Today's racecards

Kelso

  • 14:40 Mayfield Restaurant Chase 2m 1f

  • Winner £10,072 2nd £2,957 3rd £1,479 4th £739
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.80s
  • Off time: 14:40:57
14:40 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stagecoach Pearl 5/2
2nd Sa Suffit (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 37542P- RED and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves Kalahari King (FR) 211
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-10 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 166 11/26.50
2 1F2725- Pink, large Purple spots and armlets Tchico Polos (FR) 212
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 t Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 157 10/34.33
3 1811P/4- Emerald Green and Royal Blue diabolo, White cap Sa Suffit (FR) 269
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 10-4 J Ewart B Hughes 144 4/15.00
4 31129F- White, Light Blue stars, Light Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Stagecoach Pearl 203
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-4 Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 143 5/23.50
5 4211P6- Black, White seams, checked sleeves, quartered cap Premier Sagas (FR) 203
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-4 N G Richards B Harding 137 6/17.00
6 13/0243- Red and White (quartered), Red sleeves, Light Blue cap De Boitron (FR) 206
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-4 Ferdy Murphy K Mercer 137 9/110.00
7 21FU1-5 Grey and Red (halved), striped sleeves and cap Tartan Snow 191
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-4 W Coltherd Gary Rutherford (7) 122 33/134.00

Verdict

Kalahari King's presence in this means that all bar the top two, including stablemate De Boitron, are racing from out of the handicap proper. Ferdy Murphy's 10-year-old is a class act on his day but doesn't win very often although his stable did have a double at Hexham on Friday. Lucinda Russell is struggling for winners at present so Tchico Polos may be best watched on his first start for the yard, though it's only a year since he won the Grade 2 Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter. Sa Suffit may need this but STAGECOACH PEARL is capable of going well fresh and would have finished ahead of Premier Sagas at Ayr in April had he not fallen at the last. Sue Smith's grey gets the nod here.