Kelso

  • 15:50 Stuart Simon Memorial Handicap Chase2m 1f

  • Winner £2,924 2nd £859 3rd £429 4th £215
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 30.00s
  • Off time: 15:50:35
15:50 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Swift Arrow (IRE) 6/1
2nd Soul Magic (IRE) 20/1
3rd Prince Tam 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 43P-411 Yellow, Purple star, Yellow sleeves, Purple spots, Yellow cap, Purple stars Lucky Sunny (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 115 3/14.00
2 5348-14 Cerise, White sash, Black cap Swift Arrow (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-9 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (3) 112 6/17.00
3 P133-54 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves Flying Squad (UAE) 156
Nag me
8 11-7 t Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 110 6/17.00
4 324-325 Saxe Blue, Canary sleeves, Silver cap, Blue spots Freddie Brown 153
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 t G A Charlton Ryan Mania 107 9/43.25
5 8-44327 Red and black (quartered), red sleeves, white stars and cap Knockavilla (IRE) 65
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-4 B Storey R McGrath 107 28/129.00
6 42112-P GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop Saddle Pack (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-10 J Walton Miss C Walton (7) 99 6/17.00
7 U16376 White, Red diamond, White sleeves, Light Green armlets, Light Green cap, Red diamond Pete 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-8 F P Murtagh Lucy Alexander (3) 97 18/119.00
8 5-64175 Light Blue, Dark Blue stars on sleeves Soul Magic (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-7 Mrs H O Graham Mr C Bewley (7) 96 20/121.00
9 814-850 LIGHT BLUE, BROWN epaulets, hooped sleeves Prince Tam 15
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-2 p Mrs H O Graham Gary Rutherford (5) 91 22/123.00

Verdict

LUCKY SUNNY is hard to get away from in the closer. The winner of both starts over fences, he's up 8lb for a recent victory at Hexham but there looks plenty more to come from Lucinda Russell's charge. Swift Arrow scored at this track in May when just getting the better of today's rival Freddie Brown. They're closely matched on that running while the inconsistent Knockvilla is another to consider on his best form though it's anybody's guess when he'll produce it. Saddle Pack failed to complete on his comeback but has claims on last season's progressive form.