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12:35 Kelso

George Harrow Memorial 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f 151y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,249
  • 2nd: £954
  • 3rd: £477
  • 4th: £238
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 58.07s
  • Off Time: 12:35:32
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond
5/6
  • Form 1/24-151
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 123

held up in touch, went 2nd before 2 out, led before last, kept on well

2
Silk - Dark green, red stars and sleeves, red cap, dark green star
  • Form 3222F-5
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 119

held up mid-division, headway 7th, weakened from 3 out

3
Silk - Maroon, dark green sash
250/1
  • Form 8-8
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

held up behind, reminder after 3rd, weakened from 7th, tailed off, soon pulled up

4
Silk - Red and black diamonds, black sleeves, red stars, red cap, black diamond
  • Form 4U1-380
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12

always behind, weakened before 5 out, tailed off

5
Silk - Black, emerald green seams, striped sleeves, black cap
  • Form 44U1-P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

close up and keen, quickly lost place before 5th, pulled up

6
Silk - Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap
28/1
  • Form 1P-P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

held up towards rear, weakened after 6 out, pulled up before 5 out

7
Silk - Dark Blue, Pink sash, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 154/
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12

with leader, weakened before 2 out

8
Silk - MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves
  • Form 85
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

held up mid-division, pushed along after 6th, weakened from 7th, soon tailed off

9
Silk - Royal blue and white check, white and yellow hooped sleeves, yellow cap
  • Form 5-7
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

held up in touch, outpaced from 4 out

10
Silk - White, red cross belts and sleeves
  • Form 2-23
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

led, ridden and headed before and mistake last, kept on and no impression

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Hereford winner ANOTHER BILL defied a penalty to win over track and trip a fortnight ago and carries a double penalty today. But Nicky Richards‘ charge has little to fear from today’s opposition given what little they have shown over hurdles so far and can go in again. Grays Choice has won a bumper but was pulled up on his hurdling bow while though Tree Of Liberty has placed in a bumper at Market Rasen he goes hurdling for the first time. Point-to-point winner Grey Storm failed to complete on his debut over timber but Christmas In Usa went close over hurdles when trained in France, though has his first start since May.

Formwatch

Another Bill (IRE) 9-4 (11-5) Held up, mid-division, headway 3 out to track leaders, ridden before and not fluent last, led run-in, kept on, won at Kelso 2m 7f (4) gs in Oct beating Arctic Destination (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.

Christmas In Usa (FR) 12-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, modest headway 2 out, never any chance, 5th of 9, 31 3/4l behind Traditional Dancer (10-9) at Perth 2m 4f mdn (5) gd in May.

Crookofdevon 150-1 (10-12) In rear, lost touch 5th, tailed off, 8th of 9, dist behind Caius Marcius (11-5) at Perth 2m (4) gd in Jun.

Elusive Classic (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Always behind, 10th of 13, dist behind Kalaniti (10-7) at Kelso 2m mdn (4) gs in Oct.

Grays Choice (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) In rear, pulled up after 4th, at Hexham 2m 4f mdn (5) gd in Oct.

Grey Storm (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, dropped to mid-division after 6th, lost place 8th, soon behind, pulled up after 4 out, at Ayr 2m 4f mdn (5) gs in Oct.

Lansdowne Road (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Held up; hdwy 14; one pce 3 out, 4th of 8, 9 1/2l behind Siege Of Troy (12-0) at Kingston St Mary 3m gd in Apr.

Robins Legend (IRE) 80-1 (10-11) Held up, behind, ridden 3 out, hung right after 2 out, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 34 1/4l behind Another Bill (11-5) at Kelso 2m 7f (4) gs in Oct.

Tiger Mountain (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Always behind, tailed off halfway, 7th of 9, 37l behind Thomas Campbell (10-12) at Kelso 2m (5) gd in May.

Tree Of Liberty (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up, in touch, headway over 6f out, chased leaders over 2f out, kept on well, never a threat, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Boreham Bill (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (6) gd in Oct.