Today's racecards

Kelso

  • 15:40 Happy 80th Birthday John Rust Handicap Chase3m 2f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 39.70s
  • Off time: 15:40:41
15:40 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st You Know Yourself (IRE) 10/3
2nd Super Ally (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 643614- Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Storming Gale (IRE) 28
Nag me
7 11-12 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 125 5/16.00
2 33PU72- DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap You Know Yourself (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-4 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 117 10/34.33
3 3P/238P- White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Captain Americo (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse Winner
11 11-2 p1 J Ewart B Hughes 115 10/111.00
4 4/P1122- Royal Blue and White check, Red sleeves and cap Or de Grugy (FR) 74
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
11 10-12 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 111 11/43.75
5 53U01P- Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves Flying Squad (UAE) 33
Nag me
9 10-8 t Mrs R Dobbin Shaun Dobbin (10) 107 20/121.00
6 2735FP- EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Super Ally (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-3 A Parker K Renwick 102 3/14.00
7 P3/1PP4- Dark blue, white epaulets, dark blue sleeves, white seams, red cap Itzacliche (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
13 10-1 b N G Richards Miss J R Richards (7) 100 28/129.00

Verdict

Lucy Alexander has done much for lady jump jockeys in landing the conditional title in the season just gone and she has a leading claim here on course winner OR DE GRUGY. Equally at home on heavy or good ground, the eleven-year-old has an especially good record at this venue with four course successes to his name and will hopefully have been nicely freshened up by a 74-day break. It would be fair to say that Captain Americo hasn't really lived up to expectations in recent seasons but he's still not without a chance here if putting his best foot forward, but Storming Gale appears to have enough on at the weights despite being dropped 3lb for his latest effort. You Know Yourself is respected on his latest second to Dun Masc at Newcastle, although his overall patchy form makes him hard to catch right.