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Book For Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase (Go North Red Rum Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 3m 0f 20y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Book For Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase (Go North Red Rum Series Qualifier)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain and snow

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: -3P634

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Raced mainly on ground slower than good; scored off 3lb higher last season and was seemingly back in good form when staying-on fourth over C&D (good to soft) last month; features prominently in calculations.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Without Conviction

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

3m Ayr winner last March and runner-up twice over about 2m5f/2m4f in the autumn; needs to bounce back from a heavy defeat at Kelso on latest outing and now has cheekpieces first time; more appeal than most.

9/2

7th

9

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

13:50 Kelso

Without Conviction

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Runner-up twice in a row in the autumn (C&D/2m4f, good/soft) before fair fourth of five here (3m2f, soft), when not quite seeing out the trip; every chance she'll be in the mix now back down in distance.

15/2

4th

3

29th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

15:20 Kelso

Without Conviction

11st 8lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Dual chase winner who has finished behind Hidden Commander (due to run in 2.45 over hurdles) on last two starts; stays 3m and worth a try at this trip; along with Camp Belan gives trainer a strong hand.

7/2

12/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 7/6479

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten in all four chases this season and comes here with a lot to prove but has become dangerously well handicapped on hurdling form and will be suited by today's trip; can't be ruled out.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

3

18th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 138y

Class 4

15:20 Musselburgh

No Regrets

11st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Nicky Richards

Has done very well in these cheekpieces, winning twice in the first half of last year (3m, soft/good) and finishing a close second at Kelso (2m7f, good to soft) in November last time out; every chance he'll be bang there.

7/2

8/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: P87318 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Rallied gamely to win small-field event at Kelso (2m7f, heavy) in January but didn't run his race at Carlisle last month and may find today's forecast ground a bit too lively; others preferred.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

15:25 Hexham

To The Limit

10st 7lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Stuart Coltherd

Both his wins have come in 2m7f chase handicaps at Kelso (good to soft/heavy); his latest success was a brave win in January but that was in a small field and he's been well held in his three completed starts since; down the list.

20/1

11th

13

17th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

14:45 Kelso

To The Limit

10st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Stuart Coltherd

led, headed but prominent after 1st

16/1

6

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle

To The Limit

10st 8lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Stuart Coltherd

in touch with leaders on inner, not fluent and lost position 8th, soon recovered

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 35-523 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Yet fully to convince stamina-wise over 3m but has been placed on both starts this year (2m5f/2m4f) and seems quite versatile regarding ground; ought to make his presence felt.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

9

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

14:15 Market Rasen

Bitasweetsymphony

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Sam Allwood

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, outpaced before 5 out, weakened after 4 out

16/1

5th

6

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 5

13:50 Ludlow

Bitasweetsymphony

10st 7lb

J: Mr Benjamin Abbott

T: Sam Allwood

Sole win (22 races under rules) came over fences in December 2021; well down the weights now and he was placed twice early this year but pulled up on final start last season (made mistakes in first-time blinkers) and same again on reappearance three weeks ago; bit to prove.

10/1

0

5

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Bitasweetsymphony

10st 7lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Sam Allwood

took keen hold, prominent, weakening when mistake 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

10/1

Form: -25535

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Scored off today's mark at Sedgefield (3m3f, good to soft) last April and put a couple of substandard runs behind her when placed in first-time cheekpieces at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) in January but ran poorly when returned to Sedgefield last time and needs to bounce back again here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

8

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

15:10 Ayr

Well Cliche

10st 5lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Martin Todhunter

Scored off today's mark at Sedgefield (3m3f, good to soft) last April and put a couple of substandard runs behind her when placed in first-time cheekpieces at Newcastle (2m4f, soft) in January but ran poorly when returned to Sedgefield last time and needs to bounce back again here.

12/1

5th

7

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:45 Sedgefield

Well Cliche

10st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Martin Todhunter

in rear

8/1

3rd

6

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

15:43 Newcastle

Well Cliche

10st 7lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

prominent on inner, disputed lead 4th, led 6th

8/1

Form: U-2P44 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Fair chaser at his best but has regressed and become very inconsistent; on a very good mark now and ran quite well two starts ago but looked very laboured when last of four at Newcastle last month and needs today's headgear switch to perk him up.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Dragonfruit

11st 13lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

prominent, lost position 5th, dropped to rear and niggled along briefly 6th, outpaced 8th, lost touch 10th

7/1

4th

3

9th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 4

13:35 Sedgefield

Dragonfruit

11st 8lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

jumped right on occasions, led, overjumped 10th, headed 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, overjumped and pecked on landing 2 out, hung left and weakened approaching last

2/1

Form: P5-544 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Three-time chase winner, most recently off 3lb higher mark just over a year ago, but well below best form during light campaign this season; struggled when last of four in a mares' race last month; revival needed.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

15:10 Ayr

Chanting Hill

12st 2lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Three-time chase winner, most recently off 3lb higher mark just over a year ago, but well below best form during light campaign this season; struggled when last of four in a mares' race last month; revival needed.

8/1

4th

4

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

15:40 Catterick

Chanting Hill

10st 13lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

Ran well when second of three in this last year (good ground) and went one better over C&D (soft) next time; has failed to fire since but perhaps a wind op will have done the trick and she's off her last winning mark.

7/1

4th

5

3rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 4

14:47 Sedgefield

Chanting Hill

11st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: N W Alexander

prominent, lost ground after 6th, slow jump 7th, shaken up and lost position after 16th

5/1

Form: 557125 D BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Scored on chasing debut at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) in November and probably bettered that performance when second at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) the following month; below form on good ground four weeks ago but remains one to be interested in.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

15:10 Ayr

Future Benefits

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rebecca Menzies

Scored on chasing debut at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) in November and probably bettered that performance when second at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) the following month; below form on good ground four weeks ago but remains one to be interested in.

3/1

5th

4

9th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 5

14:15 Doncaster

Future Benefits

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Rebecca Menzies

Point winner who improved for the switch to fences when winning at Newcastle (2m7f, soft) in November, and good second at Market Rasen (3m, good to soft) since; could progress further and he has leading claims.

15/8

Form: 7P0

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Unplaced in five Irish points last year and showed no significant promise in three soft-ground novice/maiden hurdles in January (2m3f-2m4f); makes chase/handicap debut from 6lb out of the weights and with first-time cheekpieces fitted; considered only if lively in the betting.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:10 Hexham

Court Justice

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

6lb out of the handicap today; well beaten in points and his four rules runs, most recently pulled up in first-time cheekpieces (retained) on chase/handicap debut at Ayr (3m, good); however, that latest result doesn't tell anything like the full story as he jumped well in front for a long way before tiring rapidly in the straight; this drop back in trip could be ideal.

9/2

9

10th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 20y

Class 5

15:10 Ayr

Court Justice

10st 2lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Unplaced in five Irish points last year and showed no significant promise in three soft-ground novice/maiden hurdles in January (2m3f-2m4f); makes chase/handicap debut from 6lb out of the weights and with first-time cheekpieces fitted; considered only if lively in the betting.

16/1

12th

5

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:15 Catterick

Court Justice

11st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Failed to threaten in points and he's been tailed off/pulled up at big odds on his first two hurdle starts.

100/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £20.70
Straight Forecast £22.94
Tricast £248.68
Trifecta £463.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Without Conviction

SPOTLIGHT:

Future Benefits

Daily Mail:

Bitasweetsymphony

The Times:

Future Benefits

The Sun:

Future Benefits

POSTDATA:

Without Conviction

Telegraph:

Without Conviction

The Guardian:

Without Conviction

D Express:

Without Conviction

Daily Record:

Without Conviction

Daily Mirror:

Bitasweetsymphony

The Star:

Bitasweetsymphony