15:35 Kelso Thu 15 February 2018
Made the most of a falling mark when doubling up at Wetherby (2m3f+) and Catterick (3m1f+) around this time last year. Held since off higher marks, but shaped with encouragement when a never nearer 3½L third to Too Many Chiefs at Ayr (3m) latest.
Thrashed by a resurgent Donna Diamond on barely raceable ground at Haydock last month (2m7f), but he's performed solidly overall since sent handicapping. Others make more appeal from their current handicap marks, but he'll plough through the mud.
Absolutely adores this track with all five career success coming at Kelso over a variety of trips. Up 5lb since handing out a 1¼L beating of Seldom Inn over 3m2f last month, and you'd be a fool to dismiss him lightly.
Hasn't won quite as many races as he should've done, and he's never scored beyond 2m4f. Heavy ground isn't a concern, but he's probably sharpest at Hexham, and is high enough in the weights.
Well suited to racing at this track especially over this trip. 10lb above her last winning mark over hurdles (Carlisle, April 2017) and that's a barrier to further success as she demonstrated when finishing just over 5L third to Landecker latest.
Had a few problems in the past, but has stood plenty of racing since ploughing through the mud to score at Perth in September (3m). Endured a frustrating, brief spell over fences but more competitive back over hurdles; admittedly from a stiff mark.
Mud-lark who recorded back-to-back Ayr successes in January 2017 (3m chase, 2m5f+ hurdle), but has struggled since, including in a trio of starts this term, with work to be done to reverse placings with Landecker despite the better terms.
Ayr regular who was denied an opportunity to race there on Tuesday (abandoned). Proven on testing ground, and 3lb lower than when scoring over 3m at Ayr in March (heavy), but has a very modest effort latest to overcome.
Started at sizeable odds in three tries in novice company (2m3f+ to 2m6f+). Not entirely disgraced on his most recent start over C&D, and should do better in handicaps (debut), but this rates as a baptism of fire.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G BewleyJ: Jonathon Bewley|
Bruichladdich (11/4), Mac N Cheese (3/1), Planet Nine (4/1), Aengus (15/2), Rowdy Rocher (15/2), Landecker (8/1), Total Assets (9/1), Ryedale Racer (10/1), Outnumbered (18/1), Another Mattie (25/1)
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