Today's racecards

Kelso

  • 14:40 Racehorse Owners Association Handicap Chase2m 1f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.30s
  • Off time: 14:40:16
14:40 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Prince Tam 9/2
2nd Freddie Brown 9/2
3rd Soul Magic (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 325485- Saxe Blue, Canary sleeves, Silver cap, Blue spots Freddie Brown 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 t G A Charlton Ryan Mania 101 9/25.50
2 P22F13/ Red, Black braces, Black sleeves, Red armlets, White cap Against The Wind 767
Nag me
10 11-9 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 98 13/27.50
3 2P1766- YELLOW, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond and armlets, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN star Schinken Otto (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-7 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 96 22/123.00
4 663F32- White, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, Emerald Green cap Suprise Vendor (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-6 W Coltherd Gary Rutherford (5) 95 7/42.75
6 641752- Light Blue, Dark Blue stars on sleeves Soul Magic (IRE) 170
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-6 Mrs H O Graham Mr C Bewley (7) 95 10/111.00
7 58P/P94- Pink, Dark Blue diamond, striped sleeves Primrose Time 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-5 Mrs L B Normile A L Voy (3) 94 10/111.00
8 52P542- LIGHT BLUE, BROWN epaulets, hooped sleeves Prince Tam 20
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-9 Mrs H O Graham Jonathan England (5) 84 9/25.50
9 P33P/4P- Royal blue, yellow chevron, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap Craicneasy (IRE) 20
Nag me
10 10-0 B Mactaggart Lucy Alexander 59 50/151.00
Non runners
52161/PP-Well Oiled (IRE)1211-6Miss S E ForsterF Davis95

Verdict

Most have been finding winning hard to achieve of late but, whatever his fate today, Against The Wind is one to keep a close eye on. He had some useful form for the Lucinda Russell team when last seen over two years ago and the market should give the most accurate guide to stable expectations. He would certainly be a leading player here if retaining most of his ability. Harriet Graham is double-handed with Soul Magic and Prince Tam, both of whom delivered decent runner-up efforts last time. Preference is for the latter due to a slipping handicap mark, aided by the useful 5lb claim of Jonathan England. However, the safest choice is SURPRISE VENDOR. He's steadily getting his act together over fences, putting up good performances behind Jack The Gent and Quite The Man the last twice. At home on good ground, there should be room for further improvement at the age of seven with just half a dozen chase runs to his name to date.