• 14:25 Sunday Mail Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,903 2nd £1,146 3rd £573 4th £286
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.03s
  • Off time: 14:25:12
14:25 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnite Blews (IRE) 8/1
2nd Sumak (FR) 8/1
3rd Grand Diamond (IRE) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 840344- Orange, Light Green and White hooped sleeves, White cap, Orange star Cast Iron Casey (IRE) 167
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 P Monteith K Renwick 115 7/18.00
2 042218 Light Blue, Purple chevron, Light Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Purple cap Front Rank (IRE) 10
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-7 Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss Emma Sayer (7) 110 22/123.00
3 312P06/ Emerald Green, White braces, Orange cap Park's Prodigy 20
Distance Winner
6 11-5 G A Harker P Aspell 108 11/112.00
4 54-1712 Royal Blue, Light Green stars on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Light Green star Dream Risk (FR) 34
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-5 t Mrs K Walton R McGrath 108 7/18.00
5 571062- Beige, Yellow and Brown striped sleeves and cap Sumak (FR) 174
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-3 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 106 8/19.00
6 00-5215 Dark Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue and White striped sleeves Golden Future 15
Distance Winner
7 11-3 P D Niven B Hughes 106 12/113.00
7 1PP0- Maroon and White diamonds, Maroon sleeves, check cap Knock Three Times (IRE) 31
Course and Distance Winner
4 11-2 t W Storey Lucy Alexander (7) 105 25/126.00
8 3/6382-2 SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap Grand Diamond (IRE) 11
6 10-13 p J S Goldie E Whillans (3) 102 4/15.00
9 900715 Purple, white star, purple sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star Eventide 30
Distance Winner
5 10-9 Sean Thornton C D Maxwell (5) 98 13/27.50
10 8380-08 Yellow and Red diamonds, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Long Distance (FR) 28
5 10-6 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 95 22/123.00
11 80-0335 Yellow, Red seams and sleeves, Red and Yellow hooped cap Midnite Blews (IRE) 72
Distance Winner
5 10-0 t M A Barnes Ryan Mania (3) 89 8/19.00
12 900/34P EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Tiger King (GER) 20
Distance Winner
9 10-0 p P Monteith C I Gillies (3) 88 12/113.00
13 4PPPF/0 Emerald Green and Grey diabolo, hooped sleeves, White cap Lofty Leader (IRE) 84
Distance Winner
11 10-0 Mrs H O Graham Gary Rutherford (7) 82 100/1101.00


The new Kelso season kicks off with this race and it could go the way of SUMAK. Ferdy Murphy has a good record at the course and Sumak was a decent second when last seen in April behind one that is now rated 129. If returning from a summer break fresh and ready then he can win. Eventide is put up as a big threat as the trainer wouldn't send her from Ireland without a chance. Knock Three Times has only won once and is hard to fancy but that win was here this time last year in a juvenile novices' hurdle and maybe a return to the course may see some improvement for one that is bang out of form. Front Rank won at Cartmel in August but is possibly a little high in the weights after a disappointing effort last time, whilst previous course winner Cast Iron Casey may prefer this test over timber after some less than convincing chase performances. The value of Dream Risk's second to Play A Cord is questionable but of more concern is her ability to handle the ground if it becomes softer as her best performances have come on faster conditions. Although rated a real danger with the weather predictions yielding rain we side with one who acts with a variety of ground in Sumak.