15:20 Kelso

Wednesday 8 May 2019

All14:1014:4515:2015:5516:2516:5517:30

    Villa Sandi Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 6f 151y  |   Good  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:21  |   Winning time: 5m 37.9s
1st
Horse silk
7
8/1
T: R MenziesJ: Harry Skelton
Made all, clear when not fluent 8th, reduced lead and edged right before last, ridden out op 9/1
2nd
Horse silk
2 ½
12
11/1
T: M A BarnesJ: D B Hurst (10)
Held up in mid-division, headway 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, chased winner last, no impression, kept on op 20/1
3rd
Horse silk
2 ¾
3
911-12
16/1
T: J CandlishJ: Sean Quinlan
Chased leaders, slow and reminder 5th, went 2nd 8th, jumped right 2 out, jumped right and lost 2nd last, stayed on same pace tchd 14/1
4th
Horse silk
9
10
711-5
4/1f
T: Miss J E FosterJ: B S Hughes
Mid-division on outside, headway 4 out, 3rd when mistake 3 out, soon beaten, one pace op 9/2 tchd 5/1
5th
Horse silk
nk
9
33/1
T: P D NivenJ: Henry Brooke
Held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, kept on, unable to get on terms op 25/1 tchd 22/1
6th
Horse silk
4 ½
8
50/1
T: Miss J E FosterJ: Nathan Moscrop (5)
Held up and behind, went 6th from 2 out, never on terms op 33/1
7th
Horse silk
22
1
9/2
T: N W AlexanderJ: Grant Cockburn (3)
Held up and behind, never in contention and well beaten before 2 out op 7/2 tchd 3/1
8th
Horse silk
5
11
11/2
T: F P MurtaghJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Chased leaders, ridden 4 out, weakened next op 7/1 tchd 5/1
9th
Horse silk
½
6
911-10
14/1
T: A M ThomsonJ: Rachel McDonald (5)
Mid-division, headway 3 out, weakened before next op 16/1
10th
Horse silk
3 ¾
4
12/1
T: B HaslamJ: R P McLernon
Rear of mid-division, headway on outside 7th, ridden and struggling after 9th, well beaten from 3 out op 10/1
11th
Horse silk
nk
2
14/1
T: C ByrnesJ: K J Brouder (5)
Pressed winner until before 8th, soon lost 2nd, weakened 3 out tchd 18/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
5
9/1
T: G BewleyJ: Jonathon Bewley (3)
Tracked leaders, blundered badly 7th, rider nearly off but did well to stay on, soon pulled up op 15/2 tchd 7/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£8.20Pl:£2.60, £3.90, £5.40EX:£101.60Trifecta:£1,166.70Tricast:£1,369.06SF:£89.52Swingers:£14.20, £13.00, £14.20

Forecasts

Sigurd (4/1), Benny's Secret (9/2), Border Victor (11/2), Emerald Chieftan (8/1), Sunny Destination (9/1), Farlam King (11/1), Melody Of Scotland (12/1), Buckled (14/1), Viking Hoard (14/1), Aengus (16/1), Pixiepot (33/1), Canny Style (50/1)

Verdict

Benny's Secret thrives at Kelso, with all four of his previous wins over hurdles coming at this Borders track. Pulling well clear of the remainder, including today's rival Sunny Destination, he edged out Uptown Harry by a neck over C&D latest. A subsequent 7lb rise in the weights looks fair, and he's impossible to keep out of the frame. However, we'll seek an each-way alternative with the potentially well-treated Irish raider VIKING HOARD who should strip fitter for a recent run over an inadequate two-miles at Wetherby.
  1. Viking Hoard
  2. Benny's Secret
  3. Sigurd

Previous Winners

2018
Shepherd's Bight
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 6
6/1

Prize Money

1st: £4,289.002nd: £1,259.003rd: £630.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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