May 28 / 17.15 Kelso

17.15

Good To Firm

Borders Growers & Distillers Corinthian Spirit “Grassroots” Hunters’ Chase Series Final

  • Prize money: £5797.2
  • 3m 2f 39y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Borders Growers & Distillers Corinthian Spirit “Grassroots” Hunters’ Chase Series Final

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £1.80

Form: /9/P-2

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Has a solid record, mostly in points, for current trainer; shaped well at Cheltenham (3m2f) on the return to hunter chase company, eventually running out of steam (still finished second) having looked the likely winner when going clear after three out; interesting over this sharper test.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 2f 39y

Class 3

17:15 Kelso

Slievegar

11st 12lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Philip Rowley

Has a solid record, mostly in points, for current trainer; shaped well at Cheltenham (3m2f) on the return to hunter chase company, eventually running out of steam (still finished second) having looked the likely winner when going clear after three out; interesting over this sharper test.

5/2

7

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

17:00 Huntingdon

Slievegar

11st 12lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Philip Rowley

2nd

8

5th May 2023

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:25 Cheltenham

Slievegar

11st 12lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Philip Rowley

No show in the same maiden hunter chase at Cartmel (2021-22) on only previous runs over regulation fences; readily opposed despite finding his level in recent points.

16/1

Form: 3/U4-1

Last run: 11 days

W: 12st 1lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Opened his hunter chase account at Perth (3m; got up on line) 11 days ago, despite his advancing years; however, he's worse off with third-placed Steely Addition on the revised terms and finished 21l behind that rival in this race last year; no certainty to follow up the Perth win.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 2f 39y

Class 3

17:15 Kelso

Shanroe Street

12st 1lb

J: Mr Gregor Walkingshaw

T: G Walkingshaw

Opened his hunter chase account at Perth (3m; got up on line) 11 days ago, despite his advancing years; however, he's worse off with third-placed Steely Addition on the revised terms and finished 21l behind that rival in this race last year; no certainty to follow up the Perth win.

6/1

1st

2

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

20:30 Perth

Shanroe Street

11st 12lb

J: Mr Gregor Walkingshaw

T: G Walkingshaw

Veteran who wasn't discredited when 21l fourth to Steely Addition in 3m2f Kelso hunter chase last May and comes here after two recent seconds in points; respected.

4/1

Form: 112S-2

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Showed some promise for this sphere when second here (2m5f) this month on hunter chase debut; going back up in trip looks a plus, having gained both wins for Gordon Elliott over 3m; youngest in the field and looks open to progress at this level; appealing type.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

4

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:50 Ayr

Hermann Clermont

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Rose Dobbin

in touch with leaders, not fluent and lost position 8th, slow jump and struggling in rear 5 out, pulled up before 4 out

8/1

3rd

4

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

12:30 Kelso

Hermann Clermont

11st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

prominent on outer, led narrowly 4 out

6/1

Form: /213-3 CD BF

Last run: 11 days

W: 12st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Added to his good tally in points with two wins this spring; close third to Shanroe Street at Perth, albeit beaten favourite, on the return to rules and now gets a 5lb pull with that rival; comfortably won this contest (on fast ground) 12 months ago and warrants respect back here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

2nd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 2

19:05 Stratford

Steely Addition

12st 0lb

J: Mr John Dawson

T: C T Dawson

didn't always jump with fluency, in rear, awkward jump 1st, jockey lost iron after 1st

25/1

2

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 2f 39y

Class 3

17:15 Kelso

Steely Addition

12st 4lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: C T Dawson

Added to his good tally in points with two wins this spring; close third to Shanroe Street at Perth, albeit beaten favourite, on the return to rules and now gets a 5lb pull with that rival; comfortably won this contest (on fast ground) 12 months ago and warrants respect back here.

2/1

3rd

1

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

20:30 Perth

Steely Addition

12st 6lb

J: Mr John Dawson

T: C T Dawson

Won at Kelso last May; third in 3m Musselburgh hunter chase in March and has scored twice since in points, so looks the one to beat here.

4/11

Form: /4/5U- D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Had a good spell in points in the early part of 2022; however, his point/rules form this year is far from compelling and perhaps age is catching up with this 12yo; the weakest contender on recent evidence.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 2f 39y

Class 3

17:15 Kelso

Cooking Fat

11st 12lb

J: Mr Jack Holliday

T: J C Clark

Had a good spell in points in the early part of 2022; however, his point/rules form this year is far from compelling and perhaps age is catching up with this 12yo; the weakest contender on recent evidence.

20/1

3

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:35 Hexham

Cooking Fat

11st 12lb

J: Mr Jack Holliday

T: J C Clark

Useful in his prime and he won four points in the first third of last year, but this 12yo has struggled this year and others are preferred.

33/1

5th

4

1st Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

17:00 Musselburgh

Cooking Fat

11st 12lb

J: Mr Jack Holliday

T: J C Clark

Promising chaser in 2018 and he won four point-to-points in the first third of last year; however, he's failed to shine in points the last twice and has something to prove now back under rules.

14/1

Non-runners

Steely Addition

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £5.60
Straight Forecast £5.97
Trifecta £4.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hermann Clermont

Telegraph:

Slievegar

RP RATINGS:

Hermann Clermont

POSTDATA:

Hermann Clermont

The Times:

Hermann Clermont

Daily Mirror:

Hermann Clermont

The Sun:

Hermann Clermont

Daily Record:

Hermann Clermont

D Express:

Slievegar

The Star:

Slievegar