Kelso

  • 14:00 Duncan Sinclair Memorial Novices' Hurdle 2m 2f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 53.10s
  • Off time: 14:01:02
14:00 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Katachenko (IRE) 4/9
2nd Another Mattie (IRE) 3/1
3rd Serenity Now (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 14331 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Katachenko (IRE) 42
Nag me
5 11-6 D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 127 4/91.44
3 4P3223 White, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap Another Mattie (IRE) 46
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-13 t N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 114 3/14.00
4 PPR-PPP Black and White check, Black sleeves, White armlets Apache Pilot 54
Nag me
6 10-13 t M A Barnes Daragh Bourke (7) 150/1151.00
5 00/6- Yellow, brown and yellow quartered cap Crofton Lane 541
Nag me
8 10-13 h J E Dixon Mr J Dixon (7) 150/1151.00
6 3-262F5 Maroon, black epaulets and sleeves Serenity Now (IRE) 9
Nag me
6 10-13 B Ellison Danny Cook 8/19.00
7 3335 Grey, pink triple diamond and sleeves Varene De Vauzelle (FR) 19
Nag me
5 10-13 J Ewart B Hughes 16/117.00
8 Emerald Green, Yellow epaulets, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Maraweh (IRE) 168
Nag me
4 10-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 12/113.00
10 Royal Blue, Mauve spots, Mauve cap Overpresently
Nag me
6 10-6 S Waugh Ryan Mania 40/141.00
11 78P Black and orange hoops, black cap, orange star Alkali (IRE) 31
Nag me
4 10-0 S R B Crawford J M Moore (7) 40/141.00
Non runners
11-12212Desoto County511-6D McCain JnrNon Runner123
939249Conjola710-6G A HarkerAdam Nicol

Verdict

KATACHENKO made all and stayed on strongly when stepped up to 2m4f at Musselburgh in February. This is a stiff track so the slight drop back in distance shouldn't be a problem and the defection of stablemate Desoto County looks to have left the way open for a follow-up. Another Mattie has been placed in five of his seven starts but may have to settle for being in the frame again, despite receiving 7lb. Serenity Now hasn't shown much over timber so far and Varene De Vauzelle makes his hurdling debut.