Today's racecards

Kelso

  • 17:10 Eildon Hill Stables Novices' Hunters' Chase 3m 2f

  • Winner £2,496 2nd £774 3rd £387 4th £194
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 50.90s
  • Off time: 17:10:44
17:10 Kelso Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Digg Whitaker 11/1
2nd Buckstruther (IRE) 4/5
3rd Senor Alco (FR) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 111/111- Black, Red Cross of Lorraine, Beige and Black striped sleeves and cap Buckstruther (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse Winner
11 12-2 Alastair Bell Mr J Hamilton (5) 99 4/51.80
3 76/4213- White, Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Castley Lane 16
Nag me
7 11-12 Miss S Ender Mr M Johnson (7) 22/123.00
4 68/156U- MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Digg Whitaker 24
Nag me
8 11-12 J Wade Mr R Smith (7) 87 11/112.00
5 S/PU17U- Emerald Green, White star, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap Glen Lord 8
Nag me
10 11-12 t Mrs N Neill Mr G Crow (3) 12/113.00
6 112/PU4- RED, YELLOW sash, hooped sleeves, EMERALD GREEN and PURPLE quartered cap Indian Print (IRE) 28
Nag me
9 11-12 V Thompson Mr T Hamilton (7) 16/117.00
7 225/P35- Red, Yellow sash, Hooped sleeves, Light Blue cap Maften (IRE) 8
Nag me
10 11-12 V Thompson Mr N Orpwood (7) 40/141.00
8 PPP4B3- RED, YELLOW sash, hooped sleeves, BLACK and WHITE striped cap Pats Preference (IRE) 9
Nag me
7 11-12 V Thompson Mr B Campbell (7) 50/151.00
9 322222- Red, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves and cap Senor Alco (FR) 37
Nag me
7 11-12 V Thompson Mr T Davidson (3) 102 5/23.50
Non runners
2412/21P-Sacred Mountain1212-2J WaltonMiss C Walton109

Verdict

Sacred Mountain goes well here and this is much easier than his latest run when taking in a visit to the Cheltenham Festival. However, his best form has hitherto arrived on ground with cut and BUCKSTRUTHER appeals as a more viable option. He'll be right at home on the faster conditions and has been on an impressive roll between the flags, also managing to fit in a really battling success when repelling the persistent challenge of The Wifes Pet at Musselburgh in hunter chase company in February. Glen Lord has ability but makes many a mistake but it was unusual to see Digg Whitaker come to grief when going quite well at Sedgefield in the race won by Palos Conti. He wouldn't have won that day but it was a run of sufficient promise to afford him a place on the short-list here.