Kelso

  • 16:05 John Rowe's Last Racecourse 60th Handicap Hurdle2m 6f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 30.30s
  • Off time: 16:05:42
16:05 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Scotswell 11/2
2nd Easement 10/1
3rd Pyjama Game (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 424222 White, red stars, dark blue and white striped cap Rhymers Ha' 18
Beaten Favourite
5 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies 111 5/16.00
2 7-34U42 Purple, white disc, yellow sleeves, purple diamonds, purple and yellow quartered cap Four Fiddlers (IRE) 21
7 11-12 N W Alexander P Buchanan 111 12/113.00
3 50781/ Maroon and White diamonds, Maroon sleeves, check cap I'll Be Frank 896
7 11-11 t1 M A Barnes M J McAlister 110 50/151.00
4 163243 Light Blue, Dark Blue stars on sleeves Scotswell 7
Distance Winner
6 11-9 Mrs H O Graham Gary Rutherford (5) 108 11/26.50
5 11-3383 Purple, pink cross of lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Easement 20
9 11-8 p1 G Bewley Miss Emma Sayer (7) 107 10/111.00
6 9632F3 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Highrate (IRE) 21
6 11-7 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (7) 106 7/24.50
7 54-554 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Pink and Royal Blue striped sleeves and cap Venitzia (IRE) 42
6 11-6 G Bewley Ryan Mania 105 8/19.00
8 23U3-8U Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Malin Bay (IRE) 15
7 11-6 N G Richards F Davis 105 15/28.50
9 P9-8334 Red, Light Blue Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap Risk Runner (IRE) 67
9 11-4 b James Moffatt B Harding 103 28/129.00
10 43 Royal blue, grey and Royal blue halved sleeves, grey cap Sharney Sike 39
6 11-3 W Coltherd D F O'Regan 102 33/134.00
11 3-43536 Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Pyjama Game (IRE) 21
6 11-1 b1 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 100 9/110.00
12 6328B4 LIGHT BLUE, RED cross belts, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, RED cap Political Paddy 7
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-1 p R Nixon F Keniry 100 12/113.00
13 P24560 Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Red cap Ballymacduff (IRE) 7
8 10-10 t G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 95 28/129.00

Verdict

First-time blinkers could wake up Pyjama Game but, like Highrate, he has a bit to find to overturn recent C&D running with Four Fiddlers. Rhymers Ha' has only found one too good in three novice events but his stamina has to be taken on trust over this longer trip while the front-running Scotswell invariably sets the race up for a rival, though did have Kelso specialist Political Paddy behind at Newcastle last time. RISK RUNNER had six lengths to spare over Scotswell at Wetherby in the autumn and, though without a win for three years, is nicely treated on that form and should give supporters a run for their money here. Easement looks best of the rest.