Today's racecards

Kelso

  • 14:10 Clifford & Martin Firth Memorial Novices' Chase2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 51.60s
  • Off time: 14:10:34
14:10 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Green Flag (IRE) 12/5
2nd Imperial Vic (IRE) 3/1
3rd Full Jack (FR) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F02-142 Light blue, dark blue spots Balding Banker (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-11 Rebecca Menzies Tony Kelly (5) 125 10/111.00
2 351-F03 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Full Jack (FR) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-11 b Miss P Robson D F O'Regan 143 6/17.00
3 11313-1 Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Imperial Vic (IRE) 156
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-11 M Smith Danny Cook 135 3/14.00
4 652441- Emerald green, pink chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Netminder (IRE) 182
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-11 A M Thomson Ryan Mania 127 16/117.00
5 831-1 Black and Orange (halved), Black sleeves, Black cap, Orange stars Show Public (FR) 168
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-11 S Shirley-Beavan F Keniry 25/126.00
6 092-1 Emerald Green, White sleeves, Purple and White quartered cap Big George 167
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 S Waugh J Kington (3) 50/151.00
7 216-232 Black, white star, black sleeves, white stars Foundry Square (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 p N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (7) 135 8/19.00
8 211522- Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Green Flag (IRE) 182
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 12/53.40
9 00/P9- MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Sagliere 315
Nag me
8 11-4 J Wade B Hughes 250/1251.00
11 321343- Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Witness In Court (IRE) 182
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 6/17.00
Non runners
10P-20465Scotswell711-4Mrs H O GrahamLucy Alexander

Verdict

This looks quite competitive for the time of year and several have decent claims. Full Jack is very interesting as he won a Grade 3 at Auteuil in April for Marcel Rolland and will be all the better for a run over hurdles here earlier this month. Balding Banker was just caught at Hexham a couple of weeks ago while Foundry Square has been knocking on the door. Netminder won a decent handicap at Ayr in April while Show Public looks the type to do well under Rules and Scotswell did well here over hurdles. The switch to fences should suit Witness In Court but also GREEN FLAG, who developed into a very decent staying hurdler last winter. He's already won between the flags and can make a successful reappearance.