13:35 Kelso Sun 13 January 2019

  • Kristoffersen Carpets & Flooring Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)
  • 2m 51y, Good
  • 4 Runners
  • Winner£12,512.002nd£3,696.003rd£1,848.004th£924.005th£462.006th£232.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:3m 54.1sOff time:13:36:29
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1
1111-12OR: 148D
4/1

2016 Coral Cup winner; fitted with newly applied cheekpieces on debut for Olly Murphy (formerly with Gordon Elliott); off the track since April 2018 (Punchestown); vulnerable over 2m at a sharp track but the undoubted class act in the line-up.

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2
610-4OR: 126D
5/2

Hasn't competed over hurdles since late 2017 but switches back to timber after a couple of AW spins for Tim Vaughan (bought for £17,000 in August 2018); handicap mark of 126 could prove fair; market helpful and a definite contender.

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3
710-0OR: 117D
1/1

Runner-up on four of her five starts at Kelso (all over 2m); competes from outside of the handicap as a result of the presence of Diamond King; beaten 10L by Le Patriote (fourth) in this grade (Class 2) on her penultimate start.

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4
1010-0OR: 112D
17/2

Winner on his most recent start at Catterick (2m, good) on New Years Day beating the quirky Baratineur by 1½L; competes from outside of the handicap as a result of the presence of Diamond King and faces a tough task on that basis.

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Non-Runners

5
Diocese18
610-0OR: 111
T: R M SmithJ: Non Runner

Last Year's Winner

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Mirsaale811-533/1
T: K DalgleishJ: Callum Bewley

Betting

Forecast

Martila (1/1), Prince Charmin' (5/2), Diamond King (4/1), The Herds Garden (17/2), Diocese (14/1)

Verdict

A muddling race with the presence of the veteran Diamond King giving the handicap a very lopsided look. He is the undoubted class act in this race as a former winner of the Coral Cup (2016) at the Cheltenham Festival. However, he's also potentially extremely vulnerable over 2m around a sharp track and without the benefit of a run since April 2018. Therefore, the logical option is the Tim Vaughan-trained PRINCE CHARMIN' who has warmed up for this race with a couple of spins on the AW at Lingfield and Wolverhampton. Kelso regular Martila is best of the remainder.
  1. Prince Charmin'
  2. Martila
  3. Diamond King

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