Kelso 03 March 2012

Draw Advantage: None
Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)

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13:55 Kelso (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Terry Frame Joiners Novices' Hurdle

2m 110y

Winner £2,599 - 8 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
123
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Absinthe (IRE) 17

b g King's Best - Triple Try (Sadler's Wells)

Has won at this Distance
D
13 11-8
124

Made seamless transition to hurdling when running out a ready winner at Bangor (17f, value for plenty extra). Much improved when third to promising Lyvius over C&D last time and sets the standard.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 1f on good to soft ground. Third of 13 behind Lyvius beaten 2 3/4l at 13-2 on his latest outing in a hurdle race over this course and distance (good to soft) last month.

Made seamless transition to hurdling when running out a ready winner at Bangor (17f, value for plenty extra). Much improved when third to promising Lyvius over C&D last time and sets the standard.

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2
314602
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Jet Master (IRE) 33

b g Brian Boru - Whats The Reason (Strong Gale)

Has won at this Distance
D
13 11-3 t
118

Off mark over hurdles at second time of asking at Perth in September. Back to best in first-time tongue tie when second at Ayr (heavy) latest but everything went his way there and vulnerable.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good to soft ground. Beaten 1l by Diocles when second of 7 at 6-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ayr over 2m (soft) in January.

Off mark over hurdles at second time of asking at Perth in September. Back to best in first-time tongue tie when second at Ayr (heavy) latest but everything went his way there and vulnerable.

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3
0-60124
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Kealigolane (IRE) 17

gr g Beneficial - Leone Des Pres (Tip Moss)

Has won at this Distance
D
15 11-3
118

Opened hurdling account at Musselburgh (2m) in December for Hugh McWilliams and better form when second at Sedgefield next time. Long way behind Absinthe when fourth over C&D on latest run, however.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m on good and yielding ground. Finished 18l behind Lyvius when fourth of 13 at 13-2 on his latest outing in a hurdle race over this course and distance (good to soft) last month.

Opened hurdling account at Musselburgh (2m) in December for Hugh McWilliams and better form when second at Sedgefield next time. Long way behind Absinthe when fourth over C&D on latest run, however.

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4
4-
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Chookie Hamilton 357 (11F)

ch g Compton Place - Lady Of Windsor (Woods of Windsor)

15 11-1
 - 

Fair stayer on Flat. Possibly unsuited by heavy ground in Ayr novice only start over hurdles last year, but looks up against it here.

Well beaten at 7-1 behind Trucking Along when last of 4 on his NH debut in a hurdle race at Ayr over 2m (heavy) in March last year.

Fair stayer on Flat. Possibly unsuited by heavy ground in Ayr novice only start over hurdles last year, but looks up against it here.

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5
08F0
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Heart O Annandale (IRE) 7

b g Winged Love - She's All Heart (Broken Hearted)

12 11-1
95

Yet to offer any signs of ability in a bumper or 3 hurdle races, taking a heavy fall at Ayr on penultimate start.

Unplaced in all four starts. Well beaten at 100-1 behind Agent Archie when 11th of 14 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newcastle over 2m (good to soft) last month.

Yet to offer any signs of ability in a bumper or 3 hurdle races, taking a heavy fall at Ayr on penultimate start.

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6
232-285
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Makbullet 50

gr g Makbul - Gold Belt (Bellypha)

12 11-1
117

Back to winning ways on Flat (7f) in October and shown enough when placed 4 times over hurdles (3 of them over 2m at Musselburgh) to suggest he has a race in him. Form of last outing working out.

Placed in four hurdle races from six NH starts. Finished 4l behind White Fusion when fifth of 14 at 4-1 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Musselburgh over 2m (good) in January.

Back to winning ways on Flat (7f) in October and shown enough when placed 4 times over hurdles (3 of them over 2m at Musselburgh) to suggest he has a race in him. Form of last outing working out.

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7
4-3
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Samstown 21

b g Kingsalsa - Red Peony (Montjeu)

12 11-1
 - 

Boasts an attractive Flat pedigree, and built on bumper debut when well-supported third at Musselburgh on hurdling bow 13 months later. Likely to improve but needs to do so.

Placed in a hurdle race from two starts. Third of 8 behind Cross Of Honour beaten 3 1/2l at 20-1 on his hurdling debut at Musselburgh over 2m 4f (good to soft) last month.

Boasts an attractive Flat pedigree, and built on bumper debut when well-supported third at Musselburgh on hurdling bow 13 months later. Likely to improve but needs to do so.

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8
025-79
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Smart Ruler (IRE) 50

ch g Viking Ruler - Celebrated Smile (Cadeaux Genereux)

13 10-5
 - 

Runner-up in 2m polytrack bumper in March but didn't get near that level in 3 similar events on turf (stamina looked suspect). Sold cheaply from David Arbuthnot prior to poor hurdling bow.

Placed in a NH flat race from five starts. Well beaten at 100-1 behind White Fusion when 9th of 14 on his hurdling debut at Musselburgh over 2m (good) in January.

Runner-up in 2m polytrack bumper in March but didn't get near that level in 3 similar events on turf (stamina looked suspect). Sold cheaply from David Arbuthnot prior to poor hurdling bow.

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9
007
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Just Stripe 37

gr m Supreme Sound - Delightfool (Idiot's Delight)

12 10-8 t1
 - 

Jumped shoddily when down the field in 3 starts over hurdles and makes little appeal once more despite presence of first-time tongue tie.

Yet to place in three starts. Well beaten at 200-1 behind Lucia Bay when seventh of 11 on her latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Newcastle over 2m (soft) in January.

Jumped shoddily when down the field in 3 starts over hurdles and makes little appeal once more despite presence of first-time tongue tie.

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This might not take a great deal of winning and it looks a reasonable opportunity for ABSINTHE to get back in the groove. He has twice come up short since scoring readily on his hurdling debut at Bangor in January but last month's close third to Lyvius was another step in the right direction and further improvement is expected. Makbullet shapes like he may appreciate more of a test, while the same can be said of recent Ayr runner-up Jet Master.

2

14:30 Kelso (Class 4) (5YO plus)

Cyril Alexander Memorial Novices' Chase

2m 1f

Winner £4,549 - 3 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
42361F
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Chester Lad 21

ch g Fraam - Our Krissie (Kris)

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 12 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 8.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 7 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 28.57%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
14 11-4
135

Immediately proved himself better over fences than hurdles when winning maiden at Newcastle (2m) in January. Fell next time, but remains unexposed in this sphere.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 2m 4f on good and soft ground. Fell 5 out when 3-1 at Musselburgh over 2m 4f (good to soft) in a chase won by Bold Sir Brian last month on his latest outing.

Immediately proved himself better over fences than hurdles when winning maiden at Newcastle (2m) in January. Fell next time, but remains unexposed in this sphere.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 17 3 3 17.7%
Chase 2 1 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 12 1 3 8.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 19 3 4 15.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 7 2 2 28.6%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J Kington 0 0 0 -
T D McCain Jnr 5 1 2 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
02231U
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Maggio (FR) 17

b g Trempolino - La Musardiere (Cadoudal)

Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 6 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 14 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 7.14%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 0 wins, 4 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
14 11-7
 - 

Impressive when belatedly recording first career win in 2½m Musselburgh maiden chase in December. Unseated early here last month but clear round should see him bang there.

A winner of a chase at 2m 4f on good to soft ground. Unseated rider when 11-2 over this course and distance (good to soft) in a chase won by Bellvano last month on his latest outing.

Impressive when belatedly recording first career win in 2½m Musselburgh maiden chase in December. Unseated early here last month but clear round should see him bang there.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 1 8 5.3%
Chase 4 1 1 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
C Course 2 0 1 0%
D Distance 6 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 14 1 4 7.1%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 13 1 2 7.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 6 0 4 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J S Thomas 0 0 0 -
T P Griffin 14 1 7 7.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
F-11923
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Degas Art (IRE) 37

b g Danehill Dancer - Answer (Warning)

Similar Going: 21 runs, 4 wins, 4 places, 19.05%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
16 11-0 p
122

Won twice over hurdles last summer for new yard, but jumping continues to let him down over fences, no match for Chester Lad at Newcastle last time.

Winner of five hurdle races from 2m to 2m 4f on good to firm and good ground. Third of 5 behind Chester Lad beaten 15l at 11-4 on his latest outing in a chase at Newcastle over 2m (soft) in January.

Won twice over hurdles last summer for new yard, but jumping continues to let him down over fences, no match for Chester Lad at Newcastle last time.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 24 5 4 20.8%
Chase 7 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 21 4 4 19.1%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 5 1 1 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 4 1 0 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P Buchanan 5 1 1 20%
T Miss Lucinda V Russell 5 1 1 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
741-178
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Kai Broon (IRE) 248

b g Marju - Restiv Star (Soviet Star)

Course: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Similar Going: 9 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 22.22%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
12 11-0
105

Much improved over hurdles last spring, winning 2m handicaps at Newcastle and here. Absent 8 months since successive below-par efforts, and something to find on chasing debut.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on good to firm and good to soft ground. Beaten 16l behind South Wing at 12-1 when eighth of 16 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Perth over 2m (good to soft) in June last year.

Much improved over hurdles last spring, winning 2m handicaps at Newcastle and here. Absent 8 months since successive below-par efforts, and something to find on chasing debut.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 2 0 22.2%
Chase 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 1 0 50%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 9 2 0 22.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 2 0 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 8 2 0 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Campell Gillies 4 0 0 0%
T Miss Lucinda V Russell 12 2 0 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Chester Lad is respected if none the worse for his heavy fall at Musselburgh last month but marginal preference is for MAGGIO. He, too, failed to complete the course last time out, when unseating Brian Hughes at this track, but his previous Musselburgh win over 2m4f was particularly impressive in the context of this event and he'll take a bit of pegging back if allowed to dictate. Degas Art was a long way behind Chester Lad at Newcastle in January but could bridge the gap back on decent ground today.

3

15:05 Kelso (Class 4) (5YO plus)

Bedmax Handicap Chase (For The Hamilton Memorial Trophy)

2m 1f

Winner £3,899 - 6 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
411121
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Red Tanber (IRE) 16

ch g Karinga Bay - Dreamy Desire (Palm Track)

16 11-7
115

Quickly shown himself to be a better chaser than hurdler, winning 4 handicaps at Musselburgh since the start of December. Raised another 6 lb for latest success but may still have more to offer.

He has won four chases from 2m to 2m 4f on good and good to soft ground. A winner at 3-1 in a chase at Musselburgh over 2m 4f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Call It On by 4 1/2l. Has won 3 times at Musselburgh this season.

Quickly shown himself to be a better chaser than hurdler, winning 4 handicaps at Musselburgh since the start of December. Raised another 6 lb for latest success but may still have more to offer.

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2
261-324
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Polar Gunner 11

b g Gunner B - Polar Belle (Arctic Lord)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
22 11-6
112

Admirable veteran whose last win came in this corresponding race in 2011. Proven he retains most of his ability this season and likely to be thereabouts, but remains vulnerable to younger legs.

Has won four hurdle races and eight chases from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Finished 12l behind Saveiro when fourth of 11 at 9-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Wetherby over 2m (good to soft) last month.

Admirable veteran whose last win came in this corresponding race in 2011. Proven he retains most of his ability this season and likely to be thereabouts, but remains vulnerable to younger legs.

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3
561257
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Kilkenny All Star (IRE) 11

b g Alderbrook - Borris Bounty (Treasure Hunter)

Has won at this Distance
D
18 10-10
109

Fair performer who was back to best when scoring at Bangor in November and good second next time. However, has looked laboured both starts since and it's hard to be confident about his chances here.

He has won four chases from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 10-1 behind Saveiro when seventh of 11 on his latest outing in a chase at Wetherby over 2m (good to soft) last month.

Fair performer who was back to best when scoring at Bangor in November and good second next time. However, has looked laboured both starts since and it's hard to be confident about his chances here.

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4
0-34598
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Or de Grugy (FR) 17

b g April Night - Girlish (Passing Sale)

Has won at this Course
C
17 11-5 t
108

Mixed bag since winning over 25f here in October 2010. Has shown little both starts since returning from a break and likely to find this test too sharp.

Winner of a hurdle race and five chases from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Tartan Snow when eighth of 10 on his latest outing in a chase here over 2m 6f (good to soft) last month.

Mixed bag since winning over 25f here in October 2010. Has shown little both starts since returning from a break and likely to find this test too sharp.

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5
35-3P43
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Freddie Brown 43

b g Missed Flight - Some Shiela (Remainder Man)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
15 11-2 t
105

Free-going sort who won bumper and showed fair novice form over hurdles. Plenty of promise both starts over fences and major player in this contest with more improvement expected.

A winner of a NH flat race at 2m on good to firm ground. Third of 10 behind Altan Khan beaten 7l at 10-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Catterick over 2m (good to soft) in January.

Free-going sort who won bumper and showed fair novice form over hurdles. Plenty of promise both starts over fences and major player in this contest with more improvement expected.

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6
P-P4374
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Pamak D'airy (FR) 13

b g Cadoubel - Gamaska D'airy (Marasali)

16 11-1
104

Fair chaser who won 4-runner handicap at Wetherby in February 2011. Below form since, though shaped as if in need of latest outing and well handicapped on old form if jumping holds up.

He has won a hurdle race and three chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 15l behind Lucky Landing when fourth of 10 at 20-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Market Rasen over 2m 2f (good to soft) last month.

Fair chaser who won 4-runner handicap at Wetherby in February 2011. Below form since, though shaped as if in need of latest outing and well handicapped on old form if jumping holds up.

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Lucy Alexander is riding with real confidence at present and she clearly gets on very well with RED TANBER, having partnered Bruce Mactaggart's gelding to victory four times this season. The nine-year-old keeps on defying the handicapper and having done the job in fine style at Musselburgh last month, another 6lb rise in the ratings may not be enough to prevent another victory. Polar Gunner and Freddie Brown both know what's required to win here and the latter is of particular interest back on decent ground having landed a bumper on good to firm here in May 2010.

4

15:35 Kelso (Class 1) (4YO plus)

totepool Premier Kelso Hurdle (Grade 2 Novices' Hurdle)

2m 2f

Winner £17,085 - 6 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
34116
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Captain Conan (FR) 20

b g Kingsalsa - Lavandou (Sadler's Wells)

Has won at this Distance
D
12 11-8
142

French recruit who was slightly fortunate to make a winning British debut in Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown (17f) as runner-up gave it away. Well held in Ireland next time, but big chance here.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 2f on soft ground. Finished 16l behind Benefficient when sixth of 7 at 11-4 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown over 2m 2f (good to soft) last month. Has also won at Auteuil this season.

French recruit who was slightly fortunate to make a winning British debut in Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown (17f) as runner-up gave it away. Well held in Ireland next time, but big chance here.

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2
6-1211
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Bury Parade (IRE) 87

br g Overbury - Alexandra Parade (Mister Lord)

13 11-5
132

Bumper winner who made an excellent start over hurdles with brace of novice wins at Hexham. Off 3 months since, but should still have more to come if ready and raring to go.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race at 2m on soft and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 8-11fav at Hexham over 2m (heavy) in December last year, beating Soul Bid by 20l. Has won 3 times this season.

Bumper winner who made an excellent start over hurdles with brace of novice wins at Hexham. Off 3 months since, but should still have more to come if ready and raring to go.

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3
3211
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Into Wain (USA) 40 (9F)

b g Eddington - Serene Nobility (His Majesty)

Has won at this Course
C
12 11-5
125

Useful on Flat and has quickly got the hang of hurdling, readily landing odds in novices around here and Wetherby. Another success on the level last time and can't be ruled out.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on soft ground (latest flat win was last month). A winner at 7-4 in a hurdle race at Wetherby over 2m (soft) on his latest NH outing in January, beating Ashbrittle by 2l. Has also won at Kelso this season.

Useful on Flat and has quickly got the hang of hurdling, readily landing odds in novices around here and Wetherby. Another success on the level last time and can't be ruled out.

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4
22311
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Tap Night (USA) 31

ch g Pleasant Tap - Day Mate (Dayjur)

12 11-5
132

Placed first 3 starts over hurdles in summer but back from break much improved, winning handicap at Carlisle in November and novice at Newcastle last month. Another who has yet to hit his peak.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 3f and 2m 4f on good to soft and soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 8-13fav at Newcastle over 2m 4f (soft) last month, beating Falcun by 12l. Has also won at Carlisle this season.

Placed first 3 starts over hurdles in summer but back from break much improved, winning handicap at Carlisle in November and novice at Newcastle last month. Another who has yet to hit his peak.

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5
1
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Ubaltique (FR) 41

b g Balko - Ode Antique (Subotica)

11 11-0
 - 

French import who was impressive in winning debut at Pau in January and has since joined top connections. One to take very seriously indeed.

Dam unraced. A winner at Pau over 2m 1f (soft) in January, beating Une Sainte Du Lys by 6l. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with A Chaille-Chaille in France.

French import who was impressive in winning debut at Pau in January and has since joined top connections. One to take very seriously indeed.

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6
633211
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Lucia Bay 26

ch m Karinga Bay - Lucia Forte (Neltino)

14 10-12
125

Took a while to fully get to grips with hurdling, but she's there now and has won her last 2 starts against her own sex. This will require a good bit more, and yard has better hope with Tap Night.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on soft ground. A winner at 6-4 in a hurdle race at Ayr over 2m (soft) on her latest outing last month, beating Mae's Choice by 4l. Has also won at Newcastle this season.

Took a while to fully get to grips with hurdling, but she's there now and has won her last 2 starts against her own sex. This will require a good bit more, and yard has better hope with Tap Night.

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Captain Conan was disappointing in the Grade 1 Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown last month following his short-head triumph in the Tolworth at Sandown and, with that in mind, it could pay to side with TAP NIGHT. Lucinda Russell and Peter Buchanan landed this pot last year with Bold Sir Brian and their son of Pleasant Tap can continue on an upward curve having taken his form to a new level with impressive wins at Carlisle and Newcastle this winter. Into Wain boasts winning form at the track and is another for the shortlist.

5

16:10 Kelso (Class 2) (5YO plus)

Totepool.com Premier Chase

2m 6f 110y

Winner £12,512 - 5 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
116F-1R
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Master Of The Hall (IRE) 56

b g Saddlers' Hall - Frankly Native (Be My Native)

15 11-8
148

All chase wins in small-field conditions events, impressive in 25f contest at Aintree in December. Found nothing and well beaten when refusing last at Sandown but no surprise to see him bounce back.

Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Refused at the last when 3-1 at Sandown over 3m (good to soft) in a chase won by Hold On Julio in January on his latest outing.

All chase wins in small-field conditions events, impressive in 25f contest at Aintree in December. Found nothing and well beaten when refusing last at Sandown but no surprise to see him bounce back.

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2
22-3711
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According To Pete 42

b g Accordion - Magic Bloom (Full of Hope)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
18 11-4
147

Better than ever this season, winning Rowland Meyrick and Peter Marsh under same rider. Drops back in trip against some smart rivals here and less testing conditions possibly not ideal.

Has won four hurdle races, two NH flat races and five chases from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 9-1 in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock over 3m (heavy) on his latest outing in January, beating Pearlysteps by 3 1/2l. Has also won at Wetherby this season.

Better than ever this season, winning Rowland Meyrick and Peter Marsh under same rider. Drops back in trip against some smart rivals here and less testing conditions possibly not ideal.

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3
11/1121-
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BallaBriggs (IRE) 329

b g Presenting - Papoose (Little Bighorn)

Has won at this Distance
D
18 11-4
160

Last season's Grand National hero who had been beaten in this race the previous month. Clearly has Aintree as his main target again and may need this to put him spot on for repeat bid.

Winner of two hurdle races and five chases from 2m 4f to 4m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 14-1 in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 John Smith's Grand National Chase at Aintree over 4m 4f (good) on his latest outing in April last year, beating Oscar Time by 2 1/4l.

Last season's Grand National hero who had been beaten in this race the previous month. Clearly has Aintree as his main target again and may need this to put him spot on for repeat bid.

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4
31P/FP3
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Abbeybraney (IRE) 26

b g Moonax - Balliniska Beauty (Roselier)

18 10-12
128

Only seen 4 times since winning novice for Howard Johnson in December 2009, shaping well in 25f Ayr handicap last month on debut for present stable. Needs to build on that in this grade.

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Third of 7 behind Mister Marker beaten 11l at 16-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Ayr over 3m 1f (soft) last month.

Only seen 4 times since winning novice for Howard Johnson in December 2009, shaping well in 25f Ayr handicap last month on debut for present stable. Needs to build on that in this grade.

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5
P655-4P
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Waterski 153

b g Petoski - Celtic Waters (Celtic Cone)

Has won at this Course
C
18 10-12
61

Modest handicap chaser at best who was last of 5 in this 12 months ago and similar scenario on the cards.

A winner of a chase at 3m 1f on good to soft ground, but that win was over two years ago. Pulled up 3 out when 9-2 over this course and distance (good to soft) in a chase won by Super Ally in October last year on his latest outing.

Modest handicap chaser at best who was last of 5 in this 12 months ago and similar scenario on the cards.

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A slick jumper and dour stayer, Ballabriggs is one of the most popular chasers in training at present, having landed an emotional victory in last year's Grand National for Donald McCain. The 11-year-old's season has been geared around a successful defence of his Aintree crown, however, and after his trainer stated last week his charge would strip fitter for the run, the percentage call is to oppose him in a race he was turned over in at odds on last season. The quirky Master Of The Hall failed to complete on his latest start at Sandown and the vote goes to ACCORDING TO PETE at his expense. Malcolm Jefferson's charge has taken his form to a new level this term, backing up his Rowland Meyrick success by landing the Grade 2 Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock when last sighted. Although he may ideally prefer a bit of cut in the ground, the selection's class could see him through.

6

16:45 Kelso (Class 6) (5YO plus)

Canal Challenge Hunters' Chase

2m 6f 110y

Winner £1,248 - 9 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
2-1235P
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Commercial Express (IRE) 17

b g Oscar - Biddy Earley (Black Minstrel)

18 11-7
95

Has good record at Perth, but temperament often gets the better of him, and little encouragement to take from last month's run here.

He has won a hurdle race and three chases from 2m 4f to 3m 2f on good ground. Pulled up at the last when 16-1 here over 3m 1f (good to soft) in a chase won by Doc Row last month on his latest outing.

Has good record at Perth, but temperament often gets the better of him, and little encouragement to take from last month's run here.

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2
41P/43-2
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Kildonnan 14

b g Bob's Return - Celtic Tore (Torus)

Has won at this Distance
D
20 11-11
109

Lightly-raced stayer. Runner-up in point last month having left Jim Old, and one of the likelier sorts if mood takes him now tackling hunter chase for first time.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m 6f to 3m 1f on soft and heavy ground, but last win was over two years ago. Third of 7 behind Pak Jack beaten 9l at 9-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Wetherby over 3m 1f (soft) in February last year.

Lightly-raced stayer. Runner-up in point last month having left Jim Old, and one of the likelier sorts if mood takes him now tackling hunter chase for first time.

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3
57-2222
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Spellchecker (IRE) 16

ch g Alderbrook - Auntie Sally (Bob Back)

15 11-11 t
106

Won 2½m maiden chase at Sedgefield in 2010 for Howard Johnson. Runner-up in hunter chases last 2 starts 9 months apart but finishing effort often leaves something to be desired.

A winner of a chase at 2m 4f on good ground, but that win was over two years ago. Beaten 16l by Silverburn when second of 8 at 11-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Musselburgh over 2m 4f (good) last month.

Won 2½m maiden chase at Sedgefield in 2010 for Howard Johnson. Runner-up in hunter chases last 2 starts 9 months apart but finishing effort often leaves something to be desired.

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4
P35-P44
T

Coole Murphy (IRE) 20

b g Humbel - Coole Jasmine (Good Thyne)

15 11-3
 - 

Poor maiden pointer who faces stiff task now tackling a hunter chase.

Poor maiden pointer who faces stiff task now tackling a hunter chase.

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5
U2-4421
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Harmony Brig (IRE) 20

ch g Accordion - Bridges Daughter (Montelimar)

Has won at this Course
C
20 11-5
109

Talented but ungenuine performer who has gone the wrong way under Rules in recent seasons. At least got back on the scoresheet between the flags last month, but risky all the same.

Winner of four hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 3m on good to soft and soft ground, but last win was over three years ago. Well beaten at 15-8fav when fourth of 6 on his latest outing in a chase at Wetherby over 2m 4f (good) in May last year.

Talented but ungenuine performer who has gone the wrong way under Rules in recent seasons. At least got back on the scoresheet between the flags last month, but risky all the same.

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6
2352P/U
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Inverlochy Lad (IRE) 18

b g Mister Lord - Brogue Melody (King's Ride)

18 11-3
99

Point winner who showed fair form in chases a couple of years ago but failed to get beyond the first in recent Ayr hunter on return from 21 months off.

A winner of a NH flat race at 2m 2f on good ground, but that win was over five years ago. Unseated rider when 20-1 at Ayr over 3m 1f (soft) in a chase won by Cloudy Lane last month on his latest outing.

Point winner who showed fair form in chases a couple of years ago but failed to get beyond the first in recent Ayr hunter on return from 21 months off.

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7
6-7UP77
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Montauk Highway (IRE) 6

b g Beneficial - Petted Slave (Sandalay)

16 11-3
99

Point winner who showed bits over fences in 2009/10, but little to recommend him since, largely well beaten between the flags of late.

Yet to place in seven starts. Well beaten at 50-1 behind Bitter Blue when seventh of 10 on his latest outing in a maiden chase at Hexham over 3m 1f (good to firm) in April last year.

Point winner who showed bits over fences in 2009/10, but little to recommend him since, largely well beaten between the flags of late.

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8
9P7/2-RF
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Nevertika (FR) 17

b g Subotica - Griotte de Coddes (Silver Rainbow)

18 11-3
115

Runner-up in handicap hurdle here final start for James Ewart in April 2010, but refused to race in a point for new yard and was well held when falling 2 out in hunter last month.

He has won a hurdle race and three chases from 2m to 2m 4f on good and soft ground, but last win was over four years ago. Fell 2 out when 7-1 here over 3m 1f (good to soft) in a chase won by Doc Row last month on his latest outing.

Runner-up in handicap hurdle here final start for James Ewart in April 2010, but refused to race in a point for new yard and was well held when falling 2 out in hunter last month.

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9
151UF-2
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Rakerin Lad (IRE) 41

b g New Frontier - Lotta (Sharifabad)

16 11-5
 - 

Winning pointer who was runner-up when last seen in that sphere in January. Two previous efforts in hunter chases amount to little, though.

Unplaced in both NH starts. Unseated rider when 9-2 here over 3m 1f (good to soft) in a maiden chase won by Hold On Julio in April last year on his latest outing.

Winning pointer who was runner-up when last seen in that sphere in January. Two previous efforts in hunter chases amount to little, though.

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Spellchecker has been running to a fair level of consistency in this sphere lately and holds fair claims on the back of a respectable Musselburgh second latest. Preference, however, is for KILDONNAN, whose last run under Rules came in a relatively strong Wetherby contest, albeit 12 months ago, and who recently advertised his wellbeing with a creditable point-to-point second. Now operating at this level, the selection must be considered a danger to all. Harmony Brig is another returning from a productive spell between the flags and is also worth considering.

7

17:20 Kelso (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Bet Totepool Text Tote To 89660 Handicap Hurdle

2m 6f 110y

Winner £2,599 - 11 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
2-9632F
i T

Highrate (IRE) 12

b g Presenting - Hollygrove Cliche (Classic Cliche)

13 11-2
107

Fair form in bumpers last season and placed twice in 17f novice hurdles. Opening mark stiff, though, and easy to back when coming to grief early on last month's handicap debut.

Placed in two hurdle races and a NH flat race from seven starts. Fell at the 2nd when 20-1 at Carlisle over 2m 4f (soft) in a hurdle race won by Tenor Nivernais last month on his latest outing.

Fair form in bumpers last season and placed twice in 17f novice hurdles. Opening mark stiff, though, and easy to back when coming to grief early on last month's handicap debut.

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2
3727F-7
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Shan Blue (IRE) 10

ch g Anshan - River Runs Blue (Over The River)

14 11-11
106

Been held back by jumping in novice hurdles and worrying to see him hang left on last month's belated return at Doncaster. Opening mark looks perfectly fair, however.

Placed in a hurdle race and a NH flat race from six starts. Well beaten at 28-1 behind Oscar Nominee when seventh of 10 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Doncaster over 2m (good) last month.

Been held back by jumping in novice hurdles and worrying to see him hang left on last month's belated return at Doncaster. Opening mark looks perfectly fair, however.

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3
21258P
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Currahee 81

b g Efisio - Dixie Favor (Dixieland Band)

Has won at this Distance
D
15 11-10 t
105

Not the most fluent of jumpers and it was a weak novice chase he won at Hexham in May. Laboured efforts last 2 starts but has dipped in the weights ahead of this return to hurdles.

He has won three hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Pulled up at the 13th when 33-1 at Catterick over 3m 1f (soft) in a chase won by Dystonia's Revenge in December last year on his latest outing.

Not the most fluent of jumpers and it was a weak novice chase he won at Hexham in May. Laboured efforts last 2 starts but has dipped in the weights ahead of this return to hurdles.

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4
47-34U4
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Four Fiddlers (IRE) 26

br g Accordion - Folle Idee De Luz (Reve Bleu)

14 11-5
105

Shaped like a stayer in bumpers and some of his hurdles efforts haven't been without promise. Handicapper doesn't look to have been particularly kind, though.

Placed in a hurdle race and a NH flat race from nine starts. Finished 13l behind Sydney Paget when fourth of 6 at 40-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ayr over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

Shaped like a stayer in bumpers and some of his hurdles efforts haven't been without promise. Handicapper doesn't look to have been particularly kind, though.

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5
4-56328
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Political Paddy 12

b g Vitus - Political Mill (Politico)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
17 11-8 p
103

Dual C&D winner who has dropped to tempting mark and has run well twice this season. Latest effort without usual cheekpieces ignored and wouldn't be biggest surprise to see him pop up.

He has won three hurdle races at 2m 6f on ground varying from good to heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Tenor Nivernais when eighth of 13 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Carlisle over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

Dual C&D winner who has dropped to tempting mark and has run well twice this season. Latest effort without usual cheekpieces ignored and wouldn't be biggest surprise to see him pop up.

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6
23-4353
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Pyjama Game (IRE) 37

b g Hernando - Princess Claudia (Kahyasi)

Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
13 11-6
101

Placed on all 4 runs in bumpers but not made an especially inspiring start over hurdles, third in 2½m Newcastle handicap last time but again looked laboured. Step up in trip may help.

Placed in two hurdle races and four NH flat races from eight starts. Third of 10 behind Phoenix Lady beaten 7l at 7-2jt-fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newcastle over 2m 4f (soft) in January.

Placed on all 4 runs in bumpers but not made an especially inspiring start over hurdles, third in 2½m Newcastle handicap last time but again looked laboured. Step up in trip may help.

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7
6-553P5
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Master Act (IRE) 12

br g Act One - Celtic Fling (Lion Cavern)

14 11-2
100

Not built on promise of Carlisle third in December since sent handicapping, and hopes rest on step up in trip bringing about some improvement.

Yet to place in seven starts. Well beaten at 10-1 behind Nowurhurlin when fifth of 8 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Carlisle over 2m 1f (heavy) last month.

Not built on promise of Carlisle third in December since sent handicapping, and hopes rest on step up in trip bringing about some improvement.

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8
444-7PP
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Mini Beck 76

ch g Meadowbrook - Minibrig (Le Coq d'Or)

20 11-4
99

Gone close on several occasions over hurdles, but weak finishing responsible for him remaining a maiden in this sphere. Well below best in 3 runs this season, and easy to look elsewhere.

Placed in five hurdle races from 16 starts. Pulled up 2 out when 9-1 at Carlisle over 2m 4f (heavy) in a hurdle race won by Ruff Diamond in December last year on his latest outing.

Gone close on several occasions over hurdles, but weak finishing responsible for him remaining a maiden in this sphere. Well below best in 3 runs this season, and easy to look elsewhere.

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9
914-513
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Sundown Trail (IRE) 58

ch g Old Vic - Mary's View (Phardante)

Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
14 11-3
98

Improved when winning 21f handicap hurdle at Sedgefield in December and not discredited in warmer race there a month later. Everything points to a good showing with McCoy booked.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 4f and 2m 5f on good to soft and soft ground. Third of 7 behind Kykate beaten 7l at 11-8fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Sedgefield over 2m 4f (soft) in January.

Improved when winning 21f handicap hurdle at Sedgefield in December and not discredited in warmer race there a month later. Everything points to a good showing with McCoy booked.

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10
P40-5U3
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Glaced Over 298

br m Overbury - Brun Bess (Glacial Storm)

14 10-6
94

Sketchy jumper who posted one of her better efforts when last seen at Sedgefield in May, but overall profile patchy and looks up against it.

Placed in a hurdle race from 16 starts. Third of 11 behind Rain Stops Play beaten 3l at 13-2 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Sedgefield over 2m 4f (good to firm) in May last year, her only placing from 16 starts.

Sketchy jumper who posted one of her better efforts when last seen at Sedgefield in May, but overall profile patchy and looks up against it.

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11
1P/0832-
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Browneyes Blue (IRE) 586

b g Satco - Bawnard Lady (Ragapan)

Has won at this Distance
D
21 10-11
92

Won 3 times over hurdles in early-2007/8. Very lightly raced, and though he showed he was no lost cause when runner-up over fences in July 2010, has again been absent since.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m 6f to 3m on good to firm and good ground, but last win was over four years ago. Beaten 6l by Thenameescapesme when second of 11 at 33-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Uttoxeter over 3m (good) in July '10.

Won 3 times over hurdles in early-2007/8. Very lightly raced, and though he showed he was no lost cause when runner-up over fences in July 2010, has again been absent since.

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Sundown Trail failed to justify favouritism when turned over at Sedgefield in January and, off the same mark again, may be worth taking on with PYJAMA GAME, who was outpaced when staying on into third over 2m4f at Newcastle last time and is expected to be suited by this stiffer test. Browneyes Blue is one to monitor in the market as he returns from a prolonged absence and has slipped down the weights to a workable mark.

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