Kelso

  • 14:05 Graeme Todd Haulage And Friends Handicap Hurdle3m 3f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 44.70s
  • Off time: 14:05:28
14:05 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Soprano (GER) 7/2
2nd Scotswell 6/1
3rd More Equity 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/11P50- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap King Fontaine (IRE) 210
8 11-12 J M Jefferson G Lee 127 10/34.33
2 21/R30-0 Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Ernst Blofeld (IRE) 13
7 11-6 pt D McCain Jnr A P Lane 121 12/113.00
3 15312/2- Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Caerlaverock (IRE) 541
6 11-5 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 120 12/113.00
4 10901-P Red, white seams, red sleeves, yellow armlets and stars on red cap Moghaayer 7
6 11-3 b James Moffatt B Hughes 118 28/129.00
5 807007- Black, Yellow hoops, Black sleeves, Red armlets and cap The Shy Man (IRE) 196
Course Winner
8 10-11 G M Moore F Keniry 112 11/26.50
6 1F1163 Light Blue, Dark Blue stars on sleeves Scotswell 14
5 10-9 Mrs H O Graham Gary Rutherford (7) 110 6/17.00
8 62152-9 Maroon, White chevrons, hooped sleeves, White cap More Equity 167
Course Winner
9 10-4 Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss Emma Sayer (7) 105 14/115.00
9 347744- LIGHT BLUE, RED cross belts, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, RED cap Political Paddy 196
Course Winner
9 10-4 R Nixon Jonathon Bewley (7) 105 10/111.00
10 P2322-P Red, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Red diamonds, White cap Double Default (IRE) 16
10 10-3 p M Todhunter K Mercer 104 18/119.00
11 9P36P-1 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Soprano (GER) 10
9 10-0 J S Goldie Henry Brooke (5) 100 7/24.50
12 1/P8357- Yellow, maroon sash, Royal blue sleeves and cap Bollin Fiona 204
7 10-0 b D W Whillans Callum Whillans (7) 98 14/115.00
Non runners
7U-22122Winter Alchemy (IRE)610-4N G RichardsB P Harding105

Verdict

King Fontaine was quite highly tried after winning twice over fences at Haydock a year ago. He can race off a 15lb lower mark over hurdles and can't be discounted here. Winter Alchemy is in good form and has twice gone close since beating the prolific Manger Hanagment at Perth in July while Scotswell was third off this mark at Aintree two weeks ago. SOPRANO hasn't run over hurdles since July but has won twice on the Flat since and again ran well when third at Musselburgh recently. He's a pound out of the handicap here but Henry Brooke takes off 5lb and Jim Goldie's charge can score again.