Tiger McElrath Novices' Limited Handicap Chase 2m 7f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 3, 3 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 51.80s
  • Off time: 15:05:31
Full result
Result 15:05 Kelso
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Carrigdhoun 3/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P-1212P
Black, Yellow cross belts, sleeves and cap Atlanta Falcon (IRE) 65
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: P-1212P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 123 9/4
3 52P1-42
Black, red star, black sleeves, red spots Kris Cross (IRE) 124
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 52P1-42
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 120 Evsf
4 134-225
Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Carrigdhoun (IRE) 2
  • T:M A Barnes
  • J:S Mulqueen
  • Form: 134-225
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13pt
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 pt M A Barnes S Mulqueen (7) 117 3/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 223111
Billfromthebar (IRE) 2
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:A P Lane
  • Form: 223111
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
6 114 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 122 NR

In depth

Verdict

This looks very tight with Donald McCain confusing the issue by saddling two of the four runners. Billfromthebar is set to make his chasing debut but could prove useful in this sphere. However, he scrambled home over hurdles at Hexham on Friday and Jason Maguire has deserted him for ATLANTA FALCON, who has to be forgiven a poor run at Bangor after an excellent summer that saw him score at Uttoxeter and Worcester. Kris Cross was narrowly beaten by Bobble Hat Bob at Hexham when receiving 7lb and collateral form suggests he'll have a problem conceding weight to Carrigdhoun, who was giving that winner 9lb when four lengths behind him here in May but latter weakened quickly on his reappearance at Hexham yesterday.

Formwatch

Billfromthebar (IRE) 15-8 (11-5) Led, pushed along and headed 3 out, looked well held in 2nd before last, soon ridden and rallied to regain lead close home, won at Perth 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jul beating Otto The Great (11-0) by 1l, 3 ran.

Carrigdhoun (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Led headed before 4 out, reagained lead 4 out, headed 3 out, kept on same pace no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 11l behind Royale Knight (10-0) at Kelso 3m 2f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf in May.

Atlanta Falcon (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Prominent, lost place when jumped slowly and given reminder 3rd, not fluent afer, behind 8th, soon pulled up, in a race won by One Term (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Aug, 6 ran.

Kris Cross (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Tracked leader, led 9th, ridden before last, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Bobble Hat Bob (11-5) at Hexham 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.