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Tue, 1st May 2012
Consol Handicap Chase, 2m 4f
7 Runners (5YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £4700

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Wearing Details

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Spear Thistle (GB) (553F, 134J)
10 ch g Selkirk (USA) - Ardisia (USA) (Affirmed (USA))
023/641- Mrs Sue Head


T Scudamore
Jim Best

Winner of five hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. A winner at 5-1 in a chase at Plumpton over 2m 1f (soft) on his latest outing in December last year, beating Cucumber Run by a head. Having his first run for a new stable today.

2 Kent Street (IRE) (47J)
7 ch g Flemensfirth (USA) - Fernhill (IRE) (Good Thyne (USA))
7/12342- Mr Keith Nicholson


Ryan Mania
Mrs S J Smith

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good ground. Beaten 4l by Hidden when second of 11 at 7-4fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Hexham over 2m (good) in March.

3 Carrietau (GB) (2072F, 18J)
9 b g Key Of Luck (USA) - Carreamia (Weldnaas (USA))
1F8723- Mr Anthony White
Blinkers, Tongue strap


Henry Brooke (3)
F P Murtagh

Has won three hurdle races and five chases from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Third of 8 behind Kilkenny All Star beaten 3 1/2l at 9-1 on his latest outing in a chase here over 2m (good to soft) last month.

4 Cool Operator (GB) (35J)
9 b g Kahyasi - Gardana (FR) (Garde Royale)
6062U3- Alderclad Ltd
Cheek pieces


Nathan Moscrop (7)
P A Kirby

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Third of 6 behind O Crotaigh beaten 7l at 9-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Market Rasen over 2m 6f (good) in March.

5 Karingreason (GB) (11J)
9 b m Karinga Bay - Noreasonatall (Lord David S (USA))
105442- Mr A G Knowles & Mr & Mrs Darren Allic


J Reveley
K G Reveley

She has won a hurdle race and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 2 1/4l by Noble Legend when second of 6 at 12-1 on her latest outing in a chase at Southwell over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

6 Along Came Rosie (GB) (29J)
8 b m Alflora (IRE) - Seraphim (FR) (Lashkari)
001335- Friends Of Rosie & Select Racing Club


D C Costello
A Crook

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 4f on good and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 9-2 behind Overyou when fifth of 6 on her latest outing in a chase at Kelso over 2m 6f (good) last month.

7 Deuteronomy (IRE) (28J)
11 b g Beneficial - Good Heavens (IRE) (Heavenly Manna)
623542- Mr John Wade


K Renwick
J Wade

Successful in two chases at 2m 4f on good and heavy ground. Beaten 3l by Fred Bojangals when second of 5 at 11-4 on his latest outing in a chase over this course and distance (soft) last month.

Race Verdict

Spear Thistle's run in front of Cucumber Run at Plumpton looks the pick of the form on paper but Jim Best's gelding hasn't been seen since December, so a match-fit KENT STREET gets the vote. Sue Smith's team has been in fine form over timber and her decision to go chasing with the 117-rated hurdler suggests he is showing all the right signs at home. Karingreason is also of interest.

Selection: Kent Street        Danger: Spear Thistle        Alternative: Karingreason
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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