• 15:50 Eric Scarth Memorial Novices' Hurdle2m 6f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 43.20s
  • Off time: 15:51:21
15:50 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Classic Cut 5/2
2nd Frankie Anson (IRE) 7/1
3rd Dark Moon (GER) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 531-9P Royal Blue, Orange stripe, striped sleeves, Orange cap Ballysimon (IRE) 64
5 11-2 Mrs K Walton R McGrath 28/129.00
2 543U8 White and Red diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Baltic Pathfinder (IRE) 15
5 11-2 Mrs S J Smith Tjade Collier (3) 109 7/18.00
3 742 RED, BLACK triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Classic Cut 21
5 11-2 J Ewart D C Costello 109 5/23.50
4 7845 Light Blue, Dark Blue chevrons, dark blue chevrons on sleeves, Light Blue cap, White spots Dark Moon (GER) 26
5 11-2 M W Easterby E Whillans (5) 8/19.00
5 47-644 White, emerald green sash, Black cap Fishing Instructor 29
6 11-2 W Amos Jan Faltejsek 108 11/26.50
6 1-4 DARK BLUE, GREY sleeves and cap Flaco (IRE) 21
6 11-2 J M Jefferson P Kinsella 7/24.50
7 5 White, red stars, white sleeves, red diamonds Frankie Anson (IRE) 15
5 11-2 G A Swinbank B Hughes 7/18.00
8 8-UPFU4 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved), halved sleeves, quartered cap Lord Samposin 15
8 11-2 t M A Barnes M J McAlister (3) 100 22/123.00
9 0/9708P Maroon, Dark Green sash and cap Masters House (IRE) 105
6 11-2 Mrs J C McGregor Paul Benson (5) 70 200/1201.00
10 0-00P Yellow, light blue braces, striped sleeves, quartered cap Mind Your Manners 57
5 11-2 Mrs L B Normile M Bradburne 200/1201.00
11 085P/0-8 Royal Blue, Pink stars, Royal Blue cap, Pink star Stravonian 182
9 11-2 D A Nolan K Renwick 70 200/1201.00
12 78 Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Tyrrhenian 21
6 11-2 N G Richards Mrs R Dobbin (3) 33/134.00
13 490880 Red and Yellow (quartered), Red sleeves and cap Claresburn 67
5 10-9 G A Charlton Mr A J Findlay (7) 100/1101.00
14 0P Light Blue, Dark Blue stars on sleeves Foxy Nell 21
5 10-9 t1 Mrs H O Graham K James (7) 250/1251.00
15 58-7768 Dark Green and Dark Blue diabolo, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Blue cap Kopylova 29
6 10-9 E Jamieson G Whillans (7) 88 66/167.00
16 90 Red, large Emerald Green spots, Grey sleeves, Red spots, Emerald Green and Red quartered cap Molly Moss 9
5 10-9 W Coltherd P Aspell 100/1101.00


CLASSIC CUT has less to prove than Baltic Pathfinder and Dark Moon and consequently gets the nod. Baltic Pathfinder hails from a yard in red hot form but he lost his way on his handicap bow at Uttoxeter when taking a keen hold and he had also been held when unseating on his penultimate start. He has the ability to win a race of this nature but with those slight doubts surrounding his chance we'll side with James Ewart's runner who may benefit from encountering faster ground. Classic Cut has progressed with every run and won't need to find significant improvement in order to land this contest. Dark Moon would probably have finished behind Baltic Pathfinder at Newcastle but he could conceivably improve for this further step up in trip. Fishing Instructor and Character Building's brother, Flaco, could get involved but this test should prove right up the street of our selection, Classic Cut.