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  • 12:30 Ashleybank Investments Reg & Betty Tweedie Novices' Chase2m 6f 110y

  • £7,000 added 4yo+ 3 ran
  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
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  • Winning time: 6m 11.50s
  • Off time: 12:40:51

Lie for Kelso

Kelso trip not ideal but there are a lack of opportunities

Last Updated: 28/12/11 5:18pm

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Lie Forrit: Puts his unbeaten chase record at Kelso

Lie Forrit: Puts his unbeaten chase record at Kelso

Lie Forrit puts his unbeaten record over fences on the line in the Ashleybank Investments Reg & Betty Tweedie Novices' Chase at Kelso on Thursday.

Willie Amos' stable star was rated as high as 155 over hurdles but, having finished down the field in the 2010 World Hurdle at Cheltenham, an injury forced him onto the sidelines for over 20 months.

He made his return and fencing debut at Kelso earlier this month and ran out an impressive winner, leaving Amos excited for the future.

"I'd rather it was three miles tomorrow but the race planning in the north at the moment is dreadful and there aren't that many opportunities for him," said Amos.

Two Options

"There are a lot of beginners' chases, but he can't run in those, so the only two options for him were here and a race at Ayr.

"I think the ground at Ayr will be heavy and while he can go on soft ground with a few heavy patches, proper heavy ground doesn't suit him.

"We were delighted with his first run back. He was just laughing at them at the finish as he does nothing in front.

"He's not the easiest to train but he has plenty of ability and hopefully there is still plenty to look forward to.

"There's only three runners tomorrow, but it's still a good little race.

"Hopefully he might be an RSA Chase horse, but he might not get his ground. Looking to next season, you'd like to think he could be running in some of the better four-mile races."

Lie Forrit's two rivals - Bold Sir Brian and Moon Indigo - were both successful on their latest racecourse starts.

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