12:30 Kelso Sun 9 December 2018

  • Mrs Ivan Straker Paris Pike Novices' Chase (Class 3)
  • 2m 7f 96y, Good to Soft
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner£8,577.002nd£2,519.003rd£1,259.004th£630.005th£450.006th£450.007th£450.008th£450.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:5m 58.3sOff time:12:30:21
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1
611-1OR: 105
10/1

Hurdles winner at Perth in April (2m4f, soft) but lacks much in the way of obvious natural scope for progression over fences - already 0-11; tough task at these weights against some far less exposed rivals.

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2
911-1OR:
8/1

Latecomer to rules racing at the age of nine, but is a PTP winner (3m, soft); couldn't have been expected to fare any better than he did (66/1) in a very warm looking novices' chase at Carlisle (2m4f, soft) latest.

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3
911-1OR: 146CD
10/11

Much improved hurdler in the 2017/18 season, winning the Grade 2 Rendlesham at Haydock (2m7f, heavy) in February before an ambitious tilt at the Stayers Hurdle (ran with credit); perfectly respectable second over fences at Hexham (3m) 18-days ago.

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4
611-1OR: 109
50/1

PTP winner who truthfully didn't achieve a great deal over hurdles in the early part of 2018; should be better suited by this discipline but rates as more of a long-term handicap project than a potential winning novice.

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5
150/1

Closely related to the PTP/2m4f chase winner Mor Brook, so perhaps no surprise that he bypasses the hurdling route completely following three fair (at best) runs in bumpers; rates as a highly unlikely winner on these terms.

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6
511-1OR: 135BFCD
12/5

Cost €125,000 in April 2017; showed plenty of ability in bumpers and over hurdles (runner up to Coole Hall in the 2017 French Furze Novices' Hurdle); bred for chasing; bitterly disappointing at Hexham (3m) 18-days ago.

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7
611-1OR:
16/1

Bought for £20,000 in May (1-4 in PTP's); half-brother to the PTP winner Syddan Rose; never in the hunt on rules chasing debut at Wetherby (3m, good) and predicted to struggle again this afternoon.

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8
910-8OR:
28/1

Mare who looked the part as a novice hurdler over staying trips at Newcastle (two-time winner). Well suited by cut but has struggled to regain any positive momentum over hurdles over the past 12-months; relatively untested over fences (3-9 PTP's).

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Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Donna's Diamond (10/11), Senor Lombardy (12/5), Claud And Goldie (8/1), Castletown (10/1), Slanemore Hill (16/1), Catchamat (28/1), Lovely Schtuff (50/1), Rocket Man Rodney (150/1)

Verdict

Classy hurdler Donna's Diamond made a perfectly respectable second start over fences at Hexham despite being beaten decisively by Top Ville Ben. On the other hand, the selection SENOR LOMBARDY turned in a very laboured effort in that particular race (tailed-off fourth). However, time remains a friend of this useful novice hurdler who is bred for a career over fences (dam was a half-sister to Irish Grand National winner Glebe Lad). With some experience of Kelso and marginally quicker ground underfoot, the hope is that he can swiftly resume his otherwise promising racing career. Of the remainder, both Catchamat and Claud And Goldie are no complete back-numbers.
  1. Senor Lombardy
  2. Donna's Diamond
  3. Catchamat

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