term when his jumping lacked fluency; however, he returns having had a wind op and is on a competitive mark on last season's best form, including here; could be thereabouts if jumping well.

5/1

Form: 647-6P CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
11yo who has been tailed off/pulled up on both starts this season and has plenty to prove; however, this C&D winner has dropped to a dangerous mark and shouldn't be written off.
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4th

9

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:30 Kelso

Well Above Par

11st 1lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

11yo who has been tailed off/pulled up on both starts this season and has plenty to prove; however, this C&D winner has dropped to a dangerous mark and shouldn't be written off.

10/1

9

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

13:03 Kelso

Well Above Par

10st 5lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Front-runner who has done all his winning over 2m4f+; ended last season with a disappointing run and capitulated very tamely when back in action last month; comes here with quite a bit to prove.

33/1

6th

7

26th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

12:30 Newcastle

Well Above Par

11st 4lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Inconsistent last season and well beaten at Carlisle when last seen in March; however, he's off the same mark as when winning at Carlisle (2m4f, good to soft) last November, which came after a break and wind surgery, and he's not ruled out on this first outing since another wind op.

12/1

Form: 4/5532 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 11lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
12yo who has been beaten on his last 11 starts stretching back to October 2019 but he was a solid second off this mark at Musselburgh (3m, soft) last month and should be fine now back down in trip; can be in the mix.
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5th

5

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:30 Kelso

Touch Kick

11st 11lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Simon West

12yo who has been beaten on his last 11 starts stretching back to October 2019 but he was a solid second off this mark at Musselburgh (3m, soft) last month and should be fine now back down in trip; can be in the mix.

4/1

2nd

1

5th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 4

15:10 Musselburgh

Touch Kick

12st 0lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Simon West

Beaten 7l and 18l on his two starts this autumn but those were respectable performances at Carlisle (3m, good) and Sedgefield (3m3f, soft), where he faded late on, and this sharp 3m could prove ideal.

15/2

3rd

2

3rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 4

14:47 Sedgefield

Touch Kick

12st 0lb

J: John Kington

T: Simon West

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

7/1

Form: 47262-

Last run: 354 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
First run for Lizzie Quinlan since she took over from her mother Barbara Butterworth; he's been absent since last January and it's a long time since he won, but he's had wind surgery and is not ruled out off a handy mark.
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2

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:30 Kelso

Thatsy

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Lizzie Quinlan

First run for Lizzie Quinlan since she took over from her mother Barbara Butterworth; he's been absent since last January and it's a long time since he won, but he's had wind surgery and is not ruled out off a handy mark.

13/2

10

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 3

13:23 Newcastle

Thatsy

10st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Lizzie Quinlan

First run for Lizzie Quinlan since she took over from her mother Barbara Butterworth; he's been absent since last January and returns in a competitive race, but he's had wind surgery and is not ruled out off a handy mark.

20/1

Form: 525-46

Last run: 87 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Well handicapped on best form for Tom Lacey but he was below par last January on his final start for that yard and has failed to shine on his first two runs for this stable; needs to raise his game.
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7th

8

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 3

15:15 Catterick

Velasco

11st 1lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

jumped right throughout, held up in last, ridden 4 out, minor headway from 2 out, never on terms

16/1

3

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:30 Kelso

Velasco

11st 11lb

J: Dillan Hurst

T: Susan Corbett

Well handicapped on best form for Tom Lacey but he was below par last January on his final start for that yard and has failed to shine on his first two runs for this stable; needs to raise his game.

14/1

Form: 2P2-7P CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Tailed off over hurdles on reappearance in October and pulled up over fences at Newcastle on Boxing Day; it's hard to be confident on the back of that but he's capable of bouncing back to form out of the blue and is 6lb lower than when runner-up here last April; capable of a big run.
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4

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:30 Kelso

Crixus’s Escape

11st 11lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Gillian Boanas

Tailed off over hurdles on reappearance in October and pulled up over fences at Newcastle on Boxing Day; it's hard to be confident on the back of that but he's capable of bouncing back to form out of the blue and is 6lb lower than when runner-up here last April; capable of a big run.

16/1

2

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

14:35 Newcastle

Crixus’s Escape

12st 0lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

prominent, lost ground from 3rd, towards rear before 6th

20/1

3

26th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

12:30 Newcastle

Crixus’s Escape

11st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Gillian Boanas

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Form: P45U-2

Last run: 73 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
His best form has come over 3m and beyond but the testing conditions here could compensate; reappeared with good second at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) in November, where a bad mistake two out was costly, and he's a key player if avoiding similar mishap; a first-time visor replaces cheekpieces.
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4th

4

29th Jan 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 4

13:15 Southwell

Dragonfruit

11st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Career-best form when winning a 3m handicap chase at Bangor (good to soft) last season and a late mistake was costly when runner-up on his return (3m3f); has the cheekpieces back on after disappointing in a first-time visor two weeks ago; should threaten.

3/1

6

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:30 Kelso

Dragonfruit

11st 9lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

His best form has come over 3m and beyond but the testing conditions here could compensate; reappeared with good second at Sedgefield (3m3f, soft) in November, where a bad mistake two out was costly, and he's a key player if avoiding similar mishap; a first-time visor replaces cheekpieces.

5/2

2nd

4

3rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 4

14:47 Sedgefield

Dragonfruit

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

jumped right on occasions, led narrowly, not fluent when briefly headed 11th, good jump 15th, shaken up when bad mistake 2 out, pushed along when headed approaching last, soon no extra

4/1

Form: -154PP

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Won at Hexham (2m4f, good to soft) in September and has also scored on heavy ground; on a handy mark but has been pulled up the last twice and needs to get back on track.
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8

15th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:30 Kelso

Straight Swap

11st 1lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Andrew Hamilton

Won at Hexham (2m4f, good to soft) in September and has also scored on heavy ground; on a handy mark but has been pulled up the last twice and needs to get back on track.

16/1

7

2nd Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:15 Ayr

Straight Swap

10st 13lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Andrew Hamilton

Came good over fences with hard-fought success in four-runnner race at Hexham (2m4f, good to soft) in September but that form isn't anything to get excited about and he has found things tougher since; others preferred.

20/1

10

19th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

12:40 Haydock

Straight Swap

10st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Andrew Hamilton

Has run well at up to 3m3f and he won a four-runner 2m4f handicap at Hexham in September; hasn't threatened the next twice, however, and looks up against it from 4lb out of the weights.

33/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £135.95
Tricast £704.81

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dragonfruit

TOPSPEED:

Caboy

D Express:

Deep Charm

Daily Record:

Touch Kick

The Star:

Well Above Par

RP Ratings:

Dragonfruit

The Times:

Dragonfruit

Telegraph:

Dragonfruit

Daily Mirror:

Dragonfruit

The Sun:

Dragonfruit

POSTDATA:

Caboy