13:59 Kelso

Saturday 24 October 2020

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Clifford & Martin Firth Memorial Novices' Handicap Chase

Class 5  |   2m 7f 96y  |   Good  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:06  |   Winning time: 6m 10.3s
Weighed In
1st
4
20/1
T: N W AlexanderJ: Lucy Alexander
Held up towards rear, headway 12th, went 2nd flat, stayed on, led towards finish op 16/1 tchd 22/1
2nd
1 ¾
5
11/1
T: R M SmithJ: Ryan Mania
In touch, not fluent 4 out, challenged 2 out, soon led, driven flat, headed towards finish op 9/1 tchd 17/2
3rd
2 ¾
1
8/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Held up in rear, headway approaching 10th, disputing 3rd last, soon held in 3rd, one pace tchd 17/2
4th
17
6
11/2
T: Rebecca MenziesJ: K Yeoman (7)
Led until 8th, led 11th, not fluent 13th or 4 out, headed after 2 out, mistake last, weakened flat op 4/1
5th
9 ½
2
14/1
T: C GrantJ: Sean Quinlan
Prominent, not fluent 4th, led 8th, headed and not fluent 11th, not fluent 4 out, weakened after 2 out, mistake last op 8/1
6th
7 ½
12
11/1
T: Mrs R DobbinJ: Blair Campbell (3)
Towards rear, mistake 10th, mistake and behind 12th, remote 6th after 2 out op 17/2
7th
4
3
10/1
T: Mrs R DobbinJ: C O'Farrell
Chased leaders, slow and lost place 2nd, well beaten 13th op 16/1
8th
¾
11
4/1
T: Katie ScottJ: B S Hughes
Held up in mid-division, mistake 6th, behind 13th op 11/2
9th
18
7
20/1
T: C N KellettJ: Henry Brooke
Held up in mid-division, not always fluent, weakened 4 out op 12/1
10th
nk
9
3/1f
T: P A KirbyJ: Thomas Dowson
Chased leaders, jumped right and not fluent 3rd, blundered 11th, soon behind op 5/1
11th
4
13
100/1
T: C GrantJ: Ross Chapman
Chased leaders, mistake 8th, struggling 13th, mistake and weakened 4 out op 66/1
12th
18
8
80/1
T: Mrs J C McGregorJ: Grant Cockburn (3)
In rear, mistake 4th, blundered 7th, mistake and well behind 12th op 66/1

Also Ran

PU
10
18/1
T: A C WhillansJ: Callum Bewley
Always towards rear, pulled up before last op 22/1 and tchd 25/1

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Betting

Forecast

Tekiblue de L'Orme (3/1), Flaming Glory (4/1), Road Warrior (11/2), Illuminated Beauty (8/1), Definite Wisdom (10/1), Don't Need To Know (11/1), Vintage Glen (11/1), Darius Des Sources (14/1), Grumpy Boots (18/1), Chanting Hill (20/1), Begoodtoyourself (20/1), Burlington Bert (80/1), Stormy Reception (100/1)

Verdict

ILLUMINATED BEAUTY hasn't quite kicked on from an encouraging third at Uttoxeter in August but she's shaped as if still in form and could have too much class for her rivals dropped into this weaker contest than previously. Road Warrior produced a big effort on his reappearance and is an obvious player if able to reproduce it, while several others have a chance in an open race.

  1. ILLUMINATED BEAUTY (IRE)
  2. ROAD WARRIOR
  3. TEKIBLUE DE L'ORME (FR)

Previous Winners

2019
Oscar Ceremony
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 8
Weight: 11-3  |  
Age: 8  |  
J: Henry Brooke
  |  
T: Stef Keniry
9/2

Prize Money

1st: £2,989.002nd: £878.003rd: £439.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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