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14:15 Kelso

Children's Immunology Trust Handicap Chase (Class 2)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 133y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £25,000 added
  • Winner: £15,640
  • 2nd: £4,620
  • 3rd: £2,310
  • 4th: £1,155
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 43.00s
  • Off Time: 14:15:17
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
7/4
  • Form 3520U-2
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 135

chased leader, led 3rd, hit 7th, headed next, chased leader until 3 out, weakened before next

2
Silk - Mauve, Yellow star, armlets and star on cap
5/2
  • Form F214P-2
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 130

chased leaders, keeping on disputing close 4th when fell 3 out

3
Silk - Beige, grey epaulets
5/2
  • Form 51-2531
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 128

led until 3rd, pressed leader, led again 8th, hard driven run-in, headed and no extra final strides

4
Silk - Douglas tartan, red cap
14/1
  • Form 373-56F
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 127

chased leaders, blundered and lost place 7th, last pair and never quite on terms after, plugged on run-in, went modest 4th post

5
Silk - Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap
18/1
  • Form 3-51646
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 124

held up last, good headway on outside chasing leaders 4 out, 3rd next, ridden and one pace between last 2

6
Silk - Dark Blue, White chevron, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White star
16/1
  • Form P22-164
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 122

raced keenly, chased leaders, close 2nd 3 out, challenged stayed on run-in to lead last strides

8
Silk - Scarlet, Blue sleeves and collar, Blue cap, Green hoop
40/1
  • Form 2510P-4
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 120

took keen hold early, held up in last pair, closer after 4th, headway on inside into 4th place before hit 2 out, no impression, lost 4th post

7
NR

Caraline (FR)

19 t C
7/2
  • Form 32PF-41
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 121

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Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Caraline came back to form with a nine-length success at Wetherby but her ability to stay this far has to be taken on trust, especially as all-the-way Catterick winner Ramonex is likely to make this a true test. Katachenko almost upset the in-form Play The Ace at Aintree on his reappearance but, not for the first time, didn’t appear to relish a battle and he’s never won off a mark this high. TAKINGRISKS is two from two around here and his yard won this last year. He’ll strip fitter for a second at Doncaster when giving weight to an improver. Un Guet Apens might improve for the fitting of blinkers but it’s harder to make a case for Irish raider No No Mac and Nick Alexander’s pair.

Formwatch

Katachenko (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Whipped round start, reluctant and lost many lengths, behind, in touch after 5th, not fluent 7th, slightly hampered 10th, went 2nd 3 out, edged left and led before last, headed flat, led again towards finish, put head in air briefly, headed post, 2nd of 7, shd behind Play The Ace (11-12) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp (3) hvy in Dec.

Takingrisks (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 3 out, headed 2 out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Markov (11-1) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp (3) gd in Dec.

Ramonex (GER) 7-2 (11-12) Made all, drew clear from 3 out, unchallenged after, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Catterick 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Jan beating Nefyn Bay (11-1) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.

No No Mac (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, fell 8th, at Aintree 2m 5f hcp (2) hvy in Dec.

Jet Master (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) In rear, ridden and headway before last, weakened run-in, 6th of 9, 7 1/4l behind Monfass (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp (2) sft in Dec.

Un Guet Apens (FR) 7-1 (11-4) In touch, under pressure 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 8, 19 1/2l behind Saints And Sinners (11-6) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp (3) sft in Dec.

Top Cat Henry (IRE) 8-1 (12-5) (h) (tt) in tch til wknd aft 14, 4th of 5, 34l behind Cave Hunter (12-5) at Hexham 3m gd in May.

Caraline (FR) 6-1 (10-2) Made all, ridden 3 out, stayed on strongly, unchallenged, won at Wetherby 2m 3f hcp (3) sft in Dec beating Special Catch (11-12) by 9l, 5 ran.