• 14:25 John Smith's Scottish Borders National 4m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 9m 23.45s
  • Off time: 14:29:26
14:25 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mortimers Cross 12/1
2nd Captain Americo (IRE) 5/1
3rd Quacity (FR) 11/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1331-44 Light green, white cross belts and sleeves Railway Dillon (IRE) 15
7 11-12 b D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 134 11/26.50
2 21-1P41 Emerald green and yellow (quartered), chevrons on sleeves Harouet (FR) 35
7 11-6 p P Bowen J E Moore 128 9/110.00
3 211P-22 Pink and Maroon diamonds, Pink sleeves and cap Mortimers Cross 21
11 11-3 J L Needham Mr Paul John (7) 125 12/113.00
4 174-723 Emerald Green and Orange (quartered), Orange sleeves and cap Lord Villez (FR) 50
8 11-2 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 124 10/111.00
5 44423P- White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Captain Americo (IRE) 226
Course Winner
10 10-13 J Ewart B Hughes 121 5/16.00
6 19/153-2 Yellow and Orange diamonds, Yellow sleeves Cotswold Charmer (IRE) 25
Beaten Favourite
7 10-10 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 118 6/42.50
7 414P-43 Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Quacity (FR) 23
8 10-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (7) 105 11/112.00
8 1U232-1 Purple, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap, Grey star Definite Appeal (IRE) 23
9 10-0 S Corbett Gary Rutherford (5) 101 25/126.00


This is likely to turn into a real slog and Quacity and Definite Appeal will both be carrying more than their allotted weight - the latter may also struggle on the ground. COTSWOLD CHARMER could improve for the big step up in trip and appears to have the beating of Railway Dillon on a line through Bangor and Haydock winner Quartz De Thaix. He gets a tentative vote with Lord Villez usually managing to find at least one too good and Captain Americo making his seasonal reappearance. Mortimers Cross stays well and shouldn't be far away, however, while Harouet kept on well when scoring over 3m2f at Carlisle and likes the mud.