Kelso

  • 16:00 Duncan Sinclair Memorial Novices' Hurdle 2m 2f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 35.40s
  • Off time: 16:00:29
16:00 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Veloce (IRE) 4/7
2nd Potomac (IRE) 7/1
3rd Cleve Cottage 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2215 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Veloce (IRE) 49
Nag me
5 11-5 pt D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 122 4/71.57
3 P Royal Blue, White sash, Black sleeves, Black and Royal Blue quartered cap Beyond The Creek 7
Nag me
6 10-13 G Bewley Jonathon Bewley (7) 33/134.00
4 290 Purple, pink spots and sleeves, purple cap Border Phoenix 37
Nag me
6 10-13 Miss S E Forster A P Lane 25/126.00
5 233 Beige, white armlets Cleve Cottage 32
Nag me
5 10-13 P A Kirby R McGrath 4/15.00
6 650/P-U0 Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Red cap Monashee (IRE) 41
Nag me
8 10-13 G A Charlton Mr A J Findlay (7) 50/151.00
7 0P Red, Black star, Red sleeves, Black stars, Red cap, Black star Only Clint 113
Nag me
5 10-13 R M Smith Mr C Bewley (7) 50/151.00
8 8 Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Potomac (IRE) 12
Nag me
5 10-13 Mrs R Dobbin Henry Brooke 7/18.00
9 586P Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Regal Ramirez 94
Nag me
5 10-13 M Smith Danny Cook 14/115.00
10 06 Orange, Royal Blue hoops and armlets Top Billing 7
Nag me
4 10-7 N G Richards B Harding 20/121.00
Non runners
216-5534Another Mattie (IRE)610-13N W AlexanderLucy Alexander

Verdict

VELOCE was a big disappointment in a handicap at Carlisle in February but has been plenty of time to recover and is difficult to oppose at this level. The danger may be Cleve Cottage, who has been placed three times in bumpers and hails from a yard going really well at present. Potomac, a winner three times on the Flat, will have needed his run at Wetherby and can only improve. He looks the pick of the remainder as winning pointer Another Mattie almost certainly won't come into his own until tackling fences.