• 13:55 David Merry Farrier Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.70s
  • Off time: 13:55:54
13:55 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Landecker (IRE) 50/1
2nd Rainbow Peak (IRE) 4/11
3rd Lord Usher (IRE) 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 41 Black, black and maroon striped cap Rainbow Peak (IRE) 20
8 11-10 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 4/111.36
2 17 Emerald Green, Gold hoop and sleeves, check cap Roc De Prince 67
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-10 t J Ewart B Hughes 20/121.00
3 19 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Island Heights (IRE) 23
5 11-3 Miss Lucinda V Russell K Renwick 33/134.00
4 3459 Pink, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, pink stars, dark blue cap Landecker (IRE) 41
6 11-3 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 50/151.00
5 2746-4 Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Red cap Lord Usher (IRE) 46
7 11-3 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 14/115.00
6 121-2F Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Master Red (IRE) 75
Distance Winner
5 11-3 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 3/14.00
7 3160-3 Orange, black stars and sleeves, hooped cap Spitz (FR) 117
Distance Winner
6 11-3 h Mrs R Dobbin B P Harding 20/121.00
8 475 Emerald Green, Red hoop, White sleeves, Red cap Westend Theatre (IRE) 85
5 11-3 Mrs J Walton Mr A J Findlay (7) 66/167.00
9 9-5P Dark blue, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, dark blue cap Pennine Josie 35
5 10-10 James Moffatt Tony Kelly (3) 100/1101.00
10 705 Dark blue, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Zuileka 22
5 10-10 James Moffatt Jonathan England (3) 100/1101.00
11 1344 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Apterix (FR) 18
4 10-7 B Ellison J Reveley 16/117.00
12 U5 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Great Demeanor (USA) 13
4 10-7 Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania 66/167.00


RAINBOW PEAK is only the second runner John Ferguson has had at Kelso and he should make no mistake, despite a penalty. The formerly classy stayer on the Flat pulled for his head over 2m4f at Doncaster last time but still had far too much pace for the well-backed Call Me Vic and it was 16 lengths back to the third. Master Red is on a retrieval mission having fallen when in front at Bangor in November. He may be the danger as Aintree scorer Roc De Prince was well beaten over this course and distance in December. Spitz has a future, however, and Lord Usher will be interesting when his attentions are turned to fences.