13:25 Kelso

Sunday 29 December 2019

All11:4512:1512:5013:2514:0014:3515:10

George & Margaret Higgins Festive Celebration Novices' Hurdle

Class 4  |   2m 51y  |   Soft  |   13 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:27  |   Winning time: 4m 10.4s

1st
8
15/8f
T: Sam ThomasJ: Charlie Deutsch
Prominent, went 2nd 2 out, soon led, clear when wandered slightly into last, stayed on, comfortably
2nd
12
4
2/1
T: N W AlexanderJ: B S Hughes
Jumped right, led, ridden and headed before last, no impression on winner, stayed on same pace
3rd
3
3
10/1
T: Miss P RobsonJ: Henry Brooke
Chased leaders, lost place after 2nd, effort after 5th, mistake 2 out, 4th before last, one pace, went 3rd towards finish
4th
1
7
510-12
66/1
T: Stef KeniryJ: Emma Smith-Chaston (7)
Held up towards rear, headway 5th, not fluent 3 out or 2 out, 3rd and one pace before last, dropped to 4th towards finish
5th
6
10
510-12
33/1
T: A M ThomsonJ: Ryan Mania
Chased leader from 1st, not fluent 5th or 3 out, weakened before last
6th
hd
12
8/1
T: Mrs R DobbinJ: Craig Nichol
Mid-division, headway before 4th, not fluent 3 out or 2 out, weakened before last
7th
3
14
16/1
T: Mrs J StephenJ: Jamie Hamilton
Mid-division, effort after 5th, weakened 2 out
8th
3 ¼
1
8/1
T: Mrs A HamiltonJ: Danny McMenamin (5)
Mid-division, not fluent 5th, mistake and struggling 3 out
9th
2 ½
11
410-12
25/1
T: K DalgleishJ: Adrian Heskin
Mid-division, not fluent 1st, behind 3 out
10th
5
2
100/1
11th
13
6
66/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: Blair Campbell (3)
Chased leaders, lost place after 5th, well beaten 2 out
12th
¾
5
50/1
13th
16
9
66/1
T: W ColtherdJ: Sam Coltherd (3)
In rear, ridden after 4th, well beaten when mistake 3 out, blundered 2 out

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Non-Runners

13
Tortuga Bay308
Weight: 10-5|  Age: 5
T: J Ewart  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Mario De Pail (15/8), Dubai Days (2/1), Trooper Turnbull (8/1), Mister Manduro (8/1), Tortuga Bay (8/1), Ballydonagh Boy (10/1), Whoa Black Betty (16/1), Raymond (25/1), Overcourt (33/1), Flutter Down (50/1), Mamdood (66/1), Last King Of Wales (66/1), Mill Island (66/1), Abouttimeyoutoldme (100/1)

Verdict
Not a particularly deep event and Nick Alexander who has trained four of the last five winners of this event will be hoping to improve on those figures via Dubai Days although he’ll need to settle better than he has so far. A couple making their hurdling debuts catch the eye in Trooper Turnbull and Ffos Las winner MARIO DE PAIL for trainer Sam Thomas for whom this will be his first Kelso runner and he looks to have found a good opening for his charge. The only penalised runner Mister Manduro enters the argument and the chances are that he won’t find this as testing as his last run at Carlisle. Raymond, Last King Of Wales and Whoa Black Betty will all be seen to better effect in handicaps.
  1. Mario De Pail
  2. Mister Manduro
  3. Dubai Days

Previous Winners

2018
Elvis Mail
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 4
Weight: 10-12  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: Lucy Alexander
  |  
T: N W Alexander
10/3
Prize Money
1st:
£4,224.00
2nd:
£1,240.00
3rd:
£620.00
4th:
£310.00

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