Queens Head Hotel Kelso Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 13 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 29.40s
  • Off time: 12:52:04
Full result
Result 12:50 Kelso
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Duke Of Navan 7/4
2nd 7 Big Water 3 8/1
3rd 3 Woodpole Academy ½ Evsf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 23-14
Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Duke Of Navan (IRE) 58
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 23-14
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 N G Richards Brian Harding 127 7/4
2 5-UP123
LIGHT BLUE, RED cross belts, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, RED cap Gymdoli 15
  • T:R Nixon
  • J:F Keniry
  • Form: 5-UP123
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 R Nixon F Keniry 107 16/1
3 21
Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap Woodpole Academy (IRE) 43
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 21
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire Evsf
4 P8-P4P
Light Blue, Dark Blue stars on sleeves Ballybroe (IRE) 15
  • T:Mrs H O Graham
  • J:E Whillans
  • Form: P8-P4P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Mrs H O Graham E Whillans (3) 200/1
5 76P
Red, large Emerald Green spots, Grey sleeves, Red spots, Emerald Green and Red quartered cap Beatlejuice 58
  • T:W Coltherd
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 76P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 W Coltherd Ryan Mania 250/1
6 4-67
Black, red stars, sleeves and stars on cap Bernardelli (IRE) 11
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:B T Treanor
  • Form: 4-67
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 N G Richards B T Treanor (10) 100/1
7 1120-
Royal Blue, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Big Water (IRE) 274
  • T:G A Swinbank
  • J:F Davis
  • Form: 1120-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 G A Swinbank F Davis 8/1
8 60-59
Purple, white disc, yellow sleeves, purple diamonds, purple and yellow quartered cap Elmaatigra 35
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 60-59
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 N W Alexander P Buchanan 200/1
10 0/05-
Light Blue, Purple chevron, Light Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Purple cap My Friend George 304
  • T:Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 0/05-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 Mrs Dianne Sayer J Reveley 200/1
11 F-
Purple, White triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Pass Muster 27
  • T:P A Kirby
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: F-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 P A Kirby R McGrath 40/1
12 28/6-580
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Pudsey House 26
  • T:J Wade
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 28/6-580
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 J Wade B Hughes 100/1
13 1
White, red stars, dark blue and white striped cap Rhymers Stone 71
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Craig Nichol
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7) 16/1
14
Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Yellow cap, Red star Remember Rocky 159
  • T:Mrs L B Normile
  • J:A L Voy
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 Mrs L B Normile A L Voy (3) 200/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
9
Fozy Moss
  • Nag Me
  • T:W Coltherd
  • J:Gary Rutherford
  • Form:
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 115 W Coltherd Gary Rutherford NR

In depth

Verdict

Gymdoli, who scored at Hexham in November, looks to have the weaker form of the three winning hurdlers at the top of the weights as Woodpole Academy went into many notebooks when scoring easily at Newcastle and is an obvious threat to all, though DUKE OF NAVAN may have his measure. He also won at Newcastle before a cracking effort behind Dodging Bullets in a Cheltenham Grade 2, form that just gives him the edge. Winning bumpers Big Water and Rhymers Stone should be kept on the right side in what looks a stronger than usual event for the money.

Formwatch

Fozy Moss And Beyond gelding out of Peggy Sioux.

Duke Of Navan (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Went right 1st, took keen hold, headway to chase winner after 2nd, challenged 3 out, every chance next, ridden and unable to quicken before last, lost 2nd run-in, no impression, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Dodging Bullets (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Nov.

Big Water (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway and not clear run over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 19, 41l behind The New One (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gd in Apr.

Woodpole Academy (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 3 out, led 2 out, clear before and hit last, eased towards finish, won at Newcastle 2m NH Maiden Hurdle (4-6yo) (5) hvy in Dec beating Lord Wishes (11-0) by 5l, 15 ran.

Ballybroe (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, soon behind and pulled up, in a race won by Forty Crown (11-0) at Kelso 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec, 13 ran.

Gymdoli 4-1 (10-13) Tracked winner to 4 out, 4th and outpaced after next, soon ridden, stayed on to take moderate 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 28l behind Stopped Out (11-12) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.

Bernardelli (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, jumped left 3rd, jumped slowly next, well beaten after 6th, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Imjoeking (11-5) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy.

Pudsey House 100-1 (10-12) Took keen hold in mid-division, weakened 3 out, 11th of 15, 34l behind Special Catch (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Rhymers Stone 7-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, ridden clear over 2f out, stayed on well, won at Ayr 1m 6f mdn nat hunt flat (6) sft in Nov beating Border Phoenix (11-6) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.

Elmaatigra 33-1 (10-9) Badly hampered and nearly unseated rider 1st, chased leaders, weakened 4th, went left next, tailed off when blundered 2 out, 9th of 13, well behind Blackwater King (10-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Pass Muster Evensfav (11-0) Held up mid-division, weakened before 2 out, poor 4th when fell last, in a race won by Bellapais Abbey (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gf in Mar, 11 ran.

Remember Rocky 15-2 (9-0) In touch, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 13, 10l behind Exceedexpectations (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Aug (flat).

My Friend George 50-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 9, 25l behind Nodform Richard (11-2) at Hexham 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.

Beatlejuice 100-1 (10-12) In touch, weakened before 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Eduard (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov, 16 ran.