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Race 1 Kelso 11-35 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

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363 Dunnet Head
€75,000 3-y-o, Sholokhov gelding. Brother to poor hurdler/chaser Red Maple. Well backed and looked a nice prospect when making winning debut in a bumper at Ayr in October, held up in a slowly-run race. Of obvious interest switched to hurdling.
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11-4Conor O'FarrellIain Jardinelocked2/11/150
436 Jem In Em
£55,000 4-y-o, Well Chosen gelding. Placed only start in points and did well under the circumstances to make winning Rules/bumper debut at Perth (16.2f) in September, shuffled back home turn but rallying well. Upped in class and not seen to best effect at Cheltenham. Nice hurdles prospect.
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11-4 Derek FoxLucinda Russelllocked3.33/13.2/14
4661 Carcaci Castle
Well held in a maiden hurdle at Downpatrick in July 2021 but a different proposition when landing a bumper a month later. Since left Colin Bowe for £22,000 and tongue tie on for new connections.
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11-4Jamie HamiltonSandy Thomsonlocked4/15/125
307 Quickasican
Placed on first of 2 starts in point bumpers. Placed both starts over hurdles but it's not form to be getting too carried away with.
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11-4Aaron AndersonRebecca Menzieslocked6/110/167
2610 Upagainstit
€9,000 3-y-o, £45,000 4-y-o, Presenting gelding. Brother to a point winner. Runner-up sole start in Irish points but failed to meet expectations in a Catterick bumper in March. Hooded and showed a bit more sent hurdling at Hereford last month.
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11-4Brian HughesDonald McCainlocked11/112/19
184 Fia Fuinidh
Placed on the second of 2 outings in Irish points. Quite keen on hurdles debut at Hexham but he displayed ability to finish third of 10 last month.
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11-4Sean QuinlanMartin Todhunterlocked22/118/118
295 Getabeau
Getaway gelding. Dam unraced half-sister to useful 3m/25f hurdle winner My Immortal. Showed more than first time up when runner-up in a course bumper last month.
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11-4Danny McMenaminChris Grantlocked25/150/1100
3011 Lacila Blue
Little to get excited about in 3 starts.
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10-11Bruce LynnN W Alexanderlocked33/1100/1203
149 Shantou Moon
Maiden Irish pointer who offered little when seventh of 12 in novice hurdle at Uttoxeter on Rules debut 14 days ago.
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11-4Harry ReedTristan Davidsonlocked100/150/150
252 Couldntgivamonkeys
Well held in a brace of bumpers/novice hurdle.
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11-4Ryan ManiaR Mike Smithlocked100/1200/1100
There are 10 runners in this race.

Race 2 Kelso 12:-35 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 23f

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436 Domandlouis
Bred more for stamina than speed and displayed much-improved form when landing 6-runner novice here in May. Made a promising start over fences when third over C&D on return and should progress.
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11-2 Derek FoxLucinda Russelllocked1.2/11.1/18
151 If Not For Dylan
Justified strong support and proved better than ever when successful at Perth in May. Found class 2 at Haydock too competitive and should bounce back here.
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12-0William ShanahanAndrew Hamiltonlocked3.75/13/120
2523 Just Don't Know
Confirmed promise of Newcastle run when cashing in on a career-low mark at Leicester in January. Continued good work since, following up at Ayr before excellent second at Newcastle. Excuses at Carlisle final start. Off 8 months.
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11-7Callum BewleyPaul Robsonlocked6.5/18/123
5214 Hitman Fred
Made it 3-4 over fences at Perth (4-7 overall in this sphere) when last seen in July 2021. Market should reveal expectations on belated comeback.
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11-4Craig NicholRose Dobbinlocked6.5/118/1177
2695 Deep Charm
Improved sent chasing last term, off the mark at Hexham in December. Similar form when second here but below par last 2 starts. Off 8 months.
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11-2Sam ColtherdStuart Coltherdlocked7.5/15.5/127
1472 Hold The Note
Continues to fall in the weights without showing any sign of taking advantage. Has plenty to prove at present.
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11-7Sean QuinlanEwan Whillanslocked20/114/130
There are 6 runners in this race.

Race 3 Kelso 13:05 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 32f

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493 All About Joe
Made a successful start over fences at Cartmel (21f) in June and added to that when landing 8-runner handicap at Sedgefield (29.2f) 49 days ago. Up another 5 lb but he's still not taken lightly.
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11-0Alan DoyleAndrew Hamiltonlocked4.5/17.5/167
364 The Ferry Master
Progressed very well over fences in 2020/21, winning twice before fourth in Scottish Grand National here. He should strip fitter for his reappearance fifth at Ayr over an inadequate 2m4f and this course winner is weighted to have a big say.
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10-11Ryan ManiaSandy Thomsonlocked5/14/120
3511 Flower Of Scotland
Course winner who arrives on the back of a creditable third of 9 in handicap chase at Carlisle (26.2f) 35 days ago. 1 lb out of the handicap but not dismissed.
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10-2Danny McMenaminSandy Thomsonlocked6/13.33/145
431 Big River
Veteran staying chaser who is a 5-time course winner and also landed this event 12 months ago. Off 7 months before never-dangerous seventh here (26.2f) in October so no surprise to see him take a big step forward now.
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12-1 Derek FoxLucinda Russelllocked7.5/116/1113
365 Cash To Ash
Resumed with a good second of 10 in handicap chase at Wetherby (24.2f) 36 days ago. Effective at this much longer trip and needs considering.
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10-10Jamie HamiltonMark Walfordlocked8/15.5/131
212 Cyclop
Mulitple winner over hurdles/fences during 2020/21 for Matt Sheppard. Only had three runs since for current yard but he posted a good third in handicap chase at Fontwell (27.7f) 21 days ago when left poorly placed. Cheekpieces go back on and he's in the mix.
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11-4Brian HughesDavid Dennislocked8/114/175
357 Niceandeasy
Took well to fences last season, winning twice, and he looked rusty after 8 months off when fifth of 9 in handicap at Carlisle (26.2f) 35 days ago. Another who can't be discounted now steppng back up in trip.
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10-5Conor O'FarrellN W Alexanderlocked10/114/140
328 Wake Up Early
In good form for his new yard during the spring, scoring at Fakenham and Market Rasen, and he resumed from 6 months off with good Musselburgh second in 31.5f handicap. One for the shortlist.
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10-5Charlie HammondDr Richard Newlandlocked12/112/10
2910 Breaking The Ice
Enjoyed a splendid first season over fences, completing a course hat-trick here, and picked up where he left off with victory at Hexham in October. Not disgraced off a 7 lb higher mark despite coming in last of 8 in handicap here last time so is in the picture.
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10-2Jonathon BewleyGeorge Bewleylocked16/112/125
2213 Clonguile Way
Ended a losing run at Wexford in May and he wasn't disgraced when fifth in 3m1f handicap at Cheltenham last month. Others look better treated at these weights though.
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10-2Sean BowenJohn C McConnelllocked20/116/120
2512 Buddha Scheme
Fair handicap chaser who was well served by emphasis on stamina when scoring here last December. Posted a good third at Ayr (3m) last month on his only run since so he's considered back over further despite being 2 lb out of the handicap.
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10-2Stephen MulqueenLucinda Russelllocked22/120/19
259 Donna's Delight
Looked in need of the run after 8 months off when fifth of 6 in handicap chase at Ayr (24.1f) 25 days ago. Lightly raced since scoring twice in early 2020 so he can't be ruled out if taking a step forward now.
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10-2Sean QuinlanSandy Thomsonlocked22/118/118
2206 Fiveaftermidnight
Irish chaser who comes here on the back of a good third of 12 in handicap at Punchestown (21.2f) in April. Cheekpieces replace blinkers and she can't be discounted after her break.
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10-6Jack HoganP J Rothwelllocked25/125/10
There are 13 runners in this race.

Race 4 Kelso 14:05 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 21f

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442 Apple Away
£35,000 5-y-o. Arctic Cosmos mare. Dam, point winner, half-sister to useful hurdler (stays 3m) Dr Des. Easily off mark in Irish points at third attempt in April and overcame greenness when making winning hurdle debut at Bangor. Found out in a better race at Cheltenham but she retains potential.
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11-7 Derek FoxLucinda Russelllocked1.38/11.75/127
2273 Aubis Walk
Fetched £120,000 after landing an Irish maiden point last year and promising start under Rules when runner-up in a mares' novice at Perth (16.2f, soft) in April. Open to improvement so may well go one better on return upped in trip.
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11-0Brian HughesNicky Richardslocked2.25/11.5/133
311 Anti Bridgie
£28,000 5-y-o, Doyen mare. Dam unraced half-sister to fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser (stayed 27f) Speed Master. Runner-up sole start in Irish points earlier this year and went one place better on hurdles debut a month ago. That race ultimately cut up but she is capable of better.
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11-7Henry BrookeOliver Greenall & locked2.75/13.5/127
306 Rockonsoph
:£95,000 4-y-o, Notnowcato mare. Dam 3m hurdle winner. Cosy winner of Irish point last November and shaped like a stayer when thirds= over 2m on last month's Rules debut. Upped in trip so has to be of interest.
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11-0Craig NicholRose Dobbinlocked9/17/122
2464 High On The Hill
Half-sister to poor hurdler West Lawn (23f winner). Dam, 21f hurdle winner (stayed 3¾m). Placed on second of 2 starts in point bumpers (Apr 2).
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11-0Conor O'FarrellJames Waltonlocked80/1150/188
There are 5 runners in this race.

Race 5 Kelso 14:40 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 23f

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133 Faithfulflyer
Left previous efforts behind when winning 13-runner handicap hurdle at Musselburgh (23.8f, soft, 8/1) 13 days ago. Unexposed as a stayer and can improve enough to go in again.
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11-4Ryan ManiaSandy Thomsonlocked2.5/11.8/128
606 Heritier De Sivola
Maiden Irish pointer who made little impact in maiden/novice hurdles earlier in the year. Yet to improve in handicaps but might strip fitter for latest effort and he's still unexposed.
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10-13Thomas DowsonPhilip Kirbylocked4.5/19/1100
188 Lewa House
Lightly raced for current yard and dug deep to land a big-field handicap at Hexham last time. Only up 1 lb for that and seems likely to give another good account.
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10-11Bruce LynnCatch Bissettlocked5/13.33/133
259 Economic Editor
Just poor form over hurdles to date but there was more encouragement when fourth at Ayr last time and the extra distance should suit. Not a forlorn hope despite being out of the weights.
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10-2Dylan JohnstonAdam Nicollocked6/13.5/142
304 Ginger Pointe
Maiden Irish pointer who is lightly raced over hurdles and looked on a fair mark making a quick switch to handicaps at Hexham a month ago. Could improve up in trip.
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11-2Sam ColtherdKatie Scottlocked6.5/112/185
637 Pasture Beach
Modest form in bumpers and, while yet to match that level over hurdles, he could show more upped in trip after a short break.
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10-12 Derek FoxLucinda Russelllocked11/118/164
4271 Socks Off
Bumper winner who showed fair form at best for Alan Keatley over hurdles. Poor effort when last seen 14 months ago but worth a market check starting out for a new stable.
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12-0Aaron AndersonRebecca Menzieslocked14/125/179
175 Bushmill Boy
Bit below form seventh of 12 in handicap hurdle at Newcastle (16.2f, soft, 25/1) 17 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Looks too high in the weights at present.
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11-2Callum BewleyDavid Thompsonlocked20/128/140
252 Master Of The Malt
Modest form on bumper debut. Yet to make an impact over hurdles but latest third at Ayr was a step in the right direction and has a more realistic chance now handicapping.
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11-11Ross ChapmanDaragh Bourkelocked40/122/145
There are 9 runners in this race.

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