Border Facilities Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 13 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 16.10s
  • Off time: 12:26:04
Full result
Result 12:25 Kelso
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Blackwater King 8/11f
2nd 1 Gymdoli 10 13/2
3rd 9 Phoenix Returns 19 25/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 625-UP1
LIGHT BLUE, RED cross belts, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, RED cap Gymdoli 18
  • T:R Nixon
  • J:F Keniry
  • Form: 625-UP1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 R Nixon F Keniry 13/2
2 0
White, Brown Cross of Lorraine, Brown and White chevrons on sleeves, Brown cap A Southside Boy (GER) 36
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 h J S Goldie Henry Brooke (3) 50/1
3 1-22
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Blackwater King (IRE) 26
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 1-22
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 8/11f
4 16
Black, yellow sash, white cap Blue Kascade (IRE) 30
  • T:A M Thomson
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 16
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 A M Thomson P Buchanan 40/1
5 P55-19
White, red stars, dark blue and white striped cap Blueside Boy (IRE) 30
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:S Fox
  • Form: P55-19
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell S Fox (7) 20/1
6
Black, black and maroon striped cap Canon Row (IRE) 635
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:Jack Quinlan
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (3) 6/1
7 60-5
Purple, white disc, yellow sleeves, purple diamonds, purple and yellow quartered cap Elmaatigra 23
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 60-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 33/1
8 P551-8
Red, light blue and red diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Everylasting (IRE) 45
  • T:Mrs R Dobbin
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: P551-8
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Mrs R Dobbin R McGrath 66/1
9 392-4
Mauve, Purple stars, armlets and stars on cap Phoenix Returns (IRE) 27
  • T:G A Swinbank
  • J:F Davis
  • Form: 392-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 G A Swinbank F Davis 25/1
11 F21-
Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Stitched In Time (IRE) 238
  • T:Mrs R Dobbin
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: F21-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 25/1
12
DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Swindy 478
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 17/2
13 8P
Purple and White diabolo, Purple sleeves, Purple cap, White star Thatwasthepension (IRE) 135
  • T:B Storey
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 8P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 B Storey B Hughes 100/1
14 00-77
Black, White Cross of Lorraine Yinfortheroad (IRE) 45
  • T:D W Whillans
  • J:Callum Whillans
  • Form: 00-77
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 D W Whillans Callum Whillans (5) 100/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
10 4-70
Robin's Command (IRE) 36
  • Nag Me
  • T:Mrs R Dobbin
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 4-70
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 1012 Mrs R Dobbin Non Runner NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Eurohunter (IRE)
  • T:W Amos
  • J:C I Gillies
7 10-12 W Amos C I Gillies 8/1
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In depth

Verdict

BLACKWATER KING was surprisingly beaten by Grate Fella at Sedgefield but that was his hurdling debut and he'll know more today. Donald McCain's four-year-old looks the one to beat though Phoenix Returns could be interesting tackling hurdles for the first time and makes more appeal than Rose Dobbin's three runners. Winning pointer Stitched In Time may prove the best of that trio while Gymdoli won at Hexham last month at huge odds but doesn't appeal as the type likely to defy a penalty.

Formwatch

Robin's Command (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division, took keen hold, ridden after 6th, weakened well before 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 14, 45l behind Bonnie Burnett (10-7) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.

Blackwater King (IRE) Evensfav (10-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, dived at 3rd, went 2nd 4th, mistake 3 out, led before next, not fluent and headed last, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Grate Fella (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Nov.

Gymdoli 125-1 (10-12) With leader, led before 5th, headed before last, kept on to regain lead last 50 yards, won at Hexham 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Nov beating Dotties Dilema (11-5) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.

Phoenix Returns (IRE) 18-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway 3f out, no impression from over 2f out, 4th of 8, 22l behind No Deal (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Nov.

Everylasting (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) In touch on inside, outpaced 4 out, weakened from next, 8th of 11, 43l behind Bit Of A Jig (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.

Blueside Boy (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Chased clear leader until 4f out, switched left over 3f out, weakened 3f out, 9th of 14, 30l behind Clever Cookie (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd in Nov.

Canon Row (IRE) (9-2) 98th of 13, 16l behind Gaily Game (9-2) at Saint-cloud(FR) 1m 2f stk sft in Mar '11 (flat).

A Southside Boy (GER) 33-1 (10-11) Mistake 1st, always towards rear, well beaten 3 out, 10th of 14, 29l behind Bonnie Burnett (10-7) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.

Stitched In Time (IRE) 5-6 (11-8) Held up; led 2 out; clr when blun last; v easy, won at Mordon 2m 4f ptp gd in Apr beating Wacket Willie (12-0) by 5l, 8 ran.

Elmaatigra 33-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, one pace, 5th of 15, 10l behind Just Cameron (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Nov.

Yinfortheroad (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Tracked leader, ridden and lost place over 5f out, weakened 3f out, 7th of 10, 38l behind Baltimoar (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Oct.

Swindy 9-2fav (9-3) Prominent, led after 3f, swerved badly left and ran out over 6f out, in a race won by Gottany O's (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug '11, 8 ran (flat).

Thatwasthepension (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Raced in last pair, struggling from 3rd, tailed off when pulled up before 5th, in a race won by Harvey's Hope (10-12) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul, 7 ran.

Blue Kascade (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, ridden and outpaced 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 6th of 14, 21l behind Clever Cookie (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd in Nov.