Today's racecards

Kelso

  • 14:55 Amateur Jockeys' Association Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £6,863 2nd £2,128 3rd £1,064 4th £532
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 16.50s
  • Off time: 14:55:20
14:55 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mister Marker (IRE) 8/1
2nd Or de Grugy (FR) 8/1
3rd Badger Foot (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F/43-2PP Orange, Royal Blue hoops and armlets Mister Marker (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 N G Richards Miss J R Richards (5) 132 8/19.00
2 54-9511 RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap The Panama Kid (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-5 b J M Jefferson Mr J Teal (7) 125 3/14.00
3 128-P22 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Abbey Storm (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 D McCain Jnr Mr Derek O'Connor 120 9/25.50
4 252-254 Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Ros Castle (IRE) 42
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-12 Mrs R Dobbin Mr J Hamilton (3) 118 5/16.00
5 P31-354 Black, yellow sash, white cap, yellow star Fiddlers Reel 60
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-8 Mrs J Clark Mr T Hamilton (7) 114 9/25.50
6 122-551 Royal Blue and White check, Red sleeves and cap Or de Grugy (FR) 46
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 10-5 N W Alexander Mr Kit Alexander (5) 111 8/19.00
7 4-51513 Dark Blue, White sash, White cap Badger Foot (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-5 t Miss Lucinda V Russell Miss R McDonald (7) 111 8/19.00
8 431455 Maroon, White chevrons, hooped sleeves, White cap More Equity 20
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
12 10-2 Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss C Walton 108 50/151.00
Non runners
9U1-P464Mister Philson (IRE)910-1S R B CrawfordMr S Crawford107

Verdict

As amateurs' races go, this is a competitive little contest. The booking of Derek O'Connor for Donald McCain's Abbey Storm certainly catches the eye as the eight-year-old was second over track and trip last time. Mister Marker has his sights lowered while a back-to-form The Panama Kid had Badger Foot and More Equity behind when winning easily at Doncaster last month, though the handicapper has had his say since. Despite winning over course and distance in December, veteran OR DE GRUGY is still just 2lb higher than when only beaten a nose in this last year. He may be capable of going one better, though Mister Philson will pop up somewhere when least expected and Ros Castle's rider Jamie Hamilton is good value for his 7lb claim and rode the winner of this in 2012.