• 14:30 MITIE Property Management Novices' Hurdle2m 2f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 23.90s
  • Off time: 14:30:22
14:30 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Royal Opera 4/6
2nd Blazin White Face (IRE) 10/1
3rd Ryton Runner (IRE) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 624 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Brother Scott 20
5 11-0 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 15/28.50
2 5767 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Muwalla 21
5 11-0 p1 C Grant Mr A Voy (5) 98 25/126.00
3 23122 White, dark green spots on sleeves, purple cap Royal Opera 43
4 10-13 B Ellison D F O'Regan 124 4/61.67
4 1-33338 Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue armlets, quartered cap Blazin White Face (IRE) 15
5 10-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 10/111.00
5 P36 Beige, purple chevrons, light blue sleeves, purple armlets, red cap Goodlukin Lucy 58
5 10-7 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 93 25/126.00
6 153 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Groovy Dancer 142
5 10-7 Mrs R Dobbin Timmy Murphy 7/18.00
7 7467P Light Blue, Pink sleeves, Mauve stars, Pink cap, Mauve star I Got Sunshine 15
4 10-7 J S Goldie Henry Brooke (3) 40/141.00
9 White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Ryton Runner (IRE) 155
Beaten Favourite
4 10-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies 6/17.00
Non runners
813-56Royal Curtsy910-7W ColtherdGary Rutherford


Royal Opera hasn't done a lot wrong so far over hurdles and a recent run on the all-weather should have blown away any cobwebs. But this is no easy task under a penalty as several of his rivals have hinted at ability. Brother Scott and Blazin White Face have been placed in bumpers and the latter was third over timber at Musselburgh last month but preference is for GROOVY DANCER. Timmy Murphy's mount would have gone very close at Musselburgh on his hurdling debut in November had he not been badly hampered at the last and could be good enough to shrug off a subsequent absence.