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15:35 Kelso

Isle Of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky Handicap Chase (Class D)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 14.20s
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
10/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    5/2

      3rd
      Silk -
      16/1

        1
        Silk - DARK GREEN and ORANGE (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
        5/2
        • Form PR405-3
        • Age 8
        • Weight 11-12

        held up in touch, mistake 5th, lost place 7th, outpaced approaching 3 out, stayed on to chase winner last, no impression, run in

        2
        Silk - RED, ROYAL BLUE hoop, hooped sleeves and cap
        8/1
        • Form 331F-33
        • Age 11
        • Weight 11-6

        held up in rear, slightly hampered 3rd, kept on same pace from 2 out, never dangerous

        3
        Silk - Black and White stripes, diamonds on sleeves, Emerald Green and Red quartered cap
        20/1
        • Form 123456-
        • Age 9
        • Weight 11-5

        held up in rear, headway halfway, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened

        4
        Silk - Dark Green, Yellow sash, Yellow cap, Dark Green star
        • Form 430504-
        • Age 10
        • Weight 11-3

        held up in rear, pushed along 7th, mistake next, outpaced 4 out

        5
        Silk - White, Emerald Green diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap
        • Form F55211-
        • Age 11
        • Weight 11-2

        mid-division, blundered 5th, headway 7th to track leaders, effort after 2 out, weakened last

        6
        Silk - LIGHT BLUE, WHITE braces and armlets, RED cap

        Aelred

        28
        33/1
        • Form 104260-
        • Age 10
        • Weight 11-0

        close up, led 4th, headed 6th, effort after 2 out, no extra flat

        7
        Silk - Dark Blue, White sash, White cap
        16/1
        • Form 253305-
        • Age 7
        • Weight 10-10

        led to 4th, remained prominent, outpaced approaching 3 out, rallied approaching last, kept on same pace run in

        8
        Silk - White, red stars, dark blue and white striped cap
        • Form F122F-3
        • Age 11
        • Weight 10-4

        held up in touch, fell 3rd

        9
        Silk - DARK GREEN, WHITE disc, DARK GREEN sleeves, WHITE spots
        20/1
        • Form P/U212-5
        • Age 7
        • Weight 10-0

        mid-division, struggling halfway, weakening when blundered 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before last

        10
        Silk - Black, Maroon hollow box
        10/1
        • Form 12232-2
        • Age 8
        • Weight 10-0

        tracked leaders, led 6th, cleared 2 out, ridden out

        In depth

        Verdict

        Another wide open affair in which many have chances on there best form but we will stick with Damien's Choice. The gelding from the Alan Swinbank yard has won his last two races in good style and with conditions again in his favour he will be hard to beat despite rising in the weights. Batswing rates the main danger on his latest third at Punchestown behind Incas. However he is none to consistent. Xaipete is on a handy mark and is from yard in form he is another to consider. Minster York has dropped to a fair mark and he will run well if the rain stays away. Carrick Troop is another that could go well with his stable back in top form but his best efforts of late have come over a much longer trip. Of the remainder Bit O Magic is from a shrewd yard and is worth a cautionary look in the market.