Kelso

  • 14:15 SSAFA Forces Help Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,252 2nd £955 3rd £478 4th £238
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.20s
  • Off time: 14:15:43
14:15 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stronghaven (IRE) 9/1
2nd Rangefinder 6/1
3rd Mr Tallyman 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 8 Dark blue, white chevron, diamonds on sleeves Barliffey (IRE) 24
6 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies 33/134.00
2 059-F WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Bello Regalo (IRE) 8
5 10-12 J M Jefferson G Lee 33/134.00
3 F29-6 Mauve, White stars, White sleeves, Mauve stars Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE) 25
5 10-12 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 14/115.00
4 8/00 Dark Green, Maroon triple diamond, Maroon cap Kalanisi Kid 11
7 10-12 W Coltherd Paul Callaghan (5) 100/1101.00
5 2744/8-3 White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Mr Tallyman 26
5 10-12 Micky Hammond B Hughes 112 7/42.75
6 9890-0 Red, White hoops, Black sleeves, Red armlets, Black cap Northern Acres 11
5 10-12 Mrs S C Bradburne M Bradburne 87 40/141.00
7 62/0 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Parky (IRE) 23
7 10-12 B Storey Timmy Murphy 66/167.00
8 ROYAL BLUE, BEIGE hoop Rangefinder 36
Distance Winner
7 10-12 A Crook F Davis 6/17.00
9 90/58- Purple, Yellow sleeves, Red and Yellow striped cap Santiago Boy 36
5 10-12 Miss L A Perratt Paul Gallagher (5) 40/141.00
10 0/8- Red, Light Blue chevrons, Red sleeves, hooped cap Stronghaven (IRE) 79
7 10-12 J Howard Johnson K Renwick 9/110.00
11 3/744- Red, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves and cap Zaru (FR) 73
5 10-12 J Ewart R McGrath 10/111.00
12 67-P Yellow, Blue disc and hoop on cap Acol 24
4 10-8 A G Foster Mikey Ennis (7) 75 250/1251.00
13 P- Red, emerald green stripe, halved sleeves, yellow cap Flyjack (USA) 91
4 10-8 Mrs L Williamson P Buchanan 125/1126.00
14 F-65 Royal Blue, Red star, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red star Golden Emperor (IRE) 4
4 10-8 R Macdonald Sam Twiston-Davies 80/181.00
15 4P3-3 Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Master Performer (USA) 18
4 10-8 F P Murtagh J M Maguire 99 7/24.50
16 9- White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Talk of Saafend (IRE) 13
6 10-5 Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania 28/129.00

Verdict

Rangefinder won a 2m Chester handicap on the Flat for Jane Chapple-Hyam last year but finished tailed off on his reappearance at Ripon and is probably best watched on his hurdling debut for Andy Crook. Preference is for MR TALLYMAN, who belied his big odds when third in a Sedgefield handicap last month and appears to be improving. Gleann Na Ndochais wasn't disgraced when sixth to Sivola De Sivola over a longer trip at Perth last month and probably has a bit more scope than Master Performer, third twice here recently. Zaru has shown promise in bumpers and may be best of the rest.