Racecards

15:20 Kelso

Pat De Clermont Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 16.40s
  • Off Time: 15:20:28
  • 12 Ran
1st
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
14/1

    1
    Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap
    8/1
    • Form P11125
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 100

    in touch, outpaced from 8th

    2
    Silk - Black, White braid and sleeves, Black cap
    28/1
    • Form 36426P
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-8
    • Official Rating 96

    mid-division, outpaced 4 out

    3
    Silk - Brown, Pink cross belts, Pink cap, Brown star
    33/1
    • Form 3815-P5
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 95

    towards rear, headway to chase leaders approaching 3 out, blundered last, soon weakened

    4
    Silk - Purple, Yellow hoop
    11/2
    • Form 024136
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 95

    towards rear, hit 4th, some headway 8th, no impression from next, pulled up before last

    5
    Silk - Dark Green, Yellow braces, striped sleeves and striped cap
    5/1
    • Form 0663
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 95

    led to 8th, in 5th and outpaced when fell last

    6
    Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
    8/1
    • Form 0-45U63
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 90

    mid-division, weakened from 3 out

    7
    Silk - Orange, White chevrons, Dark Green and Yellow halved sleeves, Dark Green and Yellow quartered cap
    7/1
    • Form 422544
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 91

    held up in touch, ridden after 2 out, led last, stayed on well

    8
    Silk - Dark Blue, Red star, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Red and White striped cap
    • Form 313333
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-9
    • Official Rating 83

    chased leader, led 8th, blundered and jumped badly right last and headed, one pace

    9
    Silk - Dark Blue and White stripes, White cap, Black star
    33/1
    • Form PP4P
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-3
    • Official Rating 80

    always towards rear

    10
    Silk - DARK BLUE, DARK BLUE and YELLOW check sleeves, YELLOW cap

    Darnley

    16 D
    14/1
    • Form 57/P5PF
    • Age 10
    • Weight 10-1
    • Official Rating 75

    chased leaders, challenged last, one pace flat

    11
    Silk - Red, large Emerald Green spots, Grey sleeves, Red spots, Emerald Green and Red quartered cap
    10/1
    • Form P31FU4
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-1
    • Official Rating 75

    in rear, reminders halfway, never dangerous

    12
    Silk - Yellow and Black (quartered), hooped sleeves
    18/1
    • Form 9P8370
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 68

    refused to race

    In depth

    Verdict

    Aztec Prince receives the tentative vote ahead of Jallastep and Seymar Lad. The locally trained runner is yet to experience anything this fast as far as ground is concerned but on collateral lines of form, a third at Newcastle would be enough to put him with a decent chance in what is a competitive race. Jallastep was making a return to racing after a sizeable absence so there is every reason to believe that the Perth specialist could have come on for that experience. Seymar Lad has ability but has consented not to go through with it when it matters. A drop in trip is taken in order to break a losing run. Yankee Holiday doesn't have too many miles in the clock although his better efforts have obtained on a faster surface. Insurgent was scheduled to take his chance on Sunday so is a likely absentee. Baligrundle was backed at Ayr last time out and could be of interest off a basement BHB rating. Ex-Sir Mark Prescott runner, Annibale Caro, is watched in the market. A difficult race for punters with plenty of guesswork required and Aztec Prince is chanced at the likely odds.

    Formwatch

    Jallastep (FR) 9-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, lost place 5th, tailed off from next, last of 5, well behind Marshall Hall (11-11) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar.

    Flaming Heck 18-1 (10-9) Prominent, went 2nd approaching 5th, disputed lead from 8th until 3 out, soon weakened and pulled up at the last in race won by Marshall Hall (10-0) at Catterick 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb, 14 ran.

    Lofty Leader (IRE) 28-1 (11-9) Behind, hit 4th, outpaced 4 out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 26l behind Ton-Chee (11-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.

    Aztec Prince (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) In touch, effort 4 out, one pace and edged left from 3 out, weakened flat, 6th of 11, 8l behind Marshall Hall (11-8) at Ayr 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) sft in Mar.

    Annibale Caro 11-1 (11-2) Led, 4 lengths clear 4 out, ridden and headed last, no extra, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Ton-Chee (11-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.

    Seymar Lad (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Towards rear, chased leaders 9th, chased winner 4 out, in 3rd when blundered last, kept on, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Loscar (10-0) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Mar.

    Insurgent (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up last, plugged on take poor 4th approaching 3 out, 4th of 6, 14l behind Offemont (11-7) at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Mar.

    Yankee Holiday (IRE) 5-1 (10-2) Prominent, led 3rd, headed 8th, ridden from 3 out, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 9, 22l behind Aztec Prince (10-0) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.

    Double Past 100-1 (10-4) Held up, mistake 4th, tailed off when pulled up at the last in race won by Lankawi (11-3) at Hexham 2m nov chs (3) sft in Mar, 8 ran.

    Darnley 12-1 (10-2) Mid-division, headway when mistake 8th, 3rd and in touch when fell at the 9th in race won by Ton-Chee (11-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Mar, 10 ran.

    Baligrundle 10-3 (10-0) In rear, chased winner after 5 out, one pace, 4th of 6, 17l behind Great Jane (10-7) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Mar.

    Hollows Mist 16-1 (10-9) In touch, ridden to chase leaders 4 out, weakened next, 10th of 14, 40l behind Baligrundle (10-7) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-90 (5) sft in Jan.