Racecards

16:45 Kelso

Harper Gow Family Supporting Alzheimer Scotland Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 133y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,035 added
  • Winner: £4,289
  • 2nd: £1,259
  • 3rd: £630
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 23.10s
  • Off Time: 16:45:34
  • 12 Ran
1
Silk - Pink, mauve star, mauve sleeves, pink stars and cap
  • Form 14/2533
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-13
  • Official Rating 111
  • Trainer B Pauling
  • Jockey Jason Dixon

with leader, not fluent 11th, led 4 out, driven clear after 2 out, kept on well

2
Silk - Red, orange star, yellow sleeves, red stars, yellow cap, red star

Braavos

16 b
13/2
  • Form 75-P252
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 110
  • Trainer Sam England
  • Jockey Jonathan England

tracked leaders, driven and outpaced after 3 out, soon lost place, no danger after, weakened flat

3
Silk - WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap
7/1
  • Form 31F431
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 110
  • Trainer Jennie Candlish
  • Jockey B S Hughes

held up, always behind

4
Silk - White and royal blue stripes, royal blue sleeves, white armlets, white cap
20/1
  • Form 11-4147
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 109
  • Trainer Stef Keniry
  • Jockey Henry Brooke

behind, headway under pressure after 3 out, ridden after next, left 3rd at last, kept on same pace, never threatened front pair

5
Silk - Royal blue, yellow epaulets, yellow sleeves, royal blue stars, yellow cap, royal blue star
  • Form 553-361
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 107
  • Trainer Rebecca Menzies
  • Jockey Nathan Moscrop

held up behind, struggling after 5 out, never near leaders

6
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap
9/2
  • Form P/7852-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 105
  • Trainer Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • Jockey Thomas Willmott

tracked leaders, joined winner after 4 out, ridden and outpaced after 2 out, 3 lengths down in 2nd and held when blundered and unseated rider last

7
Silk - Dark Green, Light Green stars and sleeves, Dark Green cap
  • Form 3P554F
  • Age 13
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 105
  • Trainer Micky Hammond
  • Jockey A P Cawley

mid-division, headway 3 out, chased leaders when hit 2 out, soon ridden, never on terms, weakened flat, lost modest 4th near finish

8
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
12/1
  • Form 831661
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 100
  • Trainer B Haslam
  • Jockey R P McLernon

never better than mid-division, weakened before 4 out, tailed off

9
Silk - White, Royal Blue hoops, White and Yellow hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap
  • Form 322872
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 95
  • Trainer W Coltherd
  • Jockey Sam Coltherd

made most to 4 out, outpaced by front pair after next, ridden after 2 out, kept on same pace, left 2nd at last, no chance with winner

10
Silk - GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop
11/1
  • Form 2-52403
  • Age 12
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 94
  • Trainer J Walton
  • Jockey Jamie Hamilton

mid-division, chased leaders 5 out to next, soon outpaced, plugged on to take modest 4th near finish

11
Silk - Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets

Apache Pilot

16 vt
20/1
  • Form 21U393
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 85
  • Trainer M A Barnes
  • Jockey D B Hurst

reminders after 3rd, always behind, struggling when blundered 11th, tailed off from next

12
Silk - Purple, pink star, pink and purple chevrons on sleeves, pink cap, purple star
50/1
  • Form 63-987U
  • Age 12
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 80
  • Trainer Mrs B Butterworth
  • Jockey Danny McMenamin

tracked leaders, ridden before 4 out, never able to get back on terms, weakened 2 out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Veteran Alderbrook Lad led at Sedgefield until falling in the race won by Ever So Much. Ballycrystal Court doesn’t look an easy ride but won at Market Rasen in just his second chase. Exit To Where was improving in the spring and Braavos seems to be back on track, though is now 0-13 over the larger obstacles. ZOLFO has been raised 6lb for winning at Bangor but the booking of Brian Hughes is a positive and this may not take much winning.

Formwatch

Sebastian Beach (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Held up on inside, closed 8th, pushed along after 4 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 5, 19l behind Tea Time Fred (10-10) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Aug.

Braavos 11-4 (11-3) Led, clear until 5th, headed 3 out, no impression on winner before last, 2nd of 6, 13l behind Tokaramore (10-9) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Sep.

Zolfo (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Held up in rear, bumped by loose horse 3rd, headway 3 out, closed on leader in 3rd before 2 out, went 2nd last, led flat, soon clear, won at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Aug beating Bletchley Castle (11-12) by 5l, 8 ran.

Old Salt (IRE) 7-2 (10-1) Behind most of way, reminders after 8th, lost touch 4 out, tailed off, last of 7, dist behind Demi Sang (11-12) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp (3) gs in Aug.

Ballycrystal Court (IRE) 15-2 (11-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after last (usual 4 out), led bypassing omitted 3 out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure closing stages (all fences in home straight omitted, low sun), won at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Aug beating Land League (12-0) by 2l, 7 ran.

Exit To Where (FR) 7-2 (11-0) Led, driven and headed between last 2, outpaced before last, ridden and kept on under pressure flat, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 7, 10 1/4l behind Bafana Blue (11-0) at Hexham 3m hcp (4) gd in May.

Alderbrook Lad (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Led, went right and fell 8th, at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Sep.

Ever So Much (IRE) 7-2 (10-8) Jumped right, chased leaders, left 2nd 8th, led and leant on rival before last, in command when left alone last, won at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Sep

Damiens Dilemma (IRE) 22-1 (11-12) Left in lead 1st, made most after, blundered 5th, hit 5 out, ridden after 2 out, hard pressed when hit last, headed flat, no extra, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Lovely Touch (11-9) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Sep.

Dun Faw Good 16-1 (11-10) Behind, headway 5 out, driven after 3 out, stayed on to take 3rd at last, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 12, 8 1/2l behind Lovely Touch (11-9) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Sep.

Apache Pilot 6-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, 2nd before 3rd until 3 out, stayed on same pace before last, no extra flat, 3rd of 8, 13l behind King Golan (11-10) at Hexham 3m hcp (4) gd in Sep.

Brother Scott 50-1 (10-10) Led narrowly when hit and unseated rider 1st, at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Sep.