September 20 / 16.05 Kelso

16.05

Good

Belhaven Brewery Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7921.5
  • 2m 1f 14y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Belhaven Brewery Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.83

Form: 65P-21 CD

Last run: 101 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Won over 2m4f at Perth in June but all other wins at shorter; four victories here, would appreciate any rain and has run well after a break; plenty to like about his chance.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

3

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 3

13:50 Musselburgh

Cedar Hill

11st 10lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Ended last year with below-par C&D run (bled from the nose) and was beaten when falling over 2m4f here on New Year's Day; needs to get back in the groove but has very good chasing strike-rate (7-25) and his current mark is workable.

4/1

0

8

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

14:20 Musselburgh

Cedar Hill

10st 12lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Sandy Thomson

Best to forgive his dip in form here two months ago (bled from one nostril); very consistent otherwise this season and may well bounce back at some stage; however, performed poorly (well-held fifth) in this race last year and now 2lb higher.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 20-5P2 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Slow to find his form this year but major step in the right direction when second at Bangor a month ago; could be about to strike but all but one of his wins have come on good ground so significant rain a worry.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 2

14:50 Kelso

Geromino

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Reverted to hurdles (from fences) in the winter and won two in a row at Doncaster (2m/2m3f, good to soft/good), racing prominently under Charlie Maggs in both; up in the weights and has a tougher assignment here, but he's clearly in fine form and could go well once more.

20/1

1st

9

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 2

12:55 Doncaster

Geromino

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Held on gamely to make all under Charlie Maggs here (2m, good to soft) when back over hurdles six weeks ago and will be fine over today's longer trip but that race was somewhat unsatisfactory (several flights omitted) and others in this field appeal more.

8/1

Form: 1133-4 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Both chasing wins have come in very small fields (two and three runners); was running well over C&D last week until a mistake at the final fence cost him any chance; that was his first run for five months; could build on it.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:05 Kelso

Fusain

11st 4lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Patrick Neville

led early, headed 2nd

4/1

4th

1

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

18:05 Kelso

Fusain

12st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Patrick Neville

raced in third, lost third after 4th, nearly lost jockey 5th

11/2

3rd

3

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

14:00 Perth

Fusain

11st 8lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Patrick Neville

led, pushed along and joined 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, weakened run-in

3/1

Form: -34124 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Stratford winner in July and has performed reasonably there on two occasions since; not as good as he was but that's reflected in his handicap mark; effective on good and soft ground and should figure strongly.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

9

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 2

14:20 Musselburgh

Cracking Destiny

10st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Ewan Whillans

Comfortably beat Fidelio Vallis here (2m, good to soft) two months ago, taking Musselburgh form figures to 1221 and overall chase record to 7-33; went very close off 4lb higher in this contest in 2020; holds solid claims despite his advancing years (has just turned 11).

6/1

Form: -43633 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Two good efforts over hurdles last month and below his highest winning mark in that discipline; only one chasing attempt, when beaten 34l at Hexham in May, so has to prove his ability over fences.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

26th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 3

15:20 Carlisle

Well Educated

11st 0lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Won this last year off 4lb higher (soft) to complete a hat-trick and he was a good third at Cartmel (2m1f, soft) in August on his last run; comes with a risk attached as he refused to line up at Kelso last month (withdrawn) but he's capable of having a say if all goes well.

11/1

6

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

16:05 Kelso

Well Educated

10st 8lb

J: Jonathon Bewley

T: George Bewley

Two good efforts over hurdles last month and below his highest winning mark in that discipline; only one chasing attempt, when beaten 34l at Hexham in May, so has to prove his ability over fences.

12/1

Non-runners

Netywell

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £7.50
Straight Forecast £10.18
Trifecta £14.80

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Geromino

The Times:

Fusain

SPOTLIGHT:

Cedar Hill

TOPSPEED:

Netywell

POSTDATA:

Geromino

The Guardian:

Geromino

The Sun:

Geromino

The Star:

Geromino

Daily Record:

Geromino

Telegraph:

Fusain

D Express:

Fusain

Daily Mirror:

Fusain

Daily Mail:

Cedar Hill