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12:30 Kelso

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

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f 151y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,249
  • 2nd: £954
  • 3rd: £477
  • 4th: £238
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 55.76s
  • Off Time: 12:30:28
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - Black, White Cross of Lorraine
100/1
  • Form 0-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

held up in rear and keen, blundered 7th, pushed along and weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

2
Silk - Black, White braces and armlets, striped cap
25/1
  • Form 535430
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 100

tracked winner, briefly outpaced before 3 out, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, weakened before last

3
Silk - Red, white triple diamond, white sleeves, red armlets, red cap, white diamond
  • Form 21221-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

made all, ridden before last, kept on well

4
Silk - Orange, Royal Blue hoops and armlets
  • Form 110-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out, ridden before last, hung left briefly run-in, kept on same pace

5
Silk - Black, purple sleeves, red spots
9/1
  • Form 3-7
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

held up in touch, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened

6
Silk - Black, White braid, sleeves and spots on cap
100/1
  • Form 7/
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-5

held up towards rear, mistakes throughout, weakened before 5 out, tailed off, pulled up before last

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

A dual bumper winner. WESTERN RULES was aimed high on his hurdling bow in a Grade 2 at Aintree in April. He'll find this much easier and is hard to oppose. Weyburn has a debut third at Punchestown to recommend him though but disappointed on his reappearance at Southwell while Jackofhearts was placed at Perth in September and can figure with a repeat. Point-to-point winner Jonniesofa never figured on his recent hurdling debut but will likely improve and looks best of the rest.

Formwatch

Egon Spenglar 80-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, weakened 4f out, 14th of 16, dist behind Western Rules (11-7) at Newcastle 2m (6) sft in Dec.

Jackofhearts 33-1 (11-2) Always behind, 11th of 13, 29 1/4l behind Abricot De L'oasis (11-12) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Oct.

Jonniesofa (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Held up, headway chasing leaders 7th, 2nd after 8th, pushed along before 3 out, lost 2nd next, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Western Miller (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f (4) gd in Oct.

Western Rules (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden and no impression final 3f, 14th of 19, 29 3/4l behind Barters Hill (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f (1) gs in Apr.

Weyburn (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Held up rear division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 24 1/4l behind Western Cape (11-4) at Southwell 2m mdn (6) gd in Oct.

Just Annie 22-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 7th of 12, 29 3/4l behind Knocklayde Express (11-2) at Kelso 2m (6) gs in Feb.