Today's racecards

Kelso

  • 14:40 BetVictor Morebattle Hurdle2m 2f

  • Winner £11,047 2nd £3,244 3rd £1,622 4th £811
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 51.70s
  • Off time: 14:40:39
14:40 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Duke Of Navan (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 247/14-7 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Any Given Day (IRE) 47
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-3 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 155 11/82.38
2 23-141 Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Duke Of Navan (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-3 N G Richards Brian Harding 138 5/23.50
3 42-4113 Royal Blue, Emerald Green and Royal Blue hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Morning Royalty (IRE) 13
Nag me
6 11-3 James Moffatt A P McCoy 128 5/16.00
5 F11311 Royal blue, mauve and royal blue striped sleeves, royal blue and white striped cap Pas Trop Tard (FR) 42
Nag me
6 11-3 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 137 4/15.00
Non runners
40544F-3Orsippus (USA)711-3M SmithDanny Cook134

Verdict

Peddlers Cross won this in 2011 and Simonsig was successful 12 months ago and both went on to run well at Cheltenham. Any Given Day, Duke Of Navan and Morning Royalty all have Festival entries this year with the first-named engaged in the Stayers' Hurdle and the latter pair still in the Supreme Novices', though Morning Royalty could just as likely end up in the Grade One novices' event over a longer trip. PAS TROP TARD has no such lofty ambitions but Maurice Barnes must be delighted in how he's developed this season and he proved his versatility by winning easily over 2m4f at Ayr last month. He deserves a crack at this higher level and could offer a bit of value. Orsippus hasn't won over hurdles since winning a Grade One at Aintree as a four-year-old and was also in action at Musselburgh yesterday.