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15:05 Kelso

John Urwin Memorial Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 189y
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £9,000 added
  • Winner: £4,938
  • 2nd: £1,450
  • 3rd: £725
  • 4th: £363
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 47.50s
  • Off Time: 15:07:26
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - Purple, emerald green stripe and armlets, white cap, emerald green star
4/1
  • Form F1/5464-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 12-1
  • Official Rating 122

tracked leaders, headway 3 out, led narrowly before next, ridden after last, stayed on well

2
Silk - Red, Black chevrons, Grey sleeves, Red cap
5/1
  • Form 413625-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 119

raced keenly, always prominent on outside, effort after 2 out, kept on same pace, ridden and no impression with winner from last

3
Silk - Yellow, large light blue spots
10/1
  • Form 44331-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 116

held up behind, driven and headway after 3 out, chased leaders before next, never on terms, ridden and weakened between last 2

4
Silk - White, royal blue stars, red and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, red star
  • Form P2/25-34
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 109

held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, headway on inside before 2 out, ridden between last 2, kept on same pace, no impression

5
Silk - Emerald green, white hoop, yellow and white hooped sleeves, emerald green and white hooped cap
  • Form 254/242-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 109

tracked leaders, lost place after 3 out, weakened after next

6
Silk - WHITE, ROYAL BLUE stripe, WHITE and ROYAL BLUE hooped sleeves and cap
8/1
  • Form 53287-4
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 108

pressed leader on inside, lost place 3 out, soon behind and outpaced, weakened from next

7
Silk - Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap
9/2
  • Form 25/7350-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 107

tracked leaders on inside, driven and outpaced before 2 out, soon ridden, never on terms, weakened flat

8
Silk - Emerald Green, Emerald Green and Dark Blue hooped sleeves
  • Form 8/6354-P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 103

held up in touch on outside, chased leaders when hit 2 out, soon one pace, ridden and kept on towards stands side rail after last, no impression

9
Silk - Grey, Red stripe, armlets and cap
  • Form 4-320
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 103

led narrowly, driven and headed before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression before last

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

A couple of these raced on the same card at Hexham in March when Paper Roses finished runner-up off today’s mark in a handicap and Toi Storey won a maiden hurdle. The latter has undergone wind surgery since and both could figure but HIGHWAY COMPANION has the advantage of recent outings. Keith Dalgeish’s charge finished clear of the rest when fourth over 2m here last month and this longer trip should bring further improvement. Put The Law On You is fit from racing on the Flat but heavy ground looks a problem while Spirit Of Kayf drops in class for his return and Bally Conor makes his handicap debut.

Formwatch

Spirit Of Kayf 16-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway on outside after 4 out, close up next, outpaced before 2 out, no impression with leaders between last 2, 4th of 7, 17l behind Count Simon (11-5) at Perth 2m 4f hcp (3) gs in Apr.

Bally Conor (IRE) Evensfav (11-0) Behind, headway 2 out, stayed on well closing stages, never nearer, 5th of 11, 22l behind Nelson Road (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 5f (4) gs in Apr.

Toi Storey (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Mid-division, closer chasing leaders 6th, 2nd between last 2, led before last, driven out, won at Hexham 2m 4f mdn (5) hvy in Mar beating Pieceoftheaction (11-2) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.

Highway Companion (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Behind, headway after 3 out, chased leaders next, never able to challenge, 4th of 13, 5 1/2l behind Do Not Disturb (11-0) at Kelso 2m mdn (4) gs in Oct.

Paper Roses (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Chased leading pair, pushed along and outpaced between last 2, rallied run-in, to go 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Llantara (12-0) at Hexham 2m hcp (4) hvy in Mar.

Quids In (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up, reminders after 6th, pushed along and short-lived effort after 7th, 4th of 7, dist behind Iron Horse (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in May.

Hitman Fred (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, dist behind Paint The Dream (11-12) at Perth 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Mahler Supreme (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Behind, mistake 5th, weakened next, soon completely tailed off, pulled up before 2 out, at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Oct.

Put The Law On You (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Raced wide in touch, pushed along halfway, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 32 3/4l behind Cornerstone Lad (9-9) at Catterick 2m hcp (5) hvy in Oct.