Kelso

  • 15:40 D.G. Pryde Ltd Novices' Hurdle2m 2f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 34.60s
  • Off time: 15:54:24
15:40 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kilgefin Star (IRE) 11/8
2nd One For Arthur (IRE) 9/2
3rd Just Chilly 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 101342 Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Kilgefin Star (IRE) 13
Course Winner
6 11-6 M Smith Danny Cook 121 11/82.38
2 3/11-13 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Plan Again (IRE) 38
Course Winner
7 11-6 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 121 5/16.00
3 58-0146 Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Tough Trade 21
Course Winner
5 11-6 C Grant Ryan Mania 120 11/26.50
4 3322 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves, yellow cap Cousin Guillaume (FR) 78
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 J Ewart B Hughes 9/110.00
5 7/441-4P Yellow, Maroon stars, Yellow sleeves, Maroon cap Doubledisdoubledat (IRE) 14
7 11-0 W Coltherd Daragh Bourke (7) 50/151.00
6 254 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Elfego Baca (IRE) 38
5 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell G B Watters (7) 28/129.00
7 P5PP77 Red and yellow (quartered), white sleeves, royal blue stars, striped cap March Seventeenth (IRE) 9
6 11-0 B Ellison F Keniry 80/181.00
8 8/067 LIGHT BLUE, WHITE braces and armlets, RED cap Neville Woods 21
7 11-0 J Gledson Mr A J Findlay (7) 50/151.00
9 5-52312 Black, red star, black sleeves, red spots One For Arthur (IRE) 28
5 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 9/25.50
10 334 Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Proud Jack 16
6 11-0 Mrs A Hamilton Craig Nichol (5) 40/141.00
11 00PP LIGHT BLUE, RED cross belts, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, RED cap Wind Echo 104
6 11-0 R Nixon J Kington (3) 250/1251.00
12 04 GREEN, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE cap Just Chilly 17
5 10-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell D R Fox (5) 50/151.00
14 Red, White braces, halved sleeves, Black and White hooped cap Taxiformissbyron 58
4 10-0 I Jardine B Harding 50/151.00
Non runners
13Silver Tigress610-7I JardineJonathan England

Verdict

The three previous winners in this look very closely matched. PLAN AGAIN is dropped back in trip and is given a tentative vote as he arguably has more scope than either Tough Trade or Kilgefin Star, though the latter was only beaten half-a-length at Market Rasen earlier this month and Chris Grant's charge was tried in Grade 2 company last time and is another course winner. Cousin Guillaume, winning pointer One For Arthur and Proud Jack have all shown promise in bumpers but Efego Baca was well behind the selection at Musselburgh and Flat winner Silver Tigress is best watched on her hurdles bow.