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15:40 Kelso

Racing Reminiscence Days At Kelso Novices' Chase (Class 4)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f 14y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,606 added
  • Winner: £4,679
  • 2nd: £1,374
  • 3rd: £687
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 15.70s
  • Off Time: 15:41:21
  • 6 Ran
1

Nietzsche

23 t
1/1
  • Form: 3-01212
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 12-2
  • Official Rating: 135
  • Trainer: B Ellison
  • Jockey: Danny Cook

tracked leaders when jinked right and unseated rider 1st

2
  • Form: 5542-59
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 100
  • Trainer: R M Smith
  • Jockey: R P McLernon

tracked winner, pushed along in 3rd after 2 out, ridden between last 2, stayed on to regain 2nd towards finish, no impression

3
1/1
  • Form: 21324-U
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 127
  • Trainer: K Dalgleish
  • Jockey: B S Hughes

jumped right at times, made most, not fluent 3rd, joined 2 out, ridden before last, stayed on to assert flat, driven out

4
  • Form: 2P45-47
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: Miss L A Perratt
  • Jockey: Craig Nichol

left 3rd at 1st, headway to join winner when not fluent 2 out, ridden and every chance before last, no extra and held flat, lost 2nd towards finish

5
18/1
  • Form: 6-4563F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 100
  • Trainer: M A Barnes
  • Jockey: Sam Coltherd

jumped slowly 1st, soon detached in 4th, some headway 8th, left behind again from 4 out, tailed off

6
  • Form: 6P8P53
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 81
  • Trainer: William Young Jnr
  • Jockey: Thomas Willmott

detached in rear most of way, tailed off 8th, eventually completed

In depth

Verdict

NIETZSCHE has taken well to fences, winning twice at Perth and finishing second in other races at Hexham and Cartmel. Back in novice company, he should be up to giving weight to these. The lightly-raced Newtown Boy looks the danger as he was ahead of the odds-on Whatsmore at Market Rasen when coming to grief on the final circuit. Dual hurdles winner Placedela Concorde should make a chaser and is preferred to An Fear Ciuin of the others.

Formwatch

Nietzsche 5-2 (11-9) Behind, headway into 2nd on outside 3 out, ridden turning in, stayed on towards finish, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Ardera Cross (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp (2) gs in Aug.

An Fear Ciuin (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place after 4th, weakened 2 out, 9th of 12, 26 1/2l behind Wise Coco (10-0) at Perth 2m hcp (4) sft in Sep.

Newtown Boy (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, soon led, narrow lead when mistake and unseated rider 4 out, at Market Rasen 2m 5f (4) gd in May.

Old Jewry (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway and in touch on outside over 3f out, outpaced 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 14 1/4l behind Doyen Breed (10-12) at Perth 2m (4) sft in Sep.

Placedela Concorde 6-1 (10-9) Led, not fluent 1st, headed before next, chased leader after, fell 6th, at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Sep.

Some Ambition (IRE) 28-1 (11-2) Tracked winner to after 5th, in touch, blundered 3 out, soon outpaced, no chance with rival pair before next, last of 3, dist behind Winding Roe (11-2) at Kelso 2m 7f mdn (4) gd in Sep.