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16:30 Kelso

Reece, Ben & Jessica Coppola Open Hunters' Chase (Class 6)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 1f
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £2,500 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 7m 14.25s
  • Off Time: 16:30:42
  • 8 Ran
2nd
Silk -
4/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    2
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), chevrons on sleeves
    17/2
    • Form 915-U1F
    • Age 11
    • Weight 12-6
    • Official Rating 127

    soon chasing leaders, hit 7th, went 2nd approaching next, hit 9th, weakening in 3rd when fell 14th

    3
    Silk - Dark Blue, White epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White star
    20/1
    • Form 8285-U7
    • Age 10
    • Weight 12-6
    • Official Rating 127

    held up towards rear, behind approaching 13th, left remote 4th from 14th

    4
    Silk - Black and White check, Red and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap

    Natiain

    313 CDCD
    4/1
    • Form 1P2R88-
    • Age 11
    • Weight 12-6
    • Official Rating 105

    started slowly and reluctant to race, in rear, good headway to lead after 2nd, headed 16th, 16 lengths down when left in lead 2 out, headed last, soon weakened

    5
    Silk - Pale Blue, Black hoop, armlets and hoop on Red cap
    4/5
    • Form 52-1431
    • Age 10
    • Weight 12-6
    • Official Rating 123

    held up, went poor 4th approaching 13th, left 3rd next and plenty to do, left about 8 lengths down in 2nd and mistake 2 out, led last, pushed out, finished tired

    6
    Silk - Black, yellow sash, white cap

    Benbeoch

    304 BF
    40/1
    • Form PPF52P-
    • Age 11
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 74

    tracked leaders in 4th, chased leader approaching 14th, led 16th, 16 lengths clear when fell 2 out

    7
    Silk - Brown, Royal Blue cross belts, sleeves and cap
    18/1
    • Form 11912-1
    • Age 12
    • Weight 11-9
    • Official Rating 100

    chased leaders, in 5th when fell 11th

    8
    Silk - Pink, Mauve sash and sleeves, White cap

    Senora Moss

    274 BFCD
    11/1
    • Form 231P-13
    • Age 11
    • Weight 11-9
    • Official Rating 98

    led to 2nd, soon dropped towards rear, hit 5th, in rear from 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 13th

    9
    Silk - Violet, white hoops, violet sleeves, turquoise blue cap
    18/1
    • Form P241-21
    • Age 9
    • Weight 11-5
    • Official Rating 97

    held up when blundered and unseated rider 11th

    1
    NR
    • Form 3331P1-
    • Age 9
    • Weight 12-6
    • Official Rating 116

    Nonrunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    ROBBERS GLEN can take the hunter chase, with Senora Moss suggested as his most serious danger. The latter has scored over course and distance, when doing so easily in May of last year, and all four of her runs under rules have been at this venue, so she knows it well. She looks capable of running well again, although the very soft ground might find her out. Natiain has plummeted in the weights, having been good enough to win when pitched at 121 in a marathon hunters' contest at Perth a couple of seasons ago. Heavy ground suits and if he retains any ability after a 10-month absence then he could go well. Dix Villez won one of Cheltenham's cross-country chases last season when the ground was soft, but he has shown no sort of form since and cannot be backed with confidence. Preference then is for Robbers Glen. The 10-year-old has two course and distance wins to his name and loves cut in the ground. Unlike so many we have mentioned, he comes here in good recent form with a Wetherby win already under his belt this month, and the manner of that victory suggests that there is more to come today.

    Formwatch

    Dix Villez (FR) 15-2 (11-11) Mid-division when blundered and fell 2nd, in a race won by Robbers Glen (12-4) at Wetherby 3m 1f hts chs (6) sft, 8 ran.

    First Look (FR) 5-1 (11-0) Prom til wknd qckly aft 2 out, last of 7, 6l behind Floreana (10-7) at Friars Haugh 3m ptp gd.

    Natiain 9-2 (11-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 5 out, 8th of 10, 50l behind Hartburn (10-12) at Carlisle 3m hts chs (6) gd in Apr.

    Robbers Glen (IRE) 11-4 (12-4) Held up, headway and in touch 10th, led 4 out, quickened clear last, comfortably, won at Wetherby 3m 1f hts chs (6) sft beating Alright Now M'Lad (12-4) by 11l, 8 ran.

    Benbeoch 5-1fav (10-1) Always behind, lost touch and pulled up before 11th, in a race won by Treehouse (9-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Apr, 17 ran.

    Anshan Spirit (IRE) (11-12) Ap; led 9; qcknd clr aft 3 out; easy, won at Mosshouses 3m ptp in May beating Coastley (12-5) by 15l, 5 ran.

    Senora Moss 6-4fav (11-4) Led until headed 4 out, stayed handy until driven and no extra flat, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Almost Blue (11-8) at Kelso 3m 1f hts chs (6) gd in May.

    Floreana (GER) 8-1 (10-7) (cp) ap; str run to ld cl home, won at Friars Haugh 3m ptp gd beating Narciso (11-0) by hd, 7 ran.

    Bow School (IRE) 5-6fav (10-12) Made all, blundered 11th, driven clear approaching last, won at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar beating Hi Dancer (10-12) by 6l, 4 ran.