14:00 Kelso 11 Nov 2017

Frank Flannigan Skiphire & Border Skiphire Handicap Chase (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £6,498 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m 5f 133y

Good

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Position
1
421135-
iT
Red, black and white striped sleeves, red cap, black diamond (David & Nicky Robinson)

Chidswell (IRE)  197 

b g Gold Well - Manacured (Mandalus)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Improved to land back-to-back novice chase events in February. Possibly not all that well handicapped on return though yard are in form.

Improved to land back-to-back novice chase events in February. Possibly not all that well handicapped on return though yard are in form.

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Chidswell Score: 367

2
41-2203
iT
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

Cup Final (IRE)  82 

ch g Presenting - Asian Maze (Anshan)

8 11-9 t
127
8 11-9 t
127

Useful hurdler for Nicky Henderson and won a match on chase bow in April. Not so good in handicaps last 2 starts, though, and probably vulnerable after a break.

Useful hurdler for Nicky Henderson and won a match on chase bow in April. Not so good in handicaps last 2 starts, though, and probably vulnerable after a break.

Cup Final Score: 380

3
3
71F-52U
iT
Dark blue, red stripe, halved sleeves, red cap (Mr James Callow)

Cooking Fat 6 

ch g Tobougg - Ostfanni (Spectrum)

6 11-7 p
125
6 11-7 p
125

Dual winner over hurdles (at up to 25.3f) and has matched that form in just 2 runs over fences, going well when unseating rider 4 out at Carlisle last week. One to consider.

Dual winner over hurdles (at up to 25.3f) and has matched that form in just 2 runs over fences, going well when unseating rider 4 out at Carlisle last week. One to consider.

Cooking Fat Score: 331

4
64P55-5
iT
Red, yellow braces, white sleeves and cap (Mr Jon Glews)

Federici 23 

b g Overbury - Vado Via (Ardross)

8 11-6 p
124
8 11-6 p
124

Useful chaser at his peak for Enda Bolger. Mixed record for this yard so far but undoubtedly back on a good mark. Cheekpieces back on. Will all click with him again one day.

Useful chaser at his peak for Enda Bolger. Mixed record for this yard so far but undoubtedly back on a good mark. Cheekpieces back on. Will all click with him again one day.

Federici Score: 426

1
5
51-1617
iT
White, red stars, dark blue and white striped cap (Mr G Adam)

Sudski Star (IRE)  34 

br g Pilsudski - Mogen's Star (Be My Native)

9 11-1 t b
119
9 11-1 t b
119

Building up a good record here, successful 3 times again this year, including in 17f handicap chase. Stamina to prove for this trip but a definite player if he stays.

Building up a good record here, successful 3 times again this year, including in 17f handicap chase. Stamina to prove for this trip but a definite player if he stays.

Sudski Star Score: 394

2
6
135-264
iT
Dark green, emerald green sleeves, dark green armlets, emerald green cap (Mr P G Stephen)

Amilliontimes (IRE)  61 

b g Olden Times - Miss Million (Roselier)

9 10-13 t
117
9 10-13 t
117

Thrived last year, completing a 4-timer which included a C&D handicap success. May have needed September Perth run after 10 weeks off but absent for 2 months again since. High enough in the weights.

Thrived last year, completing a 4-timer which included a C&D handicap success. May have needed September Perth run after 10 weeks off but absent for 2 months again since. High enough in the weights.

Amilliontimes Score: 329

7
6834/38-
iT
Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves (D&d Armstrong Ltd)

Dimple (FR)  184 

g g Montmartre - Dynella (Sillery)

6 10-7
111
6 10-7
111

Won hunter chase over this trip in Ireland in April. Potentially well treated starting out for new trainer enjoying fine year and could be the one to be on.

Won hunter chase over this trip in Ireland in April. Potentially well treated starting out for new trainer enjoying fine year and could be the one to be on.

Dimple Score: 375

4
Verdict

COOKING FAT was catching the eye when staying on at Carlisle on last Sunday before unseating his rider at the fourth last and, providing his confidence isn't dented by that, looks the one to beat with Brian Hughes getting back on board. Cup Final has disappointed the last twice but has had an 82-day break and that might just improve him, while Chidswell warrants respect with Nicky Richards in good form at present.

Verdict

DIMPLE is very interesting starting out for Iain Jardine on his handicap debut and gets the vote. Sudski Star has a good record here and will be a big player if he stays, while it all will come together again for Federici one of these days.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2016 Good to Soft 7 Trickaway 8 11 6 126 32430-1 171 days J M Jefferson (155 miles) B Hughes 7/2 5:47.03
2015 Soft 5 Kilgefin Star 7 11 8 129 14P3-33 24 days M Smith (71 miles) H Brooke 7/2 6:25.74
2014 Good to Soft 6 Isla Pearl Fisher 11 10 13 125 713P2-6 21 days N Alexander (95 miles) P Buchanan 7/1 6:09.65
2013 Good to Soft 7 Kruzhlinin 6 11 4 130 41P2-44 14 days D McCain (212 miles) J Maguire 5/1 5:56.60
2012 Soft 7 Knockara Beau 9 11 11 139 326P-0P 21 days G Charlton (70 miles) L Alexander 5/2 6:14.10
2011 Good 9 The Panama Kid 7 11 11 135 665-811 21 days J M Jefferson (155 miles) H Haynes 3/1 5:52.70
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