Kelso

  • 16:05 Betfair Boosts Prize Money At Kelso Handicap Chase2m 7f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 53.40s
  • Off time: 16:08:09
16:05 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lively Baron (IRE) 13/8
2nd Solway Bay 33/1
3rd You Know Yourself (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 941253 Orange, Black cross belts, Black cap Lord Redsgirth (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell S Fox (7) 129 8/19.00
2 131F2-5 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Bescot Springs (IRE) 11
Course Winner
7 11-8 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Graham Watters (7) 125 8/19.00
3 117P15- Red, black stars, halved sleeves and star on cap O Crotaigh (IRE) 162
Distance Winner
8 11-6 A D Brown T Scudamore 123 25/126.00
4 133195- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lively Baron (IRE) 169
7 11-5 bt D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 122 13/82.62
5 312P32- Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Orange check sleeves Bocciani (GER) 25
7 11-5 hb B Ellison Danny Cook 122 5/16.00
6 4P3461- DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap You Know Yourself (IRE) 183
9 11-3 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 120 10/111.00
7 5221-P1 Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap Rossini's Dancer 10
Course Winner
7 11-3 p N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 120 15/28.50
8 3-P6117 Red, Black hoop, halved sleeves, White cap Flying Doctor 11
Distance Winner
9 11-2 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 119 16/117.00
9 158-P87 Red, Light Blue star and sleeves Solway Bay 25
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 10-5 t Miss L Harrison Harry Haynes 108 33/134.00
10 35-3P83 Maroon, White chevrons, hooped sleeves, White cap More Equity 10
Course Winner
10 10-3 p Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss Emma Sayer (5) 106 20/121.00

Verdict

Several of these are fancied to hold their own on the northern circuit this winter. They include Lively Baron, who has won on soft ground, Bocciani and You Know Yourself. Lucinda Russell's pair Lord Redsgirth and Bescot Springs appear to have their fair share of weight at present, however, while O Crotaigh has generally performed better on quicker ground than he'll encounter today. Fitness could be key and ROSSINI'S DANCER looked well before running away with a lesser contest over 2m5f at Perth 10 days ago. He stays further and can make the most of his sharpness here.