Today's racecards

Kelso

  • 13:55 Persimmon Homes Champion Chase 2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £11,394 2nd £3,366 3rd £1,683 4th £842
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 20.50s
  • Off time: 13:57:24
13:55 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Douglas Julian 20/1
2nd Lie Forrit (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 26P-0P1 White, royal blue hoop, chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Knockara Beau (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 G A Charlton Lucy Alexander (3) 145 11/102.10
2 27201-4 Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Devotion To Duty (IRE) 16
Nag me
6 10-10 Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (7) 129 14/115.00
3 9/122-67 Maroon, light blue chevron and sleeves, light blue and maroon quartered cap Lie Forrit (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-5 W Amos J Reveley 124 9/43.25
4 4P10-06 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Douglas Julian 22
Nag me
10 10-5 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 124 20/121.00
5 33U13F/ RED, BLACK triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Classic Cut 753
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-1 p J Ewart B Hughes 120 12/113.00
6 1511/PU DARK GREEN and RED (quartered), YELLOW sleeves, YELLOW cap, ROYAL BLUE diamond Cavers Glen 29
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-0 A C Whillans Brian Harding 115 7/18.00
Non runners
735FP-P6Etxalar (FR)910-0Miss Lucinda V RussellGrant Cockburn107

Verdict

This race may have a grand title but KNOCKARA BEAU is George Charlton's stable star and will be fancied to follow up last month's C&D victory as he's still fairly treated on his best form. Lie Forrit looked promising last season but has hardly raised a gallop in two runs this term while this is Devotion To Duty's first run over this distance over fences, though he has been placed over 3m over timber. Douglas Julian may also be better over shorter while Classic Cut has been absent for a while and both Cavers Glen and Etxalar are racing from out of the handicap.