Today's racecards

Kelso

  • 15:55 Ivan Straker Memorial Chase3m 2f

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 12.60s
  • Off time: 15:56:45
15:55 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Long Run (FR) 2/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 55-F326 Emerald Green, Red hoop, White sleeves, Red cap Heez A Steel (IRE) 64
Nag meCourse Winner
13 10-12 Mrs J Walton Alistair Findlay 93 300/1301.00
2 F1F2-71 Red, Royal Blue epaulets and sleeves, quartered cap Isla Pearl Fisher 41
Nag meCourse Winner
11 10-12 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 127 25/126.00
3 P-51251 Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Black cap Knockara Beau (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-12 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 146 9/43.25
4 132-54U Brown, Orange sleeves, quartered cap Long Run (FR) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-12 p N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen 163 2/51.40

Verdict

Knockara Beau took some notable scalps in the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham last month and is bidding to take another here back over fences. He likes it here and should give a good account but, all things being equal, shouldn't beat former Gold Cup and King George winner LONG RUN. The latter has disappointed this season and unseated Sam Waley-Cohen when beaten at Kempton on Boxing Day but should get a lead from Knockara Beau and will have no excuses today. Isla Pearl Fisher should chase home the principals at a respectful distance as veteran Heez A Steel faces a forlorn task at the weights.