Kelso

  • 16:00 Duncan Sinclair Memorial Novices' Hurdle 2m 2f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 35.40s
  • Off time: 16:00:29
16:00 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Veloce (IRE) 4/7
2nd Potomac (IRE) 7/1
3rd Cleve Cottage 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2215 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Veloce (IRE) 49
5 11-5 pt D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 122 4/71.57
3 P Royal Blue, White sash, Black sleeves, Black and Royal Blue quartered cap Beyond The Creek 7
6 10-13 G Bewley Jonathon Bewley (7) 33/134.00
4 290 Purple, pink spots and sleeves, purple cap Border Phoenix 37
6 10-13 Miss S E Forster A P Lane 25/126.00
5 233 Beige, white armlets Cleve Cottage 32
5 10-13 P A Kirby R McGrath 4/15.00
6 650/P-U0 Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Red cap Monashee (IRE) 41
8 10-13 G A Charlton Mr A J Findlay (7) 50/151.00
7 0P Red, Black star, Red sleeves, Black stars, Red cap, Black star Only Clint 113
5 10-13 R M Smith Mr C Bewley (7) 50/151.00
8 8 Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Potomac (IRE) 12
5 10-13 Mrs R Dobbin Henry Brooke 7/18.00
9 586P Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Regal Ramirez 94
5 10-13 M Smith Danny Cook 14/115.00
10 06 Orange, Royal Blue hoops and armlets Top Billing 7
4 10-7 N G Richards B Harding 20/121.00
Non runners
216-5534Another Mattie (IRE)610-13N W AlexanderLucy Alexander

Verdict

VELOCE was a big disappointment in a handicap at Carlisle in February but has been plenty of time to recover and is difficult to oppose at this level. The danger may be Cleve Cottage, who has been placed three times in bumpers and hails from a yard going really well at present. Potomac, a winner three times on the Flat, will have needed his run at Wetherby and can only improve. He looks the pick of the remainder as winning pointer Another Mattie almost certainly won't come into his own until tackling fences.