Today's racecards

Kelso

  • 17:10 Sir Maxwell Harper Gow Memorial Novices' Handicap Chase2m 1f

  • Winner £4,874 2nd £1,431 3rd £716 4th £358
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.20s
  • Off time: 17:10:29
17:10 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sendiym (FR) 7/2
2nd Royal Riviera 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 8650-66 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Royal Riviera 24
Nag me
7 11-12 t N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (7) 105 5/16.00
2 46-4U32 Yellow, Black cross belts, hooped sleeves, Black cap My Idea 23
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-9 t M A Barnes S Mulqueen (7) 102 4/15.00
3 3P5-655 Red, Dark Blue stripe and sleeves Cavite Eta (IRE) 13
Nag me
6 11-9 h F P Murtagh Henry Brooke 102 15/28.50
4 741-643 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Takaatuf (IRE) 18
Nag me
7 11-7 J Wade John Dawson (7) 100 17/29.50
5 16-U37P Royal blue, white star, diamonds on sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Peaks Of Fire (IRE) 11
Nag me
6 11-6 p Miss J E Foster Samantha Drake (5) 99 20/121.00
6 16334-8 Black, white hoops, halved sleeves, black cap Ben Akram (IRE) 173
Nag me
5 11-3 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 96 11/43.75
7 354212 Emerald green and yellow diabolo, hooped sleeves, white cap Sendiym (FR) 13
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-10 b Mrs Dianne Sayer B Hughes 89 7/24.50

Verdict

My Idea has only managed one place in five previous tries over fences and has a poor strike rate overall. Takaatuf might be improving with experience, however, while Peaks Of Fire won at Sedgefield in March but appears to have gone backwards since. ROYAL RIVIERA makes his debut over the larger obstacles but is sure to have been well schooled and is attractively weighted on his form over hurdles. He may have too much class for recent Sedgefield winner Sendiym, though the bottom weight again ran well over hurdles here last time.