14:15 Kelso Sun 8 December 2019

  • Edinburgh Gin Veterans' Handicap Chase (Leg 12 Of The 2019 Veterans' Chase Series) (Class 2)
  • 2m 6f 70y, Soft
  • 7 Runners
  • Winner£25,320.002nd£7,480.003rd£3,740.004th£1,872.005th£936.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:6m 11.84sOff time:14:17:53
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2
1011-6OR: 134
17/2

Struggled last year on the back of a Chepstow win almost two years ago now with letters more than numbers featuring in his form figures. Completed the course for the first time since that win last time after a wind op; doubts still remain.

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3
1211-5OR: 133CD
8/1

Winner of this last year with the same rider he's been successful on two of his last three visits here running respectably last time but needing the run. Dropped 1lb for that effort he'll be more at home in this company; the eldest in the field, stil

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4
1011-4OR: 132C
9/2

Stable mate of last year's winner; got back to winning ways around here (2m7f) before causing an upset to win the Grimthorpe at Doncaster (3m2f) off 5lb lower. Without his usual rider, has a top-class substitute; should be in the mix after a break.

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5
1011-3OR: 131
6/1

Smart but frustrating sort for David Pipe this yard have to an extent got him back on track winning in France in September. Almost caused a shock in a decent 2m Cheltenham handicap off a much-reduced mark, well held at Ascot last time; inconsistent.

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6
1011-1OR: 129C
7/2

Irish point-to-point winner who showed improved form over slightly further when winning here on his handicap debut. Followed up that win with a couple of decent efforts despite jumping blemishes; unexposed for this test if ready on his return.

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7
1110-11OR: 125CD
3/1

Third runner in the race for the stable with this one being a course winner who has been lightly-raced of late. Showed he retained a fair amount of ability here last time eventually finishing a well-beaten third; blinkers return to pep him up.

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8
1010-11OR: 125
7/1

Fairly useful sort when he's in the mood as he had been on several occasions for his previous yard. Held his form fairly well last year for this barn but has reverted to his moody/indolent ways this season; one to take care with.

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Non-Runners

1
Indian Temple29
1011-12OR: 140
T: T ReedJ: Harry Reed

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Cultram Abbey1110-513/2
T: N G RichardsJ: R D Day

Betting

Forecast

Bernardelli (3/1), Claud And Goldie (7/2), Chidswell (9/2), Vaniteux (6/1), Gold Opera (7/1), Cultram Abbey (8/1), Wild West Wind (17/2), Indian Temple (12/1)

Verdict

Nicky Richards who won this last year with Cultram Abbey off a 7lb lower mark returns that one to the fray again and he’s sure to run his race again around a course that he goes well although this could prove tougher than last year and Richards may have a better chance of scoring again with Chidswell or the nicely-weighted BERNADELLI. The former of that duo is another to have run well here before although he’ll have to recapture his Grimthorpe winning form to land this with the latter off his last winning mark and blinkers back on preferred. Wild West Wind continues his rehabilitation after a wind op whilst if he jumps better the lightly-raced 10yo Claud And Goldie is of interest.
  1. Bernardelli
  2. Chidswell
  3. Cultram Abbey

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