Today's racecards

Kelso

  • 16:20 Peter K. Dale Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 2f

  • Winner £3,903 2nd £1,146 3rd £573 4th £286
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 25.90s
  • Off time: 16:20:32
16:20 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st What A Steel (IRE) 10/3
2nd Cool Baranca (GER) 10/1
3rd Freddie Brown 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 91-2 Grey, black seams, striped sleeves, grey cap City Ground (USA) 26
Nag me
4 11-12 M W Easterby Jake Greenall (7) 117 7/24.50
2 28849-4 Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Fred Bojangals (IRE) 23
Nag me
9 11-7 b1 Mrs A Hamilton B Hughes 108 20/121.00
3 4/15435- Saxe Blue, Canary sleeves, Silver cap, Blue spots Freddie Brown 37
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-4 G A Charlton Alistair Findlay (7) 105 5/23.50
5 034/324- Red, Light Blue chevrons, Red sleeves, hooped cap Sundae Best (IRE) 106
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-13 J Howard Johnson Paul Gallagher (5) 100 8/19.00
6 47307-4 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Dizzy River (IRE) 23
Nag me
6 10-13 G A Charlton Timmy Murphy 100 16/117.00
7 8045- Purple, pink spots and sleeves, purple cap Nisaal (IRE) 29
Nag me
6 10-8 Miss S E Forster P Aspell 95 18/119.00
8 U3/4436- Grey, Red stripe, armlets and cap What A Steel (IRE) 99
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-6 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 93 10/34.33
9 756P-45 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Cool Baranca (GER) 18
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-4 Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania 91 10/111.00
10 9700-63 Red, Chocolate cross belts, White sleeves Red Tanber (IRE) 11
Nag me
8 10-0 B Mactaggart G Lee 74 33/134.00
Non runners
49/53-General Eliott (IRE)611-1F BrennanR J Killoran102

Verdict

CITY GROUND is only a four-year-old but looks a worthy top weight here on the evidence of his win at Sedgefield and subsequent second under a penalty to Scriptwriter at the same venue. Fast ground is no problem for Mick Easterby's lightly-raced gelding, who can return to winning ways. Freddie Brown's fifth to Remember Now at Ayr was a sound effort and he may be the pick of the remainder with Alistair Findlay claiming 7lb as General Eliott may find this trip stretching his stamina following a lay-off. Sundae Best is better than he showed at Wetherby in February but is another returning from a spell of relative inactivity.