13:15 Kelso

Sunday 8 December 2019

All12:1512:4513:1513:4514:1514:4515:15

    Persimmon Homes Scottish Borders National Handicap Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 3  |   4m 90y  |   Soft  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:16  |   Winning time: 9m 19.49s
1st
Horse silk
11
12/1
T: R DobbinJ: Craig Nichol
Prominent, mistake 5 out, led before next, clear before last, kept on well op 16/1
2nd
Horse silk
9
3
15/2
T: C E LongsdonJ: R T Dunne
Mid-division, reminders before 4 out, headway after 3 out, in 3rd from 2 out, plugged on to take 2nd run-in, held by winner op 9/2 tchd 4/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¾
16
12/1
T: S WaughJ: Callum Bewley
Held up towards rear, headway 5 out, ridden before last, kept on run-in
4th
Horse silk
4
8
11/1
T: M A BarnesJ: Ross Chapman
Towards rear, headway from 7 out, ridden and every chance before 2 out, weakened run-in tchd 12/1
5th
Horse silk
47
4
14/1
T: P GundryJ: Thomas Bellamy
Chased leaders, weakened after 5 out, tailed off op 12/1
6th
Horse silk
3 ¼
6
12/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: R P McLernon
Mid-division, headway before 4 out, mistake 3 out, weakened from next op 16/1 tchd 18/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
2
911-12
10/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: D R Fox
Always behind, pulled up tchd 9/1 and tchd 11/1
PU
Horse silk
5
20/1
T: P D NivenJ: Sean Quinlan
Towards rear, weakened before 5 out, soon tailed off, pulled up op 25/1
PU
Horse silk
7
5/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Mid-division, pushed along 7 out, ridden before 5 out, soon weakened, tailed off before 3 out, pulled up op 7/1 tchd 8/1
PU
Horse silk
9
12/1
T: O SherwoodJ: Harrison Beswick (5)
Held up towards rear, mistake 8 out, pushed along before 5 out when weakening, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out op 10/1
F
Horse silk
10
1110-12
18/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: Adrian Heskin
Behind, fell 10 out op 22/1
F
Horse silk
13
7/2f
T: A M ThomsonJ: Ryan Mania
Led until fell 11 out op 9/2
PU
Horse silk
14
33/1
T: W ColtherdJ: Sam Coltherd (3)
Held up mid-division, weakened before 6 out, pulled up op 18/1 tchd 28/1
PU
Horse silk
15
66/1
T: P J RothwellJ: T Scudamore
Chased leaders, left in lead 11 out, mistake 8 and 6 out, headed before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, pulled up before 2 out op 40/1 tchd 50/1

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Non-Runners

1
Horse silk
Aaron Lad22
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 8
T: Dr R D P Newland  J: Charlie Hammond
NR
12
Horse silk
Lord Getaway2
Weight: 10-8|  Age: 7
T: H J Evans  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£22.00Pl:£4.80, £3.20, £3.50EX:£141.60Trifecta:£1,436.60Tricast:£1,120.51SF:£98.60Swingers:£14.20, £30.10, £29.20

Forecasts

Caventara (7/2), No Hassle Hoff (5/1), Just Your Type (15/2), Big River (10/1), Lord Getaway (10/1), Bafana Blue (11/1), Bigirononhiship (12/1), Total Assets (12/1), Terry The Fish (12/1), Weststreet (12/1), Dawson City (14/1), Anteros (18/1), Aaron Lad (20/1), Brian Boranha (20/1), Achill Road Boy (33/1), Rightback Atya (66/1)

Verdict

As usual a competitive and fascinating renewal of this gruelling 4m test with the first port of call being the Sandy Thomson yard who have won the contest for the last four years. Caventara is their representative this year and he was an impressive 10L winner here last time and he looks the sort to thrive for this test. Richard Newland is no stranger to National success and he saddles two runners with No Hassle Hoff making his debut the pick while doughty stayers like Total Assets and Brian Boranha can’t be left out of the picture. Big River has the class to win this but his jumping can prove a question mark so it’s the rejuvenated BAFANA BLUE who gets the vote to continue his upward path.
  1. Bafana Blue
  2. Caventara
  3. Brian Boranha

Previous Winners

2018
Harry The Viking
Weight: 10-5  |Age: 13
16/1

Prize Money

1st: £37,818.002nd: £11,105.003rd: £5,552.004th: £2,776.005th: £450.006th: £450.007th: £450.008th: £450.00

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