Kelso

  • 16:15 totepool Mobile Text tote To 89660 Premier Chase 2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £11,390 2nd £4,274 3rd £2,140 4th £1,066
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 18.30s
  • Off time: 16:15:21
16:15 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Always Right (IRE) 20/1
2nd Garleton (IRE) 14/1
3rd BallaBriggs (IRE) 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 114-11F Royal Blue, White sash and sleeves, quartered cap Bold Sir Brian (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-8 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 154 3/14.00
2 127-111 BLACK, GREEN hoop and armlets, GREEN cap, BLACK spots Harry Topper 20
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 K C Bailey Timmy Murphy 154 4/51.80
3 1PPU-07 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Always Right (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-2 J Wade K Renwick 140 20/121.00
4 U0P45F Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Auroras Encore (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-2 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 137 16/117.00
5 6616-14 Royal blue and white (quartered), light blue and white hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Garleton (IRE) 126
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
12 11-2 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 142 14/115.00
6 21/46-P7 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap BallaBriggs (IRE) 21
Nag me
12 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 152 17/29.50
7 110-PP5 Royal Blue, Yellow hoops and armlets Going Wrong 38
Nag me
10 10-12 Ferdy Murphy Tony Kelly 135 50/151.00
8 F12U5-3 LIGHT GREEN, pink star, light green cap Yes Tom (IRE) 18
Nag me
8 10-12 R T J Wilson A P Cawley 138 16/117.00

Verdict

The 2011 Grand National hero Ballabriggs is also engaged at Newbury today but has used this as a prep for the big one for the last couple of years without success. He could only manage fourth last year, though he's 8lb lower today. Bold Sir Brian has won over these fences but looked beaten in fifth when falling at the last at Cheltenham in January. He's not easily dismissed if fully recovered but HARRY TOPPER is preferred. The latter is less experienced over fences but is unbeaten in three attempts culminating in a convincing defeat of previous winner Hawkes Point at Exeter last month. Kim Bailey's charge can take advantage of the favourable terms and land this. Garleton was beaten at Ascot last time having been raised 5lb for a win at Wetherby and Yes Tom arrives in better form than the remainder who are all struggling at present.