Today's racecards

Kelso

  • 13:55 Aver Chartered Accountants Novices' Chase2m 1f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.00s
  • Off time: 13:55:31
13:55 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Master Of The Game (IRE) 9/4
2nd Runswick Royal (IRE) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 2/804- Emerald Green, White sleeves, Purple and White quartered cap Boric 29
Nag me
6 10-12 S Waugh Ryan Mania 25/126.00
2 133/010- Grey, White epaulets Master Of The Game (IRE) 54
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 ht N J Henderson A Tinkler 9/43.25
3 01/8480- Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Orsippus (USA) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 M Smith Danny Cook 18/119.00
4 76/0450- Black, black and maroon striped cap Ruacana 54
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 J P Ferguson B J Geraghty 85/403.12
5 394F1P- Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Runswick Royal (IRE) 54
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 10-12 Mrs A Hamilton B Hughes 15/82.88

Verdict

Ruacana was just about the best of these over hurdles but has become a little disappointing. Barry Geraghty is on board here, however, and he should go close. Orsippus was also decent over timber but he's another who has rather lost his way over the last year or so. Nicky Henderson has a tremendous strike rate with the few runners he sends to Kelso and MASTER OF THE GAME can enhance his record. The ground here will be perfect for the eight-year-old, who will have been well schooled, so he gets the nod.