Kelso

  • 17:00 Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Challenge Cup 3m 2f

  • Winner £3,743 2nd £1,161 3rd £580 4th £290
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 35.60s
  • Off time: 17:00:42
17:00 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Drom 9/2
2nd Buckstruther (IRE) 7/2
3rd Back On The Road (IRE) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6P34-31 Scarlet, Blue sleeves and collar, Blue cap, Green hoop Back On The Road (IRE) 11
11 12-8 N W Alexander Mr Jamie Alexander (7) 109 15/28.50
3 11/111-2 Black, Red Cross of Lorraine, Beige and Black striped sleeves and cap Buckstruther (IRE) 27
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
11 12-4 p Alastair Bell Jamie Hamilton (5) 99 7/24.50
5 33P12-3 Emerald Green, Royal Blue triple diamond and armlets, White cap, Royal Blue diamond Drom 20
10 12-4 Mrs C Drury Mr W Kitchman (7) 104 9/25.50
6 4/51P2-2 Black, white cross belts and armlets, striped cap Harry Flashman 11
Course Winner
12 12-4 G Aitken Mr N Orpwood (7) 107 3/14.00
7 3/1PP4-P Dark blue, white epaulets, dark blue sleeves, white seams, red cap Itzacliche (IRE) 27
Course Winner
13 12-4 v1 N G Richards Miss J R Richards (5) 94 16/117.00
8 23261-2 Dark green and red diamonds, dark green sleeves, red cap A New Rising (IRE) 22
11 12-0 p M E Ellwood Mr J Lyttle (7) 73 25/126.00
9 7UP47-7 Light Blue, Red striped sleeves, White cap Barr Head (IRE) 11
9 12-0 p Mrs L B Normile Mr R Wilson (7) 57 100/1101.00
10 8/33143- Red, white hoop, white sleeves, red armlets, red and white striped cap Go West (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
12 12-0 v1 A Hamilton Mr T Hamilton (7) 95 16/117.00
12 3F2/234- White, Dark Blue stripe, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Pistolet Time (IRE) 51
Course Winner
11 12-0 Mrs C Crow Mr G Crow (3) 107 9/110.00
13 22-3P11 Red, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap Senor Alco (FR) 7
7 12-0 V Thompson Mr C Dawson (3) 94 8/19.00
14 P572P-4 Black, red epaulets, black sleeves, red stars, red cap Waterski 11
Course Winner
12 12-0 p Mrs J C McGregor Miss A McGregor (7) 68 66/167.00
Non runners
26F21-2USpecial Portrait (IRE)912-8Mark HughesMr P Gerety109
48/156U-1Digg Whitaker812-4J WadeMr R Smith104
11421223/Harmony Brig (IRE)1412-0Mrs V DobbinMr C Bewley104

Verdict

SPECIAL PORTRAIT unseated when odds-on at Perth last week having been badly hampered. Mark Hughes' charge can make amends in this as he'd gone close at Cheltenham on his penultimate start. Back On The Road won that Perth race, defeating Harry Flashman by less than a length. There's little between that pair in this but Digg Whitaker beat Buckstruther in a more convincing fashion over track and trip last month and the former should make another bold bid. Drom has outside claims but the remainder are harder to fancy.