• 12:50 Queens Head Hotel Kelso Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 29.40s
  • Off time: 12:52:04
12:50 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Duke Of Navan (IRE) 7/4
2nd Big Water (IRE) 8/1
3rd Woodpole Academy (IRE) Evs


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 23-14 Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Duke Of Navan (IRE) 58
Distance Winner
5 11-12 N G Richards B Harding 127 7/42.75
2 5-UP123 LIGHT BLUE, RED cross belts, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, RED cap Gymdoli 15
Distance Winner
6 11-12 R Nixon F Keniry 107 16/117.00
3 21 Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap Woodpole Academy (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
6 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire Evs2.00
4 P8-P4P Light Blue, Dark Blue stars on sleeves Ballybroe (IRE) 15
6 11-5 Mrs H O Graham E Whillans (3) 200/1201.00
5 76P Red, large Emerald Green spots, Grey sleeves, Red spots, Emerald Green and Red quartered cap Beatlejuice 58
7 11-5 W Coltherd Ryan Mania 250/1251.00
6 4-67 Black, red stars, sleeves and stars on cap Bernardelli (IRE) 11
5 11-5 N G Richards B T Treanor (10) 100/1101.00
7 1120- Royal Blue, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Big Water (IRE) 274
Distance Winner
5 11-5 G A Swinbank F Davis 8/19.00
8 60-59 Purple, white disc, yellow sleeves, purple diamonds, purple and yellow quartered cap Elmaatigra 35
6 11-5 N W Alexander P Buchanan 200/1201.00
10 0/05- Light Blue, Purple chevron, Light Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Purple cap My Friend George 304
7 11-5 Mrs Dianne Sayer J Reveley 200/1201.00
11 F- Purple, White triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Pass Muster 27
Beaten Favourite
6 11-5 P A Kirby R McGrath 40/141.00
12 28/6-580 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Pudsey House 26
6 11-5 J Wade B Hughes 100/1101.00
13 1 White, red stars, dark blue and white striped cap Rhymers Stone 71
5 11-5 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7) 16/117.00
14 Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Yellow cap, Red star Remember Rocky 159
4 10-7 Mrs L B Normile Mr A Voy (3) 200/1201.00
Non runners
9Fozy Moss711-5W ColtherdGary Rutherford


Gymdoli, who scored at Hexham in November, looks to have the weaker form of the three winning hurdlers at the top of the weights as Woodpole Academy went into many notebooks when scoring easily at Newcastle and is an obvious threat to all, though DUKE OF NAVAN may have his measure. He also won at Newcastle before a cracking effort behind Dodging Bullets in a Cheltenham Grade 2, form that just gives him the edge. Winning bumpers Big Water and Rhymers Stone should be kept on the right side in what looks a stronger than usual event for the money.