September 12 / 16.25 Kelso

16.25

Good

RBC Brewin Dolphin Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier For The Challenger Stayers Hurdle Series Final)

  • Prize money: £7921.5
  • 3m 1f 170y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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RBC Brewin Dolphin Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier For The Challenger Stayers Hurdle Series Final)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 5-1133 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Won twice on good ground in the spring (2m7f/3m1f) and both runs on heavy and soft ground at Cartmel this summer (2m6f/3m1f) were perfectly respectable; current mark probably demands a career-best performance but the added cheekpieces might squeeze out something extra.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Judicial Law

11st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Three good-ground wins last year (2m7f-3m2f) and fine second of 20 at Cheltenham (3m, good to soft) in October; below par at Cheltenham (3m, soft) in November last time out and perhaps he wants better ground, but he's shown promise on soft/heavy in the past and is not ruled out after a break.

9/1

8th

6

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Judicial Law

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

In a solid spell from May onwards, including three good-ground wins but also placed on soft and heavy; wore cheekpieces on last two starts, showing career-best form on latest when strong-finishing second of 20 over C&D; up another 3lb but will probably get in the shake-up.

6/1

2nd

11

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:00 Cheltenham

Judicial Law

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Rallied well to lead close home in first-time cheekpieces at Kelso (3m2f, good) last month and is now 5-14 over hurdles; needs to find something extra to overcome latest 3lb rise but enters calculations.

14/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 11-6P1

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Has very mixed record this year but has won two hurdle races, coming from a long way off the pace on both occasions; reeled in Dinoland quite stylishly at Perth (3m, good to soft) six weeks ago but it's hard to tell whether everything will pan out favourably here.
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5th

3

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 3

12:50 Aintree

Czech Her Out

11st 5lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Has a very mixed record this year but won two 3m hurdle races (April and August, from a long way off the pace on both occasions) and beaten a neck at Kelso on latest outing; needs a major career best and she's not proven on worse than good to soft.

15/2

2nd

5

12th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

16:25 Kelso

Czech Her Out

11st 4lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in last, headway 2 out, disputing second last, led narrowly run-in, kept on until headed towards finish

3/1

1st

3

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 4

20:00 Perth

Czech Her Out

11st 6lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Came from a long way off the pace for big-priced success at Southwell (3m, good to soft; also suited by good) in April, after a break, but it's probably wise to treat that form with a degree of caution and she's been well beaten twice since; moved with Michael Scudamore and is now part of Lucinda Russell's operation.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: -26444

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Four-time hurdle winner; now 3lb lower than when second at Plumpton (2m4f, good) in the spring but not quite at his best lately and has stamina to prove here.
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3rd

1

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:20 Sedgefield

Ashington

12st 0lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Mark Walford

Without a win since March 2022 but has accrued plenty of minor honours and it was always going to be tough last time at Aintree; suited by these smaller fields.

7/2

8th

2

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 3

12:50 Aintree

Ashington

11st 6lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Mark Walford

Last three wins were in small fields and none since March 2022; plenty of minor honours with various ground and trips since but a win looks unlikely in race this competitive.

16/1

4th

3

6th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 3

14:35 Hexham

Ashington

11st 7lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Mark Walford

raced in last

5/1

Form: 5-3347 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Dual 2m4f hurdle winner last year; ran well from the front when placed at Perth (3m, good to soft) in June but not quite in the same form there on either start since; 2lb wrong today; others appeal more.
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6th

2

8th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

17:00 Kelso

Starlyte

12st 0lb

J: Conner McCann

T: Lucinda Russell

Ran well for a long way here (3m2f, good) last month before fading and this course winner has a handy mark to exploit now back down in trip; her best form has come on good/good to soft ground.

11/1

4th

8

12th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

16:25 Kelso

Starlyte

10st 2lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Lucinda Russell

led

14/1

7th

5

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

17:06 Perth

Starlyte

10st 10lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won two hurdles at 2m4f on good ground in 2022; some fair runs at up to 3m of late; quite interesting off current mark after having wind surgery.

8/1

Form: P12661

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
No longer the force of old but has won two chases this season, the latter at Worcester (2m7f, good) a fortnight ago; switches back to hurdling for first time since 2021; ought to make presence felt under Brian Hughes.
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1st

1

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

16:20 Ludlow

Captain Tommy

12st 6lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Fred Timmis

Won two staying handicap chases last year for Ian Williams, posting a respectable RPR of 120 both times; however, faces no easy task giving weight to Tea Clipper and he disappointed when favourite for his recent point.

20/1

0

2

20th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

13:50 Exeter

Captain Tommy

12st 2lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Made it two wins for the season when scoring at Worcester (2m7f, good) in August; however, this inconsistent sort has been well beaten the next twice (hurdles/fences) and today's slow ground may not be ideal, with his last three wins having come on good going.

10/1

Form: 8-9816

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Led close home to end losing run at Cartmel (2m6f, good to soft) in July and a subsequent lesser effort on heavy ground there is not viewed harshly; not yet fully exposed over staying trips and current mark ought to be workable; might be the answer.
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5th

2

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

13:55 Kelso

Didtheyleaveuoutto

12st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Ben Haslam

Won a Cartmel handicap (2m6f, good; wore cheekpieces) off this mark last July; in with a chance when taking a heavy fall two out here (3m2f, good) in September but he's not fired in his last two runs; has something to prove again and he's ideally suited by quicker ground.

20/1

Non-runners

Burbank, Dinoland

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £12.00
Straight Forecast £14.10
Tricast £34.96
Trifecta £34.20

Selections

The Guardian:

Czech Her Out

TOPSPEED:

Judicial Law

RP RATINGS:

Captain Tommy

The Times:

Ashington

POSTDATA:

Dinoland

SPOTLIGHT:

Didtheyleaveuoutto

Daily Mail:

Judicial Law

The Star:

Judicial Law

D Express:

Czech Her Out

The Sun:

Czech Her Out

Daily Record:

Czech Her Out

Telegraph:

Captain Tommy

Daily Mirror:

Ashington