Today's racecards

Kelso

  • 14:40 Clifford & Martin Firth Memorial Novices' Chase2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 27.40s
  • Off time: 14:40:44
14:40 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Our Island (IRE) 6/4
2nd Micro Mission (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P9023/P Black, red epaulets, black sleeves, red stars, red cap Bollin River 23
Nag me
7 11-4 Mrs J C McGregor M J McAlister 150/1151.00
2 9/23P07- Orange and White (quartered), White sleeves, Maroon armlets, Maroon cap Gorey Lane (IRE) 224
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 J R Norton F Davis 100/1101.00
3 15-4212 Red, white stripe, chevrons on sleeves, red cap, white star On Broadway 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 9/25.50
4 92658P- White, Maroon star, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Our Island (IRE) 182
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 p Tim Vaughan R J Killoran 128 6/42.50
6 2/11219- Maroon, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, yellow spots Sydney Paget (IRE) 196
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-4 D McCain Jnr Brian Harding 7/42.75
7 1/12561- Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Micro Mission (IRE) 183
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 10-11 C Grant A L Voy (3) 11/26.50
Non runners
5PP-7U4PSnooze N You Lose711-4Mrs J C McGregorRyan Mania

Verdict

SYDNEY PAGET won over hurdles at Bangor and Ayr last season and is sure to have had plenty of schooling over the larger obstacles. Donald McCain's five-year-old could be the one to beat here though Micro Mission won over timber here in December last year and also scored at Ayr in April. He's already won over fences between the flags and will be a big threat. On Broadway is another point-to-point winner and he's very much at home on heavy ground and will lack nothing in fitness but Our Island is one-paced and, though he's been taking on much better company, may need a thorough stamina test if he's to get his head in front.