Kelso

  • 16:00 Radio Borders Juvenile Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.80s
  • Off time: 16:00:26
16:00 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silk Drum (IRE) 5/2
2nd Rivington Pike (IRE) 13/8
3rd Stop On 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 Orange and White diamonds, Orange sleeves Agglestone Rock 174
Nag me
3 10-12 P A Kirby P Kinsella 8/19.00
2 Yellow, Red cross belts, Red and Yellow check cap Mardood 127
Nag me
3 10-12 C Grant B Harding (7) 14/115.00
3 Yellow, Red seams and sleeves, Red and Yellow hooped cap Midnite Blews (IRE) 65
Nag me
3 10-12 t1 M A Barnes M J McAlister (3) 66/167.00
4 6 Royal Blue, White stripe, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Pavanne (IRE) 135
Nag me
3 10-12 D McCain Jnr Paul Benson (5) 16/117.00
5 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Rio Novo 121
Nag me
3 10-12 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 11/112.00
6 22 Yellow, Black chevron and sleeves, Black and Yellow hooped cap Rivington Pike (IRE) 76
Nag me
3 10-12 p1 J J Quinn D C Costello 13/82.62
7 Purple, Mauve cross of lorraine, striped sleeves, White cap, Purple star Safari Dancer (IRE) 85
Nag me
3 10-12 A G Foster A L Voy (10) 40/141.00
8 Black And Beige Halved, Chevrons On Sleeves, Red Cap Silk Drum (IRE) 81
Nag me
3 10-12 J Howard Johnson J P O'farrell (3) 5/23.50
9 6 Maroon and Yellow diabolo, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Stop On 120
Nag me
3 10-12 C Grant R McGrath 14/115.00
10 White, Dark Blue stripe, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Dark Blue cap Ceduna Roadhouse (IRE) 35
Nag me
3 10-5 A M Crow Mr G Crow (7)(ex4) 100/1101.00
11 44 Orange, Black triple diamond, Black and Orange diabolo on sleeves, Orange cap, Black diamond Victorias 116
Nag me
3 10-5 A Crook K Mercer 11/112.00

Verdict

Plenty of guesswork involved here. Stop On was arguably the best of these on the flat but his first run over hurdles was fairly ignominious and so we will take a chance on the twice-raced RIVINGTON PIKE making it third time lucky with the cheek-pieces on for the first time. John Quinn is a good judge of horses under both codes and his three-year-old gelding has made a pleasing enough start to his hurdling career, filling second place on runs at Cartmel and Bangor. His best runs on the flat came on left-handed courses so the return to this direction should suit and with the cheek-pieces to sharpen him up, he may prove hard to beat. Flat ratings can often go out of the window when it comes to hurdling, and so all of the newcomers need respect, especially Rio Novo who looks the pick of the Howard Johnson duo on jockey bookings. Pavanne and Stop On need to step up on their first hurdles runs, so a bigger danger could be Victorias who improved from first to second runs and she may find this easier track in her favour. A tough puzzle to solve and we will plump for the experience of Rivington Pike.