• 13:55 Persimmon Homes Scottish Borders National 4m

  • Winner £16,266 2nd £4,805 3rd £2,402 4th £1,201
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 21.80s
  • Off time: 13:55:33
13:55 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Royale Knight 6/1
2nd Scotswell 15/2
3rd Imperial Vic (IRE) 85/40


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 313-123 Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Imperial Vic (IRE) 27
Beaten Favourite
8 11-12 M Smith Ryan Mania 135 85/403.12
3 24213-1 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Soudain (FR) 15
7 11-5 S Gollings P Bohan (7) 128 5/16.00
4 465233 Light Blue, Dark Blue stars on sleeves Scotswell 8
Course Winner
7 10-12 Mrs H O Graham J Reveley 121 15/28.50
5 12252-2 Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Ros Castle (IRE) 27
Course Winner
7 10-11 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 120 11/112.00
6 23124/2 Green, Gold hoop and sleeves, check cap Bishops Heir 29
Course Winner
8 10-10 p J Ewart B Hughes 119 7/18.00
7 F0-6044 Yellow, dark blue triple diamond, hooped sleeves and diamond on cap Royal Sam (IRE) 22
8 10-6 M Todhunter Lucy Alexander 115 22/123.00
8 5S3226 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Bescot Springs (IRE) 35
Course Winner
8 10-5 v Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7) 114 17/29.50
9 132279 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, Brown and Light Blue striped sleeves, Light Blue cap, Brown star Royale Knight 25
Course Winner
7 10-3 Dr R D P Newland Sam Twiston-Davies 112 6/17.00
10 411431 Maroon, White chevrons, hooped sleeves, White cap More Equity 31
Course Winner
11 10-2 Mrs Dianne Sayer Harry Challoner (5) 111 28/129.00
Non runners
2PB-0539Bradley911-10F O'BrienP J Brennan133


IMPERIAL VIC continues to show good progress over fences. Placed in a more competitive chase than this at Carlisle last month, Michael Smith's charge can confirm earlier form with Scotswell and come out best. Soudain will go close if the ground turns soft after winning a lower grade chase at Huntingdon in good style, while confidence in Bishops Heir will be boosted if Talkin Sence runs well earlier on the card, as he finished runner-up to the latter here last month. More Equity is lurking at the bottom of the weights and though this is much tougher than the race she recently won at Musselburgh, she should give another good account.