Today's racecards

Kelso

  • 16:10 Jedforest Deer Park Novices' Handicap Chase2m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.70s
  • Off time: 16:11:32
16:10 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kykate 5/1
2nd Bocamix (FR) 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 211/33F- Orange, emerald green cross belts, emerald green and orange quartered cap Diocles (IRE) 61
Nag me
7 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 120 11/43.75
2 256221- Royal blue, red star, striped sleeves, royal blue cap red star Kykate 17
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 t W Kinsey Charlie Huxley 116 5/16.00
3 F21111- Light Blue and Mauve (halved), Light Blue cap Sleep In First (FR) 7 (ex7)
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 J Ewart B Hughes 107 4/51.80
5 306640- Royal Blue and White (quartered), Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves Bocamix (FR) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-2 A Crook D C Costello 96 22/123.00
6 7F7P/28- Red, Light Green triple diamond, White cap Cloverhill Lad (IRE) 55
Nag me
9 10-0 W Coltherd Gary Rutherford (5) 93 14/115.00
Non runners
462U432-Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE)710-10A C WhillansE Whillans104

Verdict

SLEEP IN FIRST is rattling through the ratings as can be expected of any campaigner completing a four-timer but victory was never in doubt last time when the Ewart inmate cruised away to oblige with plenty in hand at Hexham. The handicapper will have his say eventually but he is best followed until beaten in his current mood. Diocles is less experienced than the selection but is still asked to give away 6lb. Kykate has taken well to fences, compiling a series of solid efforts before getting off the mark at Wetherby last time. That form is not easy to assess but she looks to be going the right way whilst Gleann Na Ndochais has shown plenty of promise in six chase starts and looks a player here off a perfectly acceptable mark.