• 14:30 Cyril Alexander Memorial Novices' Chase2m 1f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 35.80s
  • Off time: 14:30:49
14:30 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st No Planning Evs
2nd Gris Lord (IRE) 25/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7-13253 Dark blue, white epaulets, dark blue sleeves, white seams, red cap Houston Dynimo (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
8 11-7 N G Richards B P Harding 125 7/18.00
2 341233 White, Light Blue stars, Light Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap No Planning 66
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-7 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 126 Evs2.00
3 50-9531 Red, White hooped sleeves Shadows Lengthen 50
Distance Winner
7 11-7 M W Easterby Jake Greenall (3) 133 6/42.50
4 P6P33/P- Royal blue, yellow chevron, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap Craicneasy (IRE) 661
10 11-0 B Mactaggart Lucy Alexander 62 150/1151.00
5 8/3-P334 LIGHT GREEN, pink star, light green cap Gris Lord (IRE) 18
8 11-0 R T J Wilson A P Cawley 25/126.00
6 5-05P1P ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash and cap with BLUE hoop King Kalium (IRE) 22
Beaten Favourite
7 11-0 D W Whillans Callum Whillans (5) 50/151.00


Houston Dynimo hasn't looked like winning in four subsequent starts since scoring at Worcester in September. By contrast, No Planning has been unlucky not to add to his tally after winning at Hexham as he's gone close again on a couple of occasions. SHADOWS LENGTHEN opened his account over fences with a clear-cut victory at Sedgefield in January and Mick Easterby's charge gets the nod to follow up on only his third start chasing as Craicneasy has cut little ice over fences so far and Gris Lord never figured on his chasing bow at Ayr. Hurdles winner King Kalium will need more on his debut over the larger obstacles.