Kelso

  • 15:10 Amateur Jockeys Association Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase2m 6f 110y

  • Winner £7,487 2nd £2,322 3rd £1,160 4th £581
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 59.70s
  • Off time: 15:12:30
15:10 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tartan Snow 25/1
2nd Circus Clown (IRE) 15/2
3rd Badger Foot (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1P6-442 Black, White seams, checked sleeves, quartered cap Premier Sagas (FR) 45
Course Winner
8 11-12 N G Richards Miss J R Richards (5) 135 9/25.50
2 2-PU336 Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Riguez Dancer 18
8 11-5 t Ferdy Murphy Miss C Walton (7) 128 9/110.00
3 11R5-1U MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Tyrone House (IRE) 20
8 11-5 J Wade Mr W Kinsey (3) 128 14/115.00
4 1-24312 Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Beneficial Reform (IRE) 48
Beaten Favourite
7 10-11 J Ewart Mr G Cottreau (7) 120 7/24.50
5 8-52232 Red, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves and cap Vosges (FR) 20
5 10-10 b1 J Ewart Dale Irving (7) 123 11/112.00
6 1-56635 Grey and Red (halved), striped sleeves and cap Tartan Snow 47
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 10-9 W Coltherd Jamie Hamilton (7) 118 25/126.00
7 50-3459 Royal Blue and White check, Red sleeves and cap Or de Grugy (FR) 33
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-5 t1 Mrs S C Bradburne S Fox (7)(ex1) 114 16/117.00
8 93P329 Maroon, White chevrons, hooped sleeves, White cap More Equity 4
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-3 Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss Emma Sayer (3) 112 13/27.50
9 0-22622 Red, Yellow sash, Black and White quartered cap Circus Clown (IRE) 16
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 10-2 J S Goldie Nick Slatter (7) 111 15/28.50
10 1P5554 DARK BLUE and RED (halved), RED sleeves and cap Badger Foot (IRE) 16
Course Winner
7 10-1 t Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7)(ex1) 110 9/25.50

Verdict

PREMIER SAGAS was taken off his feet in a fast-run race over 2m4f at Musselburgh on New Year's Day but stayed on strongly in the closing stages and looks as though his turn is near. He'd earlier finished ahead of Tartan Snow over this C&D and should confirm the form, despite slightly worse terms. The top weight gets the nod despite the fact that John Wade holds a strong hand with consistent pair Beneficial Reform and Vosges. The latter may be the pick of those today in first-time blinkers. Circus Clown deserves a change of luck and has a good amateur in the saddle, while Riguez Dancer has claims on his best form and it would be no surprise to see Tyrone House bounce back after unseating Brian Hughes at Newcastle last month.