September 20 / 17.15 Kelso

17.15

Good

Bentley Edinburgh Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £3696.7
  • 2m 2f 25y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Bentley Edinburgh Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.20

Form: -29491 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
In good form in the spring and bounced back from some moderate efforts when making all over 2m5f here eight days ago; effective at this shorter trip so could make a bold bid to defy a 7lb penalty.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

2

18th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:25 Musselburgh

Darkest Day

11st 11lb

J: Derek Fox

T: William Young Jnr

All four wins have been on good ground including two at at Kelso (2m5f/2m2f) in September; his last success was off 1lb higher but he's been well held back on slow ground in his last three runs and conditions could be an issue again here.

9/1

6th

8

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

14:10 Musselburgh

Darkest Day

10st 10lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: William Young Jnr

Two wins at Kelso (2m5f/2m2f, good) in September and he may return to form when back on good ground; however, better could still have been expected at Kelso (2m, good to soft) and Ayr (2m, good to soft) the last twice.

25/1

6th

10

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:53 Ayr

Darkest Day

10st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: William Young Jnr

prominent on inner, pressed leader after 3rd, led before 5th

12/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 508-32

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Flat winner in May; placed in both handicap hurdle attempts, the latest when staying on well at Uttoxeter in July; entitled to be involved and may appreciate this slightly longer trip.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(2)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

A Shining Moon

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

led early, prominent after 2f

25/1

10th

4

(3)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

A Shining Moon

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

prominent

14/1

8th

7

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

A Shining Moon

11st 1lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Paul Midgley

raced lazily at times, midfield

4/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 0-7665

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Won a Worcester maiden hurdle in August 2022 but has been unplaced in eight handicaps since; not beaten far in latest pair and worth market check with a tongue-strap on for first time; can make the running.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(1)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ten Ten Twenty

9st 6lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: D J Jeffreys

raced in second, led and ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

25/1

1st

4

(1)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ten Ten Twenty

9st 6lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: D J Jeffreys

raced in second, led and ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

25/1

12th

8

(8)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ten Ten Twenty

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: D J Jeffreys

Winless in 2023 and he's failed to beat a rival on his last two outings (1m4f here); others are much preferred.

40/1

Form: P7-375

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Maiden; hasn't been beaten out of sight in three chasing efforts but improvement needed reverting to hurdles (first handicap start over them).
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

10

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:25 Kelso

Konik King

10st 9lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Susan Corbett

prominent early, led 1st, hit 2nd

14/1

4th

6

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 25y

Class 5

17:15 Kelso

Konik King

11st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

prominent

12/1

5th

8

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Perth

Konik King

10st 10lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

in touch with leaders, headway when not fluent 4 out

15/2

Form: 8P8-PP

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Maiden; little to show for five outings in current yard and was pulled up at Southwell in the latest of them, 17 days ago.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

9

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

15:25 Kelso

Allibaba

10st 11lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

midfield

12/1

5th

7

8th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

17:00 Kelso

Allibaba

10st 11lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Nine-race maiden who struggled in August/September in his first three handicaps and needs to be an entirely different proposition today.

33/1

5th

4

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 25y

Class 5

17:15 Kelso

Allibaba

11st 7lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

didn't always jump with fluency, in rear, pushed along briefly and reminder 5th

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-7635 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Interesting on several bits of form, including a second at Musselburgh in March off 6lb higher, but hasn't really been firing on all cylinders in recent outings; needs to perk up.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

1

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 25y

Class 5

17:15 Kelso

Zamond

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

towards rear, hit 3 out

5/1

5th

7

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

18:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Zamond

11st 1lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

Well handicapped on last season's best form but yet to replicate any of that this term and was readily left behind here 17 days ago.

7/1

3rd

4

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

17:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Zamond

11st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won two good-ground hurdles last year and was creditable second of 14 in quite valuable series final at Musselburgh (2m1f, good to soft) in March; not at best on either appearance since 98-day break but on a workable mark and enters calculations.

4/1

Form: P/PP0-

Last run: 146 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Maiden; four outings for this yard; pulled up in the first three and was last of 11 in the latest, at Perth in April; Brian Hughes booked but hard to find any other positives.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

3

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 25y

Class 5

17:15 Kelso

Stand Staunch

11st 10lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Alison Hamilton

towards rear, mistake and reminders 7th, soon dropped to last and struggling

33/1

11th

1

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

17:13 Perth

Stand Staunch

12st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Alison Hamilton

Runner-up in Ireland on second of his six starts; pulled up in last three, with wind surgery before penultimate start and again after latest; tongue-tie and cheekpieces are both added.

66/1

4

23rd Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:40 Sedgefield

Stand Staunch

11st 8lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: Alison Hamilton

Has not gone on since his Killarney juvenile second for Joseph O'Brien 18 months ago; dropped a further 5lb but would rather watch until showing better signs.

33/1

Form: 88-P8P

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Tailed off all starts over hurdles and 5lb out of the weights.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

9

20th Sep 2023

Good

2m 2f 25y

Class 5

17:15 Kelso

Wedding Stress

10st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Jacqueline Coward

took keen hold, prominent

66/1

0

11

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:14 Hexham

Wedding Stress

10st 2lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Jacqueline Coward

Tailed off behind My Gift To You on latest start and this maiden is 13lb out of the handicap.

66/1

8th

9

25th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell

Wedding Stress

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Jacqueline Coward

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

50/1

Non-runners

Coeur Aimant

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £15.10
Straight Forecast £16.50
Tricast £45.89
Trifecta £58.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

A Shining Moon

RP RATINGS:

Zamond

Daily Mail:

Darkest Day

The Guardian:

Coeur Aimant

The Times:

A Shining Moon

Telegraph:

A Shining Moon

Daily Mirror:

A Shining Moon

The Star:

A Shining Moon

Daily Record:

A Shining Moon

POSTDATA:

Zamond

The Sun:

Darkest Day

D Express:

Coeur Aimant