Kelso

  • 13:25 Kevin Oliver Christmas Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 53.00s
  • Off time: 13:27:45
13:25 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bogside (IRE) 7/1
2nd Titus Bolt (IRE) 12/1
3rd Sud Pacifique (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2521-6U Mauve, Purple stars, armlets and stars on cap Phoenix Returns (IRE) 25
Course Winner
5 11-12 G A Swinbank P J Brennan 119 20/121.00
2 931274 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Cool Baranca (GER) 36
Distance Winner
7 11-11 Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss Emma Sayer (5) 118 33/134.00
3 340430 Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Sud Pacifique (IRE) 51
Distance Winner
5 11-11 b D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 118 7/18.00
4 5361-U3 Light green, black and light green hooped cap Lone Foot Laddie (IRE) 196
Distance Winner
4 11-5 Miss Lucinda V Russell G B Watters (7) 112 25/126.00
5 9P52-16 Dark Blue, White epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White star Damascus Steel (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
5 11-5 Mrs A C Hamilton B Harding 112 18/119.00
6 41F-441 Grey and pink stripes, black and grey chevrons on sleeves, black and pink hooped cap Redpender (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
7 11-5 James Moffatt B Hughes 112 6/17.00
7 11-314F Mauve, light blue epaulets, sleeves and cap Sleep In First (FR) 9
Distance Winner
7 11-5 J Ewart Dale Irving (7) 112 16/117.00
8 353-3 BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Titus Bolt (IRE) 36
4 11-3 J S Goldie Henry Brooke 110 12/113.00
9 8-UP690 Black and White diamonds Streets Of Newyork 37
Distance Winner
6 11-2 B Ellison F Keniry 109 17/29.50
10 809/137 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
11 11-0 J S Goldie G Bartley 107 33/134.00
11 F74-334 Light Blue, Red cap, Light Blue star Bogside (IRE) 31
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-0 G A Charlton Lucy Alexander 107 7/18.00
12 221 Black, Scarlet hooped sleeves and hoop on cap Raven's Tower (USA) 34
Distance Winner
3 10-10 B Pauling D Bass 117 15/28.50
13 444P7 White, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, Emerald Green cap Gunner Lindley (IRE) 35
6 10-9 W Coltherd Daragh Bourke (7) 102 5/23.50

Verdict

Sud Pacifique has slipped down the weights but not shown any recent improvement albeit in better company than this. Sleep In First fell over fences last time but has claims off a lower hurdling mark, though Raven's Tower has more on his plate raised 12lb for winning at Plumpton last month. Bogside won twice over these hurdles in 2011 but hasn't scored since and Cool Baranca is 14lb higher than when winning at Perth in September. Redpender has a shout having won a maiden hurdle at Ayr recently, but a chance is taken on the four-year-old TITUS BOLT, third in a higher grade handicap than this at Ayr on his latest start over timber.