Abbey Tool & Gauge Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 10 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 7.90s
  • Off time: 13:30:33
Full result
Result 13:30 Kelso
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Keeneland 12/1
2nd 2 Overpriced hd 33/1
3rd 9 Spitz 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 F4F275
Grey and pink stripes, black and grey chevrons on sleeves, black and pink hooped cap Captain Brown 83
  • T:James Moffatt
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: F4F275
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 James Moffatt B Hughes 115 11/2
2 1508U7
Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Overpriced 91
  • T:M A Barnes
  • J:Daragh Bourke
  • Form: 1508U7
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 t M A Barnes Daragh Bourke (7) 115 33/1
3 1431/1-6
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Keeneland (IRE) 20
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:A P Lane
  • Form: 1431/1-6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 114 12/1
4 334606
White, red stars, dark blue and white striped cap Rhymers Ha' 37
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Craig Nichol
  • Form: 334606
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11p
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (5) 114 20/1
5 363P
Yellow, black epaulets, yellow sleeves, black stars Pulpitarian (USA) 85
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 363P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 111 10/1
6 31
Dark Blue and Pink diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap, Dark Blue diamond War Lord (IRE) 142
  • T:P A Kirby
  • J:F Keniry
  • Form: 31
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
4 160 11-6 P A Kirby F Keniry 116 8/1
7 325324
Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Trust Thomas 38
  • T:Mrs A Hamilton
  • J:G B Watters
  • Form: 325324
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6t1
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 t1 Mrs A Hamilton G B Watters (7) 109 10/3f
8 52-16P7
Dark Blue, White epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White star Damascus Steel (IRE) 80
  • T:Mrs A C Hamilton
  • J:B Harding
  • Form: 52-16P7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Mrs A C Hamilton B Harding 108 12/1
9 160-356
Orange, black stars and sleeves, hooped cap Spitz (FR) 21
  • T:Mrs R Dobbin
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 160-356
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4h
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 h Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 107 9/1
10 509-23
Maroon, beige chevron, diabolo on sleeves and stars on cap Bright Applause 109
  • T:Miss Tracy Waggott
  • J:Adam Nicol
  • Form: 509-23
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 Miss Tracy Waggott Adam Nicol (5) 103 7/2

In depth

Verdict

Donald McCain is the leading trainer here and it will be interesting to see if there is any money for Keeneland following a pipe-opener at Sedgefield. Captain Brown was second over course and distance in October but has a poor strike-rate. War Lord won at Sedgefield on only his second start over hurdles but that was in October and he hasn't been seen since. SPITZ should do better now going handicapping as he was third over track and trip in a maiden hurdle in the autumn and doesn't look badly treated on that form. Musselburgh fourth Trust Thomas looks the pick of the remainder.

Formwatch

Keeneland (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders on inside, lost place before 6th, well beaten 3 out, tailed off, last of 6, 49l behind Forward Flight (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.

Overpriced 15-2 (11-5) Held up in touch, reminders before 4 out, never on terms, weakened 2 out, 7th of 8, 24l behind Sparkling Hand (10-6) at Newcastle 2m (4) sft in Dec.

Spitz (FR) 10-1 (11-1) Mid-division, driven before 2 out, ridden to chase leaders between last 2, weakened flat, 6th of 10, 12l behind Desoto County (11-1) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.

Damascus Steel (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Led, headed after 4 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, last of 7, 48l behind Call Box (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jan.

Rhymers Ha' 11-1 (10-3) In rear, weakened from 3 out, 6th of 7, well behind Suprise Vendor (10-0) at Kelso 2m 1f (3) gs in Feb.

Pulpitarian (USA) 6-1 (10-12) Mid-division, chased leaders briefly after 4 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by Secrete Stream (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec, 13 ran.

Trust Thomas 15-2 (10-3) Towards rear, headway before 5th, chased leaders before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 13l behind Figaro (10-9) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.

Bright Applause 9-2 (11-3) Towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 4th 3 out, went 3rd before last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Travis County (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.

War Lord (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) With leader, took keen hold, led 3 out, pressed when blundered last, kept on gamely, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gs in Oct beating Dispour (11-5) by 3/4l, 10 ran.

Captain Brown 9-1 (11-4) Led, headed 2f out, beaten and edged left over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 11, 13l behind Ubaltique (11-12) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.