15:40 Kelso

Monday 8 April 2019

All14:1014:4015:1015:4016:1016:4017:10

Hunter REIM Ltd Handicap Chase

Class 3  |   2m 7f 96y  |   Good to Soft  |   7 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:40  |   Winning time: 5m 58.5s

1st
3
14/1
T: N G RichardsJ: Danny McMenamin (7)
Held up in rear, headway after 16th, went 2nd 4 out, closed last, led flat, stayed on op 12/1 tchd 16/1
2nd
2 ½
4
1011-2
5/1
T: Richard HobsonJ: Paul O'Brien (3)
Led, clear 11th until last, headed flat, no extra op 9/2 tchd 11/2
3rd
17
7
9/1
T: Miss S E ForsterJ: Rachel McDonald (5)
Chased leader until 2nd, not fluent and outpaced 12th, when 3rd when hit 2 out, no impression op 12/1 tchd 14/1
4th
3 ½
2
15/8f
T: K C BaileyJ: M Hamill (3)
Chased leaders, reminders after 2nd, ridden before 12th, outpaced before 4 out, well held after, pressing for modest 3rd last op 7/4 tchd 2/1
5th
8
5
9/2
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: Thomas Willmott (7)
Towards rear, not fluent 11th, ridden before 12th, well beaten 4 out, mistake 2 out op 6/1 tchd 4/1

Also Ran

PU
1
7/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: J Nailor (7)
Towards rear and always struggling to go the gallop, not fluent 1st, reminders after 7th, not fluent next, ridden after next, pecked 10th, behind next, pulled up before 13th op 11/2 tchd 15/2
F
6
13/2
T: Kenny JohnsonJ: Sean Quinlan
Chased leader from 2nd, not fluent 3rd or 12th, 3rd and beaten 3 out, weakening when heavy fall 2 out op 15/2
Betting

Forecast

Another Venture (15/8), Well Above Par (9/2), Valadom (5/1), King Golan (13/2), Midnight Shot (7/1), Lowanbehold (9/1), Cultram Abbey (14/1)

Verdict
The heart bled for the gallant, front-running King Golan who really didn't deserve to be caught on the shadow of the post at Musselburgh 17-days ago, and even more cruelly, the handicapper has reacted swiftly with a further 3lb rise in the weights. However, we know that he'll run his race at this track, stays this longer trip, and the switch to a visor (from blinkers) should keep him on his toes. It's feasible that the front-runners will dominate this contest which features a couple of southern-based raiders. Kim Bailey is 4-26 (15%) at Kelso, and his recent visored Plumpton scorer ANOTHER VENTURE is taken to double-up off just a 4lb higher mark.
  1. Another Venture
  2. King Golan
  3. Midnight Shot
Prize Money
1st:
£8,187.00
2nd:
£2,404.00
3rd:
£1,202.00
4th:
£601.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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