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13:55 Kelso

Timeform Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap) (Class 3)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 96y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £14,000 added
  • Winner: £8,187
  • 2nd: £2,404
  • 3rd: £1,202
  • 4th: £601
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 58.30s
  • Off Time: 13:56:41
  • 4 Ran
1
Silk - Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap

Tanarpino

236 p BF
5/1
  • Form 333-212
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 130

led, pushed along before 4 out, ridden after next, headed approaching last, no extra

2
Silk - Black and Pink diabolo, Black sleeves, Pink cap, Black star
  • Form 431-P31
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 128

tracked leader, jumped right 1st, challenged 2 out, led before last, stayed on

3
Silk - Royal blue, yellow epaulets, yellow and royal blue hooped sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 2212-51
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 127

chased leaders, not fluent 9th, ridden after 2 out, edged left and went 2nd before last, no impression on winner

4
Silk - Royal Blue, Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Light Blue cap
17/2
  • Form 3/321-PU
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 117

raced in last, not fluent 12th, outpaced 13th, closed 3 out, went 3rd last, kept on, no impression

In depth

Verdict

The progressive Blue Flight was impressive at Ascot last month but was earlier outstayed by MY OLD GOLD over this longer trip at Wetherby and is 3lb worse off so may struggle to turn the tables. Tanarpino has his ground and was in good form last summer but a lengthy absence won’t aid his cause. Petiville is probably in need of a confidence-booster.

Formwatch

Tanarpino 1-2fav (11-4) Led until after 2nd, chased winner, pushed along before 14th, closed 2 out, stayed on, not quite able to challenge, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Mighty Leader (11-4) at Perth 3m (4) gd in Jun.

Blue Flight (FR) 11-2 (11-7) Chased clear leading pair until after 6th, off the pace in 4th, pushed along and closer before 11th, 3rd before 4 out, pushed along before 2 out, stayed on to lead before last, kept on well run-in, won at Ascot 2m 3f hcp (3) gs in Jan beating Ecu De La Noverie (11-11) by 8l, 6 ran.

My Old Gold (IRE) 7-4fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, led 2 out, mistake last, soon strongly challenged, hard driven, stayed on well, won at Wetherby 3m hcp (3) gs in Jan beating Lough Salt (10-5) by 3/4l, 6 ran.

Petiville (FR) 9-1 (10-8) Held up in touch, went 3rd at 3rd, weakened 5 out, blundered and unseated rider 3 out, at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp (3) gs in Jan.