Keltbray Holloway's Hurdle (Grade 2 Limited Handicap) 2m 3f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132 5th £1,072 6th £536
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 4.66s
  • Off time: 14:25:28
Full result
Result 14:25 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Irish Saint 6/1
2nd 7 Imperial Leader 11 8/1
3rd 10 Bourne 2 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 7/31112-
White, black cap Minella Forfitness (IRE) 266
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: 7/31112-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 N J Henderson D Bass 145 10/1
2 231-111
Light Blue, White stripe and armlets The Skyfarmer 36
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 231-111
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 P J Hobbs R Johnson 140 5/1
3 1213-F0
Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Irish Saint (FR) 28
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 1213-F0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 P F Nicholls N Fehily 140 6/1
4 8750-01
Yellow, emerald green seams, yellow cap, emerald green star Citizenship 30
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 8750-01
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 135 8/1
5 17P-118
Maroon, yellow braces, maroon sleeves, yellow stars, maroon cap, yellow star Thomas Crapper 36
  • T:R Dickin
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 17P-118
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 R Dickin C Poste 134 9/2f
6 7486-12
RED, ORANGE and RED hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Knight Of Pleasure 35
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 7486-12
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
5 150 10-10 G L Moore J E Moore 131 12/1
7 2/1437-0
Black, White stars, striped sleeves, Black cap Imperial Leader (IRE) 49
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 2/1437-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7t
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 128 8/1
8 21-U
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Get Back In Line (IRE) 51
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Maurice Linehan
  • Form: 21-U
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
6 146 10-6 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 127 7/1
10 764383
White, black sleeves, white armlets, red cap Bourne 23
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 764383
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-4b
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
8 144 10-4 b D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 125 5/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
9 2/1F61-U
Kuilsriver (IRE) 35
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:N J Gifford
  • J:Thomas Garner
  • Form: 2/1F61-U
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
7 105 N J Gifford Thomas Garner 126 NR

In depth

Verdict

The Skyfarmer promises to stay this longer trip and the runner-up has franked the form of his comfortable Cheltenham success. But he's been raised 17lb, which could be a problem in a competitive handicap like this. Citizenship took just two runs to get off the mark for Venetia Williams but this is a much better race than the one he won at Exeter. Fitness is unlikely to be an issue for the returning Minella Forfitness but he reappears off a high mark and Irish Saint has struggled so far this term. Knight Of Pleasure was well beaten off this mark at Lingfield in a race in which KUILSRIVER was still travelling strongly when blundering and unseating Thomas Garner. The latter looks nicely treated at present and could be a bit of value here as the ground will suit.Thomas Crapper may be in the handicapper's grip but Bourne isn't without a chance at the weights and has gone well here in the past off similar marks.

Formwatch

Kuilsriver (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked winner, lost place and driven after 4th, behind when mistake and unseated rider next, in a race won by Dolatulo (11-8) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Dec, 7 ran.

Irish Saint (FR) 20-1 (11-3) Always towards rear and never involved, 12th of 20, 32l behind Willow's Saviour (10-5) at Ascot 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Dec.

Imperial Leader (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Raced on outside and held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders and hit 3 out, losing place when blundered badly next, 13th of 17, 23l behind Vendor (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) sft in Nov.

Bourne 10-3fav (11-12) Soon ridden, lost place 6th, stayed on well from 3 out, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Saphir River (11-4) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Dec.

Thomas Crapper 9-2 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, every chance from 2 out until before last, weakened flat, 8th of 11, 11l behind Sunnyhillboy (10-8) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Dec.

The Skyfarmer 4-1 (11-0) Mid-division, closed 3rd, challenged 3 out, led before last, soon pressed, stayed on well and drew clear final 100 yards, won at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Dec beating Lyvius (11-4) by 4l, 9 ran.

Get Back In Line (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Held up in rear of main group, keeping on same pace and no impression when blundered went left and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Ifandbutwhynot (10-11) at Newbury 2m Lstd hcp hdl 0-155 (1) gs in Nov, 8 ran.

Knight Of Pleasure 9-4fav (11-9) Held up behind in touch, went 2nd 4 out, outpaced after next, soon no chance with easy winner, just held on for 2nd near finish, 2nd of 7, 18l behind Dolatulo (11-8) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Dec.

Minella Forfitness (IRE) 2-1fav (11-11) Held up in mid-division on inside, not much room when blundered and lost place 3rd, headway approaching 3 out, pushed along in 5th before next, went 3rd 2 out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, not reach winner, 2nd of 18, 4 1/2l behind Stopped Out (10-13) at Sandown 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Apr.

Citizenship 12-1 (11-6) Held up in last trio, smooth headway after 4th, went 2nd travelling well before 3 out, led 2 out, shaken up and clear going to the last, easily, won at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Dec beating Mixologist (10-0) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.