15:40 Kelso Sat 10 November 2018
Winner of an ordinary bumper on the Tapeta at Newcastle when a 20-1 chance that form has yet to be franked and has a rather muddling look about it. Carries a penalty here and looks vulnerable under that impost.
Sister to bumper winner - Tokaramore (the first winner of this event); hooded for her debut but shaped well despite showing some inexperience at Ayr. Raced quite freely and will need to settle better here to take a hand.
Has some useful jumping relations in her pedigree and was easy to back on her debut over C&D (beaten 18L). Given a considerate introduction but looks as though she is being brought along steadily and may need more time.
Looking at her pedigree she should have something to offer in this sphere but she offered very little on her debut at Wetherby (1m4f, soft). Would need to show a lot more to take a hand in this.
Can be forgiven being pulled up on her debut at Carlisle as she pulled too hard and that caused the saddle to slip. Was a 40-1 shot though so not much appeared to be expected and a watching brief is advised.
Newcomer from a yard that have a 29% strike-rate in this sphere in the last five years (1-6 this season). Won on her debut in an Irish point-to-point and an interesting debutante from a yard that has been going well of late.
Yard are 1-1 in GB bumpers this season (record poor in Irish bumpers) although this one only ran to a modest level in a Perth bumper on her debut in August 2017. Since been running in point-to-points; beaten at odds-on last time.
Trainer yet to have a bumper winner (0-21) although this one is related to a fairly useful hurdler/chaser Victor Hewgo and is a half-sister to four other winners. Not written off despite the trainer's record in these contests.
From a yard that are always to be respected in GB bumpers (18-93; 19% last five years) this one was a faller on her only point-to-point outing so far. Shaped better than the distance she was beaten on her debut at Perth but did fold rather tamely.
Yard have a poor record in bumpers (0-2 this season) but she is a half-sister to four winners having cost €3,000 as a four-year-old. Others make more appeal.
Some respectable form in Irish point-to-points with the best a 6L third on her second start. Hard to envisage her taking much of hand in this though with others having a far greater chance.
Last Year's Winner
|Strike The Pose||5||10-12||25/1|
|T: J EwartJ: Rachel McDonald|
Glorious Lady (5/6), Animore (5/1), Quiet Penny (11/1), Summer Lightening (11/1), Soeur De Strop (12/1), Oscar Light (12/1), Timetochill (14/1), Aurora Thunder (16/1), Retrace (66/1), Do The Fandango (66/1), Dares To Dream (100/1)
- Glorious Lady
- Oscar Light
Log in for access to this exclusive content.
Next Race Off
James Street can make a winning handicap debut at Lingfield on Wednesday, according to Anita Chambers who has a tip for every race at every meeting.
Matt Brocklebank fancies an improving chaser from Jonjo O'Neill's yard to follow up a recent win at Newbury on Wednesday.
Paul Ferguson, editor of the Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide, reveals five horses on his March shortlist.