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16:45 Kelso

Connolly's Red Mills Open Hunters' Chase (Class 4)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 1f
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 58.00s
  • Off Time: 16:45:32
  • 12 Ran
1
Silk - Dark Blue, White epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White star
14/1
  • Form 31162-1
  • Age 11
  • Weight 12-5
  • Official Rating 118

with leaders, blundered 4th, led 8th, headed and mistake 15th, one pace when blundered last

2
Silk - BLACK, RED and WHITE striped sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 7150P-2
  • Age 11
  • Weight 12-3
  • Official Rating 135

held up in touch, every chance last, kept on flat, held towards finish

3
Silk - Brown, Yellow disc, Red cap
  • Form 42/1-122
  • Age 9
  • Weight 12-3
  • Official Rating 139

chased leaders when unseated rider 4th

4
Silk - Pink, Black star and cap

Vital Spark

230 D
40/1
  • Form 551-554
  • Age 9
  • Weight 12-3
  • Official Rating 82

held up in touch, pushed along 9th, mistake next, soon struggling

5
Silk - Royal Blue and Brown (halved), halved sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 326-646
  • Age 13
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 65

led to 5th, soon lost place

6
Silk - Black, Yellow sash, Black sleeves, White armlets and cap

Interdit (FR)

11 CDDC
10/1
  • Form 2113-31
  • Age 12
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 103

with leaders, led 5th to 8th, outpaced 2 out

7
Silk - Royal Blue, Grey stars and sleeves, Grey cap, Royal Blue stars
33/1
  • Form 2232R-3
  • Age 11
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 96

in touch, mistake 10th, outpaced from 13th

8
Silk - Emerald Green, Black triple diamond, Black and White check sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Black star

Kiora Bay

272
40/1
  • Form U/1045-B
  • Age 11
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 88

held up, ridden 13th, never dangerous

9
Silk - Pale Blue, Black hoop, armlets and hoop on Red cap
  • Form 4/1P11-1
  • Age 8
  • Weight 12-0

held up towards rear, hit 9th, behind when unseated rider 12th

10
Silk - ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), chevrons on sleeves
11/1
  • Form 11/F66-3
  • Age 12
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 147

chased leaders, mistake 2nd and 3rd, soon lost place, headway 7th, led 15th, driven out

11
Silk - Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves
25/1
  • Form P/43P-P2
  • Age 11
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 95

towards rear, weakened approaching 3 out

12
Silk - Brown, Royal Blue cross belts, sleeves and cap
14/1
  • Form 2U12-11
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 96

held up, mistake 8th and hampered, never dangerous

In depth

Verdict

Cornish Rebel, a former high class handicapper, is our choice to land the finale with Reflected Glory and Robbers Glen likely dangers. Cornish Rebel displayed a degree of promise on his return to action last week and a similar display would see him go close. Reflected Glory has been running conistently in point-to-points but returning to the track provides a far greater test while Robbers Glen is the young pretender who has been hitting the target again between the flags. A slight worry would be his rider's experience against such experienced and accomplished amateurs. Of the other Lord Who and Interdit are worthy of consideration but Cornish Rebel is our selection to land the finale.

Formwatch

Lord Who (IRE) 5-2fav (12-2) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4 out, ridden and challenging when left clear 3 out, driven out, won at Perth 2m 4f hts chs (5) gd in May beating True Temper (11-4) by 25l, 12 ran.

Cornish Rebel (IRE) 7-2 (12-1) Held up in touch, chased leader after 3 out, ridden and every chance last, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Green Belt Flyer (11-12) at Huntingdon 3m hts chs (6) sft.

Reflected Glory (IRE) 4-7fav (12-5) Went 2nd app 16; drvn app last; no imp, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Lord Of Illusion (12-5) at Weston Park 3m ptp gd in Jan.

Vital Spark 7-1 (10-3) Held up mid-division, chased leaders 7th, ridden next, outpaced 9th, 4th of 10, 21l behind Love That Benny (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Jun.

High Expectations (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, one pace from 2 out, 6th of 11, 23l behind Alpine Warrior (11-11) at Cartmel 2m 5f mdn hts chs (6) gd in May.

Interdit (FR) 5-4fav (11-0) A.p; led app last; qcknd clr flat, won at Witton Castle 3m ptp gd beating Encore Cadoudal (11-0) by 5l, 13 ran.

Jacksonville (FR) 6-1 (11-0) (cp) w wnr til outpcd aft 12; nd aft 14, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Minouchka (10-7) at Friars Haugh 3m ptp gd.

Kiora Bay 9-2 (10-8) Mid-division when brought down at the 7th in race won by Benrajah (11-5) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp hts chs (3) gd in May, 11 ran.

Robbers Glen (IRE) 13-8fav (11-0) Held up; smooth hdwy 4 out; led 2 out; impressive, won at Thorpe Lodge 3m ptp gd in Jan beating Why Connie (11-0) by 5l, 10 ran.

Sleeping Night (FR) 2-1fav (12-5) Chsd ldrs; 8l 3rd 15; kpt on one pce, 3rd of 18, 7l behind Behavingbadly (12-5) at Friars Haugh 3m ptp gd.

Uncle Neil (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up, kept on from last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 3, 25l behind Yes Sir (11-10) at Kelso 3m 1f chs (3) gf in May.

Anshan Spirit (IRE) Evensfav (11-7) Made all, soon clear, hit 13th, stayed on strongly, won at Kelso 3m 1f hts chs (5) gf in May beating Novel Idea (11-11) by 18l, 6 ran.