• 15:25 ENS Ltd 'National Hunt' Novices' Handicap Hurdle3m 3f

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 17.50s
  • Off time: 15:27:31
15:25 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rowan Road 9/2
2nd Almond Court (IRE) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-37487 White, Black chevron, Black and White striped sleeves, White cap, Black diamonds Lord Of Drums (IRE) 23
6 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell S Fox (7) 96 5/23.50
3 346222 Dark blue, grey and light blue striped cap Ballybanks (IRE) 29
8 11-1 R Johnson Mr T Speke (7) 85 3/14.00
4 000/9P6- Yellow, emerald green chevron, yellow sleeves, emerald green stars, yellow cap, emerald green star Breeogue Boy (IRE) 380
8 10-13 bt M M McNiff D R Fox (7) 83 9/25.50
5 461R-99 Black and Orange (halved), Black sleeves, Black cap, Orange stars Qollioure (FR) 31
8 10-7 h S Shirley-Beavan F Keniry 77 12/113.00
7 214/595 Purple, Emerald Green star, Mauve cap Rowan Road 35
8 10-0 I Jardine A P Lane 69 9/25.50
8 2/1663-P Orange, Black chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Almond Court (IRE) 30
9 10-0 p R Johnson S Mulqueen (7) 65 6/17.00
Non runners
26P6P-1PCaught In The Act (IRE)511-6N W AlexanderLucy Alexander90
6452-414Shoal Bay Dreamer610-7Mrs Dianne SayerMiss Emma Sayer77
957-4645Isla Patriot610-0N W AlexanderGrant Cockburn64


Caught In The Act won at the track in October but is hardly reliable and has been pulled up in three of his six starts over timber. Ballybanks is still a maiden under Rules but has only found one too good in his last three runs over fences while Shoal Bay Dreamer won over the larger obstacles at Hexham two runs ago and must have some sort of chance if his stamina doesn't give out. LORD OF DRUMS clearly lacks an extra gear but this marathon trip could be the making of him as he's already won over 3m between the flags. The handicapper hasn't done him any favours but Lucinda Russell's gelding probably has more scope than his rivals.