15:05 Kelso

Saturday 9 November 2019

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John Urwin Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Class 4  |   2m 4f 189y  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:07  |   Winning time: 5m 47.5s

1st
1
4/1
T: N W AlexanderJ: Bruce Lynn (7)
Tracked leaders, headway 3 out, led narrowly before next, ridden after last, stayed on well op 6/1
2nd
1 ¾
2
5/1
T: Ruth JeffersonJ: Henry Brooke
Raced keenly, always prominent on outside, effort after 2 out, kept on same pace, ridden and no impression with winner from last tchd 11/2
3rd
5
9
20/1
T: A C WhillansJ: Callum Bewley
Led narrowly, driven and headed before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression before last op 18/1
4th
½
4
11/4f
T: K DalgleishJ: Sean Quinlan
Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, headway on inside before 2 out, ridden between last 2, kept on same pace, no impression op 5/2 tchd 9/4
5th
1 ¼
8
33/1
T: G BewleyJ: Thomas Dowson
Held up in touch on outside, chased leaders when hit 2 out, soon one pace, ridden and kept on towards stands side rail after last, no impression op 40/1 tchd 28/1
6th
15
5
12/1
T: D W WhillansJ: Callum Whillans (3)
Tracked leaders, lost place after 3 out, weakened after next op 14/1
7th
3 ¾
3
10/1
T: Rebecca MenziesJ: C O'Farrell
Held up behind, driven and headway after 3 out, chased leaders before next, never on terms, ridden and weakened between last 2 op 9/1
8th
2
6
8/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: Lorcan Murtagh (3)
Pressed leader on inside, lost place 3 out, soon behind and outpaced, weakened from next op 10/1
9th
2
7
9/2
T: Mrs R DobbinJ: Craig Nichol
Tracked leaders on inside, driven and outpaced before 2 out, soon ridden, never on terms, weakened flat tchd 5/1

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Betting

Forecast

Highway Companion (11/4), Spirit Of Kayf (4/1), Hitman Fred (9/2), Bally Conor (5/1), Quids In (8/1), Toi Storey (10/1), Paper Roses (12/1), Put The Law On You (20/1), Mahler Supreme (33/1)

Verdict
The speed with which the connections of HIGHWAY COMPANION switch him to handicaps may be a telling sign especially as he steps up to a more suitable trip that the 2m he was tried over here last time. Toi Story another handicap newcomer should also make his mark although the fact the fact that he hasn’t run since March may just be against him in the prevailing testing conditions. Bally Conor another one stepping in handicaps for the first time needs watching in the market while Hitman Fred has potential in this sphere coming from a yard who had a torrid time last season but are starting to blossom again. Paper Roses and Spirit Of Kayf two others to consider in an open contest.
  1. Highway Companion
  2. Hitman Fred
  3. Paper Roses

Previous Winners

2018
Court Dreaming
Weight: 11-11  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-11  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Danny McMenamin
  |  
T: N G Richards
10/3
Prize Money
1st:
£4,938.00
2nd:
£1,450.00
3rd:
£725.00
4th:
£363.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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