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14:15 Kelso

Geberit Selling Handicap Chase (Class 5)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 96y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places (Watered))
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,249
  • 2nd: £954
  • 3rd: £477
  • 4th: £238
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 0.95s
  • Off Time: 14:15:34
  • 14 Ran
1
Silk - Chocolate and Magenta (halved), hooped sleeves, Dark Green cap
14/1
  • Form P65198-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 92

held up and behind, reminders after 9th, steady headway from 4 out, plugged on

2
Silk - White, Black stars, Black and Red halved sleeves, Black and White quartered cap

Donapollo

147 t DCD
7/1
  • Form P/5P3P3-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 92

chased leaders, weakened before blundered badly 2 out, tailed off

3
Silk - Maroon, black epaulets, white sleeves, black armlets, maroon cap, black star
10/1
  • Form 7P3749-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 81

held up towards rear, plugged on from 3 out, never threatened

4
Silk - Black, pink seams, hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form 344566-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 79

always towards rear, reminders and struggling after 9th, never a factor, tailed off 3 out, pulled up after next

5
Silk - White, large black spots, black sleeves, white spots, black cap
13/2
  • Form 7PP73-7
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 77

never fluent and never better than mid-division, behind from 6th, never on terms after

6
Silk - Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow stars
  • Form 939/U78-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 77

never better than mid-division, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

7
Silk - Orange, Black chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap
12/1
  • Form 434582-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 76

always towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

8
Silk - White, red epaulets, red and white halved sleeves, white cap, red diamond
  • Form P9P698-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 75

chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced before 4 out, plugged on from after 2 out, modest 4th when blundered last, went 3rd near finish

9
Silk - Red, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap
14/1
  • Form P25443-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 72

chased leaders, pushed along 12th, weakened from 4 out

10
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, black stars, light blue cap, black star
7/1
  • Form 4/26P97-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 72

made virtually all, clear before 4 out, stayed on strongly

11
Silk - Dark Green, Yellow diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green armlets
9/1
  • Form P5P63P-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 68

always in rear, reminders and already struggling 4th, tailed off when went right 8th and next, pulled up soon after

12
Silk - Grey and red diamonds, grey sleeves
20/1
  • Form 120/P65-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 66

chased leaders early, ridden and struggling in mid-division before 10th, tailed off and pulled up before 14th

13
Silk - Orange, royal blue sleeves, dark blue armlets, royal blue cap
18/1
  • Form 5564P0-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 66

chased pushed along and one pace in 3rd from 3 out, dropped to 4th close home

14
Silk - BLACK, EMERALD GREEN hoop, armlets and cap
25/1
  • Form UUPP73-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 64

chased winner throughout, led briefly after 2nd, no chance from 4 out, plugged on

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

DONAPOLLO won off a higher mark over course and distance in 2015 and showed he retained some ability when a close third at Musselburgh in December. He hasn’t raced since but must have a chance in a race like this if fully wound-up. Captain Sharpe went close at Sedgefield last month, when ahead of Nelly La Rue and What A Game, and looks the pick of Kenny Johnson’s three runners. Touch Of Steel is having only his second start over fences and has won twice here over hurdles so can’t be ignored.

Formwatch

Touch Of Steel (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden and behind from 4 out, 8th of 10, dist behind Onwiththeparty (11-4) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp (5) gd in Mar.

Donapollo 13-2 (11-0) In touch, outpaced 10th, kept on well from last, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Proud Gamble (11-4) at Musselburgh 3m hcp (4) gd in Dec.

French Seventyfive 11-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, hard driven 4 out, weakened after next, 9th of 13, 37 3/4l behind Bankhall (11-5) at Wetherby 3m hcp (5) gd in Apr.

What A Game (IRE) 3-1 (10-10) Chased leader until 13th, ridden before 15th, lost place 17th, weakened 3 out, last of 6, 20l behind Sweet Belle (11-0) at Sedgefield 3m 2f hcp (5) gd in Apr.

Moscow Menace (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Mid-division, pushed along before 5 out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, dist behind No Such Number (10-8) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in May.

Rhythm Of Sound (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, weakened before 10th, tailed off, 8th of 10, dist behind Kanturk Bank (10-13) at Carlisle 2m 5f hcp (4) hvy in Mar.

Captain Sharpe 10-1 (10-0) Held up, headway 15th, went 2nd after 2 out, closed last, stayed on but winner only pushed out to win, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Sweet Belle (11-0) at Sedgefield 3m 2f hcp (5) gd in Apr.

Longueville Flier (IRE) 18-1 (10-10) Led to 2nd, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 16, dist behind Apache Pilot (10-4) at Hexham 3m hcp (5) gd in Apr.

Nelly La Rue (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Led, headed 3 out, lost 2nd after 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 6, 5 1/4l behind Sweet Belle (11-0) at Sedgefield 3m 2f hcp (5) gd in Apr.

Lilly's Legend 16-1 (10-6) In touch, outpaced from 3 out, 7th of 16, 29l behind Apache Pilot (10-4) at Hexham 3m hcp (5) gd in Apr.

Top Cat Dj (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Mid-division, lost place 6th, behind when pulled up before 3 out, at Musselburgh 3m hcp (5) gd in Feb.

Toreador (FR) 25-1 (10-0) Led, headed before 4 out, soon one pace, 5th of 9, 11 1/2l behind Benefit In Kind (10-1) at Musselburgh 3m hcp (5) gd in Jan.

Notonebuttwo (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) In touch on outer, lost place after 5th, soon behind, no danger after, tailed off, 14th of 15, dist behind Late Date (11-5) at Perth 3m hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Coolanure (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Led, headed before 6 out, outpaced from 4 out and soon struggling, rallied from 2 out, plugged on to take 3rd place run-in, 3rd of 6, 25 1/4l behind Sheneededtherun (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f mdn (5) gd in Apr.